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John Wilkin Given Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award: "University Librarian Recognized for Achievements in Library Automation"

Posted in ALA, ARL Libraries, People in the News on February 11th, 2019

The Illinois News Bureau has released "University Librarian Recognized for Achievements in Library Automation."

Here's an excerpt:

"He managed the partnership with Google to digitize the University of Michigan's collection, eventually leading to the foundation of the HathiTrust. As executive director of the HathiTrust, John established a model for shared governance and large-scale collaboration that secured sharing provisions for member libraries," [Bruce] Johnson said. "In his current role as university librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, John continues to lead innovation efforts, particularly in the area of research data curation. All of these achievements have had far-reaching impact in the library profession and beyond, providing a foundation for transformation in publishing, research and unprecedented access to digital content."

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"Zhang Named Dean of Auburn University Libraries"

Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on December 12th, 2018

http://ocm.auburn.edu/newsroom/news_articles/2018/12/111409-shali-zhang-libraries.php

"DuraSpace Appoints Executive Director"

Posted in DuraSpace, People in the News on November 9th, 2018

https://duraspace.org/duraspace-appoints-executive-director/

"Deputy Provost Joseph Meisel Named Next Brown University Librarian"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on November 8th, 2018

Brown University has released "Deputy Provost Joseph Meisel Named Next Brown University Librarian."

Here's an excerpt:

Meisel has served as deputy provost since his arrival to Brown in 2010 and as interim University librarian since Aug. 1, 2018. . . .

Meisel holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Columbia University. . . .

Before coming to Brown, he spent 11 years at the Mellon Foundation as a program officer for research universities and humanistic scholarship.

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Stanford University: "Michael Keller Named Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning; Sarah Church to Serve as Senior Associate Vice Provost"

Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on October 16th, 2018

https://news.stanford.edu/2018/10/15/michael-keller-named-vice-provost-teaching-learning-sarah-church-serve-senior-associate-vice-provost/

"Talia Chung Named University Librarian and Vice-Provost at University of Ottawa"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on October 2nd, 2018

http://www.arl.org/news/community-updates/4640-talia-chung-named-university-librarian-and-vice-provost-at-university-of-ottawa

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"Elizabeth Adelman Named Interim Vice Provost for University Libraries at University at Buffalo"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on August 7th, 2018

https://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/briefs/2018/06/adelman-vice-provost-libraries.html

Gale S. Etschmaier Named as Dean of Florida State University Libraries

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on August 6th, 2018

The Florida State University Libraries have released "FSU Names New Dean of University Libraries."

Here's an excerpt:

At San Diego State, Etschmaier provided leadership for the library and the university's student computer hub with more than 700 computers. She oversaw 80 faculty and staff, 100 student assistants and a budget of approximately $12 million.

Prior to her tenure at San Diego State, Etschmaier spent a decade as associate university librarian for public service at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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"Carl Grant Named OU Libraries Interim Dean"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on July 3rd, 2018

https://libraries.ou.edu/content/carl-grant-named-ou-libraries-interim-dean

"From Brown to Georgetown: Meet the New Dean of the Library"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 19th, 2018

https://www.georgetown.edu/news/georgetown-names-harriette-hemmasi-new-dean-of-the-library

Austin Booth Named Dean of Libraries at New York University

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on May 18th, 2018

Austin Booth has been named Dean of Libraries at New York University.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Austin received her BA in English and Economics from Cornell University in 1984, and received her MLIS from University of California, Berkeley in 1987. She received an MA in English Language and Literature in 1992 and a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies in 1995, both from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Austin has been with the Libraries at Buffalo in increasingly prominent roles since 1997, including Director, Arts & Sciences Libraries and Director of Collections. Previously, Austin worked at San Jose State University, UC Berkeley, and Oakland Public Library.

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Joseph Salem Jr. Recommended to Michigan State University Board of Trustees as Director of Libraries/University Librarian

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on May 16th, 2018

Joseph Salem Jr. has been recommended to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as the Director of Libraries/University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Salem is currently the associate dean for learning, undergraduate services and commonwealth campus libraries at Penn State, a role he assumed in 2015.

In that role, he has led Penn State's open and affordable course content program, built the libraries' assessment effort, developed a programmatic approach to teaching and learning, developed the Diversity Librarian Residency program, created undergraduate internships and graduate assistantships within the libraries and led strategic and space planning.

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Christopher Cox Named Dean of Libraries for Clemson University

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on May 7th, 2018

Christopher Cox has been named Dean of Libraries for Clemson University.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

He has been the dean of library services for the University of Northern Iowa since 2012. Before that, he was dean of libraries at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, and interim director of libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He is a member of the editorial board of College & Research Libraries and is the current chair of the Iowa Commission of Libraries. He was named a 2017 Leading Change Institute participant.

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University of Colorado Boulder Names Robert H. McDonald Dean of University Libraries

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on May 1st, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder has named Robert H. McDonald, Associate Dean for Research and Technology Strategies Librarian at Indiana University Libraries, as Dean of University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

As the associate dean for research and technology strategies at IU, McDonald led the work of providing library information system and discovery services to the entire IU system. He managed projects related to scholarly communications, new model publishing and technologies that enabled IU's libraries to support teaching and learning for the IU Bloomington campus.

At IU, he also served as deputy director of the Data to Insight Center, where he conducted research in areas of large data analysis and digital storage and preservation through grant-funded and collaborative projects, such as the HathiTrust Research Center.

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Lisa R. Carter Named Vice Provost for Libraries at University of Wisconsin–Madison

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on April 27th, 2018

Lisa R. Carter, Associate Director, Special Collections and Area Studies at The Ohio State University Libraries has been named Vice Provost for Libraries at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Carter has been at Ohio State since 2011. Previously, she was the head of the Special Collections Research Center at North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina and director of archives at the University of Kentucky Libraries in Lexington, Kentucky. In her professional service, Carter has advanced conversations about integrating distinctive collections widely throughout the academic enterprise.

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"UC San Diego Names Erik T. Mitchell New Audrey Geisel University Librarian"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on March 6th, 2018

The University of California San Diego has released "UC San Diego Names Erik T. Mitchell New Audrey Geisel University Librarian."

Here's an excerpt:

Erik T. Mitchell, Ph.D. has been appointed university librarian at the University of California San Diego effective April 16, 2018. Mitchell currently serves as associate university librarian of Digital Initiatives and Collaborative Services and associate chief information officer at UC Berkeley.

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UC Davis: "University Librarian Gains ‘VP of Digital Scholarship’ in Title "

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on February 28th, 2018

https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/university-librarian-gains-vp-digital-scholarship-title

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"Kristin Antelman Named University Librarian at UC Santa Barbara"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on February 26th, 2018

ARL has released "Kristin Antelman Named University Librarian at UC Santa Barbara."

Here's an excerpt:

Antelman is currently university librarian at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Prior to going to Caltech, she was associate director of libraries at NC State University (2002–2014) and an ARL Leadership Fellow (2007–2008).

Read more about it at: “Kristin Antelman Appointed University Librarian.”

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"Library of Congress Administrator Named Cornell University Librarian"

Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on February 22nd, 2018

Cornell University has released "Library of Congress Administrator Named Cornell University Librarian."

Here's an excerpt:

As acting director of the Public Service Collections Directorate (PSCD) at the Library of Congress, Thomas oversees the library’s public service functions and special collections, which include the American Folklife Center and the Children’s Literature Center and the following divisions: Collections Management, Geography and Map, Humanities and Social Sciences, Loan, Manuscript, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound, Music, National Reference Service, Prints and Photographs, Rare Book and Special Collections, Science and Technology and Serial and Government Publications.

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"Anne Kenney Named Interim ARL Executive Director"

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on November 16th, 2017

ARL has released "Anne Kenney Named Interim ARL Executive Director."

Here's an excerpt:

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors has appointed Anne R. Kenney as interim executive director of the Association, effective January 1, 2018.

Kenney served as Carl A. Kroch university librarian at Cornell University from April 2008 to April 2017, when she went on research leave until her retirement on October 31. She started at Cornell in 1987, serving as associate director for the department of preservation and conservation, and then as associate university librarian for instruction, research, and information services, before advancing to the position of university librarian.

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"Information Scientist Herbert Van de Sompel to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award"

Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, Open Access, Open Science, People in the News on August 1st, 2017

CNI released "Information Scientist Herbert Van de Sompel to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award."

Here's an excerpt:

An accomplished researcher and information scientist, Van de Sompel is perhaps best known for his role in the development of protocols designed to expose data and make them accessible to other systems, forging links that connect related information, thereby enhancing, facilitating, and deepening the research process. These initiatives include the OpenURL framework (stemming from his earlier work on the SFX link resolver), as well as the Open Archives Initiative (OAI), which included the Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH) and the Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) scheme. Other notable contributions include the Memento protocol, which enables browsers to access earlier versions of the Web easily, and ResourceSync, which allows applications to remain synchronized with evolving content collections.

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Ann Campion Riley Named Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian at University of Missouri

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on July 19th, 2017

The University of Missouri has named Ann Campion Riley, Associate Director for Access, Collections and Technical Services and Acting Director, as Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Riley was formerly director for technical and access services at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. She was library director at Saint Louis Community College, Meramec, where she twice served as an acting dean and one year as chief campus academic officer. Other academic libraries where Riley has served in a professional capacity include Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and New Mexico State University. She earned her B.A. in English and her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. She has an M.A. in English from the University of Missouri and pursued a Ph.D. in English at Saint Louis University.

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Elaine L. Westbrooks Named University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries at UNC-CH

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on July 12th, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Elaine L. Westbrooks as University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

At the University of Michigan [where she was Associate University Librarian for Research], Westbrooks led the library’s support of the research enterprise, facilitated the management of the operations and budget. Prior to her time in Ann Arbor, Westbrooks worked at research libraries at three other universities. She served as associate dean of libraries at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, held several positions in technical services at Cornell University Libraries and worked as a digital research and Latin American Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Susan E. Parker Named as University of British Columbia University Librarian

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Research Libraries on June 19th, 2017

Susan E. Parker has been named as the University of British Columbia's University Librarian.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

In September 2017, UBC will welcome Susan E. Parker as University Librarian for a five-year term. Ms. Parker currently holds the role of Deputy University Librarian at the University of California, Los Angeles where she leads operations, human resources, assessment, budgeting, strategic planning, capital project planning and fundraising

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Martha Bedard, Vice Provost for the UConn Library to Retire

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 13th, 2017

Martha Bedard, Vice Provost for the University of Connecticut Library, is retiring in July.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Vice Provost Bedard has led the Library since 2013. During her tenure, she led the development of a new master plan for the Library that will secure its place as a central academic resource for years to come. She has worked to build donor relationships leading to high profile additions to the collection. She has championed open educational resources and supported their development and adoption here at UConn. She has brought all of the UConn Libraries, especially Storrs and the Health Center, closer together under the One Library initiative.

See also: "Holly Jeffcoat Appointed Interim Vice Provost for Libraries at University of Connecticut."

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