Hi all,


I’m so excited we have this listserv up and running. I’m Aliya Reich, CLIR/DLF’s Program Manager for Conferences and Events. I’ve been at CLIR for 2.5 years and my main role is to plan our annual event, the DLF Forum. I came to CLIR from museums / museum education (the National Building Museum, the Phillips Collection, the Walters Art Museum, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and others) and my academic background is actually in art history. So, I’m particularly interested in the work the Museums Cohort is doing as it’s a great blend of my past and current jobs.


In my free time, I am a running coach, lead a charity running team, and mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters. I also passionately adore my cat, my plants, vegetarian food, and spreadsheets.


Looking forward to “meeting” more of you, perhaps “seeing” some of you at next Wednesday’s meeting, and continuing to strengthen DLF’s Museums Cohort together.


All best,




Aliya Reich | she/her/hers

Program Manager for Conferences and Events

🦀 Based in Baltimore, MD

Digital Library Federation (DLF)

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

2221 South Clark Street, Arlington, VA 22202



From: DLF Museums Cohort <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Gayle Schechter <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 4:16 PM
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Subject: Welcome to the DLF Museums Cohort listserv!


Hello everyone,


I wanted to take some time to welcome you all to our newest DLF groups listserv for our Museums Cohort community. If you’re new to the Museums Cohort, I recommend taking a look at our YouTube playlist of some of our past meeting recordings to get an idea of what the Cohort has been up to over the past few years: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl7V7chP13lDycOCO7vL19vAiNC3fHEhY


As the Cohort has grown and evolved to provide a space for GLAM practitioners to come together to share projects and practical knowledge on a monthly basis with no barriers to participation, we want to provide a space for the community to continue to connect with one another in between monthly meetings to ask questions, solve problems, and share news.


We’d love to know more about who’s involved with the Cohort, so, if you’re comfortable, please introduce yourself and let us know how you’re connected to museums. I’ll start: I’m Gayle, and though I’m now DLF’s Program Associate working closely with DLF’s working groups, my prior position was Digital Exhibitions Coordinator at Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library, where I collaborated with the Archives and the on-campus museums on digital exhibits tied to the curriculum. Before heading to library school, I also spent two years volunteering at the Susan B. Anthony House & Museum in my hometown of Rochester, NY.


I look forward to getting to know you, and stay tuned for this week’s monthly Cohort newsletter where we’ll be announcing the presenters for our upcoming August 26 meeting.






Gayle Schechter, MSLIS | she/her/hers

Program Associate

🍑 Based in Atlanta, GA
The Digital Library Federation (DLF)

Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)

Arlington, VA

@CLIRDLF | @akaGladys



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