Staff Members

In addition to significant contributions by colleagues at each institution, there are three Ivy Plus Libraries positions whereby a person working on behalf of the partnership is employed by one of the member institutions but their salary and related program expenses are shared by the partnership.

Samantha Abrams, Ivy Plus Web Collecting LibrarianAdministrative Institution: Columbia

Samantha Abrams is the Web Resources Collection Librarian for the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, where she manages the Web Resources Collection Program and collaborates with subject experts and librarians to build curated collections of web material and preserve these ephemeral resources for researchers and scholars. In addition to her work at the Confederation, Samantha is an associate lecturer at the iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has additional experience working in public libraries and publishing, and holds a Master's degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor's degree in English and Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.

Galadriel Chilton, Director of Collections InitiativesAdministrative Institution: Yale

As the Director of Collections Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, Galadriel collaborates with the Collection Development Group and serves as the principal planner, project manager, and negotiator for initiatives related to the development, management, and use of collections in all formats. She earned her Bachelor of Arts at Berea College, and holds a master in library science from Indiana University, and master of arts in educational technology and instructional design from San Diego State University. Additionally, she has taught e-resource management and licensing classes for University of Wisconsin iSchool. Presently, she is working with Ivy Plus Libraries to explore the narrative behind library collection use and how libraries apply collection analysis to user-centered and data-informed collections management.

Ginny Boyer, Director of Discovery & Resource Sharing InitiativesAdministrative Institution: Princeton

As the Director of Resource Sharing & Discovery Initiatives for the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, Ginny oversees resource discovery, resource sharing, and other strategic related initiatives for the IPLC. Her work improves how IPLC share collections with each other and the world by developing priorities in the area of resource sharing and discovery, and facilitating relevant IPLC groups working within these service areas. As the Project & Portfolio Manager for resource discovery and sharing Ginny's work promises substantial positive impacts on the use of IPLC collections at large. Ginny joins the IPLC following her appointments as the Managing Director of the Open Library Foundation and the Managing Director for the Open Library Environment. In both capacities, Ginny served as the primary administrator of each organization, working to oversee the strategic success of each. Prior to these roles, Boyer worked in Software Development & Portfolio Management for the Duke University Libraries. With over ten years of experience working in academic libraries and higher education, Ginny has broad experience and working knowledge of the academic library enterprise. She holds a Masters of Information & Library Science from Florida State University as well as a Masters of Software Engineering from East Carolina University.

Jean Park, Bibliographic Assistant

Jean Park, Bibliographic AssistantAdministrative Institution: Columbia

Jean Park is the Bibliographic Assistant for the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation's Web Resources Collection Program, where she assists with quality assurance, metadata creation, and data cleanup. In addition to her work at the Confederation, Jean is a PhD candidate at Columbia University's Teachers College, in the Program in History and Education, studying early-20th century diasporas and educational experiences on the East Coast.