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It is with mixed feelings that HARRASSOWITZ announces the retirement of our Director of Sales and Marketing for North America, Tina Feick. To be sure, Tina has earned her retirement after almost forty years of a near legendary career in Serials.

When Tina joined HARRASSOWITZ in 2008, she brought many years of experience to the company. Nearly twenty years with Blackwell’s Information Services were followed by eight years with Swets Information Services when Blackwell’s Information Services merged with Swets. Prior to becoming a vendor, Tina spent ten years in Serials positions at The Free Library of Philadelphia and Princeton University Library.

Over the years, in acknowledgement of her leadership in the library supply industry as well as her untiring promotion of Serials as a vital part of a library’s mission, Tina has been honored with the 1994 Bowker/Ulrich’s Serials Librarianship Award from ALA/ALCTS Serials Section and the 2005 NASIG Champion Award for her part in helping to found NASIG (formerly North American Serials Interest Group)…”


According the KnowledgeSpeakWolters Kluwer has announced the appointment of David Hsu to the position of CEO of Wolters Kluwer Greater China, effective mid-October, 2016. Hsu will be based in Beijing and will report to Corinne Saunders, CEO of Wolters Kluwer Emerging & Developing Markets.

Hsu brings to Wolters Kluwer more than 20 years leading technology and information businesses across Asia Pacific, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Southeast Asian countries. He joins Wolters Kluwer from global information service company, IHS Markit, where he held the position of General Manager Greater China for the past five years. Prior to this, David spent two decades in the technology industry, gaining sales and general management experience in both large enterprises and start-ups…”


OCLC GmbH has announced that Sebastian Müller has joined the organisation as its new Sales Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He takes over the role previously held by Andreas Schmidt, who became General Manager in July.

Müller has extensive experience in the technology industry, having worked in sales and marketing for software companies focused primarily on business to business applications. Sebastian Müller is a promoted political scientist with a focus on economics and international politics, in particular development cooperation. He has previously worked for the Apple subsidiary Filemaker Inc., which specialises in software that enables users to create and run custom apps that work on the Apple platform. Most recently, he worked for Ex Libris, the library automation company…”

Müller’s appointment is effective October 17.


According to ACRL Insider “…ACRL President Irene Herold has appointed four new members to FAB to expand the range of expertise and perspectives that can contribute to the work of the group. Priority projects for this year include the launch and promotion of the Framework “Sandbox” repository, collaboration with the new Framework Curriculum Designer/Presenter team, and the introduction of the Framework Toolkit as a locally tailored professional development tool…

The Framework Advisory Board, under the leadership of Chair Donna Witek, is pleased to welcome the following new members for terms beginning immediately and running through June 2017:

  • Kymberly Keeton – Academic Librarian, Assistant Professor & Arts Library Coordinator, Lincoln University (Jefferson City, Missouri)
  • Sara D. Miller – Librarian for Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Initiatives, Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)
  • Raymond Pun – First Year Student Success Librarian, California State University-Fresno (Fresno, California)
  • Mark Szarko – Literature, Global Studies and Languages, and Theater Arts Librarian, Interim Liaison for Philosophy and Comparative Media Studies/Writing, Coordinator for Arts and Humanities Community of Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)