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The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) Governance Committee guides and oversees MDL, including policy; mission and vision; fiscal oversight; planning; advocacy and advancement; partnership strategies and development; and communication with key constituencies and complementary organizations.

The MDL Governance Committee is comprised of leaders representing a variety of cultural heritage organizations and libraries. Committee membership consists of four standing members and seven rotating members from organizations that have partnered with MDL.

Standing Members

Shawn Rounds
Minnesota Historical Society Representative
Director of Library & Archives, Minnesota Historical Society

Jason Roy
University of Minnesota Representative
Director, Digital Library Services; University of Minnesota Digital Library Services

Jill Smith
Minnesota Public Library Representative
Executive Director, Bayport Public Library

Maggie Snow
Minitex Representative
Director, Minitex

Rotating Members

Term expiration dates are listed in parentheses.

Rebecca Desens
Cultural Heritage Society Representative (2020)
Executive Director, Anoka County Historical Society

Elizabeth Lincoln—Treasurer
Governmental Library Representative (2020)
Director & Reference Librarian, Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Carla Lydon
Public Library Representative (2021)
Executive Director, East Central Regional Library

Steve Penick—Vice-chair
Historical Society Representative (2021)
Archivist, Stearns History Museum

Matt Rosendahl
Academic Institution Representative (2021)
Library Director, Kathryn A. Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth

Bradley Schaffner—Chair
Academic Institution Representative (2020)
College Librarian, Carleton College

Ex-Officio Staff Liaison

Jolie Graybill
Assistant Director for Digital Initiatives & Metadata Education, Minitex

Zach Miller
Committee Secretary
Communications Coordinator, Minitex

Staff contact
Dr. Jolie Graybill

Assistant Director