What news! The innovatively creative Tom Sanville will join LYRASIS as the new Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships in April 2010. He will oversee all vendor licensing, programs, and strategic partnerships at LYRASIS, including the management of the electronic resources portfolio and supervision of the implementation of database licensing and other related products and services, in support of membership needs. ”Working with the LYRASIS management team and membership is a great opportunity to expand on my past experiences,” he said. “I will work creatively with the libraries and library consortia across the LYRASIS regions to enact even more cost effective licensing programs that expand information at sustainable costs; and promote other service and product opportunities to help LYRASIS members advance and remain vibrant information service providers to their communities.” Tom will serve on the management team of the Member Engagement division which oversees membership structure, member communications, and consortial licensing, as well the product and service consulting program. Sanville has been Executive Director of OhioLINK since July 1992. The program now serves 89 member and participating institutions with a union catalog equipped with a statewide patron-initiated borrowing system, over 100 reference and research databases, and cooperative statewide electronic centers for theses and dissertations, journals, books, and digital media. He is the 2007 recipient of the Professional Achievement Award for the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of the American Library Association. He is active in the development of the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC), Libraries Connect Ohio, and other library organizations. Tom was formerly Vice President of Marketing for OCLC where he worked for ten years. Prior to OCLC, he spent seven years in the soft drink industry including marketing positions with The Coca-Cola Company. He has a BS from the Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Michigan. http://www.lyrasis.org
More news. The impressive David S. Ferriero was confirmed as the 10th Archivist of the United States on November 6, 2009. Previously, Mr. Ferriero served as the Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Libraries (NYPL) Mr. Ferriero earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from Northeastern University in Boston and a master’s degree from the Simmons College of Library and Information Science, also in Boston. After serving in the Navy during the Vietnam War, he started in the humanities library at MIT, where he worked for 31 years, rising to associate director for public services and acting co-director of libraries. Hear his recent interview on NPR.