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Deborah Harman and John Shawler Join Credo Reference

Press Release: Credo Reference [September 21, 2011]

Boston and Oxford – Credo Reference, the award-winning online reference service, is pleased to announce the addition of Deborah Harman in the United Kingdom and John Shawler in the United States. The twin hires support the company's growth trend that has seen the size of the company's staff double in the past twelve months.

John Shawler brings a unique and valuable skillset to Credo Reference, with experience in education, technology, and library science. John has taught in public schools in Maryland, Virginia, South Korea and Thailand and worked for Apple Computer. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Ohio University and a Master's Degree in Electronic and Digital Library Management from The University of Sheffield.

In his role as Solutions Analyst, John will focus on helping Credo Reference libraries fulfill their strategies for overall improvement in the quality of research, information literacy, user satisfaction, and faculty engagement. "I'm very excited to be working in such a key area of responsibility during this exciting time at Credo Reference."

Deborah Harman comes to Credo Reference with vast experience in academic publishing in the UK having worked with top publishers and service providers in the industry. She joins Credo as International Sales Manager, and will be working with UK academic libraries as well as libraries globally. "I'm so pleased to be concentrating my efforts and time with Credo Reference at such an exciting time of growth," commented Deborah.

Both John and Deborah join the team led by Carol Helton, Credo's VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Helton said "The addition of Deborah and John to our team increases the breadth and depth of skills we value most in the Credo Reference family. They will both play key roles as we grow into our vision of being a strategic partner to help libraries take advantage of the opportunities that arise from the evolving teaching and learning environment."

Deborah Harman is based in Credo's Oxford, UK office and John Shawler is based in the Boston, US office.

Credo Reference has been offering completely customizable, "best-in-class" reference collections for libraries since 2002. With its unique cross-referencing technology, Credo's General Reference service empowers librarians and effortlessly delivers authoritative answers to millions of researchers worldwide. Credo now offers Publisher and Subject Collections which offer libraries deep reference content from highly-regarded publishers. For more, visit and

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Publication Year:2011
Type of Material:Press Release
Language English
Issue:September 21, 2011
Publisher:Credo Reference
Company: Credo Reference
Subject: Executive appointments
Record Number:16064
Last Update:2022-09-12 04:51:41
Date Created:2011-09-21 17:54:04