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Carla Hayden, Co-Chair
Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library (Baltimore, Maryland)
Prior to coming to Baltimore, Dr. Hayden was the First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Librarian of the Chicago Public Library. A graduate of Roosevelt University, Dr. Hayden earned her MA and Ph.D. degrees from the Graduate Library School of the University of Chicago. She is a member of the National Museum and Library Services Board and American Library Association (ALA). She was elected President of ALA for the 2003-04 term.
Assistant Director for Technology, Chattanooga Public Library
Before moving to the Chattanooga Public Library, Nate Hill served as a Web Librarian at the San Jose Public Library (CA) and a manager of the Public Library Association blog. Nate started at SJPL in 2009, after ten years of service at Brooklyn Public Library (NY). His undergraduate degree is in Studio Art from Skidmore College, and he received his MLIS from Pratt Institute.
Peggy Rudd, Co-Chair
Director and Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Peggy D. Rudd has served as the Director and Librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission since October 1999. Her previous library service includes the Steen Library at Stephen F. Austin State University, the Undergraduate Library at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin Public Library, Central Texas Library System, Northeast Texas Library System, the Library of Virginia, and the State Library of Florida. Ms. Rudd has a B.A. in English and Political Science from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and received her M.L.S. from the University of Texas at Austin.
Diana Geis, Coordinator
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Diana is a retired Spanish teacher from Ohio who has found an encore career as office assistant in the Children’s Services Office of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, MD as well as the Coordinator for the DPLA Audience & Participation Workstream. She has moved to Baltimore to be close to her children and grandchildren.