ATG People in the News 6/12/17

by | Jun 12, 2017 | 0 comments

According to KnowledgeSpeakPrinceton University Press has announced the appointment of Christie Henry as the new Director, effective September 1, 2017.

Henry will succeed Peter Dougherty, who has been director of the Princeton University Press since 2005 and will retire as of the end of 2017.

Henry joined the University of Chicago Press as an editorial assistant in 1993 and has risen through the ranks as an editorial associate, assistant editor, editor, senior editor and executive editor. In 2008 she was appointed to her current role as editorial director, in which she manages the acquisitions programs and staff for life science and science studies; economics, political science and law; and reference, which includes the print and digital versions of The Chicago Manual of Style. Prior to the Press, Henry was an editorial assistant from 1991 to 1993 at the Chicago Tribune.

She represents the Press at publishing and science meetings and conventions across the world, including the Frankfurt Book Fair, London Book Fair, Book Expo America, the Association of American University Presses and the National Association of Science Writers.”

infoDOCKET reports that “Susan Nutter, vice provost and director of the NCSU Libraries, has announced that she is stepping down this fall.

Nutter arrived at NC State in 1987 with a vision of creating a world-class library on Centennial Campus. Her vision was realized with the opening of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library in January 2013.

“I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve NC State for the past three decades,” Nutter said. “The NCSU Libraries and the students and faculty of NC State will always hold a special place in my heart, and I look forward to seeing the Hunt Library, the D.H. Hill Library and the other libraries around campus continue to influence research, teaching, learning and service in higher education for years to come.”

During her 30 years at NC State, Nutter was instrumental in guiding the NCSU Libraries to being the first university library to win the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Nutter was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year and received the Hugh Atkinson Memorial Award — which recognizes a leader who has “contributed significantly to improvements in the area of library automation, library management, and/or library development or research.”

Last year, Nutter received the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award, while the NCSU Libraries was awarded an IMLS National Medal for Library Service from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Nutter was foundational to the creation of the Hunt Library, which was awarded the 2014 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries, the 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Education Facility Design Award, the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Library Interior Design Award, and the 2013 AIA/ALA Building Award for distinguished accomplishment in library architecture. It was also named a Library Journal New Landmark Library in 2016.

Dal News reports that “the Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) has elected Donna Bourne-Tyson, Dalhousie’s university librarian, as its president for a two year-term, 2017–2019…

As president of CARL, Bourne-Tyson will work collaboratively with 29 of Canada’s largest university libraries plus Library and Archives Canada and Canada’s National Science Library. CARL supports Canada’s research community by providing improved access to research services, promoting effective and sustainable scholarly communication and advocating public policies that enable broad access to scholarly information.

Bourne-Tyson has recently commenced her second term as university librarian at Dalhousie. She has been in the role since 2011, having previously served as the university librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University. Currently, she oversees a team of 120 librarians and staff and ensures Dal Libraries meet the needs of the Dalhousie community through supporting initiatives such as open access, scholarly communications, research data preservation and learning communities.”


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