Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 3, No 1 (2011)

The Collaborative Face of Consortia: Collaborative Librarianship Interviews Timothy Cherubini, Director of East Region Programs, LYRASIS

Timothy Cherubini, Joseph R. Kraus


“Consortia are important players in the library collaborative process.” There is unlikely to be resistance to such a statement from most corners of our profession, yet what moves people (librarians and others) to positions with consortia—and what they do when they arrive there—remains a somewhat unexamined path. Collaborative Librarianship’s Joe Kraus recently discussed with Tim Cherubini, LYRASIS’ Director for East Region Programs, his personal experiences in positions with academic libraries as well as consortia and his movement between the two related but distinct environments.

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