LPC Blog

The Library Publishing Coalition Blog is used to share news and updates about the LPC and the Library Publishing Forum, to draw attention to items of interest to the community, and to publish informal commentaries by LPC members and friends.

LPC Board Election Results

We are delighted to announce that incoming LPC Board members, with terms running from July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2027 are:

  • Leigh-Ann Butler, Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa
  • Sarah Frankel, University of Louisville Libraries
  • Erin Jerome, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Annie Johnson, University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press
  • Regina Fisher Raboin, University of Mass Chan Medical School

They will join the returning Board members:

  • Janet Swatscheno, University of Michigan, jswatsch@umich.edu President (2022-2025)
  • Amanda Hurford, PALNI, Past President (2022-2025)
  • Liz Scarpelli, University of Cincinnati Press (2022-2025)
  • Sonya Betz, University of Alberta (2023-2026)
  • Harrison Inefuku, University of Iowa (2023-2026)
  • Angel Peterson, Penn State University (2023-2026)
  • Melanie Schlosser, Educopia Institute, melanie@educopia.org (ex officio, community facilitator)

The Library Publishing Coalition Board oversees the governance, organizational structure, Bylaws, and the review and direction of the membership of the Library Publishing Coalition. As your elected representatives, you are welcome to contact them at any time with questions, comments, or suggestions for LPC.

Many thanks to outgoing Board members Justin Gonder and Emma Molls

LPC Bylaws Update

This year’s election was especially important as we worked to update the LPC Bylaws to ensure they are in accordance with our current organization, activities, and values in practice. The Bylaws are our organizational governance document, outlining what the organization is and how it is run. While the Board reviews the document annually, proposed changes accumulate until they reach a significant quantity or bear a significant impact on the daily activities of the organization. The LPC Bylaws were last updated in March, 2022.

Thanks to everyone who voted, we surpassed the required 2/3rds threshold of member institutions voting in favor. Thus, the proposed changes are approved and have gone into effect. You can find the new bylaws on the LPC Website’s About page.