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January 9, 2019

(LAC Group) LAC Group has hired legal industry tech expert, blogger and business strategist Ron Friedmann to fill the newly created executive role of chief knowledge and information officer. Friedmann, working from Arlington, Va., will report to chief executive officer Rob Corrao and lead the firm's technology initiatives, specifically understanding clients' business and technology needs and developing strategic solutions for customers.

December 18, 2018

(OCLC) Bart Murphy, an innovative technology leader with significant application development and infrastructure management experience, has been named Chief Technology and Information Officer of OCLC.

December 17, 2018

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative Interfaces announced the appointment of Joe McMorris as Global Chief Information Officer. Committed to providing the industry’s highest technical and security standards, Innovative has designated McMorris to support and extend Innovative services offerings for security, hosting, monitoring, disaster recovery, compliance and managed services for libraries across 66 countries. Prior to joining Innovative, McMorris served as CIO at Wolters Kluwer overseeing cloud hosting and database operations for the Governance, Risk and Compliance.

December 5, 2018

(Third Chapter Partners) Patron Point, the first of its kind marketing automation platform for public libraries, announced the appointment of Ian Downie as Partner. The appointment comes on the back of a very strong year in which the company doubled in size.

November 13, 2018

(OCLC) Two new members took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during their November meeting: Craig Anderson, University Librarian, Deakin University, Australia; and Sarah E. Thomas, Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian, and Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

November 7, 2018

(Overdrive) Rakuten OverDrive has appointed Paul Davighi as its UK Country Manager. This newly created role establishes a new OverDrive presence in the UK to further the company’s commitment to working closely with and supporting UK institutions’ growth and success.

September 26, 2018

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca announced today that Matthew Bellamy will be transitioning from his role as Chief Commercial Officer to President Americas, where he will lead the bibliotheca organization in the United States, Canada, and Brazil, as well as the Partners business for Latin and South America.

September 24, 2018

(Copyright Clearance Center) Copyright Clearance Center announced the appointment of Jill Shuman as Director of Product Engagement. In this role, Shuman will focus on customer engagement and development of products and services that meet their emerging needs.

September 21, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram announces the addition of Steve Marshall to the Information Technology team. In his new role as VP, IT Services, he will focus on process and support improvements to deliver on key priorities in Ingram’s services organization such as standardization, simplification and improving systems stability.

August 28, 2018

(Lyrasis) LYRASIS announced that James English will be joining LYRASIS as the Product Development Strategist for Library Simplified/SimplyE, signalling the organization's ongoing commitment to supporting public libraries and creating a strong open source community. Library Simplified is an open source eReading platform initially developed by The New York Public Library with funding from the the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help libraries manage eBook collections, boost circulation and improve access to books to encourage reading and literacy. SimplyE is the mobile application that gives users one-click access to their library's eBook catalog with just a library card through the Library Simplified middleware platform, simplifying a user's ability to securely and privately connect with their library.

August 2, 2018

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic Corporation announced that Tracie Hanson has been named General Manager.

July 31, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Lori Dunbar has been named Vice President, Application Services for Ingram Content Group. In her role, Lori will lead the Business Intelligence, Integration Services, Product Systems and Application Development teams. Like the leaders of these teams, she will partner closely with our businesses to ensure alignment with ICG’s strategy.

July 24, 2018

(Ingram Content Group) Ingram Content Group today announces promotions and new associates across its businesses.

June 22, 2018

(The Library Corporation) he Library Corporation is pleased to announce the hire of Monique Sendze as Director of Technology Strategy. Sendze joins the TLC and CARL.X team with formidable library and technology experience, operating in the industry for nearly 20 years.

June 19, 2018

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced the promotion of Lara Henry to Vice President of Metadata Services.

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