ATG People in the News 3/29/17

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ASU News reports that “Dr. Dane Ward has been named dean of libraries at Appalachian State University effective Aug.1. Ward comes from Illinois State University, Normal, where he has served as dean of the Milner Library since 2014.

Dane brings a strong background in community-building and campus collaboration as a means to assist academic libraries in meeting the changing information needs of their institutions,” said Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Darrell Kruger.

“Professionally, he has been active as a speaker and author in the areas of library innovation, information literacy and the curricular integration of libraries. I look forward to working with him as he serves the entire campus community through the significant work of the University Library.”

In his current leadership role at Illinois State University, Normal, Ward has worked to re-conceptualize, redesign and renovate its Milner Library with repairs, improved technology, collaborative workspace and a media production center. He also has developed partnerships with other units on campus to create one-stop learning assistance and support for students, including help with writing, stress management and career preparation. He revived a library fundraising effort, worked to enhance receptiveness to diversity, and developed a committee for textbook affordability in conjunction with the school’s student government association.

His 15-year career at Milner Library also included service as interim director from 2012-14, senior associate dean for information assets from 2011-12, and associate dean for public services from 2002-11. In 2009, Ward received a Special Presidential Recognition Award for Information Literary Innovation from the Association of College and Research Libraries. He also has held librarian positions at Central Michigan University and Wayne State University.

Ward earned a Ph.D. in higher education administration from Illinois State University, Normal, a Master of Library and Information Science from Indiana University, Bloomington, a Master of Science in secondary social studies education from Florida State University, Tallahassee, and a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Indiana University, Bloomington.

A former Peace Corps teacher trainer/educational consultant in Senegal, Ward also has taught high school social studies and college-level English and social science.

infoDOCKET provides the above link to this announcement by Howard Ratner of CHORUS :  “I am pleased to announce our engagement with Susan Pastore serving as CHORUS’ Business Development Director, effective March 20, 2017. Susan comes to CHORUS by way of the American Chemical Society, where she has served in several roles. Most recently, she was Senior Advisor in the Membership & Scientific Advancement Division, exploring new programming and services designed to expand ACS’s membership options for industry. She has also served as Director of International Sales for ACS’s Publications Division, managing sales and market development around the world for the ACS journal portfolio.

Over the course of her career, Susan has also served as Head of Enterprise Sales for Macmillan Digital Science, Director of Global Library Relations for Kluwer Academic Publishers, and V.P. of North American Sales and Marketing for Ex Libris. She holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.

Susan will be responsible for business development, including driving membership growth, implementation of new services and building fundraising activities.

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According to KnowledgeSpeakEBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the appointment of Holley Dumble as Vice President over-seeing universities, TAFEs, hospitals, corporations, government, state libraries, public libraries and schools in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Fiji. Dumble will lead teams in these regions, and bring her experience to further enhance the value that EBSCO brings to customers in the territory.

Qualified in library and information management, Dumble has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of sales, technical and customer service roles within libraries and library system vendors such as Civica, Sirsi and Ex Libris. Since 2016, she has pursued her interests in entrepreneurship and innovation, co-founding the Biblio Insights consulting firm, which has a specific focus on working with libraries on their strategic planning for library technology platforms and new service models.

Dumble will work with the current regional team to improve sales and service to customers across all EBSCO products and services, including but not limited to: open source library technology initiatives, EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) and other SaaS products (e.g., Full Text Finder™), EBSCOhost® databases, point-of-care resources (e.g., DynaMed Plus®), EBSCO eBooks™, GOBI® Library Solutions, EBSCO Subscription Services and Flipster®. She will also play a key role in understanding the content and technology needs, as well as other challenges faced by libraries in Oceania.

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