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Kristin Antelman Now University Librarian at Caltech Library

Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on August 27th, 2014

On 8/11/2014, Kristin Antelman became the University Librarian at the Caltech Library.

Here's an excerpt from "Improving Access to Data Across the Board: An Interview with Kristin Antelman"

Antelman worked as the associate director of libraries at North Carolina State University before coming to Caltech. Originally from Chicago, she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Columbia University, both in political science, before returning to Chicago to complete her master's degree in library science at the University of Chicago.

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    Adriene Lim Named University of Oregon’s Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries

    Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 25th, 2014

    The University of Oregon has named Adriene Lim as its Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    Lim has served as Oakland University's chief administrative officer for the school's main Kresge Library and Medical Library since 2011. Before that, she was at Portland State University since 2005, holding positions that included interim university librarian, associate university librarian and head of library technologies.

    Lim earned a bachelor of fine arts degree and a master's degree in library and information science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She received a doctorate in library and information science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., where she was in the managerial leadership in the information professions program.

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      University of Georgia Names Toby Graham as University Librarian and Associate Provost

      Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 18th, 2014

      The University of Georgia has named Toby Graham as its new University Librarian and Associate Provost.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      Graham has served as deputy university librarian since 2009, a role in which he supported strategic planning, administration and resource allocation for the libraries and oversaw fundraising. He also directs the university's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and oversees the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, which holds 70,000 cubic feet of archives, 200,000 volumes and 200,000 media items.

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        Mike Furlough Named Executive Director of HathiTrust

        Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, People in the News on February 27th, 2014

        Mike Furlough has been named Executive Director of HathiTrust.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        The HathiTrust Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Furlough as the Executive Director of HathiTrust. Furlough comes to HathiTrust from The Pennsylvania State University, where he is currently Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications. Furlough has more than a dozen years of experience leading initiatives in digital scholarship, content stewardship, and scholarly communications, and has served for the last nine months as an inaugural member of HathiTrust's Program Steering Committee. Furlough will begin his tenure as Executive Director on May 19.

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          Anne Kenney Given 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

          Posted in ALA, ARL Libraries, People in the News on February 17th, 2014

          Anne Kenney has been given the 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Anne R. Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, has been named the 2014 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. The American Library Association (ALA) will present the award to Kenney at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas this summer. Kenney is being honored for her innovative achievements and service to the profession, especially her leadership on such projects as 2CUL, arXiv, Project Euclid, and Making of America; her work on large-scale digitization and digital preservation standards; and her global contributions in Myanmar, Cuba, China, and elsewhere.

          See also: "Anne R. Kenney Wins 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award."

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            Dana C. Rooks to Step Down as Dean of the University of Houston Libraries

            Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Texas Academic Libraries on January 28th, 2014

            Dana C. Rooks has announced her intention to step down as Dean of the University of Houston Libraries when her successor is appointed.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            "Dana has helped shape library services in the state of Texas," [Provost Paula] Short said in the email. "She is recognized as one of the founders of TexShare, an innovative model for statewide library resource sharing. She is also one of the founders of the Texas Digital Library and currently serves as chair of its governing board." . . .

            "I am pleased that upon her stepping down, she has agreed to assist me on several new initiatives in a new role in the provost office," Short said in the email.

            Among her many accomplishments, Rooks was active in the UH Libraries' pioneering digital publishing program, serving as an associate editor of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, the first open access journal in the field of library and information science, founding co-editor of Public-Access Computer Systems News, an early electronic newsletter, and moderator of PACS-L, an early LISTSERV mailing list about public-access computers in libraries.

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              John Willinsky Gets SPARC Innovator Award

              Posted in Open Access, People in the News, Publishing, Scholarly Journals on January 28th, 2014

              John Willinsky has received a SPARC Innovator Award.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              In the late 1990s, Willinsky founded the Public Knowledge Project and developed Open Journal Systems (OJS), a free, open source platform that allows journals to be more easily and affordably published online. The results speak for themselves—today, more than 1.5 million articles are published in journals using the OJS platform. In 2012 alone, over 5,000 journals published at least 10 articles using the software Willinsky and his team pioneered.

              Because Willinsky is both a visionary and pragmatist who brings effective business teams together, SPARC honors Willinsky with its January 2014 Innovator Award.

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                Yolanda Cooper Named University Librarian at Emory University

                Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on October 14th, 2013

                Yolanda Cooper has been named University Librarian at Emory University.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                Cooper will join Emory from the University of Miami, where she has most recently served as librarian associate professor, deputy university librarian, and acting dean and university librarian.

                On Jan. 15, Cooper will step into the new role leading the Emory Libraries—part of a broad, overall organizational restructuring implemented under the leadership of Rich Mendola, enterprise chief information officer and senior vice provost of library services and digital scholarship, that has combined Emory's library and informational technology organizations and reflects the increasingly important relationship between digital technologies and research libraries. . . .

                Cooper has 25 years of administrative experience in university libraries across five research library systems.

                At the University of Miami, Cooper has been responsible for services, programming and operations of all libraries on the Coral Gables and Virginia Key campuses. Her background also includes work with research library systems at Indiana University Bloomington, the University of Virginia, the University of Northern Colorado, and the University of Illinois, Urbana.

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