v32#2 ATG PROFILES ENCOURAGED

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Colin Bates

Colin Bates

Director, Collections and Global Access
Deakin University Library
Deakin University, Waterfront Campus
1 Gheringhap Street
Geelong, 3220, Victoria, Australia
Phone:  +61 3 5227 2713
www.deakin.edu.au/library

BORN AND LIVED:  Victoria, Australia.  Lived in Melbourne, Geelong region.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Librarian, worked many years in academic libraries, professional member of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and VALA – Libraries Technology and the Future Inc.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  I try to keep up with the operation of our 175 acre horse ranch – a never ending activity.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Many, but they include The Hobbit, 2001 A Space Odyssey, and Fahrenheit 451.  I do like SF!

PET PEEVES:  The lack of leg room in airplanes!  They are not designed for tall people.

PHILOSOPHY:  It is a bad day when you don’t learn something new.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  Libraries will continue to have a strong role within their communities, but that role will need ongoing advocacy and the delivery of practical value, services, and resources to meet those community’s needs.  In academic and research libraries, choices will have been made on what services and support is given to initiatives like research data management, open access, and open educational resources, while still providing a range of activities for the support of students.  Without doubt libraries will be delivering more digital and online content, and the acquisition of physical and print material will have declined further.  Mobile devices will be the entry point to information for everyone, so libraries will have had to ensure that they are delivering in that environment.

 

Patrick Burns

Dr. Patrick J. Burns

Dean of CSU Libraries
Colorado State University
Dept. 1019, CSU
Fort Collins, CO  80523
Phone:  (970) 988-0314

BORN AND LIVED:  Born Baltimore, MD;  moved to Florida in early years, and grew up there;  returned to Baltimore and attended high school there;  attended undergraduate school at Tulane University, New Orleans, LA;  graduate school at University of California Berkeley;  then to Colorado State University and been there ever since.

EARLY LIFE:  Attending Catholic school and playing in the woods.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Vice President for Information Technology, and Dean of CSU Libraries.

FAMILY:  Married, with three grown children.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  Reading, bicycling, spending time with family.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Science fiction (early Robert Heinlein and other authors), history, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

PET PEEVES:  Divisive politics.

PHILOSOPHY:  Work hard, ask a lot of oneself and co-workers, always do what is “right.”

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Graduating sixteen PhD students and over fifty Masters’ students.

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Retirement.

Antonio Alonso Espadas

Antonio Alonso Espadas 

Librarian
Universidad Europea de Madrid
Calle Tajo, s/n
28670  Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid
Phone:  +34 91 211 52 47
https://web-uem.bibliocrai.universidadeuropea.es

BORN AND LIVED:  Madrid (Spain).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  When I had finished my studies in 2008 an opportunity of a traineeship in the European Medicines Agency called to my door, then I moved to London where my English and other skills were improved working in a multicultural environment and getting me out of my comfort zone. 

Returning to Madrid in 2009 I got some jobs after reaching the Universidad Europea de Madrid, my first activities here were attending to the users and ordering the collection.  After a couple of years Javier Martin gave me the opportunity to become part of the administration team of the ILS Millenniun as he knew my interest for the new technologies.

From then I learned a lot, from server administration and security, web creation with different CMS, integrating new services and many many more. 

Documentalist – Red Eléctrica de España 2008

Librarian – European Medicines Agency. 2009

Librarian – Universidad Europea de Madrid. 2010-

Kathleen Folger

Kathleen Folger

Electronic Resources Officer
University of Michigan Library
312 Hatcher Library North
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-1190
Phone:  (734) 764-9375
https://www.lib.umich.edu/

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  In five years, the industry will be more open, more collaborative, more digital, and more technology-driven.  It will also be wrestling with ethical concerns around data collection and privacy.

Liat Klain Gabbay

Dr. Liat Klain Gabbay, Phd.

College of Management – Academic Studies
Itzhak Rabin Blv. 7
Rishon – Lezion, Israel
Phone:  972 – 050 – 7322581

BORN AND LIVED:  Israel

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Librarian/ Information Scientist in Academic library.

FAMILY:  Married + 2 Boys.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  Reading, traveling, spending time with the children. 

FAVORITE BOOKS:  When I have time, I like very much to read books about different cultures, cultures of minorities. 

PET PEEVES:  Do not have pets. 

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Hope to continue doing researches, publish, get recognition in the field.  Be a faculty member at the university.  

Kristen Kinsley

Kirsten Kinsley

Assessment Librarian
Florida State University
116 Honors Way
Tallahassee, FL 32306
Phone:  (850) 645-9347 •  lib.fsu.edu

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Manassas, Virginia and grew up in South Florida.  However, I have lived most of my life in Tallahassee, FL.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  I got my first professional job working for the State of Florida after finishing my Masters and Educational Specialist degree in Counseling in 1995.  After a short period of time of working for the state, I realized that I missed the fulfilling work that I did as a library student worker in the Reference Department at the Robert Manning Strozier Library at FSU.  I decided to get my MLIS from Florida State while working at the FSU Law Library.  I worked in the FSU Career Center as a librarian and then became a stay-at-home mom for 4 years.  Since 2007, I have had the pleasure of working for FSU Libraries in various roles, but mainly as an Assessment Librarian and subject librarian in the social sciences 

FAMILY:  I am the mom of two kids (a 20 and 17 year old), a dog, and cat.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  I love to run, read, and binge watch Netflix.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankel;  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival by Laura Hillenbrand.

PET PEEVES:  People who are self-righteous.  Driving in Publix (or any) parking lots.

PHILOSOPHY:  Be honest, accepting, humble, and kind.  (Humility is not a sign of weakness.)

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Co-edited a book.

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Run a faster 5K;  complete certificate in Measurement & Statistics;  figure out what I want to do for the rest of my career.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  What I hope for is that academic libraries are looked to on college campuses as a leader in critical thinking pedagogy and digital literacy.  It is for Academic Libraries to find ways to take down barriers that prevent the equitable access and use of information.

Russell Michalak

Russell Michalak, MLIS

Director of the Library, Archives, & Learning Center and Assistant Professor
Goldey-Beacom College
4701 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
Phone:  (302) 225-6227
www.rysavymichalak.com

BORN AND LIVED:  I was born Seattle, WA, and will always be a UW Husky fan.  I have lived in the following places: Salt Lake City, UT;  Los Angeles, CA;  Madison, WI;  Chapel Hill, NC;  Los Angeles, CA.  Currently, I reside in Wilmington, DE.

EARLY LIFE:  I attended my first library conference in Minnesota with my mom, Sarah Michalak, who worked at University of Washington at the time, when I was 3 months old.  First, I attended all day sessions with her for the first time at American Library Association annual conference at age 8.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  I enjoy writing and presenting about academic assessment, library collections, and library management with my research partner, Monica Rysavy.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  I love spending my free time with my wife and daughter and working on my consulting business (www.rysavymichalak.com).  We have a consulting business, Rysavy & Michalak Consultants, and work with academics (administrators and faculty) to help them with their publishing and presenting goals – everything from data visualizations, to finding and responding to publication and conference proposals, to finally completing that writing project that they started a long time ago.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  I love rereading Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Having the opportunity to publish (twice) in College & Research Libraries.  Another memborable moment in my career was when Kenning Arlitsch, Dean of Library at Montana University State asked Monica Rysavy and myself to be editors of the posIT column for the Journal of Library Administration

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Growing our consulting business (www.rysavymichalak.com) to help academic publish.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  Like Monica Rysavy, my research partner, I believe that conversations related to the use of student/customer/patron data, particularly related to identifiable patron information (PII), will continue to develop.  Rusty and I believe that using PII data ethically and responsibly enables institutions and organizations to make more impactful decisions.  For example, consider a class of students who participated in a one-shot information literacy instructional session.  Did those specific students use the databases before the session (we can tell from Open Athens logins), did they use the databases more/less after the session (again OA logins), did the same students complete our online training modules related to Information Literacy (single sign-on login data is captured), and how did they these students do with their end of course paper (academic achievement)?

Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips

SVP, Global Learning Resources
SAGE Publishing
1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road
London, EC1Y 1SP
Phone:  +44 7534 606 573
https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/home

BORN AND LIVED:  UK  

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Karen joined SAGE Publishing in 1984 and has developed her 35-year publishing career at SAGE.  She became Editorial Director in 2010, leading SAGE’s UK books, journals and online product teams.  Karen became Senior Vice President of Global Learning Resources in June 2016, and has been the architect of SAGE’s innovative strand of digital products for the global academic library market.  She leads the strategy that delivers exciting new digital products such as SAGE Research Methods, SAGE Knowledge, SAGE Video, Data Planet, and the Adam Matthew leading primary source collections.  More recently Karen has led SAGE’s entry into the area of technologies for Learning and Research with the acquisition of Talis, a learning solutions technology company, and Lean Library, a library services technology company.  Through these various new resources, Karen has been central to the creation of a new class of digital publishing at SAGE.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  I am currently reading Becoming by Michele Obama which is both interesting and inspirational.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  I see the library as resilient and evolving in a fast-changing higher education environment and would predict that librarians will remain the information experts responsible for enabling scholars and students access to relevant materials.  I think collection development will remain important and technology will grow in importance: to support administration of the library, support efficient collection development, and contribute to the higher ed strategies in relation to both research and teaching.

Mike Richins

Mike Richins

Director of Product Management, RapidILL
Ex Libris
1730 South College Avenue, Suite 205
Fort Collins, CO  80525
Phone:  (970) 682-8677
https://www.exlibrisgroup.com/products/rapidill-interlibrary-loan-resource-sharing/

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Worland, WY.  Currently reside in Fort Collins, CO.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  20 years of experience in library resource sharing.  I began my career in the Interlibrary Loan department at Colorado State University Libraries, initially managing borrowing requests and eventually becoming the lending supervisor.  I joined the RapidILL team in 2010 to manage support and implementation of new Rapid members.  I was appointed the team manager in 2016, and am now the Director of Product Management for RapidILL since the acquisition of Rapid by Ex Libris.

FAMILY:  Wife Amanda, and two children – Emerson and Vivian.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  I enjoy reading, backpacking, biking, swimming and spending time with friends and family.  I have a degree in Studio Art from Colorado State University and I exhibit drawings and paintings in solo and group shows.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Ulysses, James Joyce;  Looking at Giacometti, David Sylvester;  Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen;  Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy.

Javier Martin Rodriguez

Javier Martín Rodriguez

Coordinator of Acquisitions and Technologies LRC Library Dulce Chacón – Universidad Europea de Madrid
Universidad Europea de Madrid
Calle Tajo, s/n
28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid
Phone:  +34 91 211 52 47
https://web-uem.bibliocrai.universidadeuropea.es

BORN AND LIVED:  Madrid (Spain).

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Coordinator of technologies at LRC Library Dulce Chacon – Universidad Europea de Madrid. 1996- .  Member of the EBSCO Academic Advisory Board. 2019- .  Mentor in SEDIC (Sociedad Española de Documentación e Información Científica). 2019- .

PHILOSOPHY:  Skeptic by definition, my religion is science.  I cook technology and digital resources at CRAI Dulce Chacón – Universidad Europea de Madrid.

Monica Rysavy

Monica D.T. Rysavy, Ph.D., Ed.D.

Director (Office of Institutional Research & Training) and Assistant Professor
Goldey-Beacom College (Wilmington, Delaware)
4701 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE  19808
Phone:  (302) 332-5436
http://www.rysavymichalak.com

BORN AND LIVED:  Born: Dover, Delaware.  Lived: Wilmington, Delaware.

EARLY LIFE:  I grew up in and around libraries, as the earliest job I remember my Mom having was as the interlibrary loan librarian at the Dover Public Library.  I attended a private school down town, Holy Cross, and would frequently take the bus after school to the library as it was a few blocks away from school.  There I’d do homework, read, and often had various “jobs” to help around the library like putting books on carts and dusting stacks.  I have many happy memories of these afternoons spent around the library with my Mom. 

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  The first nearly decade of my professional life was spent as a high school teacher.  I taught business and web design to grades 9-12.  During this time, I finished my first doctorate degree, and Ed.D. in Education Leadership from Wilmington University.  About five years into teaching high school, I started teaching college courses as an adjunct at Goldey-Beacom College (the same institution where I earned my undergraduate and master’s degrees).  I decided to pursue a career in higher ed, and went back to school to earn a Ph.D. in the field I was interested in pursing – educational technology / instructional design.  I accepted an assistantship at Penn State University for their Learning, Design and Technology program, and spent the next four years communting 3.5 hours each way from Wilmington, Delaware to State College, Pennsylvania each week to work and complete my coursework.  I earned Hilton Honors Diamond status very quickly!  During my 4th year / dissertation year, I accepted a position full-time at Goldey-Beacom College as their first Instructional Technology Coordinator.  I held this position for a few years before being promoted to Director of Institutional Research & Training (I’m also the first person who held this position).  

IN MY SPARE TIME:  I spend most of my working on research (our work centers on academic libraries, specifically methods of assessment, data privacy, information literacy, and performance management), publishing, and presenting with my research partner, Russell (Rusty) Michalak, who also happens to be my business partner too.  We have a consulting business, Rysavy & Michalak Consultants, and work with academics (administrators and faculty) to help them with their publishing and presenting goals – everything from data visualizations, to finding and responding to publication and conference proposals, to finally completing that writing project that they started a long time ago. 

PHILOSOPHY:  ““There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women” (Madeleine Albright).  I firmly believe that helping others is not only a kindness but should be an expectation for leaders. 

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Publishing twice in College & Research Libraries (C&RL) with Rusty, publishing our 1st edited collection about onboarding in academic libraries (https://amzn.to/2vj04oj), and thanks to Kenning Arlitsch (Dean of Libraries at Montana State University), serving as co-editor of the posIT column of the Journal of Library Administration (also with Rusty). 

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Continue to grow our consulting business and researching together.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  I believe that conversations related to the use of student/customer/patron data, particularly related to identifiable patron information (PII) will continue to develop.  Rusty and I believe that using PII data ethically and responsibly enables institutions and organizations to make more impactful decisions.  For example, consider a class of students who participated in a one-shot information literacy instructional session.  Did those specific students use the databases before the session (we can tell from Open Athens logins), did they use the databases more/less after the session (again OA logins), did the same students complete our online training modules related to Information Literacy (single sign-on login data is captured), and how did they these students do with their end of course paper (academic achievement)?

Martha Sedgwick

Martha Sedgwick

Vice President of Product Innovation
SAGE Publishing
1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road
London, EC1Y 1SP
Phone:  020 7324 8500
https://uk.sagepub.com

BORN AND LIVED:  Mainly London, UK, with a brief stint in Brighton and York.

EARLY LIFE:  After graduating from University of York I joined Macmillan as part of their graduate recruit scheme working across a range of roles across their publishing services, Education and corporate strategy business.  I joined SAGE as Product Manager 12 years ago.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Running the Product Innovation team at SAGE.

FAMILY:  A partner and a 3 year old son called Stanley.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  You might find me wallowing in water: swimming pools or baths.

PET PEEVES:  Being told what to do.

PHILOSOPHY:  Try not to tell others what to do.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Launching my first product at Macmillan: ScholarlyStats and then launching my first product at SAGE: SAGE Research Methods.

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  Inspiring other women to aim high and have an even greater positive impact on the lives of the people around us.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  In the throes of transformational business model change, whilst still driven by a belief that education and research are critical for a healthy society and a desire to to improve pedagogy and research impact utilizing the new technologies available to us.

Rebekah Shaw

Rebekah Shaw

Market Research Analyst
SAGE Publishing
2600 Virginia Ave NW Ste 600|
Washington, D.C.  20037
Phone:  (805) 338-7183

BORN AND LIVED:  Grew up in South Central Pennsylvania and have since lived in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  Running and baking, I believe in finding a balanced life.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Wheel of Time and anything by Erik Larson. 

PHILOSOPHY:  Life is far more complex than our surface level assessments, and it’s full of shades of gray.  This is what attracts me to doing research; recognizing that how one person sees the world is different from another and a desire to understand and reconcile my understanding of those differences.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  I expect that we will continue to make progress, but I’m skeptical that it will happen as fast as headlines suggest.  I don’t anticipate radical change because technology was the radical change.  I think we’ll be fine-tuning how we manage that over the next 5 years and in 2025 we’ll have polished technology suite supporting the library.  It might be like looking back at a late 90’s or early 2000’s website today.

Snunith Shoham

Snunith Shoham

Professor
Bar Ilan University, Department of Information Science
Ramat Gan, Israel
Phone:  + 972 – 52-6554489
Fax:  +972-8-9716875
[email protected]

BORN AND LIVED:  Israel

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  PhD from the School of Information Studies and Librarianship, University of California, Berkeley (1982).  Since then, Senior lecturer and professor at the Department of Information Science, Bar Ilan University, Israel.

Have published 3 books and about 100 articles.

Chair, Board of Directors, The Israeli Center for Libraries (since 2009).

FAMILY:  Married + 4.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  Reading.  Spend time with my family – spouse, 4 children and 16 grandchildren. 

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Hebrew books.

PET PEEVES:  Cats.

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  Head of the Department of Information Science, Bar Ilan University (1998-2005).

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  To continue my research projects and publishing of articles.

Kiren Shoman

Kiren Shoman

VP, Pedagogy
SAGE Publishing
1 Olivers Yard, 55 City Road
London, EC1Y 1SP
Phone:  020 7324 8500
https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/home

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Belize, live in the UK.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Kiren is responsible for SAGE London’s textbook and reference publishing, the strategic lead of SAGE Video, and SAGE lead on Talis.

Kiren holds an MA in Gender and Internal Development from Warwick University and a BA in Sociology with Development Studies from the University of Sussex.

Kiren can be followed on twitter at @KirenShoman.

IN MY SPARE TIME:  I love reading, swimming, and I wish I had a dog (but I don’t).

FAVORITE BOOKS:  The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje.

PET PEEVES:  Not having a pet.

PHILOSOPHY:  Stay calm.

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  The industry is having some exciting conversations, and I’m interested in seeing how it continues to change, particularly on the library side.  The continued and increasing engagement with technology, the changing appetite for libraries to engage more with learning and teaching resources, and also new content and software products offering value make this a fascinating space.

Jesse Stommel

Jesse Stommel

Digital Learning Fellow and Senior Lecturer of Digital Studies
University of Mary Washington
https://www.jessestommel.com
Twitter:  @Jessifer

BORN AND LIVED:  Born in Madison, WI, grew up in Colorado, and currently lives in Baltimore, MD.

EARLY LIFE:  Jesse grew up in a small town on the western slope of Colorado.  As a kid, he liked to read fantasy novels and jump on his trampoline.  He was in school theater from first through twelfth grade, was the editor of his high school newspaper and literary magazine, and his first job was at Taco Bell.  He’s lived in Wisconsin, Colorado, Georgia, Oregon, Virginia, and Maryland.  He’s visited 49 of the 50 states in the U.S., 5 Canadian provinces, 11 countries, and 5 continents.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER AND ACTIVITIES:  Jesse Stommel is a Digital Learning Fellow and Senior Lecturer of Digital Studies at University of Mary Washington.  He is co-founder of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Hybrid Pedagogy – an open-access journal of learning, teaching, and technology. He has a PhD from University of Colorado Boulder.  He is co-author of An Urgency of Teachers: the Work of Critical Digital Pedagogy

Jesse is a documentary filmmaker and teaches courses about pedagogy, film, and new media.  Jesse experiments relentlessly with learning interfaces, both digital and analog, and his research focuses on higher education pedagogy, critical digital pedagogy, and assessment.

FAMILY:  He’s got a rascal pup, Emily, two clever cats, Loki and Odin, and a badass daughter, Hazel.

FAVORITE BOOKS:  Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, Virginia Woolf’s The Waves, bell hooks’s Teaching to Transgress.

PHILOSOPHY:  This quote from Thomas P. Kasulis has appeared on the syllabi for every course he’s taught over the last 20 years: “A class is a process, an independent organism with its own goals and dynamics. It is always something more than even the most imaginative lesson plan can predict.” 

MOST MEMORABLE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT:  “I’ve been a bit of a workaholic for most of my life.  The truth is that I have mostly not seen a distinction between my personal and professional lives.  But that changed when my daughter was born three years ago.  Honestly, my biggest career achievement has been finding work/life balance, even just figuring out what work/life balance is.  That has meant deciding that Hazel, my relationship with her, and her future are more important than my career – deciding that being a dad really is my career.”

GOAL I HOPE TO ACHIEVE FIVE YEARS FROM NOW:  “My hope is that I can find more ways for my work to make real change in education, ways I can help secure a more sustainable future for public education, especially for my daughter (who will start kindergarten in two and a half years).  Ultimately, the goal of all my work is to valorize and celebrate the work of teachers and students in higher education (and across all levels of education).  That includes administrative work, research, writing, activism, and also teaching.  But as exciting as my career has been over the last 10 years, I find myself called back to the classroom.  While I’ve continued to teach in all of my administrative positions, I am hoping to have teaching (and writing about teaching) be increasingly more central to my work.” 

HOW/WHERE DO I SEE THE INDUSTRY IN FIVE YEARS:  “I am nervous about the future of education and the future of educational technology.  Over the years, I’ve watched more and more of our work outsourced to for-profit corporations.  I’ve watched the levels of bureaucracy at institutions obstruct our work.  I’ve watched the costs for students increase dramatically.  And as public education has been massively defunded by state and national governments, the work of teachers and students has become increasingly precarious.  My hope is that we will refocus on what we value most in public education – that we will find ways to come together across structural barriers – that we will see institutions invest more in supporting the work of teachers – that we will see increased public support for higher education students who are facing basic needs insecurity and enormous amounts of debt – that education will invest more in its humans than in its technologies – that higher education pedagogy will be acknowledged and celebrated as a discipline.  As nervous as I am about the current state of education, I am also hopeful.”

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VITAL INFORMATION:  RapidILL was acquired by Ex Libris June 2019 from the Colorado State University.

The RapidILL team are now part of the Ex Libris Resource Sharing Group and are working from a new office in Fort Collins, Colorado .

HISTORY AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR COMPANY/PUBLISHING PROGRAM:  RapidILL is a unique resource sharing system that was designed by the interlibrary loan staff at the Colorado State University Libraries.  Created in the wake of a 1997 flood that devastated CSU’s main library, RapidILL was conceived and developed by ILL staff as a way to provide fast, cost-effective article requesting and delivery through interlibrary loan.

RapidILL is built around groups of libraries, called “pods,” that are created to support peer or consortial resource sharing.  All Rapid participants belong to at least one pod, and most belong to more than one.  Participating libraries agree to peer-to-peer service commitments such as 24-hour turnaround time and reciprocal lending.  Rapid incorporates automatic processing, routing, and load-leveling to ensure fast, efficient service.

Today, RapidILL includes a suite of services that facilitate interlibrary lending, including articles, book chapters, returnables, and open access materials.  More than 340 libraries now participate in RapidILL, including libraries in the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge.  In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement.  Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries.  For more information, see our website at http://www.exlibrisgroup.com/ and join us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

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SAGE Washington, DC
2600 Virginia Ave NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20037  USA
Phone:  (202) 729-1800

SAGE Asia-Pacific
3 Church Street
#10-04 Samsung Hub
Singapore 049483
Phone:  65 6220 1800  •  Fax:  65 6438 1008

SAGE Toronto
77 Bloor St W #600
Toronto, ON M5S 2B4  Canada
Phone:  (416) 575-8667

SAGE London
1 Oliver’s Yard, 55 City Road
London, EC1Y1SP  UK
Phone: +44 (0) 207 324 8500  •  Fax: +44 (0) 207 324 8600

SAGE India
B-1/I-1, Mohan Cooperative Industrial Estate Mathura Road,
Post Bag 7, New Delhi 110 044 INDIA
Phone:  +91-11-4053 9222  •  Fax:  +91-11-4053 9234

SAGE Melbourne
Level 9, 2 Queen Street
Melbourne VIC 3000  Australia

AFFILIATED COMPANIES:  CQ Press:  www.cqpress.com

Adam Matthew:  http://www.amdigital.co.uk/

Corwin:  www.corwin.com

Learning Matters:  http://www.uk.sagepub.com/learningmatters/

Lean Library:  https://www.leanlibrary.com/

Talis:  https://talis.com/

OFFICERS:  Blaise R. Simqu, President & Chief Executive Officer;  Tracey A. Ozmina, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, US;  Chris Hickok, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer;  Stephen Barr, President of SAGE International;  Ziyad Marar, President of Global Publishing;  Karen Phillips, Senior Vice President, Global Learning Resources.

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS, ETC.:  SAGE Publishing has forged strong partnerships with societies and associations for more than 50 years, publishing on behalf of 380 societies in 2019. 

VITAL INFORMATION:  SAGE has been a privately owned company since its founding in 1965.  Our founder and executive chairman, Sara Miller McCune, has put in place an estate plan that guarantees our independence indefinitely.  After Sara’s lifetime, SAGE will become owned by a charitable trust which allows us to uphold our mission of supporting the dissemination of usable knowledge and educating a global community for the long-term.

KEY PRODUCTS AND SERVICES:  Journals, books, digital resources, courses, and technology solutions for researchers, instructors, students, and librarians.

CORE MARKETS/CLIENTELE:  Academic, educational, and professional markets.

NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES:  More than 1,900.

NUMBER OF BOOKS PUBLISHED ANNUALLY:  More than 900.

TOTAL NUMBER OF JOURNALS CURRENTLY PUBLISHED:  More than 1,000.

HISTORY AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF YOUR COMPANY/PUBLISHING PROGRAM:  Guided by an unwavering dedication to academia and an entrepreneurial spirit, the passionate and determined Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 just a few months shy of her 24th birthday with the help of her mentor and future husband George McCune.  The company’s name – SAGE – is derived from their names (SAra and GEorge).  From the start, the company was guided by Sara’s vision to allow scholars to disseminate quality research in their own voices, often breaking ground in new or emerging areas of study.

55 years later, SAGE remains an independent company that shares with librarians the belief that flourishing educational programs and engaged scholarship create healthy minds and healthy societies.  Our publishing program ranges across the social sciences, humanities, medicine, and engineering and includes journals, books, and digital products such as case studies, data, video, courses, and technology solutions for academic and professional markets.  We value working closely with librarians to achieve shared goals, including partnering on white papers and research projects to ensure that together we meet the changing needs of students, researchers, and instructors.

ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU THINK WOULD BE OF INTEREST TO OUR READERS?  In 2019, SAGE launched a new effort to improve the methods currently used to measure the impact of the social sciences and, ultimately, bring sustained attention to the value of these sciences.  While measurement of science impact has traditionally been synonymous with citation counts in academic journals, such metrics fail to capture the influence that research has on policy, practices, and the public.  And while the social and behavioral sciences are uniquely positioned to make this impact and thus benefit society, their true impact is often ignored or overlooked. 

The initiative launched with a new report entitled “The Latest Thinking About Metrics For Reseach Impact in the Social Sciences,” based on a workshop SAGE convened at Google’s main campus.  Since then, SAGE has launched an annual Impact in Action Writing Contest;  a quarterly newsletter that collates topics for discussion, news, and articles;  and a microsite spotlighting research geared towards real-world change.  The company also continues to support groups that advocate for social and behavioral science funding.  Those interested in engaging in the social science impact debate can do so at socialsciencespace.com/impact or on social media using #SocialScienceImpact.

LIBRARY PROFILES ENCOURAGED

Colorado State University Libraries

1201 Center Avenue Mall
Dept. 1019, CSU
Fort Collins, CO  80523
Phone:  (970) 491-1841
http://lib.colostate.edu

BACKGROUND/HISTORY:  CSU Libraries has been an integral part of the University since its inception, providing critical information access to faculty and researchers.  Morgan Library is the third inception of a Library Building and underwent a major renovation into an Information Commons about a decade ago.  It is the most important academic building on campus for students studying and accessing information.

NUMBER OF STAFF AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  About 30 faculty, 100 total staff, and numerous student employees.

OVERALL LIBRARY BUDGET:  About $18 million annually.

TYPES OF MATERIALS YOU BUY (EBOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, DVDS, VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES, DATABASES, OTHER):  All of the above, except for textbooks, as well as print books and access to online and some print journals.  The Collections budget is about $8 million annually.

WHAT TECHNOLOGIES DOES YOUR LIBRARY USE TO SERVE MOBILE USERS?  Responsive web pages as well as Ex Libris’ CampusM mobile platform.

DOES YOUR LIBRARY HAVE AN ILS OR ARE YOU PART OF A COLLABORATIVE ILS?  We run the open source Dspace digital repository for CSU and seven other institutions as a shared service.

DO YOU HAVE A DISCOVERY SYSTEM?  We operate Ex Libris’ Primo Discovery System.

DOES YOUR LIBRARY HAVE A COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT OR SIMILAR DEPARTMENT?  Yes, there is a unit with primary responsibility for collections, but all of the Library faculty are involved in managing our collections.

IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET AND WHAT TYPES OF MATERIALS ARE YOU PURCHASING?  PRINT OR ELECTRONIC OR BOTH?  The collections budget is about $8 million annually.  We purchase very little print anymore.  The majority of the collections’ budget is used to purchase access to online databases and journals (leased).

WHAT PROPORTION OF YOUR MATERIALS ARE LEASED AND NOT OWNED?  More than 90% of our purchases is for leasing.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR LIBRARY WILL BE LIKE IN FIVE YEARS?  Much the same as it is today, with incremental shifts toward working more closely with faculty and researchers on access to more information, with smarter discovery services.

WHAT EXCITES OR FRIGHTENS YOU ABOUT THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?  Excites – working more closely with faculty on data management, data curation, and assisting faculty and researchers with access to, workflows, and preservation of their information.  Frightens – the unsustainable annual inflation rate, far exceeding the CPI, charged by journal and database vendors for maintaining access to the same content year after year, compounded by the need to purchase access to the ever-growing compendium of new journals and databases.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK OUR READERS SHOULD KNOW?  Not offhand.

CRAI Dulce Chacón – Universidad Europea de Madrid

Calle Tajo, s/n
28670 Villaviciosa de Odón, Madrid
Phone:  912 11 56 53
https://web-uem.bibliocrai.universidadeuropea.es

TYPES OF MATERIALS YOU BUY (EBOOKS, TEXTBOOKS, DVDS, VIDEO STREAMING SERVICES, DATABASES, OTHER):  Journals, Ejournals, books, eBooks, textbooks, DVDs, databases.

WHAT TECHNOLOGIES DOES YOUR LIBRARY USE TO SERVE MOBILE USERS?  ILS: Koha.  Discovery layer: EDS (EBSCO Discovery System).  CMS: Joomla with several integrations (forms, booking systems, events, calendars, etc.).  LMS: BlackBoard with Collaborate (virtual classroom for remote – and mobile- users).  Ask a librarian: in realtime (H3LP).  Users can also ask to Hipatia anytime, our chatbot agent (Chatcompose).

DOES YOUR LIBRARY HAVE AN ILS OR ARE YOU PART OF A COLLABORATIVE ILS?  We run ILS Koha since 2018. 

DO YOU HAVE A DISCOVERY SYSTEM?  We have EBSCO Discovery Services 

DOES YOUR LIBRARY HAVE A COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT OR SIMILAR DEPARTMENT?  No, we don´t have an specific deparment for that, we make decisions about collection development with a business intelligence system based on Microsoft Power BI and the experience of our Head Director and coordinators.

IF SO, WHAT IS YOUR BUDGET AND WHAT TYPES OF MATERIALS ARE YOU PURCHASING?  PRINT OR ELECTRONIC OR BOTH?  4/5 books purchased in digital format.  99% subscriptions of serials are digital.  30 specialized databases, most of them with fulltext.

WHAT PROPORTION OF YOUR MATERIALS ARE LEASED AND NOT OWNED?  All materials are owned, except databases.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR LIBRARY WILL BE LIKE IN FIVE YEARS?  More technological and digital than nowadays.

WHAT EXCITES OR FRIGHTENS YOU ABOUT THE NEXT FIVE YEARS?  We are really excited about Open Source, Open Access, technology integrations.

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