A shared governance model is core to dLOC’s values. The bylaws are new as of Feb. 23, 2022, and reflect the vision of dLOC where partners are the core, partners retain all rights to their materials, and partners commit to collaborating to build capacity and community.

As of 2021, this site has been started to support easier access to dLOC governance and partner information. This site is in active development. Please pardon our dust! Please contact us with questions:

Board Members

Executive Board Members

  • Lusiola Castillo, Belize National Library Service
  • Mark Jeffery Deans, University of the Virgin Islands
  • Orlando Dowart, University of Suriname
  • Dr. Charles D. Eckman, University of Miami
  • Dr. Schuyler Esprit, Create Caribbean
  • Gwyneth George, University of Guyana
  • DeLisa Minor Harris, Fisk University
  • Cécile Marie Martin, Université des Antilles

dLOC Operational Hubs’ Deans

  • Nancy Kirkpatrick, Florida International University
  • Judith Russell, University of Florida

Scholarly Advisory Board

  • Dr. Mirerza Gonzalez Velez (Co-Chair), University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • Dr. Nadjah Rios Villarini (Co-Chair), University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras
  • Dr. Leah Rosenberg (Co-Chair), University of Florida
  • Dr. Matthew Smith (Co-Chair), University College London
  • Stephanie Curci, Phillips Academy Andover
  • Verónica D. Forte, Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama
  • Dr. Nicté Fuller Medina, Swarthmore College
  • Dr. Guadalupe Garcia, Florida International University
  • Dr. Hamid Ghany, University of the West Indies, Saint Augustine
  • Dr. Alex Gil, Yale University
  • Dr. Heidi Kaufman, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • Dr. Rosamond S. King, Brooklyn College, City University of New York
  • Melva Lowe de Goodin, Society of Friends of the West Indian Museum of Panama
  • Dr. Nadève Ménard, Université d’État d’Haïti
  • Dr. Pierre Minn, Université de Montreal

Governance Meetings

dLOC Org Chart showing Partners as the heart of dLOC
dLOC Organizational Chart: Partners are the Heart

Other governance materials

By-Laws and Governance

Partner, Background Information and Partnership Guidelines

Executive Board Members

Scholarly Advisory Board Members

Executive and Scholarly Advisory Board Agendas and Meeting Minutes

Partner Meetings, 2011-2016 during ACURIL IT SIG

Permissions forms 

dLOC Newsletter

Protecting Haitian Patrimony (PHP) Initiative Report

Also, see the 2004 ACURIL Proceedings for the dLOC Working Group