In 2014 Elizabeth Hull stepped into the basement office of NESCent at Duke University to begin working with Dryad as a curator. Since then Elizabeth has worked in almost every role in the organization, leading curation efforts, business operations, communications, team building, writing grants, answering thousands of emails on HelpDesk, Interim Executive Director, Associate Director and most importantly connecting with so many researchers, librarians and publishers in our community. After so many years of service as a steward of Dryad and leader of the team, Elizabeth has decided to move on to new opportunities.
As a team, we want to share our gratitude for her leadership, commitment, strength and grace under pressure and how she has welcomed and supported us all as team members. We will miss her work with Dryad, and her as a person on our team.
As our Board Chair Caroline Sutton recently commented: “our continued presence as Dryad is a testament to Elizabeth’s standing in the community and among our staff as well as her skills and dedication.”
We know Elizabeth has supported, welcomed, talked with and listened to so many in our community over the years and made a significant impact. Please share any of your own notes or thank you’s with us or with her directly.
Thank you Elizabeth, and we wish you all the best in your next endeavors!