ATG People in the News 7/23/15

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Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, professor and coordinator for information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Sara Gaar Laughlin, retired director of the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington, Indiana, are the candidates for the 2017-18 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

Hinchliffe has been an ALA member since 1993 and served as the 2010-11 president of the Association for College and Research Libraries (ACRL).

She has held numerous other positions within ACRL and also served on various ALA and division committees, including the International Relations Committee, School Library Implementation Task Force and the Digital Literacy Task Force for the Office for Information Technology Policy.  She also served on the National Expert Panel for the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services’ Libraries, Literacy, and Gaming Initiative…

Hinchliffe is the recipient of the 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award as well as the 2009 ACRL Special Presidential Recognition Award for Information Literacy Immersion Program.  She was also awarded the University of Illinois GSLIS Library School Alumni Association Leadership Award in 2003 and the University of Illinois GSLIS Jane B. and Robert B. Downs Professional Promise Award in 1995…

An ALA member since 1980, Laughlin served as the 2013-14 president of the Association for Special and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and was a member of ALA Council from 1991-1995.

In addition to her numerous past ALA and ASCLA committee positions, Laughlin is the current president of the Bloomington (Indiana) Rotary Club and is a past president of the Indiana Library Federation and past president of the Friends of Indiana Libraries.

She was awarded the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Franklin Initiative, and the IU School of Library and Information Science awarded her the 2006 Beta Phi Mu Outstanding Service Award.  Laughlin also received the ASCLA Service Award in 2004…”

According to this press release from ProQuest “Clay McDaniel has joined ProQuest as Vice President Global Marketing. In this role, Mr. McDaniel will oversee the teams responsible for the company’s comprehensive integrated go-to-market strategies, including product and field marketing, corporate communications, brand, and marketing operations…

Prior to joining ProQuest, Mr. McDaniel was CEO and Managing Director, Global Social Media Practice for the Mediabrands Audience Platform, the digital media agency division of Interpublic Group of Companies (IPG). As Co-Founder and Managing Director of Spring Creek Group, a digital marketing agency, he oversaw its success and rapid growth which led to the sale to IPG in 2011. Mr. McDaniel is also involved in the enterprise software and online services sector, and currently serves as an Advisor to several early-stage SaaS marketing platform companies.

Mr. McDaniel holds an M.B.A. in Marketing and Technology Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.A. in Economics from Princeton University. He is based in ProQuest’s Seattle office.

According to KnowledgeSpeak “scientific, technical, and medical publishing experts Joseph Esposito, Michael Clarke, and David Lamb have announced the formation of STM Advisers LLC (“STMA”), the first financial and strategic advisory firm dedicated to scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publishing, academic publishing, and scholarly communications. STMA represents clients in both acquisitions and divestitures as well as valuations and assistance with financings.

According to STMA partner, Joseph Esposito, the STM market is in the midst of a Cambrian explosion of digital products and services. In addition to the growth of online publications, there are new digital workflow tools, analytics platforms, discovery systems, education products, peer review support services, and much more. Navigating this landscape and assessing its opportunities is complex. The market has been without a specialized resource.

STMA recently represented one of its first clients, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals, in its acquisition of Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) from the Journal of Joint and Bone Surgery, Inc. (JBJS)…”



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