ATG People in the News 3/24/17

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According to ALA newsStephanie Graves, Director of Learning & Outreach at Texas A&M University Libraries, was selected as the 2017 winner of the ETS Achievement Award, administered by the Emerging Technologies Section (ETS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

Graves has been an active member of ETS for many years, starting in 2005 and serving on numerous committees. She has contributed her time and expertise in a variety of increasingly important roles, including the following elected positions within the section’s Executive Committee: Member-at-Large (2010-2013), Vice-Chair, Chair and Past Chair (2013-2016). She is always active and engaged and encourages other committee members to follow this example. The following quote from her nomination perfectly and succinctly summarizes Stephanie’s value to the committee and her fellow members:

“Stephanie is a strong voice for RUSA and for ETS and plays an important role in advocating for the section. She is committed to bringing new members to the ETS; indeed, her long record with ETS and her consistent praise of its work and [our] experience were key reasons that I joined the section…””

ALA News also reports that “textile designer, teacher, author and illustrator Franklin Habit will join the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association, to pass on his knowledge of textile preservation during Preservation Week®, April 23 – 29, 2017, a time when librarians and library workers share expertise on how to preserve family heirlooms and treasures.

Habit’s varied experience in the fiber world includes two popular books (It Itches and I Dream of Yarn) and contributions of writing and design to Vogue KnittingYarn Market News, Interweave KnitsInterweave CrochetPieceWork and Twist Collective, as well as regular columns and cartoons for, PLY Magazine, Lion Brand Yarns and his popular “Fridays with Franklin” feature for Skacel Collection. Many of his independently published designs are available via…

As Preservation Week Honorary Chair Habit will appear in Preservation Week artwork and will chronicle preservation efforts through various social media channels.  You can follow Habit online with @franklinhabit on Twitter, @franklin.habit on Instagram, or through his Facebook page for tips and resources…”

KnowledgeSpeak reports that “John Wiley & Sons, Inc., has appointed David C. Dobson, Chief Executive Officer at Digital River, to its Board of Directors, effective March 22, 2017.

David Dobson is an accomplished leader with more than 30 years of experience. Dobson joined Digital River in February 2013 as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Dobson leads Digital River in its mission to help companies find new and better ways of successfully building and growing profitable online businesses on a global basis. Dobson’s leadership is integral to Digital River’s plan to accelerate growth, drive quality and customer satisfaction, and evolve its e-commerce solution to meet the needs of highly connected buyers.

Before joining Digital River, Dobson served as executive vice president and group executive, Global Lines of Business, at CA Technologies, a provider of products and solutions for mainframe, distributed computing and cloud computing environments from 2010 to 2012. From 2009 to 2010, Dobson served as President of Pitney Bowes Management Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes Inc., and as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Pitney Bowes Inc. from 2008 to 2009. From 2005 to 2008, Dobson served as chief executive officer of Corel Corporation. Prior to that, Dobson spent 19 years at IBM where he held a number of senior management positions…”

“OCLC Research is pleased to announce that Chela Scott Weber will join the division as Practitioner Researcher-in-

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Residence. In this position, Chela will investigate and shape the OCLC research agenda, focusing on the areas of challenge and opportunity for special collections, archives, and distinctive collections with research and academic libraries.

She will work collaboratively with Program Officer Jackie Dooley and Senior Program Officer Merrilee Proffitt under the leadership of Rachel Frick, Executive Director, Research Library Partnership (RLP). RLP member institutions will be integral to informing her work, work which will include a research and learning agenda that will inform future research lines of inquiry and structured learning experiences for OCLC Research among other initiatives.

Most recently, Chela was Head of Archival Collections Management for NYU Libraries, and previously served there as Associate Head and Acting Head of the Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. She also taught Archival Description in their Archives and Public History MA program. Prior to coming to NYU, she was the Director of Library & Archives at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and has previously held positions at the Microsoft Archives, New York Transit Museum and the Benson Ford Research Center at The Henry Ford…”

Library Technology Guides reports that the “Ingram Content Group … announced the addition of two new executives to its leadership team. Kelly Arnold joins the company as Chief Legal Offficer and Deanna Steele joins as Chief Information Technology Officer…

Kelly comes to Ingram from U.S. Xpress Enterprises in Chattanooga, Tenn., where she served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Previously, Kelly held numerous legal roles at The Dow Chemical Company and began her career with Pepper Hamilton LLC…

Deanna will lead Ingram Content Group’s technology innovation, including overseeing all of the IT operations and the Ingram strategies as a technology services company. Deanna most recently served as Group Vice President, IT – Brands/Brands Divisional CIO at Ascena Retail Group in Columbus, Ohio. Prior to Ascena, Deanna held leadership roles in IT at retail companies Express, Inc. and Hot Topic, Inc., and even earlier worked for Deloitte Consulting and Island Pacific Systems…”


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