Scarlet Galvan is SPARC’s Visiting Program Officer for Negotiations. She works full-time as the Collection Strategist Librarian for Grand Valley State University Libraries in Allendale, Michigan. Her research interests include sociopolitical dimensions of library technology and infrastructure.
Scarlet works closely with SPARC’s Negotiation Community of Practice, helping in efforts to meaningfully address information asymmetries between libraries and vendors, support libraries in negotiating better deals, and assist in development of a more equitable negotiations landscape. Scarlet plays a leading role in organizing the strategic direction for the community’s work and identifying key topics for programming.
Prior to her current job, Scarlet was an Electronics Resources Manager at Brown University. She has also held library positions as a systems librarian at the State University of New York, Geneseo, and in resource sharing for The Ohio State University.
Scarlet has a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Oregon University and a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University.