Tom Sanville Joins LYRASIS as New Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships

LYRASIS is pleased to announce that Tom Sanville will join the organization 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.

Sanville 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. The award is presented for professional achievement within the areas of networking and statewide service and programs. 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 Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), Inc., Dublin, Ohio, 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.

For more information, please visit www.lyrasis.org.

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