Name: Xan Arch
Title: Collection Development Librarian
Organization: Reed College
Born and lived: Born in Portland, OR, moved to the San Francisco Bay Area for college, then work, just moved back to Portland in 2010
Family: My husband Mike is a software designer and we have a fluffy black cat named Cachaca.
In my Spare Time :Running, reading, cooking, agonizing over next ATG column
How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: I think the industry in five years will be dynamic, with more new types of electronic content, new ways to package content, and new ways to acquire content. I think we will be challenged by how to understand and incorporate end-user software and hardware into our business and service models. We will wonder if doing so will increase our relevance at the expense of our traditional mission and values.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.