Timothy Cherubini recently completed a seven-year stint as the first executive director of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies. He led that unique, highly motivated, collaborative organization in its goal to strengthen libraries and their contributions to a technology-driven society by leveraging state library agencies’ collective national reach, peer network, cross-state lens, recognized field leadership, and ability to partner. Prior to joining COSLA, Tim held key positions with the SOLINET and LYRASIS library consortia where he served as a senior manager and frequent collaborator with members and partner organizations on initiatives aimed at extending the reach and effectiveness of libraries of all types to serve their communities. His experience as a practitioner includes positions in administration, collection development and management and music librarianship at three exciting academic institutions: Duke University, Emory University and the Ohio State University. He holds Master of Library Science and Master of Music degrees, both from Indiana University.