ACRL Insider reports that “David W. Lewis, dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, is the 2018 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development.

Lewis will receive a $5,000 award during the ACRL President’s Program on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans…

Celebrated as a champion of disruption, Lewis’ decades-long career as an academic library leader has been characterized by a record of accomplishments in the areas of academic technologies, digital humanities, open access to scholarly and educational resources, library integration into campus and community life, and innovative service development. Through his leadership, the IUPUI University Library has developed a model program of digitally disseminating unique scholarship, data, and artifacts created by university faculty, students, and community partners…

Lewis’ extensive record of publications, presentations, and professional service ranges across the future of library collections, library space, the library and open access, scholarly communication, and provocative thinking about the future of the academic library. He has presented at a number of major library conferences, including the ALA Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting, Coalition for Networked Information events, EDUCAUSE, and several ACRL conferences.

His book Reimagining the Academic Library (2016) represents a culmination of decades of leadership in thinking about how new and disruptive technologies require a major shift in the ways academic libraries and librarians go about their work. Lewis is also the author of numerous articles including “User-Driven Purchase Give Away Library” in EDUCAUSE Review (2010), “Library Budgets, Open Access, and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Transformations in Academic Publishing” in College & Research Libraries News (2008), “The Innovator’s Dilemma: Disruptive Change and Academic Libraries” in Library Administration and Management (2004), and “What If Libraries Are Artifact Bound Institutions?” in Information Technology and Libraries (1998)…”


According to KnowledgeSpeak IOS Press, … has entered into an agreement with Michael Gruenberg, Managing Partner of Gruenberg Consulting, LLC, to represent the company as Sales Consultant in North America.

Michael has over 35 years of experience selling information to a wide variety of libraries. He will act as a strategic advisor to IOS Press on sales and marketing issues affecting the library market in North America. He will interact with both customers and prospects at academic, government and corporate libraries and represent the company at industry conferences.

Michael is the author of Buying and Selling Information: A Guide for Information Professionals and Salespeople to Build Mutual Success.”