ATG People in the News 7/7/16

Sarah Bull (750x1000)“UKSG, the key professional interest group for the scholarly communications community, has announced the appointment of Sarah Bull as the new Executive Director of UKSG.

UKSG announced the creation of this senior position earlier this year, with the aim of strengthening its team of employees, further supporting volunteers, extending partnerships, and leading operational activities into the next stage of the organisation’s evolution.

Sarah has been involved with UKSG for a number of years as a volunteer, most notably having co-chaired the KBART committee from 2009 to 2013. Her professional background spans both serials and e-resource librarianship, as well as the technology sector, having worked for a major library management system vendor in her early career. She has worked extensively with publishers and intermediaries through KBART and in her library roles.

Kate Price, UKSG Chair, commented, “UKSG’s influence has been growing, with the Annual Conference stronger than ever, and the introduction of our popular free webinars and our winter networking event, the UKSG Forum. Recently, a wide-ranging survey of our members showed that we could go even further in our mission to connect the knowledge community. We are delighted that Sarah will be joining our team to advance that aim, after succeeding in a highly competitive recruitment process.”…

Sarah is currently Assistant Director: Collection Management & Development, Library Services at the University of Birmingham and will be starting work officially with UKSG on 26 September this year.”

In May 2016, the Medical Library Association awarded the Eugene Garfield Research Fellowship, 2016-2017 to Elizabeth Connor MLS, MEd, DM/AHIP.  Ms. Connor is the Coordinator of Academic Projects, Professor of Library Science & Leadership Studies, and Ombudsperson at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston.

Ms. Conor is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP). Her research interests relate to how scientists develop habits of mind, how case studies can be used to engage and sustain learning, and how classrooms can be designed to transform teaching and learning. Specialties include pre-design planning of higher education buildings, editing, grant writing, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Recent publications include A Guide to Developing End User Education Programs in Medical Libraries; Planning, Renovating, Expanding, and Constructing Library Facilities in Hospitals, Academic Medical Centers, and Health Organizations; and Evidence-Based Librarianship: Case Studies and Active Learning Exercises. and An Introduction to Staff Development in Academic Libraries.

“John Wiley & Sons, Inc., … announced the addition of Archana Singh as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer.

Archana brings more than 20 years of experience in leading human resources and talent management at Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries. Under her leadership HR strategies are aligned with organizational goals with an emphasis on business performance, talent management, culture alignment and integration…

Having lived and worked in the US and Asia, Archana brings global experience to Wiley. Most recently she was Chief Human Resources Officer at Hay Group Incorporated in Philadelphia, PA. She also held executive-level HR positions at Computer Science Corporation, AMD Corporation, Unisys Corporation, Sun Microsystems and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Archana holds a B.A in Economics; MBA in Marketing; Masters in International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School and completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Harvard University.”

Research Information reports that “HighWire Press has appointed John Corkery and Andy Gardner in the roles of senior sales directors for North America.

For the past seven years, Corkery has been helping clients develop their publishing businesses through technology solutions. As a consultant, he has participated in digital transition and selection projects involving content management systems, content automation, online hosting, UX/UI design and discovery. Corkery arrives at HighWire with more than 20 years of publishing and technology experience.

Gardner has worked in publishing for more than 10 years and has been involved in many aspects of the publishing process – from paid content development and medical education for pharmaceutical companies to corporate, academic, and government library sales and licensing of STM content and databases. Most recently Andy worked with SAGE Publications as a senior library sales manager…”

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