ATG People in the News 3/5/15

sauer-games-maryMary Sauer-Games begins term as President of NFAIS Board of Directors

According to the OCLC press release “Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President of Product Management, is now serving as Board of Directors President of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), the nation’s leading membership association for the information services industry.

Sauer-Games succeeds Chris McCue, Vice President, Marketing, CAS, whose one-year term as Board President expired at the conclusion of the NFAIS 2015 Annual Conference February 22–24…

Sauer-Games has more than 20 years of experience in publishing, strategic planning, marketing and sales. Before joining OCLC, she was Senior Director at the American Psychological Association, where she managed PsycINFO database products. From 2002 to February 2014, she was Vice President, Product Management, at ProQuest, a leading global information provider. Before that she was Vice President, Product Management, at the Gale Group, a major reference and education publisher of electronic databases. She also previously held positions at Mullen Advertising, Gale Research, Inc., R. L. Polk and Company, and Data Resources, Inc., all in Detroit, Michigan.

Sauer-Games holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Michigan—Dearborn, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kalamazoo College.


ALANews reports that “the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named “CarlenCarlen Ruschoff, director of technical services and strategic initiatives at the University of Maryland as the 2015 recipient of its Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors the memory of Ross Atkinson, a distinguished library leader, author and scholar whose extraordinary service to ALCTS and the library community-at-large serves as a model for those in the field. The  citation and monetary award, generously sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, will be presented at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony on June 27, during the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco.

Ruschoff has an extensive record of leadership within ALCTS and ALA. She served as president of ALCTS, chaired the Cataloging and Classification Section, chaired the Margaret Mann Citation Jury and served on the planning committee for the ALCTS 50th Anniversary event, “Interactive Futures: A National Conference on the Transformation of Library Collections & Technical Services.”

Within ALA, she has served as a member of numerous committees, including the Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Committee, the ALA Nominating Committee, chair of the ALA Constitution and Bylaws Committee, ALA representative to NISO, and chair of the ALA Scholarships and Study Grants Committee…

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