ATG People in the News 7/8/15

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InfoDOCKET reports on two librarians who are affiliating with Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  “First, Jason Griffey… was named a fellow at the … Center .

Here’s the Blurb About Jason From the Berkman Announcement:

Jason Griffey is a librarian, technologist, and founder/principal at Evenly Distributed. He will explore communities’ engagement with open, inexpensive hyperlocal digital networks, with special emphasis on bridging inequality of information access.”

At the beginning of 2015 Griffey’s “Measure the Future” project was awarded a $135,000 Knight News Challenge on Libraries grant. In 2014, The LibaryBox Project, also led by Jason Griffey received a Knight Foundation Prototype Grant. More on LibraryBox here…

Second, … librarian Sarah Glassmeyer who was named a fellow in April at the Harvard Library Innovation Lab will also be affiliated with the Berkman Center.

….you can review her accomplishments, publications, etc. here.

Bottom Line: Congratulations and Kudos to Jason and Sarah! A big win for all involved including the entire library community.”

(See also a recent presentations by Jason Bleeding Edges of Tech, Jason Griffey MOBIUS 2015 Keynote  and Sarah Sarah Glassmeyer: Open Law & Law School Innovations.)


According to KnowledgeSpeak “HighWire Press, Inc., technology platform and strategic partner to influential scholarly publishers and societies, recently announced the appointment of Wendy Newsham as Director of Business Development, North America.

Wendy joins the team eager to drive new business through strategic marketing and business development channels. She has worked in publishing for over 25 years and has been thoroughly involved in all aspects of the publishing process – from manuscript submission and tracking, through content production, to manufacturing and distribution – serving association and society publishers, as well as commercial publishers and university presses.

Wendy comes to HighWire from her previous role as Director of Client Services at Aries Systems. Prior to that she was Sales Director for Cadmus/Cenveo and Sheridan. Her publishing services experience extends back to 1990 when she worked for Banta (now part of RRD) in the educational publishing market. She has been actively involved with SSP, co-chairing the development committee, as well as with other industry organisations. Wendy is based in Boston, Massachusetts…”


The University of Deleware’s Daily U reports that Sandra Millard, associate university librarian for services, outreach and assessment at the University of Delaware, has been named interim vice provost and director of libraries, effective Sept. 1.

Millard will succeed Susan Brynteson, who recently announced her plans to step down from leading the University of Delaware Library after more than 35 years. Upon her retirement, Brynteson will become May Morris Librarian Emerita…


InfoDOCKET also reports that “starting July 1, 2015, Ann Campion Riley became the acting director of the MU Libraries. She will serve in this capacity during the 2015-16 year while a national search takes place for the next library director.

Riley has served as the associate director for access, collections and technical services for the MU Libraries since 2006. Riley has been active in local, state and national library associations, and is currently serving as the president of the Association of College and Research Libraries. She is a past president of the Missouri Library Association and served as an Association of Research Libraries Leadership Fellow in 2010-11. She is a writer and speaker on assessment and organizational culture in higher education…”

 

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