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Sharla Lair

Senior Strategist, OA & ScholComm Initiatives
United States

Sharla Lair serves as a strategist for the Content & Scholarly Communication Initiatives team at LYRASIS, a non-profit, membership organization whose mission is to support enduring access to the world’s shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions, as well as collaboration with knowledge communities worldwide. Sharla obtained a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies and a Master of Science in Geography from The Florida State University. Her professional passions fall under the broad umbrella of scholarly communication. She is particularly interested in better understanding the dynamic relationships between the scholar, publisher, and librarian, and exploring how to facilitate community building around and sustainability of scholarly content and related activities.