The recipients of the 2018 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award are Alana Nuth (publishing as Verminski) and Kelly Marie Blanchat for their volume,Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management(ALA Neal-Schuman, 2017).

The Outstanding Publication Award is given annually to honor the author or authors of the year’s outstanding monograph, article or original paper in the field of technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, collection management, preservation, continuing resources and related areas in the library field. Nuth and Blanchat will receive a citation and a $250 monetary award on June 23 at the ALCTS Awards Ceremony during the 2018 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, La.

“Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management” is a much-needed addition to the professional literature. As the first book-length treatment of the topic in several years, Nuth and Blanchat’s approach to the topic is both innovative and engaging, addressing the most current issues in electronic resources in a way that is technically detailed and precise without sacrificing accessibility or breadth of relevance. This work also offers new ways of thinking about electronic resources management in the context of evolving trends in collection development and higher education, reflecting current thought in the field and suggesting possible areas of innovation for practitioners working at various levels and within various types of organizations. This work also includes sections on marketing electronic resources and managing open access resources, extending its usefulness to library professionals outside of electronic resources management units. “Fundamentals of Electronic Resources Management” reminds us that a new addition to an established genre can make a significant contribution to the profession and introduce a level of quality worthy of acknowledgement.

Nuth is the collection development librarian at the Bailey/Howe Library at the University of Vermont. Her interest in electronic resources management began while working at the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Library in St. Mary’s City, Md. She holds an MSIS from The University of Texas at Austin.

Blanchat is the undergraduate teaching and outreach librarian at Yale University Library. Before joining Yale, she worked as the electronic resources librarian at Queens College Libraries at the City University of New York and as an account specialist at Springer Science + Business Media.


According to BusinesswireJohn R. Ingram, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Ingram Industries Inc., today announced the election of Youngsuk ‘YS’ Chi to the Ingram Board of Directors. The privately held company’s businesses include Ingram Marine Group and Ingram Content Group.

“I’m proud to say that I’ve known YS for a number of years; in fact, we were classmates in college”
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Mr. Chi is a leader in the media and technology industry. He serves as non-executive Chairman of Elsevier, one of the world’s major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information. He is also in charge of corporate affairs of Elsevier’s parent company, RELX Group. Prior to Elsevier, Mr. Chi was Chairman, Random House, Asia.

Mr. Ingram noted that Mr. Chi joins him and the following other members of Ingram’s corporate Board of Directors: Martha R. Ingram, Orrin H. Ingram, Beth Chase, Michael J. Grainger, Aubrey B. Harwell, Jr., Harry R. Jacobson, M.D., and William P. Morelli…

Mr. Chi joined Ingram Micro in 1992 as a director and later served as Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific. At Ingram Book Group LLC, he was Chief Operating Officer, and Co-founder and Chairman of Lightning Source LLC…

Mr. Chi, a native of Korea, earned his BA in Economics at Princeton University and his MBA in Finance at Columbia University.

He recently served as Chairman of the Association of American Publishers and has also concluded four years of service as the President of the International Publishers Association. Mr. Chi, an advocate of children’s literacy, has also served on dozens of charitable, educational and industry boards, including Princeton University, South Federal State University, the Korean American Community Foundation and McCarter Theatre.