chiuAnastasia Chiu named 2017 ALCTS Emerging Leader

According to ALA News “Anastasia Chiu, resident librarian at the Samuel L. Paley Library at Temple University, has been selected as the ALCTS-sponsored Emerging Leader for 2016-2017. Each year, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) sponsors one Emerging Leader who has chosen collections and technical services as a career and is a member of ALCTS.

In her residency, Anastasia currently supports metadata service and outreach for PA Digital, the Pennsylvania service hub of the Digital Public Library of America. She tests metadata for new contributing institutions and provides support for data aggregation between various platforms and metadata schemas. In the upcoming year, Anastasia will work on a collaborative project focusing on rights statements in digital object metadata. In the course of her residency, she has also rotated through Paley Library’s special collections, cataloging & metadata, acquisitions, and reference & instruction units…”

According to infoDOCKETGovernor Matt Bevin has appointed Terry Manuel, a 24-year employee with the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA), as the new State Librarian and Commissioner of KDLA. Manuel has served as the Acting State Librarian/Commissioner since February 2016…

A native of Prestonsburg, Manuel has made an inspirational journey from dropping out of high school in his senior year to earning a GED, bachelor’s degrees in history and sociology, a master’s degree in library science and a law degree. He is currently working on his doctorate in public administration from Capella University.

“I’m humbled and honored at the confidence Governor Bevin and Secretary Heiner have shown by my appointment,” said Manuel. The part libraries play in their local communities is changing, and the vital role they play in community educational and economic development is expanding, as well. I look forward to being a part of these changes, and to assisting libraries to meet the challenges yet to come.”

Manuel’s interest in pursuing a career with libraries was sparked when he was assigned to the library at Alice Lloyd College as part of the school’s work-study program. He transferred to Pikeville College and earned his bachelor’s degrees in 1984.

His first professional library job was 30 years ago as the outreach librarian and bookmobile driver for Floyd County Public Library in Prestonsburg. He was promoted to library director in 1986 and earned his master’s degree in library science from the University of Kentucky during that time.

Manuel’s move to Wyoming State Library in 1989 introduced him to library advocacy and administration. He returned to Kentucky in 1992 and joined KDLA as a regional consultant and earned a master’s degree in law from Champlain College in 2011.

During his career with KDLA, Manuel has served in a wide range of positions in the Program Development Branch, including manager of the unit from 2007-2014. He also assisted library districts with cutting-edge technology issues such as the technology/E-Rate consultant, and provided managerial and technical support to districts in eastern Kentucky as a regional library consultant.

As State Librarian, Manuel will be responsible for assisting 120 local public libraries in library development and management statewide, as well as for preservation of public records in Kentucky…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “LYRASIS, a leading non-profit membership organization serving archives, libraries and museums with content, software and technology is pleased to announce the recent hire of Jonathan Green. Green will join the LYRASIS team as Repository Developer in the Technology Services Division. In this role, he will focus on the LYRASIS Islandora Hosting program and developing long-term opportunities to serve the LYRASIS community of members and users with the open source Islandora digital repository framework.

Jonathan Green comes to LYRASIS with more than 10 years’ experience in software engineering and was on the original team that wrote Islandora 7.x as well as being the author of the Tuque Library. Previously, Green served as Chief Technology Officer for discoverygarden, a long-time contributor and service provider for Islandora. In his new role as Repository Developer at LYRASIS, Green will not only work to sustain and improve current LYRASIS Islandora Hosting services, but will also explore longer-term opportunities to integrate Islandora with other open-source platforms and directly engage with the Islandora project…”