ATG People in the News 10/18/16

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Clemson Libraries’ Head of Digital Scholarship, Andrew Wesolek has been awarded an Open Educational Resource (OER) Research fellowship through the Open Education Group. This interdisciplinary research group conducts original research on the impact of OER adoption, and designs and shares methodological frameworks for further study. Wesolek joins a cohort of 21 researchers representing institutions across North America.

andy-wesolek-croppedhs-267x350The Fellowship, which is sponsored be the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation includes funding to attend two conferences, beginning with the Open Education Conference in Richmond, VA this November.

The cost of textbooks, which has risen 800% over the past 30 years has become an increasing focus as concerns about the cost of higher education increase. Many students report that they have refrained from purchasing a required textbook at some point in their academic careers, in many cases, earning a lower grade as a result. Wesolek and undergraduate instruction and OER librarian, Kirsten Dean are hosting a series of events to raise awareness of this situation and to explore potential solutions. A full schedule of these events available below…

According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Library Assessment Conference Planning Committee have selected Neal Kaske and Stephen Town as the recipients of the 2016 Library Assessment Career Achievement Awards. These awards recognize individuals who have made substantial contributions to effective, sustainable, and practical library assessment as evidenced through presentations, publications, methods, service, advocacy, and other work.

Neal Kaske served as the director of the Library and Information Services Division at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 2008 until his retirement in 2015. Prior to that he served as the chief of Public Services and Regional Libraries at NOAA (2007–2008), director of Statistics and Surveys for the US Commission on Libraries and Information Science (2005–2007), and as manager of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library at the University of Maryland (1996–2005)…

Stephen Town retired as the director of information and university librarian at the University of York in 2015 after decades of leadership in libraries, particularly in library assessment in the UK, Europe, and around the world. His leadership in and contributions to the field are numerous and significant. Town won the Outstanding Paper of the Year Award for the Emerald Journal Performance Measurement and Metrics in 2006 and 2013…”

ACRL Insider reports that “the ACRL Research and the Scholarly Environment Committee (ReSEC) is pleased to announce the selection of Timothy Dolan and Michelle Reed as sponsored scholarship recipients to attend OpenCon 2016 in Washington, DC, November 12-14. Timothy Dolan is Librarian at Greenfield Community College, Mass., and Michelle Reed is Open Education Librarian at the University of Texas Arlington...”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that ” SAGE Publishing has appointed Rosalia da Garcia to the role of Deputy Managing Director and Head of Sales and Marketing, SAGE Asia Pacific. In her new role Rosalia will be responsible for the strategic direction of textbook and library sales, as well as development and marketing within the Asia Pacific region…”

ProQuest has named Janet Hogan as a leader of its Global Human Resources organization…

Ms. Hogan brings more than 25 years of experience leading HR teams. Most recently, she was Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Oshkosh Corporation, where her accomplishments included developing a five-year “people” strategy, implementing the company’s engagement survey, and launching a comprehensive development program. Prior to Oshkosh, Ms. Hogan served as Vice President of Human Resources for five years at Harsco Corporation and spent almost 20 years at Monsanto Company.

Ms. Hogan holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mathematics from Southern Illinois University. She is based in ProQuest’s Ann Arbor office.

According to KnowledgeSpeakJohn Wiley & Sons, Inc. has announced the appointment of Judy Verses as Executive Vice President, Research. Judy has over 30 years’ experience across business, government, and consumer sectors in the technology, education, and communications industries. She is known for her strong customer focus and admired as a leader who is capable of motivating global organisations and translating ideas and concepts into action…” 

Also according to KnowledgeSpeakMultinational Business Review – published by Emerald Group Publishing – has announced a new Editorial team for the journal. Professor Daniel Shapiro and Professor Chang Hoon Oh, both from Simon Fraser University, Canada, have been appointed Editors-in-Chief of the journal. The journal publishes high quality and innovative peer-review research on the strategy, organisation and performance of multinational enterprise (MNE), international business history, geography of international business, and the impact of international business on economic growth and development…”

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