ATG People in The News 1/10/18

by | Jan 10, 2018 | 0 comments

According to ARL News “the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Board of Directors has appointed Mary Lee Kennedy executive director of the Association, effective April 1, 2018. Kennedy is currently principal of the Kennedy Group, where she partners with organizations to empower local and global communities to create and use knowledge that enhances lives.

“The search committee and the ARL Board are impressed by Mary Lee’s strategic thinking; global perspective and experience; demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion; domain expertise in scholarly communications, education, and IT; and consensus-building nature,” said Mary Ann Mavrinac, president of ARL and vice provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly dean of the University of Rochester Libraries. “Mary Lee has lived in Canada, the US, and Mexico; is bilingual in English and Spanish; and has a working knowledge of French. She is truly North American in her outlook, which will serve our Association well.”

Kennedy will come to ARL with a wealth of experience in academic research libraries and knowledge corporations, most recently New York Public Library (NYPL), where she held the position of chief library officer (2013–2016). Prior to NYPL, she served at Harvard University as senior associate provost for the Harvard Library (2011–2013) and executive director of Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School (2004–2011). Before going to Harvard, she was director of the Knowledge Network Group at Microsoft (1998–2004). Kennedy earned her BA in social psychology and classics at University of Alberta and her master of library science at Louisiana State University…”


Library Technology Guides reports that “EBSCO … announced today that Ryan Loy is joining the company as Chief Information Officer (CIO), and will be reporting to David Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer. Loy comes to EBSCO from ADTRAN where he was CIO.

“As we plan for significant organic and acquisition growth over the next five to ten years, building the proper foundation of leadership is critical to creating and sustaining our momentum. We are delighted to have Ryan join our team,” said David Walker, CEO. “We look forward to his leadership in information technology—an important component in enabling our businesses to differentiate, grow, and create even more value for our customers.”

Having held leadership positions at Eli Lilly and Deloitte prior to ADTRAN, Loy joins EBSCO as an accomplished IT professional focused on building customer value through IT innovations.

“EBSCO has a long history of success and giving back to the community. The roadmap for the next several years will serve to continue to strengthen EBSCO. I’m humbled by this opportunity to lead IT and be a part of this organization,” said Ryan Loy. “I’m looking forward to working with the Corporate IT department and the EBSCO leadership team to uncover new ways for IT to add value for EBSCO customers…”


According to  infoDOCKET “Geetanjali Gupta, a senior vice president at Harvard University’s endowment, was named chief investment officer of the New York Public Library.

She was most recently senior vice president of absolute return and public market funds at Harvard Management Co., where she helped manage portfolios valued at more than $15 billion in a variety of asset classes…”

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