June 21, 2022Brandon Locke
The Kudos program recognizes impactful work done by community members on behalf of the Library Publishing Coalition community.
This Kudos recognizes members of the 2021-2022 LPC Program Committee for their excellent planning and work on the 2022 Library Publishing Forum:
Congratulations and mega-kudos to the 2022 LPC Program Committee: Sonya Betz (chair), Jason Boczar, Emily Carlisle-Johnston, Annie Johnson, Lucinda Johnston, Regina Raboin, Pittsburgh hosts Lauren Collister and Dave Scherer (Dave for part of the process at least), and Board liaison Emma Molls. This crew wasn’t satisfied with one event–they planned both a virtual preconference and an in-person event. And they did so with great skill, bringing to the library publishing community two programs full of informative and insightful keynotes and sessions, with good opportunities for socializing in between. They also took on the task of being room hosts for all sessions (both virtual and in-person), showing off some spectacular hosting skills, especially for the Q&As. Well done, all, and thank you!
A few comments from Program Committee members:
I was thrilled to welcome attendees to our Library Publishing Forum 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA, on our beautiful University of Pittsburgh campus. After so long on Zoom, it was a thrill to plan an in-person event and to see so many of you in person, and to introduce some of my favorite places and people in Pittsburgh. Hosting is a lot of work, but with a great local team, an amazing Program Committee, and an outstanding LPC Team, it is manageable and very worthwhile!
With compassion, grace, and fabulous organizational skills, Sonya Betz led the LPC Program to envisioning and then executing the two Library Publishing Community programs. I’m thrilled that I was part of this strong team and had a great experience! Thank you!
I really enjoyed my first year on the committee–met a lot of great people, learned a lot, and am very much looking forward to next year’s event.
This Kudos was submitted by Nancy Adams.