KINBER Announces Appointment of Nathan Flood to Pennsylvania Integrated Library System Board of Directors

HARRISBURG, Pa. (January 27, 2021) – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) today announced its president and CEO, Nathan Flood, has been appointed to the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (PaILS) board of directors.

“The PA Integrated Library System is thrilled to have Nathan Flood join its board of directors,” said Rachel Pekar, PaILS executive director. “He is dedicated to making sure there is research and education connectivity to those who need it across the communities of the commonwealth. Nathan’s experience and expertise will be an asset to our board and the consortium of libraries we serve.”

Prior to being named KINBER’s president and CEO, Flood served as KINBER’s vice president overseeing daily operations and working closely with its board of directors and CEO. Before joining KINBER, Flood served as the deputy secretary for conservation and technical services within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, where he directed operations of the Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, and Conservation Landscape Program.

“I’m honored to join the PaILS board of directors,” Flood said. “I look forward to working alongside my fellow board members and the PaILS team to continue to grow the abilities and functionality of SPARK, the Integrated Library System managed by PaILS on behalf of its members to manage their library operations, across the state.”

Flood will serve a 2-year term on the PaILS board of directors.

The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) is Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network. The nonprofit membership organization is comprised of education, health care, economic development, libraries, public media, government and other nonprofit organizations devoted to fostering collaboration through technology. Established in 2010, through a $99.6 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, KINBER provides network connectivity and services to more than 130 organizations in Pennsylvania. KINBER is committed to delivering equitable, reliable and affordable digital infrastructure and tools to inspire tomorrow’s scientific discoveries, enable the exchange of ideas and culture among diverse populations, educate the next generation of citizens, and revitalize Pennsylvania’s economy. For more information, visit or follow @KINBER on Twitter.

About PaILS:
PaILS is the Pennsylvania Integrated Library System (ILS), a non-profit corporation that oversees SPARK, a growing consortium of Evergreen libraries across Pennsylvania. PaILS is governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. The SPARK User Group members make recommendations and inform the Board of Directors. For more information, visit

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