Heather Greer Klein, Samvera Community Manager, Library, Technologies, and Digital Strategies

Heather Greer Klein is the new Samvera community manager for LTDS. She will work remotely from Durham, NC with her role being paid for by the Samvera Community with Emory Libraries as her sponsor. Heather spent the past a year at LYRASIS, where she was the outreach and engagement coordinator and nearly three years at DuraSpace, where she was services coordinator. She also spent almost 6 years as member services coordinator at NC LIVE, the North Carolina digital library consortium.

Originally known as Hydra, Samvera is an open-source digital repository community. According to the Samvera mission statement, “Samvera™ is a vibrant and welcoming community of information and technology professionals who share challenges, build expertise, and create sustainable, best-in-class solutions, making the world’s digital collections accessible now and into the future. Samvera’s suite of repository software tools offers flexible and rich user interfaces tailored to distinct content types on top of a robust back end – giving adopters the best of both worlds.”

A native of Ohio who has lived in Durham for the past 10 years, Heather earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northeastern University, her MLIS from Simmons College, and a graduate certificate in training and development from NC State.

When she’s not working, Heather enjoys pollinator gardening and permaculture. When not in a pandemic, she participates in board game groups and helps run a community group called Sunday Assembly Chapel Hill.

“I’m the inaugural community manager for the Samvera community and I am very grateful to work with Emory,” says Heather. “Emory Libraries are a valuable partner of the Samvera community.”

You can reach her at heather [dot] klein [at] emory [dot] edu.


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