ATG People in the News 2/17/17

Follett Corporation President and CEO Ray A. Griffith today announced the appointment of George F. Coe to Chief Operating Officer for Follett Corporation and Baker & Taylor, effective March 31.

In this expanded role, Coe will develop and lead the execution of Follett’s enterprise strategies and direct the company’s businesses, initiatives and resources in support of long-term growth. Reporting to Griffith, Coe will continue oversight of Baker & Taylor and Follett School Solutions, the company’s preK-12 business. Coe joined Follett in April of 2016 as part of the company’s acquisition of Baker & Taylor, where he served as Baker & Taylor’s President and Chief Executive Officer…

Before joining Baker & Taylor in 2000 as President of the Library & Education division, Coe served as Vice President and General Manager of Brodart Books, Library Automation and K-12 software management divisions. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Lycoming College and his Master of Science degree from Bucknell University…”


“WT Cox Information Services announces Tim Whisenant as regional vice president – western US.

Whisenant brings 27 years of expertise to the library community. He began his career as a reference and instruction librarian in 1990. This led him to working in various vendor roles supporting libraries as a trainer, project manager and ultimately as a sales professional. Whisenant possesses a high level understanding of serials management, library systems and organizational processes that has helped libraries to utilize these resources to better serve patrons.

Whisenant will manage the western US territory in all library markets including academic, public, and special libraries with a concentration on account management, integrated solutions, and customer service…”


According to the ALA News “Karen Kiorpes is the recipient of the 2017 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award. This award is given annually by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS) of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Sponsored by Preservation Technologies, L.P., the award consists of $1,500 and a citation. Kiorpes’ consistent leadership, service, advocacy and dedication to preservation education embodies the qualities of the Banks Harris Award.

Kiorpes’ leadership and service, particularly her exemplary service on behalf of PARS and ALCTS, is especially notable. She has served as PARS chair, as a member of the Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS) editorial board and chaired numerous other committees and programs. Her colleagues deeply appreciate Kiorpes’ mentorship and her role as an ambassador for PARS. In their letters of support, colleagues repeatedly describe her as a “tireless advocate” and an energetic and welcoming leader.

Kiorpes’ contributions to local and regional preservation efforts are substantial. Her passionate dedication to preservation outreach and education is evident in her commitment to providing preservation assessments and presentations for smaller institutions and professional associations. Her significant research and publications reflect her interest in providing clear preservation guidance and integrating preservation into the fabric of libraries…” 


ALA News also reports that “the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) congratulates Jamie Carlstone, e-serials bibliographic control specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as the recipient of the 2017 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section (CRS). The award will be presented on Saturday, June 24, at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago.

Carlstone began her professional career as e-serials bibliographic control specialist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in November 2015. Prior to her professional position, Carlstone served as continuing resources orders and cataloging supervisor at the University of Chicago where she also served as circulation services supervisor. Prior to the University of Chicago, Carlstone worked at the Center for Research Libraries as the JSTOR print archives assistant. In her current position, she is primarily responsible for the cataloging and maintenance of her library’s electronic serials records and has led an initiative to improve the quality of batch-loaded electronic serials records.

Carlstone has actively engaged in professional development activities through memberships in ALA, ALCTS, CRS, and NASIG. She was previously the recipient of the Fritz Schwartz Serials Education Scholarship and has attended relevant workshops including the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Management Skills Institute I: The Manager and the ACRL Immersion: Instruction course. She has also presented at meetings and is actively involved in research. The award jury is confident that her receipt of the 2017 First Step Award will further her professional development and strengthen her involvement with ALCTS and CRS.

Carlstone graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and American studies and subsequently earned a Master of Arts in early modern history from the University of Durham. She graduated from Dominican University with a Master of Library and Information Science in May of 2015.

Pin It

Comments are closed.