Interim Librarian and Archivist of Canada Named

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that Hervé Déry will be the interim Librarian and Archivist of Canada until an appointment is made…

Since March 2012, Mr. Déry has been the Assistant Deputy Minister and Corporate Secretary, Policy and Collaboration Sector, at Library and Archives Canada. Mr. Déry has also held several other senior positions within the federal government since 1982. He holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Montreal…”

After much deliberation, Sarah Porter head of innovation has chosen to leave Jisc in order to pursue her research innovation interests in higher education and work with higher education institutions on developing their digital strategies.

Elsevier welcomes Dr. Tommaso Falcone, MD, of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (JMIG), official journal of the AAGL, Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide…

The journal has been a prestigious forum in the field of minimally invasive surgery for over 20 years. In his new role Dr. Falcone aims to strengthen the journal’s foundation built by previous Editor-in-Chief Dr. Stephen Corson, and further develop JMIG as the leader in delivering premier surgical information by new technologies…”

InfoDOCKET provides a link to Mr. Michalko’s presentation Reconfigured and Unbundled: The Research University and Its Library—Trends,…  made at the University of Wisconsin Libraries in Madison, WI. on May 15, 2013.

TheDetroit Free Press reports that “an ex-Detroit Public Library official has been charged with accepting $1.4 million-plus in bribes and kickbacks from library contractors.

Timothy Cromer, who’d served as DPL’s chief administrative and technology officer from 2006 until earlier this year, was charged in a 21-count superseding federal indictment today, along with contractors James Henley and Ricardo Hearn…”