Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

September 20, 2021

Crowley Company The Crowley Company adds, promotes personnel to support growth. Despite the challenges brought about by a worldwide pandemic, The Crowley Company (Crowley), a commercial digitization products and digitization services firm headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, has hired and promoted staff to accommodate growth in all divisions. [Full Announcement].

September 19, 2021

Wiley, Inc.. Wiley Names Jay Flynn as Head of Research. Wiley, a global leader in research and education, announced that Jay Flynn has been named Executive Vice President of Wiley Research, succeeding Judy Verses. Flynn will report directly to Wiley President & CEO Brian Napack and oversee the company's fast-growing research business. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2021

Library of Congress Library of Congress names New IT leadership. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has appointed Judith Conklin as the chief information officer of the Library of Congress and John Rutledge the deputy chief information officer. The two executives will serve as the Library's senior information technology experts, ensuring technology operations are aligned with the Library's strategic plan. Conklin will also serve as the primary adviser to the Librarian of Congress on all technology matters and as a voting member on the Library's Executive Committee. [Full Announcement].

September 1, 2021

Patron Point Stewart joins Patron Point in library community engagement role. Patron Point announced that Kathy Stewart, MLIS, is joining the Patron Point organization in the newly created role of Library Relations Manager. Stewart brings more than 14 years of experience first as a public librarian. [Full Announcement].

August 5, 2021

Follett Follett promotes Linda Semmler to VP of Publisher Relations, Content, and Book Fair Merchandising. Linda Semmler has been promoted to vice president of publisher relations and content & book fair merchandising for Follett School Solutions, the company announced today. With 25 years of experience, Semmler most recently served as vice president of product & merchandising for Book Fairs and eFairs for Follett. [Full Announcement].

August 3, 2021

Clarivate Clarivate announces changes to executive leadership team and adds Chief Revenue Officer. Clarivate announced important changes to its senior leadership team and welcomed two new executives to the company. Steen Lomholt-Thomsen will join on August 2 in the newly created position of Chief Revenue Officer and Jaspal (Jas) Chahal joins as Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel. Gordon Samson, currently Clarivate head of APAC, will step into the role of President, IP Group effective immediately. Steve Hartman, General Counsel and Head of Corporate Development, and Jeff Roy, President, IP Group have stepped down to pursue opportunities outside Clarivate. [Full Announcement].

July 13, 2021

Preservica Alaine Behler Joins Preservica as VP of Marketing for North America. Preservica announced Alaine Behler as VP of Marketing for North America, with responsibilities including go-to-market (GTM) strategies and Demand Generation for the North American region. This role expands the leadership team to increase the focus to the North American Market, building on momentum created by a 400% growth in users over a three-month span following the launch of our freemium/PLG offering. [Full Announcement].

June 16, 2021

TIND TIND appoints librarian and digital software expert Andrew French as VP Product Management. TIND, a spin off from CERN specializing in library software solutions, today announced that it is continuing to expand its team with the appointment of Andrew French as VP Product Management. French brings more than a decade of library technology and archive experience since graduating from the Simmons College Library and Information Science & Archives Management Program. [Full Announcement].

June 2, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions welcomes Morgan Daigneault to the Aspen Discovery Team. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open-Source library technology support, announced today that Morgan Daigneault has joined Aspen Discovery, ByWater Solutions Team as an Aspen Implementation Specialist. [Full Announcement].

May 25, 2021

Elm Street Technology. Elm Street Technology welcomes new Chairman of the board and expands Senior Leadership Team. Elm Street Technology, a leading provider of residential real estate technology and digital marketing solutions, is proud to announce the addition of several strategic leadership and governance roles to its executive team and Board of Directors. Appointments include James Tallman as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Robyne Gaudreau as Chief Financial Officer and Madison Davis Kelly as Executive Vice President of M&A. [Full Announcement].

April 16, 2021

OrangeBoy OrangeBoy welcomes new Client Engagement Manager, Hilda Ringel. OrangeBoy, Inc., the industry leader in helping libraries engage, empower and support their communities, announced the addition of Hilda Ringel. As Client Engagement Manager, Hilda will support our growing Savannah community. Her passion for libraries and extensive marketing experience will be an asset to our current and future clients. [Full Announcement].

March 8, 2021

Center for Research Libraries. Thomas Padilla Named Director of Information Systems and Technology Strategy at the Center for Research Libraries. The Center for Research Libraries announced that Thomas Padilla, currently Interim Head of Knowledge Production at the University of Nevada Las Vega has been named the new Director of Information Systems and Technology Strategy at the Center for Research Libraries. At CRL, Padilla will lead CRL's overall technology strategy and guide the work of CRL's Metadata and Discovery Enhancement and Information Systems departments. He will work with the CRL community to build, steward, and disseminate research collections in line with CRL's organizational values of diversity, inclusivity, and equity. [Full Announcement].

March 1, 2021

CLOCKSS. CLOCKSS names new Executive Director. CLOCKSS, the long-term digital preservation service for scholarly communications, announced that Alicia Wise will be its new Executive Director, taking over from Craig Van Dyck, who retires in May. [Full Announcement].

February 24, 2021

Open Library Foundation Elizabeth German joins The Open Library Foundation as Senior Program Officer. he Open Library Foundation has named Elizabeth German to the role of Senior Program Officer. German is an associate professor and the service design librarian at Texas A&M University and will work with the Foundation's Board to support Foundation operations and strategic initiatives. [Full Announcement].

February 17, 2021

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions welcomes Bill Kessler as Aspen Discovery sales consultant. ByWater Solutions, an open-source community contributor and America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced that Bill Kessler Burnett has joined ByWater Solutions as an Aspen Discovery Sales Consultant. [Full Announcement].

Ingram Content Group Ingram Content Group VP Sales and Acquisitions to Retire. After 45 years of dedicated service in the publishing industry, Matty Goldberg, Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions with Ingram Content Group, is retiring at the end of March 2021. [Full Announcement].

February 15, 2021

Open Library Foundation The Open Library Foundation names new Board President and two new board members. The Open Library Foundation, which enables the development, accessibility and sustainability of open source projects for and by libraries, is making changes to its Board. Tom Cramer, the Associate University Librarian and Director of Digital Library Systems and Services at Stanford University will replace David Carlson as Board President. Carlson, Dean of Libraries at Texas A&M University, will maintain his seat on the Board. The Board is also welcoming Chris Keene and Paula Sullenger. [Full Announcement].

January 19, 2021

Clarivate Clarivate announces change to Board of Directors. Clarivate announced that Karen G. Mills, a member of the board of directors, has informed the Company of her decision to step down from the board to spend time on other endeavors. With Ms. Mills' departure, the Clarivate Board will consist of 11 members. [Full Announcement].

December 16, 2020

Library of Congress Library of Congress appoints new Chief of Research and Reference Services. The Library of Congress has appointed Dennis Clark as chief of Research and Reference Services. Clark brings more than 22 years' experience as an administrator and librarian to the Library, where he will lead public research services, onsite and online user engagement and the development of the majority of the 30 million items in the Library's General Collections. [Full Announcement].

December 3, 2020

Patron Point Patron Point expands support organization with Conner appointment. Patron Point announced the appointment of Kellie Conner who joins the company's support organization as Implementation Manager. Previous to joining Patron Point, Conner was Product Owner at Innovative Interfaces where she was responsible for product management of the Polaris ILS. Previous to that role, Conner was Manager, Customer Support at Polaris Library Systems. [Full Announcement].