According to Katlyn Groves of ARL E-News “the University of Delaware (UD) has appointed Trevor A. Dawes as the May Morris librarian and the vice provost for libraries and museums, effective July 1, 2016. Dawes has served as associate university librarian at Washington University in St. Louis since 2013. At UD, he will succeed Susan Brynteson, who retired September 1, 2015, after leading the library for 35 years. UD’s associate university librarian for services, outreach, and assessment, Sandra Millard has been serving as interim vice provost and director of libraries since September 1.
For more information about Dawes and his appointment, see the March 31, 2016, UD news release, “Washington University’s Trevor A. Dawes to Lead UD Libraries, Museums.”
ALA News reports that “best-selling author, television host and library advocate Brad Meltzer will join thousands of library preservation experts to safeguard digital photos and recordings during Preservation Week®, April 24 – 30, 2016. Meltzer joins the campaign for another year as honorary chair of Preservation Week®, a time when libraries throughout the country provide information and expertise on how to archive and preserve individual and institutional treasures.
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “OCLC Research has announced the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Bryant as a Senior Program Officer in June. In this position, Rebecca will lead and develop areas for the OCLC Research Library Partnership and for OCLC Research related to research information management, contributing to the thematic focus on Research Collections and Support.
Rebecca now serves as Project Manager for Researcher Information Services in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she has led a campus-wide effort to implement the Elsevier Pure research information management system (RIMS), rebranded locally as Illinois Research Connections. She previously served as Director of Community at ORCID where she led outreach initiatives to encourage the adoption of ORCID identifiers throughout the scholarly communications community, particularly promoting adoption and integration within universities worldwide…”
Also according to KnowledgeSpeak “Springer Nature, … has announced the appointment of Rachel Jacobs, Group General Counsel, Springer Nature to the Springer Nature Board.
Rachel was appointed Group General Counsel for Springer Nature in May 2015, following the creation of the new company through the merger of Macmillan Science and Education with Springer Science+Business Media. In conjunction with her new role, Rachel will continue to retain her existing responsibilities overseeing the Legal, Company Secretary and Anti-piracy departments.
Rachel was formerly Global General Counsel of Macmillan Science and Education, managing the Legal, Compliance, Company Secretariat and Anti-Piracy departments, since joining the company in 2011.
Library Technology Guides reports that “ITHAKA, … announced that Piotr Adamczyk will join the organization as Director of Image Content and Museum Partnerships.
Adamczyk will lead ITHAKA’s efforts to partner with cultural organizations around the world to grow the Artstor Digital Library, an online resource for teaching and research that includes more than 2 million high-quality images from museums, artists’ estates, and archives. He will also head up a new team of designers and developers that will collaborate with these image contributors and users to identify and pursue new ideas for engaging and improving their work…”