Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

December 1, 2021

Clarivate Clarivate announces change in executive leadership. Clarivate announced a change to our executive leadership team. Clarivate Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Richard Hanks is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Jonathan Collins, who is currently Executive Vice President and CFO of Dana Incorporated. Collins will be joining Clarivate effective Dec. 16 as Executive Vice President and CFO. Hanks will remain with Clarivate until April 1 to support the CFO transition. [Full Announcement].

November 24, 2021

TIND TIND Appoints Matt Hall as VP of Business Development. TIND, a spin off from CERN specializing in innovative library software solutions, announced that Matt Hall has joined their expanding team as VP of Business Development. In this role, Hall will be responsible for building out TIND's global sales program and team. [Full Announcement].

November 15, 2021

OCLC Debbie Schachter, Janet Walls take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. Debbie Schachter, Director of Library Services and Learning Commons, Langara College, and Janet Walls, President of Delta Blvd, a leadership consulting and executive coaching organization, took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board's regular November meeting. [Full Announcement].

October 27, 2021

Overdrive Kanopy appoints Jason Tyrrell as General Manager. Kanopy, the company dedicated to providing access to high-quality films that inspire, entertain, and educate, today announced that Kanopy's Vice President of Content, Jason Tyrrell, will take the helm as the company's General Manager. Tyrrell's promotion commences as Kanopy prepares for rapid growth in light of its acquisition by OverDrive in July 2021. Former Kanopy CEO Kevin Sayar will remain with the company as an advisor through the end of the year. [Full Announcement].

October 25, 2021

Solus Solus expands its North American staff with Andrew Johnson appointment. Solus has appointed Andrew Johnson as Director of Customer Engagement for its North American operations. Andrew Johnson will initially lead the company's new foray into Library Events & Room Booking with its new, next generation eb#1 platform offering. The platform was extensively developed over a multi-year period in Australia and is being brought to the US and Canadian marketplace. Johnson will assist in the marketing and sales-to-implementation go-live process initially. [Full Announcement].

October 18, 2021

Clarivate Clarivate names Tiffani Shaw as Chief of Staff. Clarivate, a global leader in providing trusted information and insights to accelerate the pace of innovation, announced the appointment of Tiffani Shaw as Chief of Staff reporting to Jerre Stead, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Clarivate. In this newly created role, Shaw will plan and direct administrative activities for the office of the CEO and be a member of the Executive Leadership Team. She will join Clarivate on November 1. [Full Announcement].

October 13, 2021

Patron Point Douglass augments Patron Point in library implementation role. Patron Point announced that Lauren Douglass has joined the Patron Point organization in the newly created role of Data and Implementation Support Training Specialist. [Full Announcement].

October 8, 2021

BioOne BioOne announces Lauren Kane as next President and CEO. The BioOne Board of Directors has appointed Lauren Kane as the next President/CEO of BioOne, beginning January 1, 2022. She succeeds Susan Skomal, Ph.D. who has announced her retirement after 16 years at BioOne's helm. [Full Announcement].

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].

July 8, 2021

EBSCO Industries EBSCO appoints new Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer. Beginning August 15, David Hobbs will join EBSCO as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer. [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].