ATG People in the News 7/21/17

The University of Missouri (MU) has appointed Ann Campion Riley to the new position of vice provost for libraries and university librarian, effective July 1, 2017. Riley served as acting director of the MU Libraries from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2017, after joining the libraries as associate director for access, collections, and technical services in 2007. She participated in the ARL Leadership Fellows program in 2011–2012. Riley succeeds Jim Cogswell, who retired July 1, 2016, after serving as director of libraries for 14 years.

For more information about Riley and her appointment, see the July 11, 2017, University of Missouri Libraries news release, “Ann Campion Riley Appointed Vice Provost for Libraries and University Librarian.”


GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms. Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally.

Ms. Evans is a Chartered Academic Librarian with nearly 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. Most recently, she served as Head of Library and senior manager at Plymouth Marjon University, England and prior to that, served as Librarian at the university and Customer Services Manager at Eastlake Information. Ms. Evans has co-authored and edited seven books on library and information services in the digital age, working closely with librarians and information professionals worldwide…

Ms. Evans, who has a passion for improving the library experience, says she looks forward to working with fellow librarians in their implementation of GOBI. “GOBI Library Solutions is a tremendous tool for librarians looking for resources at every point of their library’s workflow. Working with fellow librarians to improve their relationship with GOBI helps enhance the end user experience which is essential for libraries everywhere.”

Ms. Evans holds a BA (Hons) in Librarianship and Information Studies from Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England, and an Executive MBA from The University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England.”


According to this press release “BioOne is pleased to announce the addition of Mike Di Natale, who will join the BioOne team on July 24 as Technology Project Manager. Mike will serve as an advocate for all users, and work with BioOne’s technology partners, publishers, librarians, and users to help steer the organization strategically forward.

Mike joins BioOne from Aries Systems, where he provided direct support to clients, and designed system tools and user documentation. His ability to communicate clearly with both the engineers and users of highly technical products and services is of critical importance. This skill was honed while an electrical engineering major for three years, earning a degree in journalism, and working for five years as a reporter, before finding his mission in scholarly publishing.

Mike has already made his mark in the publishing community through his leadership role on the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Communications Committee. He has also presented on such subjects as the implementation of JATS XML to the Council of Science Editors and International Society of Managing and Technical Editors.

We warmly welcome Mike to BioOne, and are looking forward to working with him to help fulfill BioOne’s strategy and mission.”

 

 

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