People in the News 3/24/14

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Library Director Judith Nadler to retire

After a distinguished 48-year career, Library Director and University Librarian Judith Nadler, who oversaw the planning and construction of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library, will retire on June 30, 2014. A national search is underway to identify her successor.

Under Nadler’s leadership, the University of Chicago Library flourished as a prized and effective research tool for students and faculty. With its 11.9 million volumes, noted collections in fields ranging from sociology to the history of science, rich selection of non-English holdings and commitment to keeping its collection on campus, the Library has become a destination for scholars and a model for other institutions worldwide…

The American Library Association (ALA) announces the appointment of Abby Lull as research associate for the organization’s Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP). As part of the OITP Fellows Program, she will work on copyright and licensing issues, as well as other aspects of the OITP portfolio. Lull is a recent master’s graduate of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, where she concentrated on copyright and intellectual property issues in information access and management. Abby previously worked as research assistant to Dr. Jean Dryden, on the project…”

According to Library Technology Guide, “LYRASIS, the organizational home of CollectionSpace, has hired Angela Spinazze as the CollectionSpace Program Director. CollectionSpace is an open source, web-based collection information management system (CMS) for museums and other collecting organizations. It was developed by a network of North American and European partner organizations led by Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) in New York, which originated the project, and the University of California, Berkeley. LYRASIS became the organizational home for CollectionSpace in January 2014, with funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation…”

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that Healthcare knowledge provider BMJ has announced the appointment of Caroline Hird as Marketing Director.

Caroline brings with her a wealth of knowledge in the marketing and STM publishing world. Her previous role was as Head of Market Intelligence at Elsevier Health Solutions. Caroline has been at Elsevier since 2002, where she started out as Executive Director of Marketing.   Caroline will report directly to BMJ CEO Tim Brooks.

 Elsevierlogo120Elsevier names Dr. Douglas P. Zipes as Editor-in-Chief of Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine

According to KnowledgeSpeak STM publisher Elsevier has announced that Dr. Douglas P. Zipes has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Zipes will succeed Dr. Elizabeth Nabel, who has served as Editor-in-Chief since 2004.
Dr. Douglas P. Zipes serves as a Distinguished Professor at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology at Indiana University. He has also held other positions at Indiana University, including Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology in 1994 and Director of the Cardiology Division at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology…


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