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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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    Constantia Constantinou Named Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University

    Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on September 23rd, 2013

    Constantia Constantinou has been named Dean of University Libraries at Stony Brook University.

    Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

    Constantinou has served as the Library Director and Library Department Chair at the SUNY Maritime College Library since 2001. The SUNY Maritime College Library is considered a premier maritime library, a national leader in maritime collections, innovative research services, and rare collections. Under her direction, the Library's world-renowned rare collections have been enhanced with strong museum partnerships and collaborations with professional organizations. Constantinou has also served in a number of library leadership positions on advisory councils and governing boards, leading library organizations through ambitious strategic processes, partnerships in resource sharing and innovative services.

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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.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        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.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                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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