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February 7, 2018

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) The Trustees of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have elected Elizabeth Alexander to be the Foundation’s next President, effective March 2018. Alexander will succeed Earl Lewis, who has served as President since 2013.

February 6, 2018

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonny Dulfo to Vice President of Metadata Services. Sonny has been working with special and academic libraries since 1996. He most recently served for six years as library director for The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. His vast experience has also included serving as bibliographic services department head, cataloging librarian, and technical specialist

February 5, 2018

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Rich Belanger as senior vice president and general manager of its Books business unit. Roger Valade has been promoted to Chief Technology Officer. Kevin Sayar, co-founder of ebrary and leader of the ProQuest Books team since 2011, is taking on an advisory role where his expertise will continue to help ProQuest’s Books business grow and thrive.

January 15, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Tom Jacobson as Vice President, Executive Library Advocate and Strategist, a role that will support both consortia and library partners.

January 11, 2018

(LAC Group) LAC Group Chief Executive Officer and founder Deborah Schwarz has named Robert Corrao as the organization's next CEO. Schwarz who started the company in 1986 and grew it from a one-person consultancy into an information management firm employing nearly 400 employees in the U.S. and U.K. will become the firm's Chief Strategy Officer, a newly created position.

January 9, 2018

(EBSCO Industries) EBSCO Industries announced that Ryan Loy is joining the company as Chief Information Officer, and will be reporting to David Walker, President and Chief Executive Officer. Loy comes to EBSCO from ADTRAN where he was CIO.

(Association of Research Libraries) The Association of Research Libraries Board of Directors has appointed Mary Lee Kennedy executive director of the Association, effective April 1, 2018. Kennedy is currently principal of the Kennedy Group, where she partners with organizations to empower local and global communities to create and use knowledge that enhances lives.

December 18, 2017

(EnvisionWare) EnvisionWare, a leading provider of self-service and library efficiency solutions, announced today that Sue Cashmark has joined the Company as Sales Consultant, Circulation Solutions for the Northeast region.

December 14, 2017

(Equinox Open Library Initiative) Equinox announced the latest addition to their expert team, Jason Goodson, as Sales Executive.

December 12, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health, the provider of evidence-based clinical resource tools including DynaMed Plus® and Dynamic Health™, has appointed Eileen Yoshida, BScPhm, MBA, as Deputy Editor, Medication and Clinical Informatics. Yoshida brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in clinical informatics, EHR implementation, healthcare consulting and clinical pharmacy, and is a published author and speaker on clinical decision support.

December 4, 2017

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced that President and CEO Ray A. Griffith will retire from the company at the end of the current fiscal year in March 2018. The Board has appointed former Sodexo executive Patrick E. Connolly to succeed Griffith as President and CEO, effective January 2, 2018.

December 1, 2017

(King County Library System) The King County Library System (KCLS) Board of Trustees has selected Lisa G. Rosenblum as the KCLS Library Director following a comprehensive nationwide search.

November 20, 2017

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces today announced the appointment of Amy Hayes as Senior Vice President of Marketing. Hayes is responsible for leading the company’s corporate and product marketing, brand strategy, and global communications.

November 1, 2017

(Digital Public Library of America) The Digital Public Library of America announced that John S. Bracken has been selected to be the next Executive Director of DPLA, beginning December 4, 2017. A demonstrated leader in the field of digital innovation with nearly two decades of experience at philanthropic foundations, Bracken will lead DPLA in its next chapter of development, as the organization embarks upon its fifth year of operation.

October 25, 2017

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic announced the recent hire of Nicole Johnson and David Degrandchamp, who in October, joined the Tech Logic team as Senior Solutions Specialists for the Northeast U.S. and eastern Canadian territories, and North Central U.S. and central Canadian territories respectively.

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