According to News At Princeton, Anne Jarvis, who has been university librarian at the University of Cambridge since 2009, will become the University librarian at Princeton effective Oct. 1.
“Anne Jarvis is one of the world’s premier librarians,” Princeton University President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. “Her proven track record of exceptional service, technological innovation and responsive management at Cambridge makes her an ideal leader for Princeton’s library system.”
Princeton University Library, consisting of the Harvey S. Firestone Library and nine special libraries, is one of the world’s most prestigious research libraries. It serves a diverse community of 8,000 students, 1,200 faculty members and many visiting scholars with collections of more than 8 million printed volumes, extensive digital holdings, and distinguished collections of rare books, prints and archives…
Jarvis will oversee a staff of more than 350 employees, complemented by a large student workforce.
“I am delighted to be joining such a wonderful university as its librarian,” Jarvis said. “I look forward to working with the Princeton Library staff, and to building on the library’s reputation of exemplary services and world-renowned collections.”
Jarvis has a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College Dublin, a diploma in library and information studies from University College Dublin, a master’s degree in communication and cultural studies from Dublin City University and a master of arts from Cambridge.
Her library career began in special libraries and included posts in Ireland and the United Kingdom. She began working in academic libraries in 1992 and spent some years at Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin. In 2000 she was appointed deputy librarian at Cambridge. At Princeton, Jarvis will succeed Karin Trainer, who is retiring…”
Library Technology Guides reports that “Zepheira has announced that “Jay Jordan has agreed to formally serve as an Advisor to the company. Jordan’s record of bringing together business, product, technology, and cultural heritage organizations on a global stage makes him an invaluable resource for guidance as Zepheira pursues its goal of helping libraries create greater relevance through Web Visibility.
“Having Jay formally join the Zepheira Team as an Advisor brings us tremendous perspective and insight into what is required to make truly global information resources,” explained Eric Miller, CEO of Zepheira. “His efforts in bringing visibility to local services and unlocking the wealth of local collections and assets to a global community is legend; we’re fortunate to have his counsel.”
Throughout Mr. Jordan’s storied career, his initiatives had common aspects, notably serving global audiences from local and expert orientation. This served him well at 3M, throughout his 24 year tenure at Information Handling Services, and most recently as President of OCLC. Not content to accept current technology practices, he also brought a unique perspective and ability to bring together seemingly disconnected areas and develop new products and services that served broader audiences with more detailed and rich resources…”