The Ivy Plus Libraries, a partnership of 13 academic research libraries, are extraordinarily pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Nance as Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives. Nance comes to the Ivy Plus Libraries from the University of Washington, where she served as the Head of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services & Special Projects Librarian for Scholarly Communications. She brings over a decade of experience in leading interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource-sharing initiatives and operations at the University of Washington and across the Orbis Cascade Alliance. She earned a bachelor of arts in English at Seattle Pacific University and a master of library and information science at the University of Washington.
As the Ivy Plus Libraries Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives, Nance will work with library staff across the 13 Ivy Plus Libraries on planning, maintaining, and enhancing collective resource-sharing initiatives including the premier BorrowDirect resource-sharing service. BorrowDirect, an unmediated library resource-sharing partnership, was the Ivy Plus Libraries first cooperative initiative.
Nance will work closely with Galadriel Chilton, the Ivy Plus Libraries’ Director of Collections Initiatives to optimize resource sharing services and systems to support expanding collective collecting initiatives. Nance will also play a key role coordinating the various groups across the Ivy Plus Libraries, recommending and facilitating other cooperative ventures among the partners.
“The Ivy Plus partnership will greatly benefit from Heidi Nance’s expertise and strategic mindset in collectively working toward the future of our resource-sharing efforts, especially as we continue to enhance BorrowDirect,” said H. Carton Rogers, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives is organizationally based at the University of Pennsylvania.
About the Ivy Plus Libraries
The Ivy Plus Libraries include Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton, Penn, Stanford, and Yale. BorrowDirect, a resource-sharing network, was the Ivy Plus Libraries’ first cooperative initiative and its success established the foundation for collective collections and other cooperative efforts. For more information about BorrowDirect, visit the website.