ATG People in the News 6/14/17

by | Jun 14, 2017 | 0 comments

UNLV is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary “Maggie” Farrell as Dean of University Libraries, effective August 2017…

Farrell comes to UNLV with nearly 30 years of experience. She most recently served as dean of libraries at Clemson University, overseeing a $17 million budget with five facilities since 2015. Prior to Clemson, Farrell was dean of libraries at the University of Wyoming for 13 years, and was associate dean of libraries at Montana State University for six years before that.

Farrell is not new to UNLV. She was head of government publications at the James R. Dickinson Library from 1993 to 1995.

“For me to come back to UNLV is a highlight in my career,” Farrell said. “UNLV is the only research library in the region, leading in innovation and technology for library instruction and research support.”

Farrell added that she intends to expand University Libraries’ contributions to knowledge by growing special and digital collections and collaborating with libraries across the community…

Farrell holds master’s degrees in public administration and library science from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona respectively. She earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

According to this press release “Nova Scotia-headquartered executive search firm Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette has assisted Ryerson University with the appointment of Carol Shepstone as its new chief librarian. Anna Stuart, managing partner and leader of the firm’s academic search practice, led the search.

Ms. Shepstone has been working in academic libraries for more than 18 years. As university librarian at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, she helped transition the library through periods of significant institutional change, and provided key leadership in planning the new Riddell Library and Learning Centre facility, which is set to open in July. Her career has also included leadership roles with the University of Saskatchewan Libraries and positions with both the University of British Columbia (UBC) Library system and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC.

Ms. Shepstone is an active member of many association boards, advisory committees and academic library consortia. She currently serves as vice-chair of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network and vice-chair of the Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries…”

Library Technology Guides reports that “LAC Group has named Jim Haggerty as vice president for the company’s LibSource business unit. Haggerty has 21 years of experience with the legal industry and information services. LibSource delivers Library as a Service (LaaS) solutions for research, business intelligence and other library and information center needs.

Haggerty joins LibSource from LexisNexis where he spent more than 20 years as vice president of sales for the Am Law 100 and large corporate legal departments. While at LexisNexis, his sales teams consisting of client managers, solutions consultants and practice area specialists were responsible for producing more than $200 million in annual revenue. During his tenure as a vice president, regional director and early in his career as an account manager, Haggerty was remarkable for consistently topping revenue and new business targets, opening accounts with corporate clients and creating a compelling product proposition for employers outside the legal industry…


At LibSource, Haggerty will oversee the expansion of the company’s Library as a Service offerings for on-site and virtual research librarians at law firms, corporations and any organization wanting unparalleled research and competitive intelligence…”

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