infoDOCKET reports that “ ITHAKA announced today that Perry Hewitt will join the organization as Vice President of Marketing. At ITHAKA, Hewitt will work closely with the entire leadership team. She will develop and execute a cohesive, cross-channel marketing strategy spanning its highly respected research, consulting, and preservation services – Ithaka S+R and Portico – as well as its global knowledge platform, JSTOR.
Currently the Chief Digital Officer at Harvard University, Hewitt has led the institution’s digital strategy, building a powerful online presence, digital literacy, and collaborative teams across the global Harvard community. She leaves Harvard having nurtured a deep knowledge of digital technologies, and established a social media presence that now engages over 4.6 million Facebook fans, 500,000 Twitter followers, as well as a large and growing number of daily email subscribers to its best-in-class news site, the Harvard Gazette.
Hewitt, who attended Harvard as an undergraduate, has spent her career at the nexus of technology, content, and marketing. Previously, she held executive marketing, editorial, and strategy roles with companies including Crimson Hexagon, Razorfish, Harcourt, and Lotus Development.
Her accomplishments place her among a small number of passionate women digital and marketing leaders, and her contributions extend far beyond the workplace. She is a frequent writer and keynote speaker on business and technology issues; she serves on the boards of Junior Achievement U.S.A., MITX, and Venture Beat’s CMO Council, in addition to advising emerging efforts like Robin and the HBS Digital Initiative.
Hewit will join ITHAKA on May 1, 2016 and will based at their New York City office.
ITHAKA also recently hired Rahul Belani as Vice President of Product. Belani was a former CIO at Consumer Reports.
Sarah J. Hammill, business and online learning librarian at Florida International University, was selected as the 2016 winner of the RSS Service Achievement Award. The award recognizes a member that has made exceptional contributions to RUSA’s Reference Services Section.
Hammill has been involved with RSS long before it was named RSS. “In 2002, Sarah started as an intern to the Research & Statistics Committee for RUSA/MOUSS and worked her way up to chair in 2005. Since then, she has served in nearly all parts of RSS for over 10 years of continuous service,” said Ava Brillat, RSS member. “Sarah has been an unsung hero and advocate for RSS. Not only does she know nearly everyone involved, she has brought together librarians to promote cohesion and communication.”