ATG People in the News 4/14/16

carla-haydenConfirmation hearing set for Dr. Carla Hayden to be Librarian of Congress

According to an email received from the American Library Association, Carla Hayden’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Rules Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:15 EDT  in the Senate Russell Office Building – Room 301.  The hearing will be webcast.

This press release notes that “Simon J. Neame, associate university librarian and director of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia Library (UBC) in Vancouver, has been named dean of libraries at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He begins his new duties Aug. 1.

Neame succeeds Jay Schafer, who is retiring as director of libraries after 12 years in that position and 15 years with the libraries.

As dean of libraries, Neame will be responsible for the W.E.B Du Bois Library, the Science and Engineering Library in Lederle Graduate Research Center, the Image Collection Library in Bartlett Hall and numerous programs and services and a staff of 128…”

PRWeb reports that “RedLink, a business and market intelligence platform for academic publishers and libraries, has announced the appointment of Kent R. Anderson as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer to lead the company’s business and operations…

Anderson has a history of leading teams to success in the digital era. As Publisher at AAAS/Science, he helped guide AAAS through its first acquisition in decades and secure Board approval for two new journal launches, while also helping AAAS’ newest OA journal, Science Advances, exceed its start-up goals. As the CEO and Publisher for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and its parent company, STRIATUS, he grew revenues in the orthopaedic publishing market at an impressive rate during his five-year tenure by launching innovative new titles and educational initiatives. As an executive in the Massachusetts Medical Society’s Publishing Division and the Publishing Director for the New England Journal of Medicine, he helped transition this important title into the digital age. As Director of Medical Journals at the American Academy of Pediatrics, he created leading-edge online-only initiatives and titles. During his career, he developed some of the first online continuing medical education (CME) sites, created the first PowerPoint slide sets in an online journal, launched early e-only journal publishing programs, and pioneered rapid-publication approaches. Anderson also writes and speaks occasionally on topics of interest to scholarly publishers and leaders…”

IFLA and Other Library Organizations Respond to Comments About Libraries Made by Hachette Livre CEO

According to infoDOCKET “the letter is in response to comments made this week by Hachette Livre CEO Arnaud Nourry when he spoke about libraries as proxies for the commercial sector. Links to two media reports (PW and The Bookseller) are found below.

The letter was signed by the following organizations:

  • LIBER (Association of European Research Libraries)
  • IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations)
  • EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations)
  • EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
  • Public Libraries 2020 Programme Director, Reading & Writing Foundation

From an From the Letter

“It was a great shame that Hachette Livre CEO Arnaud Nourry chose to target libraries at the International Publishers’ Congress this week, as reported in The Bookseller and Publishers Weekly. In particular, we, the library community, reject entirely the argument that we are proxies for the commercial sector. If libraries are for profit, it is for the profit of human development.

Libraries have a proud tradition of independence. We are there to protect and promote the interests of our users – citizens, creators, students – rather than shareholders…”

Ingram Content Group announced… that Shawn Morin, president and chief operating officer, has been named chief executive officer and president, effective immediately. John R. Ingram will continue to be active as chairman of the company…

Ingram noted that he will continue his own leadership role in the business, particularly in the areas of strategy, new business opportunities and developing new connections, and participating in strategic relationships across the dynamic publishing industry.

Morin began his career at Ingram in 2009 when he joined the company as chief information officer and, in December 2009, he was named president of VitalSource, Ingram’s learning technology division. In 2012, he was named chief operating officer and was named president and chief operating officer in January 2015…”


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