Erika Torri has been the Executive Director for the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library in La Jolla, CA since 1989, and is the only founding member left of the Membership Libraries Group, which was founded in 1991. Her title changed to Joan & Irwin Jacobs Executive Director in 2005, due a naming opportunity during the Campaign to Reclaim. She has overseen and raised the funds for two remodels and expansions and just recently was instrumental in the creation of a “branch”, the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights, an area south of La Jolla. The Athenaeum grew under her leadership tremendously and - besides a busy art and music library and School of the Arts - presents 70 concerts, 24 exhibitions and many lectures and special events. The Athenaeum is known internationally for its collection of conceptual artists’ books and related publications and jazz series.
Erika Torri, Executive Director, Athenaeum Music & Arts Library and Founding Member, Membership Libraries Group
Conference Takeaways Panel, Membership Libraries in the United States and the Founding and 25 Years of Meetings of the Membership Libraries Group (MLG)