According to this press release “Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden … announced the appointment of Maria Pallante as senior advisor for digital strategy and Karyn Temple Claggett as acting register of copyrights.

In the role of senior advisor, Pallante will support the Librarian’s agency-wide digital strategy, advising on collecting and preserving digital materials, collections copyright status, licensing opportunities and third-party collaborations related to digital content…

Pallante has served as register of copyright since her appointment in 2011 by James Billington. Prior to that appointment, Pallante served as deputy general counsel (2007-2008) and associate register and director of policy and international affairs (2008-2011) for the office. From 1999-2007 she was intellectual property counsel and director of licensing for the worldwide Guggenheim Museums. She also worked for two authors’ organizations in New York, serving as assistant director of the Authors Guild Inc. and as executive director of the National Writers Union. She practiced at the Washington, D.C., law firm and literary agency Lichtman, Trister, Singer and Ross, and completed a clerkship in administrative law for the appellate division of the U.S. Department of Labor.

“I am pleased to announce that Karyn Temple Claggett will serve as acting register while a national search is conducted for a new permanent register,” Hayden said. “Karyn is a skilled intellectual property lawyer and manager, and I am confident she will provide excellent leadership for the Copyright Office in the interim…”

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vijayakumarDr. J. K. Vijayakumar has been named as the Interim Library Director of King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He is the Manager of Collections and Information Service and has been working with award winning KAUST Library since its start-up in 2009. Dr. Vijayakumar has 17 years of continuously progressing and highly responsible leadership experiences from health science, scientific and technological libraries in the Middle East, the Americas and India.


Jenny Machida appointed to PLOS Board of Directors

According to KnowledgeSpeak “open access journal publisher PLOS has announced that Jenny Machida has joined the PLOS Board of Directors, effective October 21, 2016. According to Board Chairman Gary Ward, Machida’s deep business knowledge with a focus on strategy, growth and organisation performance will greatly contribute to PLOS as it strives to build a better publishing experience for authors in 2017 and beyond…”


McGraw-Hill Education names Diane Adams as Chief Human Resources Officer

KnowledgeSpeak also notes that “Learning science company McGraw-Hill Education has announced that Diane Adams will join the company as its Chief Human Resources Officer, effective October 31, reporting to David Levin, President and CEO. Adams, who brings more than 20 years of experience leading companies through periods of transition and high growth, most recently served as Chief People Officer at Qlik Technologies…”