The Award Jury of the 2015 First Step Award (a Wiley Professional Development Grant presented by the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section) is pleased to announce that the 2015 recipient of the award is Emily Cable, Serials and E-resources Librarian at the Salem Public Library in Salem, Oregon. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2015 American Library Association Annual (ALA) Conference in San Francisco.
John Wiley & Sons sponsors this $1,500 grant, which offers librarians new to the serials field an opportunity to broaden their perspective by attending an ALA Annual Conference and by encouraging professional growth through participation in ALCTS Continuing Resources Section activities.
ALA will be distributing a full press sometime in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please join the Award Jury in congratulating Emily on her receipt of the 2015 ALCTS First Step Award!”
KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the Wellcome Trust has announced the appointment of Professor Stephen Caddick as Director of the Innovations division. Professor Caddick succeeds Dr Ted Bianco, who retires from the Trust later this year.
Over the past five years, Professor Caddick has led UCL’s strategy for enterprise and innovation, as well as well as the development of the University’s proposals for a second major campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UCL East. He is Vernon Professor of Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology, and has previously served as UCL’s Head of Department of Chemistry.
Professor Caddick is a member of the London Enterprise Panel, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for MRC Technology and Chair of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) Enterprise and Innovation Community. He has played an important role in the development of the chemical biology strategy and facilities within the Francis Crick Institute. He is co-founder of Synthetic Pages – an open access website – and Thiologics – an antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) biotech spinout company. His academic expertise is in organic chemistry and chemical biology, and his laboratory focuses on chemical modification of proteins and antibodies for development of therapeutics and diagnostics.
Professor Caddick will join the Wellcome Trust on June 8, as a member of its Executive Board.
Dr Bianco will focus on developing and enhancing the Wellcome Trust’s Sustaining Health initiative until he retires from the Trust in August after 13 years as Director of the Innovations division (previously Technology Transfer). Richard Seabrook and Daniel Nelki will lead the Innovations division on an interim basis until Professor Caddick’s arrival…”
Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce another big change to its corporate structure, a move that will streamline workflow and improve the efficiency of Access Innovations’ client projects.
Win Hansen has now been moved into his new role as production manager. Since starting at Access Innovations in 2009, Win has performed myriad tasks for the company and has learned every aspect of the business. This makes him uniquely suited to the wide range of tasks a Production Manager is required to perform. His versatility, taxonomy building expertise, and people management skills make him the perfect person for the role. Margie Hlava, President of Access Innovations, stated, “Win has been one of our most flexible and versatile employees for some time. He’s willing to get his hands dirty with any project, no matter how strange, with all of his enthusiasm and effort. He is a valuable asset to the Access Innovations family and we are all thrilled with his promotion to Production Manager…”
Win started as an taxonomist at Access Innovations and, later, an office manager and the company’s graphic designer. He has been involved in projects of all kinds, from taxonomy development to animation and more. Win has led projects for Triumph Learning, the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE), JSTOR, the American Institute for Physics (AIP), Harvard Business Publishing, and many more.
Win attended the University of New Mexico, where he earned degrees in history, religion, and art, and he vigorously continues in the classroom to this day. His interests include ceramics, photography, travel, chicken breeding, and beekeeping.
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