ATG People in the News 12/17/15

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According to WMU News “a longtime information specialist with an extensive background in meeting the research and instructional needs of university communities has been named dean of University Libraries at Western Michigan University.

Julie Ann Garrison, currently associate dean of research and instructional services at Grand Valley State University, has been named to the position, effective March 1. Garrison’s background includes library and information services roles at Central Michigan University, Duke University Medical Center, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the University of California-Los Angeles.

Julie Garrison brings a wealth of experience in managing the needs that are served by a modern academic library,” says WMU Provost Timothy Greene. “That experience and her ability to engage with faculty, staff and students led to her emergence as a superb candidate during our national search to fill this position. We look forward to welcoming her to the WMU community.”

Garrison will replace Dr. Joseph Reish, who is retiring from WMU after a 43-year career with the University…”

According to infoDOCKET  “The New York Public Library has named William P. Kelly — former interim chancellor of the City University of New York and president of the CUNY Graduate Center, and the current chairman of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation—its Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Research Libraries.

Kelly will lead the Library’s four research centers and their 460 staff members: the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; the Science, Industry and Business Library; the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center; and the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street…”

Westchester Publishing Services is pleased to announce that Michael Jon Jensen, an accomplished technologist in the digital publishing and scholarly press markets, has joined Westchester as its new Director of Technology. Founded in 1969, Westchester Publishing Services (formerly known as Westchester Book Group and Pistone-Rainsford Type) is a U.S. employee-owned composition and editorial services company supporting publishers across a wide range of market segments. Michael Jon Jensen comes to Westchester with decades of experience in the publishing industry, and will lead significant improvements in Westchester’s internal and client-facing technologies.

Jensen was part of the startup group at Project MUSE, the pioneering collaboration between non-profit publishers and libraries that has made a wide range of digital content affordable and available to the scholarly community. From 1995 to 1998, Michael developed business and production-process models that helped Project MUSE scale during its infancy. In 1998, he became Director of Publishing Technologies for the National Academies Press, the groundbreaking online publishing platform of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the National Research Council, and the National Academy of Engineering. It was Michael’s semantic extraction algorithms that powered the site’s tailored search and discovery engine…”

EBSCO Health and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announces the winner of the third annual EBSCO/PEMSoft Achievement Award is Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP. The award is conferred annually upon an emergency physician or pediatric emergency medicine physician who has contributed significantly to evidence-based medicine in pediatric emergency care and will be officially presented to Dr. Gausche-Hill in March 2016 at the Advanced Pediatric Assembly meeting in Orlando, Florida…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Dr. Ingrid Montes, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Research of the College of Natural Sciences and professor of chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, San Juan, has been re-elected director-at-large of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society. She will begin her second three-year term on January 1, 2016.

Her many years of service to the ACS have included positions at the national and local levels, such as member of the ACS Committee on Education; chair of the Committee on Community Activities; editorial advisory board member for the Journal of Chemical Education and ChemMatters magazine; and chair, councilor and National Chemistry Week coordinator for the Puerto Rico Section of the ACS. As the founder of the new approved program “Festival Series,” and her support to the implementation of webinars in Spanish, she has been an international networking facilitator…”

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “professor Barry Sanders has been appointed as the new Editor-in-Chief of the New Journal of Physics (NJP) and will begin his term in January 2016. Professor Sanders will succeed Professor Eberhard Bodenschatz who has served as Editor-in-Chief of NJP since 2005.

Professor Sanders holds positions at institutions in both North America and Asia. He is Director of the Institute for Quantum Information Science at the University of Calgary as well as a 1000 Talent Professor at the University of Science and Technology of China…”

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