Tina Baich

VPO for U.S. Repository Network


Tina Baich, VPO for U.S. Repository Network

Tina Baich is SPARC’s visiting program officer for the U.S. repository network. She leads the development of a strong U.S. repository community with the aim of ensuring university repositories have a voice at the table with other stakeholder communities, adopt interoperable good practices, and are innovative. Tina is also the Senior Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication & Content Strategies at IUPUI University Library (Indianapolis, Indiana). Her portfolio includes the IUPUI University Library Center for Digital Scholarship, resource acquisition & description, resource sharing & delivery services, and the Ruth Lilly Special Collections & Archives.

Tina joined IUPUI University Library in 2006 as the Visiting Interlibrary Loan Librarian and led the library’s resource sharing efforts for 12 years before moving into library administration. She is a recipient of ALA’s Virginia Boucher-OCLC Distinguished Interlibrary Loan Librarian and Indiana University’s W. George Pinnell Award for Outstanding Service. Tina’s writing has focused on the intersections of open access and interlibrary loan, and she has presented on this topic at state, regional, national and international conferences. She was part of the IUPUI University Library team that collaborated with OA.Works on the development of InstantILL.

Prior to becoming a librarian, Tina was an arts administrator working in development and event management. She holds a B.S. in Arts Administration from Butler University and is a graduate of the Indiana University Schools of Library & Information Science and Liberal Arts with master’s degrees in Library Science and Public History.

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