Tyler Walters is Dean, University Libraries and Professor, Virginia Tech where he is responsible for a diverse set of data and information services and repositories. He is a member of the AAU-APLU Public Access Working Group that has recently produced a report and recommendations to U.S. Federal agencies and research universities on public access to research data. He is also a member of the subsequent AAU-APLU Advancing Public Access to Research Data Committee. He currently serves on the Board of LYRASIS, which has merged with DuraSpace to form an international nonprofit organization that provides services to the galleries, libraries, archives, and museum communities and supports open source software communities that provide long-term sustainability and discovery of digital research and scholarship objects. He is a past member of the Coalition of Networked Information (CNI) steering committee and was a member of the Association of Research Libraries’ Transformation at Scale Task Force.