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Bruce Herbert Named Director of Digital Services and Scholarly Communications at Texas A&M University Libraries

Posted in People in the News, Texas Academic Libraries on September 5th, 2013

Bruce Herbert has been named the Director of Digital Services and Scholarly Communications at the Texas A&M University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Dr. Bruce Herbert, Professor of Geology and holder of the EOG Teaching Professorship, has been appointed Director of Digital Services and Scholarly Communications at the Texas A&M University Libraries effective Aug. 15. Herbert will oversee the Libraries' institutional repository, known as the OAK Trust, and the services that support scholarly activities of faculty and students. . . .

"As a researcher and faculty member in geosciences, Dr. Herbert brings a unique perspective to his role in leading Digital Services and Scholarly Communications through the OAK Trust," said David H. Carlson, Dean of the University Libraries, in announcing the appointment. "We're excited about this collaboration between the colleges and the Libraries and look to his expertise in information technology to meet the changing needs of faculty and students in scholarly communication."

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    Martha Bedard Named Vice Provost for University of Connecticut Libraries

    Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on August 26th, 2013

    Martha Bedard has been appointed as the Vice Provost for University of Connecticut Libraries.

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    Martha Bedard has been appointed the Vice Provost for University of Connecticut Libraries, effective October 14. She is currently Dean of University Libraries at the University of New Mexico, a position she has held since 2007. . . .

    Prior to New Mexico, Bedard held positions at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. At TAMU, she served in various leadership roles beginning in 2000, including Associate Dean for Information and Collection Services. Her previous positions at TAMU also included Associate Dean and Director of the Medical Sciences Library, Associate Dean for Advanced Studies, and Associate Dean for Digital Initiatives.

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      White House to Honor arXiv’s Paul Ginsparg as Champion of Change

      Posted in Disciplinary Archives, Open Access, People in the News on June 20th, 2013

      The White House will hold a ceremony today that will honor arXiv founder Paul Ginsparg as a Champion of Change.

      Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

      The White House will honor Cornell's Paul Ginsparg as a Champion of Change June 20. Ginsparg, professor of physics and of information science, is one of 13 people who promote and use open scientific data and publications to accelerate progress.

      Ginsparg created the Internet e-Print Archive, familiarly known as the arXiv, where researchers share their research papers online prior to publication in professional journals. arXiv, now based at Cornell, serves as the primary daily information feed for global communities of researchers in physics, mathematics, computer science and related fields.

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        University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Names John P. Wilkin as University Librarian and Dean of Libraries

        Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 11th, 2013

        The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has named John P. Wilkin as its new University Librarian and Dean of Libraries.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        Wilkin is an associate university librarian at the University of Michigan, where he also leads Michigan's library information technology and publishing divisions, including the University of Michigan Press. He also is the executive director of the HathiTrust Digital Library, an online repository established in 2008 to unite the digitized collections of more than 60 research libraries, including the U. of I.'s, in an effort to preserve the published cultural record.

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          John P. Culshaw Named University Librarian at University of Iowa

          Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 4th, 2013

          John P. Culshaw has been named University Librarian at the University of Iowa.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Culshaw joined the university libraries at CU-Boulder in 1991 as central reference librarian. From 1996 to 2008, he oversaw the libraries' Systems Department, providing leadership and direction for information technology, media, and web services. In 2008 he was appointed associate director for administrative services. His position was renamed senior associate dean of libraries in 2011.

          As senior associate dean, Culshaw provides administrative and budgetary leadership for libraries that have an annual budget of $20.9 million and staff in six physical locations.

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            Gerald Beasley Appointed Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian at University of Alberta

            Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on May 2nd, 2013

            Gerald Beasley has been appointed Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta.

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            Concordia University Librarian Gerald Beasley has been appointed vice-provost and chief librarian at the University of Alberta, effective July 1, 2013, for a five-year term. . . . .

            Beasley came to Concordia in 2008 from Columbia University, where he was director of the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. His previous appointments include the positions of head librarian and associate chief curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Beasley holds an MA in Library Studies from University College, and an MA and BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University.

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              Geneva Henry Named University Librarian, Vice Provost for Libraries at George Washington University

              Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on May 2nd, 2013

              Geneva Henry has been named University Librarian, Vice Provost for Libraries at George Washington University.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              Geneva Henry has been named the George Washington University's university librarian and vice provost for libraries. In this role, Ms. Henry will be responsible for planning, directing and overseeing all operations of GW's Estelle and Melvin Gelman, Eckles and Virginia Science and Technology Campus libraries. She will join George Washington July 1. . . .

              Ms. Henry currently serves as executive director of digital scholarship services at Rice University in Houston. She has spent more than a decade at Rice, working on developing the library's digital collections from the ground up. Her projects have included data management planning, preservation of digital scholarship resources, geographic information systems (GIS) support and education, multimedia creation and editing, workshops for working with digital technologies and maintenance of the university's electronic theses and dissertations submission system and digital collection.

              Prior to her position at Rice, Ms. Henry worked in industry and on government contracts, in areas such as artificial intelligence, medical imaging libraries and digital search technologies. She also worked as a consultant for higher education clients who were working to begin or expand digital library programs.

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                Ed Van Gemert Named Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at University of Wisconsin-Madison

                Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on January 25th, 2013

                Ed Van Gemert has been named the Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                Van Gemert served as deputy director and associate director for public services in the General Library System before assuming interim leadership. He also held the interim role in 2006, while former librarian Ken Frazier served as interim UW-Madison chief information officer. Van Gemert is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the Council of Wisconsin Libraries. He also chairs the Strategic Advisory Board of the HathiTrust, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to preserve and ensure access to the record of human knowledge. His research interests include organizational management and digital library development.

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