Our new SCOSS Coordinator is Rosalie Lack


Hi! I’m Rosalie Lack, and I’m excited to join SCOSS as a consultant to manage SCOSS family community activities, implement communications, and contribute to strategic initiatives.

I have extensive experience managing digital initiatives, with a focus on open access. I have worked previously with the African Digital Library Support Network (ADLSN), the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), California Digital Library (CDL), and Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL). My main focus in recent years has been on managing international initiatives with partners in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. I have a Master of Information Management and Systems from UC Berkeley School of Information, and I recently earned a Master of Studies in Law from UC Law San Francisco.

I have a deep personal commitment to and passion for providing the broadest possible access to knowledge. I’m energized by SCOSS’s mission to enable the sustainability of open infrastructure and am impressed to see how the organization is changing the funding landscape to achieve this mission. I also deeply value that SCOSS supports infrastructure across the entire research lifecycle and from all regions of the world.

I look forward to working with all the SCOSS family organizations and the larger open infrastructure community.

On a personal level, I love to read in my free time. If you’re looking for a new book, here are three recent reads I highly recommend: “Lies and Sorcery” by Elsa Morante, “Désert” by J.M.G Le Clezio, and “The Melancholy of Resistance” by László Krasznahorkai.

I am based in San Francisco, California.