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May 10, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce that Chad Cluff has been appointed as Vice President of Sales and Customer Care. Chad will be directing a dedicated team of account representatives. The sales team works with clients to develop customized solutions for cataloging, metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services.

May 8, 2019

(EBSCO Information Services) EBSCO Information Services announced the hiring of Patricia Carroll as Senior Vice President of Human Resources (HR). Carroll brings extensive experience in HR to EBSCO and will be responsible for HR strategy on a global level.

May 7, 2019

(Institute of Museum and Library Services) The Institute of Museum and Library Services has appointed Cynthia Landrum as the agency's new Deputy Director of the Office of Library Services. Landrum, a leader in the field with two decades of experience in public libraries, comes to IMLS from Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, where she served as CEO-Director.

May 6, 2019

(Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) Innovative, a leading provider of library software, today announced its board of directors has appointed Shaheen Javadizadeh as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Jim Tallman is appointed to the role of executive chairman. Javadizadeh has been with Innovative for three years and previously served as the executive vice president of global sales and marketing.

April 9, 2019

(ProQuest) ProQuest, a leader in educational technology, has named Marian Roberge as its new Senior Vice President of Global Human Resources. Ms. Roberge will oversee organizational development, talent acquisition, total rewards, talent management and development, and employee experience for the company, whose employees are based in nearly 40 countries around the world.

April 1, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works ( is pleased to announce that Moy McIntosh has been appointed as Southeast account representative working with clients to develop solutions related to Backstage’s extensive line of services: cataloging and metadata, digitization, microfilm, record upgrades, authority control, data conversion, reclassification, and on-site services

March 20, 2019

(Onit) Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and operational business process automation, today announced that it appointed Chris Fields as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Co-founder Eric Smith previously held this role and will now transition to the role of Chief Operating Officer and Chief Security Officer. This new addition adds another industry veteran from the legal technology space to the company’s executive management team.

March 16, 2019

(Turnitin) Turnitin announced two executive appointments to strengthen Turnitin's leadership team as it widens its product offering and expands globally. Marc Daubach, formerly corporate vice president and general manager of Europe for Ex Libris Group, is joining Turnitin as corporate vice president of international. Ron Park, an experienced Silicon Valley technology executive, will serve as chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering and operations.

March 6, 2019

(Andrew W. Mellon Foundation) Kathryn Hall will succeed Danielle S. Allen as the Chair of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation's Board of Trustees, the Foundation announced today. Allen announced her retirement after eleven years of service, the last four as Chair. The Foundation also announced the election of museum director Thelma Golden and investor Joshua S. Friedman to the Board of Trustees

February 19, 2019

(Backstage Library Works) Backstage Library Works announced that Thomas Forsythe has been appointed as Northeast account representative for the sales team representing cataloging, digitization, microfilm, authority control, reclassification, data conversion and on-site services

January 29, 2019

(Elsevier) Elsevier, the information analytics business specializing in science and health, today announced Kumsal Bayazit has been appointed Chief Executive Officer effective February 15, 2019.

January 28, 2019

(Crowley Company) The Crowley Company announces that Patrick (Pat) Crowley has assumed the office of president following the passing of his brother and former co-owner and president, Christopher (Chris) Crowley this past December.

January 22, 2019

(ByWater Solutions) ByWater Solutions announced the promotion of Joy Nelson to President, Koha Division. Joy started with ByWater Solutions in July 2011 as a Migration Specialist, managing our migration process from start to finish. In February of 2013 she was promoted to the Director of Migrations where she designed a complete process for the migration team ensuring a smooth migration for all partners. In September of 2017 Joy was promoted to Vice President of Implementations where she utilized her leadership skills to unify the migration and education teams to become strong unit.

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic announced that Jeff McDaniel has joined the company as a Senior Solutions Specialist for the Southeast U.S. region. Most recently McDaniel served as Vice President of International Business Development and Customized Library Services for Baker & Taylor. He will provide consultative services for libraries to implement Tech Logic solutions.

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.

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