ATG People in the News 12/27/17

by | Dec 27, 2017 | 0 comments


Citing the the University of Illinois News Service, infoDOCKET reports that Miriam Centeno, the collections care coordinator for the University of Illinois Library, will spend two weeks in January in Puerto Rico helping librarians assess and repair damage to their collections from Hurricane Maria.

Centeno will work as a consultant at the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus. She’ll lead a four-day program for library staff, training them to assess the library’s collections, conduct cleaning and rehousing of damaged materials, and develop disaster preparedness plans.

Centeno, a native of Puerto Rico, previously worked at the Library of Congress in collections care. While there, she assisted in disaster preparedness workshops offered by the Library of Congress in Puerto Rico. At the U. of I. Library, Centeno is responsible for the print and paper collections of the library – overseeing binding, repairs and housing of materials, as well as environmental monitoring and climate control, integrated pest management and disaster preparedness…


Since 1998, Syed has held senior management sales roles within Springer and was appointed Global President STM Sales in 2009. In 2015, he was appointed President Global Sales for the newly merged Springer Nature organisation and for the past two years has led the alignment of the sales and marketing teams at Springer Nature…”


Library Journal notes that “in August, Trevor Owens became the first head of digital content management in library services at the Library of Congress (LC). The role at LC represents something of a full circle for Owens; before serving in various roles at the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) from 2015–17, most recently as acting associate deputy director for libraries, Owens was a digital archivist at LC’s Office of Strategic Initiatives since 2010. The position, on the other hand, is brand new—both to Owens and to LC.

Library Journal caught up with Owens to find out more about how his career path brought him back to LC and his plans for the library’s new division…”


The Royal Society of Chemistry has announced that Dr Peter Vikesland will be the next Editor-in-Chief of their journal Environmental Science: Nano. Dr Vikesland is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, USA. He previously served on the Editorial Board of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology and will move to his new role on January 1, 2018. He will succeed current Editor-in-Chief Dr Vicki H. Grassian.

Vikesland’s research focuses on the application of fundamental chemical principles to the study of natural and engineered systems. He currently leads an international team of researchers as the principal investigator for a five-year ‘Partnerships in International Research and Education’ grant from the National Science Foundation. The team is seeking to halt wastewater-derived antimicrobial resistance dissemination.


KnowledgeSpeak reports that “Elsevier, …, has announced that Emilie Marcus, CEO of Cell Press and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cell, has decided to move on to a new role at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Cell Press is one of Elsevier’s flagship brands and has grown tremendously in volume, quality and influence under Dr. Marcus’ 20 years of leadership…”

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