Board of Trustees

Ginny Steel

Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, University of California, Los Angeles

Ginny Steel

Ginny Steel is the Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Throughout her career, Ginny has focused on understanding the information needs of faculty, students, and staff, advocating for sustainable scholarly communications practices, and enhancing and building services and collections.

Prior to going to UCLA in 2013, Ginny served as the University Librarian at UC Santa Cruz, Director of Libraries at Washington State University, Associate Director for Public Services at MIT, and in various positions at UC San Diego and Arizona State University.

Ginny was president of the Library Administration and Management Association in 2004-2005 and has chaired a number of boards, councils and committees including the OCLC Global Council, the Center for Research Libraries Board, the SPARC Steering Committee, and the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee of the Association for Research Libraries. In addition, she has served on the HathiTrust Board and the Greater Western Library Alliance Board.

Ginny was elected Board Chair in November 2023. She was elected to the Board of Trustees by OCLC's Global Council in May 2018.

Term of Service

May 2018—November 2025