Duncan Smith and Roger Rohweder, founders of the reader advisory service NoveList, have announced their retirement from their roles at EBSCO Information Services effective June 2018. The NoveList service was initially conceived in 1990 by librarian Duncan Smith who was involved with the continuing education services for librarians in North Carolina. Roger Rohweder and John Strickler led the development of NoveList, initially released in 1991. The product was acquired in 1994 by the Carl Corporation, which sold it to EBSCO Publishing in 1999. Duncan Smith has served as the General Manager and Product Manager for the NoveList division of EBSCO since its acquisition. Following his retirement, Smith will continue involvement with EBSCO as its Chief Strategist, Public Libraries.
EBSCO has promoted Danielle Borasky to the level of Vice President, including leadership for NoveList. Borasky joined the NoveList team at EBSCO in 2011. Prior to her work for EBSCO, she was Associate Director for Information and Library Services at the University of North Carolina Institute on Aging.
[Sources include: Cassi Hall, “A Look Back with Duncan Smith,” NoveList – The Latest, March 10, 2017, https:// www.ebscohost.com/novelist-the-latest/blog-article/a-look -back-with-duncan-smith.]