Marjorie M.K. Hlava

Marjorie M.K. Hlava

Marjorie M.K. Hlava to Receive the John Cotton Dana Award from the Special Libraries Association

Access Innovations, Inc. is pleased to announce that its president and founder, Marjorie M.K. Hlava, has been named the recipient of the highest honor given by the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the John Cotton Dana Award.
Named for the founder and original president of SLA, this prestigious honor recognizes a lifetime of achievement in the field of library science and exceptional service to the association and to the field at large. Hlava, a Fellow of the association, served on the SLA Board of Directors from 1990 through 1992, received the President’s Award for her outstanding service to the organization in 2000, and has received multiple honors over the years for her work in the industry.
“Marjorie Hlava personifies the spirit of innovation and the commitment to professionalism that were hallmarks of John Cotton Dana’s career, and it is fitting that she should receive SLA’s highest honor,” said SLA 2015 President Jill Strand. “She has been a mentor, a leader, and a friend to many information professionals over the course of her career, and I look forward to seeing her receive the Dana Award in Boston…”


Wendy Queen

We’re pleased to share that following a national search, Wendy Queen has been appointed director of Project MUSE.

A 15 year veteran of the Johns Hopkins University Press, Wendy served as Deputy Director of MUSE beginning in 2014, prior to which she held progressive responsibilities including Associate Director, Publishing Technologies.

Wendy is active in the scholarly publishing community, including AAP and AAUP. She has served on the COUNTER Board for over ten years, and is also a member of the North American Steering Group of the ALPSP. Wendy was appointed Interim Director of Project MUSE in March 2015, and in April led MUSE’s largest event of the year, the Annual Publisher Meeting, expanded to include a 20th Anniversary celebration.

“Throughout her time with MUSE, Wendy has led efforts to consolidate our technology strengths, to regularize the ongoing development of platform functionality, and to streamline MUSE production workflows,” said Kathleen Keane, director of the JHU Press. “I am delighted to have her deep knowledge of the platform and her extensive experience with the needs of our many constituencies, from libraries and publishers to scholars and readers, brought to the task of leading the organization…”

Dr. Carla D. Hayden

Dr. Carla D. Hayden

ALA News reports that “Dr. Carla D. Hayden, CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, will return to deliver the 2015 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture during ALA’s Annual Conference in San Francisco. The lecture will take place from 8:30 – 10 a.m. on Monday, June 29 in room 120 in Moscone Center North.

Hayden was selected by the Advisory Committee of the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services in recognition of her efforts to keep the Enoch Pratt Free Library and its branches open and continually engaged with the Baltimore community during the civil unrest in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in April…

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “the American Institute of Physics (AIP) has selected applied physicist Robert G.W. Brown as its new Chief Executive Officer. Selected by an AIP Executive Search Committee and unanimously approved by AIP’s Board of Directors, Brown previously served as the chief sensor scientist at the Advanced Technology Center of Rockwell Collins, Inc. and worked concurrently as an adjunct full professor in the Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic of the University of California, Irvine, and in UC Irvine’s Department of Computer Science. He will assume the office of AIP CEO on June 1, 2015…

KnowledgeSpeak also reports that “Brill has announced the appointment of two new members to the Management Team. Olivier de Vlam will join Brill as Executive Vice-President Finance and Operations, effective August 1, 2015; and Peter Coebergh will become Brill’s Executive Vice-President Sales and Marketing, effective September 1, 2015…”