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September 7, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) The Association of Research Libraries has entered into a partnership with EBSCO Information Services in support of internships for ARL’s flagship diversity recruitment program, the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce. Practical field experience is uniformly seen as one of the most valuable components of ARL’s other diversity recruitment programs and is an absolute necessity for graduates attempting to enter a competitive job market.

September 6, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Industries announced that Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer David Walker has been promoted to to Chief Executive Officer. Walker succeeded Tim Collins, who will remain with the company as President of EBSCO Information Services. Collins assumed the role in July 2014.

August 16, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 EBSCO Charleston Conference scholarship. Sponsored by EBSCO Information Services, the scholarship grants up to $1,000 for the winner to register for the Charleston Conference, as well as other expenses related to attending the conference.

July 21, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms. Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally.

July 17, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) GOBI Library Solutions is now an approved supplier of print and e-books for Higher Education, Further Education and Specialist Libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, through the National Joint Consortia Framework Agreement. This supply framework will last for a minimum period of two years. In addition to being awarded status as a print book provider on the framework, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO was ranked highly against each criterion for their provision of e-books (including PDA/DDA and Publisher-Direct).

June 26, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services and the Graphic Novel Committee of the Children’s Book Council today announced The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, as the 2017 recipient of the first annual SEE-IT Award. The SEE-IT Award recognizes outstanding achievements of authors and illustrators in youth graphic novels.

June 25, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced initial winners of its inaugural EBSCO FOLIO Innovation Challenge. The grant program is awarding a total of $100,000 in grants to libraries to develop innovative technology solutions that address the challenges academic libraries face. Winning proposals came from Villanova University, which aims to develop the integration of VuFind with FOLIO, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, which looks to integrate their hardware circulation module with FOLIO.

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services is awarding its 2017 EBSCO Solar grant to the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens, Georgia and The Indian Trails Public Library in Wheeling, Illinois. The grants will provide each library with $100,000 to pay for the installation of a solar array. The grant offsets the cost of installing solar panels and allows libraries to reduce their electricity expenditures.

June 14, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has expanded its Analytics and Assessment team, hiring John McDonald as Director of Product Management. In this role, McDonald will work with libraries to provide advanced decision-making support and intelligence.

June 6, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) The American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services are making it easier for seven librarians to attend the ALA Annual Conference after winning EBSCO-ALA scholarships. Each scholarship provides up to $1,000 to help defray the cost of travel and other expenses to the conference taking place in Chicago on June 22-27.

May 22, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) Accel5, a new micro-learning solution designed to help time-strapped employees strengthen soft skills, is now available from EBSCO Corporate Solutions, a division of EBSCO Information Services. Accel5 supports continuous, self-directed learning by providing best practices from leading business authors, coaches and executives.

May 16, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has self-certified under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The Privacy Shield Framework replaces the earlier U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Framework that was invalidated in October of 2015. It is intended to provide a reliable mechanism for companies to transfer personal data from the EU to the US while retaining adequate protections and safeguards and providing transparency related to the information collected. It also builds in accountability for data transfers and mechanisms for dispute resolution.

April 19, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Health, a division of EBSCO Information Services and the creator of DynaMed Plus, has entered into a licensing arrangement with Dartmouth College and the founders of the Option Grid™ Collaborative to advance evidence-based shared decision making. With this new collaboration, EBSCO Health will combine methodologies utilized at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) at the Geisel School of Medicine with EBSCO Health’s expertise in evidence-based medicine to develop a multitude of new patient decision aids to be distributed under the Option Grid trademark.

April 12, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) Emerald Publishing is pleased to have partnered with EBSCO Information Services on developing the new database, EDS Emerald Insight which will enhance the discovery of Emerald content within EBSCO Discovery Service.

March 28, 2017

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services has welcomed Holley Dumble as Vice President over-seeing universities, TAFEs, hospitals, corporations, government, state libraries, public libraries and schools in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Micronesia and Fiji. Ms. Dumble will lead teams in these regions, and bring her experience to further enhance the value that EBSCO brings to customers in the territory.

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