2021-2022 United for Libraries Executive Board

Charity Tyler

PRESIDENT

Charity TylerCharity Tyler was named Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Public Library Foundation in 2015. She has led transition from capital to annual giving focus while creating policies and improving governance structures to support fundraising on behalf of the Cedar Rapids Public Library and to support Foundation-funded programs including Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

 

 


Gordon Baker

VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT-ELECT

Dr. Baker is adjunct instructor in the Department of Library and Information Studies at Valdosta State Unversity. He has served as president of the Georgia Association for Instructional Technology, the Georgia Library Association, and the Georgia Library Media Association. In addition, he served a two-year term as president of the Southeastern Library Association. Dr. Baker served as chair of the Henry County Public Library System’s Board of Trustees (McDonough, Georgia) for 14 years and served on the Board for 18 years.

He has been recognized by his peers with the Distinguished Service Award, William E. Patterson Award, and the Bob Richardson Award, among many others. In 2019, Georgia Public Library named Dr. Baker the Public Library Champion of the Year, which included a resolution by the Georgia House of Representatives and a Commendation by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp. Since 2018, Baker has served as trustee at large on United for Libraries’ Board of Directors.


Kathleen McEvoy

SECRETARY

Kathleen McEvoyKathleen McEvoy is the Vice President of Communications at EBSCO Information Services. She has served on a variety of ALA committees, including the United for Libraries Board Corporate at Large, 2016-2019; United for Libraries Conference Program Committee, 2017-2019; and the United for Libraries Finance & Audit Task Force, 2017-2018. She edits a column on the Future of Libraries and Analytics for Against the Grain.

 


Andrea Lapsley

DIVISION COUNCILOR

Luis Herrera

Andrea Lapsley worked at the Houston Public Library for 20 years as Assistant Director of Marketing and Development. For 7 years she was Director of Development for the Colorado State University Library. She serves as the president of the board for the Texas Library and Archives Foundation.

 

 

 


David Paige

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

David PaigeDavid Paige has been a corporate-at-large member of the United for Libraries board since 2016. He has served on the Conway Public Library Board of Trustees since 2014 (as chair from 2016-2018 and treasurer since 2018). He has  been a professional editor for 16 years, culminating in his current work leading a team of editors at Libraries Unlimited, who produce LIS textbooks and professional books for practicing librarians of all types. Paige also served on the board of the Friends of the Carpinteria (Calif.) Public Library from 2010–2012, where he worked with colleagues on successful fundraising efforts, including outside-the-box events and a “Save Our Library” campaign in response to drastic cuts to public funding.


Amandeep Kochar

FISCAL OFFICER

Peter Pearson.

Aman is EVP and Business Head for Baker & Taylor. He is responsible for leading global public and academic library sales, supply chain, technology, partnership strategy and publisher relations and the overall P&L. Aman also takes on global product engineering and International Operations with dual accountability for Baker & Taylor and Follett School Solutions. He joined Baker & Taylor in 2014. Additionally, he co-founded a successful startup in India called MKAS Media Transformation, which specialized in media software, consulting and development.