Product Council Election - May/June 2021

The FOLIO Product Council guides the functional development of the FOLIO Library Services Platform.  The Product Council (PC) manages the scope of the FOLIO product. PC has the key responsibility of providing the product vision, strategy & roadmap with close collaboration with the Community and Technical Councils. 

Seats on the Product Council are available to Members of the FOLIO community, in accordance with the FOLIO Governance Model. Member is defined as an individual who is an employee or a sponsored contractor of a Member Organization. Individuals will be elected to seats for two year terms. Shorter terms may be required for the initial transition period or to fill seats that become vacant between elections.

There will be up to 11 members selected for the Product Council.

The Product Council is will be seeking nominees who have deep experience with one or more of:

  • Strong collaboration skills, able to drive decisions that champion the interests of the community and project
  • Leadership experience
  • Library management systems and library workflows
  • Library system specification and implementation
  • Prioritizing features in an environment of many competing interests
  • Traditional software product management, market analysis, etc.
  • Planning and executing software development projects, product ownership, project management
  • Agile software development methodologies, including Epic, Feature and Story creation 
  • Knowledge of recent library operations and future needs
  • Experience with defining functional requirements and understanding of technical requirements
  • Knowledge of FOLIO features and functionality as it applies to daily operational use
  • Participating in and/or managing open community governance


Nominations will be collected from May 18, 2021 through June 4, 2021 

Voting will be open from June 7, 2021 through June 25, 2021

Council becomes active the week of July 12, 2021

Elected Members

The following people have been elected:

  • Anya Arnold (EBSCO Information Services)
  • Brooks Travis (Missouri State University)
  • Gang Zhou (Shanghai Library)
  • Jesse Koennecke (Cornell University)
  • Kristin Martin (University of Chicago)
  • Martina Schildt (GBV)
  • Martina Tumulla (HBZ)
  • Owen Stephens (Knowledge Integration)
  • Peter Murray (Index Data)
  • Philip Scheuer (Stanford University)
  • Sharon Wiles-Young (Lehigh University)