The MDPN is currently guided by a temporary Advisory Committee that includes signatories of the MoU that created the MDPN and other key stakeholders. The Advisory Committee’s members are:

  • Rick Adler, Michigan Service Hub of the DPLA
  • Heidi Butler, Capital Area District Libraries
  • Sharon Carlson, Historical Society of Michigan & Western Michigan University (emerita)
  • Jeffrey Daniels, Grand Valley State University Libraries
  • Paul Gallagher, Western Michigan University Libraries
  • Biz Gallo, Library of Michigan
  • Scott Garrison, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Ranti Junus, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Marcus Robyns, Northern Michigan University
  • Shannon White, Library of Michigan

Committees

Three committees also help shape the MDPN. Current committees and their members are listed below. To join a committee or suggest a new committee or consensus group, please contact MDPN Coordinator, Chelsea Denault.

Governance Committee

  • Alexis Braun, Eastern Michigan University
  • Heidi Butler, Capital Area District Libraries
  • Jeffrey Daniels, Grand Valley State University Libraries
  • Biz Gallo, Library of Michigan
  • Scott Garrison, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Ranti Junus, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Marcus Robyns, Northern Michigan University
  • Shannon White, Library of Michigan

Technical Committee

  • Annie Benefiel, Grand Valley State University Library
  • Robin Derminer, Ilitch Holdings, Inc.
  • Paul Gallagher, Western Michigan University Libraries
  • Renee McConahy, Michigan State University Libraries
  • Matt Pacer, Library of Michigan
  • Mark Szidik, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services
  • Bryan Whitledge, Clark Historical Library at Central Michigan University

Membership Committee

  • Rick Adler, Michigan Service Hub of the DPLA
  • Sharon Carlson, Historical Society of Michigan & Western Michigan University (emerita)
  • John Clexton, Gladwin County District Library
  • Biz Gallo, Library of Michigan
  • Jessica Harden, Archives of Michigan & State Historic Records Advisory Board
  • Lindsay Hiltunen, Michigan Technological University
  • Nathan Kemler, Grand Valley State University Art Museum & Michigan Museum Association
  • Marianne McCourry, Hillsdale College
  • Matt Schultz, Fringe Digital

The MDPN Governance Committee is currently working on a governance model for the Network that prioritizes equity between all types of institutions of all sizes across all regions of the state. We will provide more details on the Network’s governance model in the coming months. If you are interested in being a part of this conversation, please contact MDPN Coordinator, Chelsea Denault.

To keep up to date with the future of the Network, sign up for the MDPN Email List to be notified about workshops, consensus building groups, and more opportunities for prospective members.