Welcoming Our New Board Members

K.C. Boyd and Lance Werner join the EveryLibrary Institute board to support our research agenda, policy priorities, and fundraising goals. Learn more about the Board team today.

The EveryLibrary Institute is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to our Board of Directors. K.C. Boyd, Library Media Specialist for the District of Columbia Public Schools, and Lance Werner, Director of the Kent District Library, join our board to help guide and shape our mission and vision for libraries. 

"I am excited to welcome our newest board members," says EveryLibrary Institute executive director John Chrastka. "Each brings a deep knowledge of the library funding ecosystem, a passion for libraries, and the desire to envision an ambitious future for library funding to their board roles." Boyd and Werner join 11 other board members in supporting our fundraising goals, research agenda, policy priorities, and training programs.

K.C. Boyd
K.C. Boyd is a veteran school librarian working for the Washington D.C. Public Schools System. She is a proponent of street literature for teens and she has given presentations for librarians and teachers at the local, state and national levels. K.C. has reviewed books for School Library Journal and Booklist Magazines, a 2015 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and served on the 2020 Newbery Awards Selection Committee. 
Previously, K.C. held library positions at the elementary, high school and administration levels for East St. Louis, Illinois and Chicago Public Schools Districts, and as an adjunct professor of Library Information Science at Chicago State University and Dominican University. She is currently a is a doctoral candidate at Dominican University’s Library Information Science program. Please follow her on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter at @Boss_Librarian.
Lance Werner

Lance Werner has served as Executive Director for Kent District Library since 2011. He is licensed to practice law in Michigan and earned his master’s degree in Library Science from Wayne State University (WSU). In addition to the EveryLibrary Institute Board, Lance also serves as a member of the ALA Policy Corps, Michigan State Historic Records Advisory Board, MLA’s Legislative Committee, and is a graduate of Michigan Political Leadership Program. Lance was formerly a licensed lobbyist and administrative law judge.

He was the 2018 Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, and in years past, he was the recipient of the Joey Rodger Leadership Award from the Urban Libraries Council, Librarian of the Year Award from the Michigan Library Association (MLA), the WSU Distinguished Alumni award, and Library Journal’s Mover and Shaker Award (Change Agent). Lance is married with 4 children and loves to go fishing in Michigan.