ATG People in the News 3/2/15

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ALANews reports that the Acquisitions Section of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has selected Michael Levine-Clark, associate dean for scholarly communication and collections services and professor at the University of Denver, to receive the 2015 HARRASSOWITZ Leadership in Library Acquisitions Award. The award will be presented on June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco.

The award, sponsored annually by HARRASSOWITZ and named in honor of Dr. Knut Dorn, longtime senior managing partner at HARRASSOWITZ, is given to a librarian to recognize outstanding leadership and other contributions in the field of acquisitions and includes a $1,500 monetary award and a citation.

Since 2003, Levine-Clark has managed and overseen acquisitions processes at the University of Denver Penrose Library and has made significant contributions in the field of acquisitions librarianship. His contributions to the professional literature and leadership have led him to become internationally known as an expert in the area of print and electronic monographic acquisitions. His leadership on demand-driven acquisitions (DDA) and ebook purchasing models have been particularly influential, and have led to purchasing model developments that have been adopted by other librarians in the field. By successfully implementing a DDA model at his own institution, Levine-Clark has demonstrated that DDA is a viable, credible and evidence-based approach to delivering scholarly content to patrons…”


InfoDOCKET reports that “HighWire Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Filby as Chief Executive Officer.

Dan comes to HighWire with more than 20 years of experience leading global software and technology enabled services organizations, most recently as President of First Advantage’s Corporate Tax, Transportation Management, and Employee Verification businesses. He has also held key management positions at Oracle, Workshare, and GE Capital.
HighWire is the custodian of incredibly important content, a trusted partnership with our publishers that we take very seriously,” said Dan. “My focus will be to further increase the value we deliver to our customers in our core market by emphasizing operational excellence, encouraging pragmatic innovation, and fostering a culture where customer experience is the number one priority.”

Michael A. Keller, Stanford University Librarian, founder and now board member of HighWire, said, “HighWire’s mission since inception has been to deliver leading technology solutions and top-notch service to its customers, who are in terrific hands with Dan at the helm.”

Dan earned a Bachelor of Economics at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada. He is Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and earned a Master Certification in Lean Six Sigma from Villanova University…”


ALANews also reports that “Michelle Keba, Michael Schofield and Jamie Segno, all of Nova Southeastern University, have been selected to receive the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Instruction Section (IS) Innovation award for their work on the software, Library Learn, which hosts instructional videos for using library resources. Keba is reference and instructional librarian II, Schofield is Web services librarian and Segno is reference/outreach librarian II.

The annual award recognizes a project that demonstrates creative, innovative or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming. The award will be presented to the group during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak “the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), the nation’s leading membership association for the information services industry, announced that Robert J. Massie, former president of Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), was designated an NFAIS Honorary Fellow at the NFAIS 2015 Annual Conference, February 22-24.

NFAIS created the title of Honorary Fellow in 1983 to recognise those who made significant contributions to NFAIS and to the information services industry during their professional careers. Massie, who as an Honorary Fellow is granted lifetime membership with NFAIS, was the 2008 NFAIS Miles Conrad Award Recipient. The Miles Conrad Award, given annually at the NFAIS Annual Conference, is considered the information industry’s premier honour for achievement in fostering the growth of information services.

Massie led Columbus, OH-based CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, as its president for more than 21 years before retiring in 2014. Prior to joining CAS in 1992, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gale Research, a library reference publisher and subsidiary of the Thomson publishing organisation…”

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