Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

May 13, 2024

De Gruyter Manuela Gerlof and Maurits van den Boogert become Chief Publishing Officers. Manuela Gerlof and Maurits van den Boogert have been appointed De Gruyter Brill's Chief Publishing Officers in a dual leadership role, joining the Management Board. They will replace Jasmin Lange, who has decided to leave De Gruyter Brill. [Full Announcement].

May 8, 2024

Taylor and Francis Penny Ladkin-Brand appointed Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis. Penny Ladkin-Brand joins the Informa Leadership Team as the Chief Executive of Taylor & Francis. She brings considerable growth-oriented leadership experience in specialist publishing, digital acceleration and the development of online platforms. Penny is currently Chief Financial and Strategy Officer at Future plc, having previously been Commercial Director at Autotrader Plc. Penny joined Future in 2015 and partnered with the CEO to grow the business tenfold into a specialist media platform through a combination of organic and inorganic growth. Penny is also Chair of Next 15 Group Plc, the data-driven growth consultancy. [Full Announcement].

EveryLibrary EveryLibrary enhances Board with Gwen Camp, Nicole Paquette, and John Shableski joining Leadership Team. EveryLibrary announces the addition of three outstanding individuals to our Board of Directors: Gwen Camp, Executive Director of Team Democracy, Nicole Paquette, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Communities Foundation of Texas, and John Shableski, a respected leader in the publishing and library industries. These accomplished professionals bring a wide range of expertise but share a commitment to supporting libraries and advancing our mission. Erica Findley, one of our co-founders and the long-time Treasurer, is rolling off the board. [Full Announcement].

April 29, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Ian Walls as Head of Special Projects at ByWater Solutions. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announces the promotion of Ian Walls to Head of Special Projects. [Full Announcement].

April 24, 2024

Taylor and Francis Emily McElroy joins Taylor & Francis as Vice President of Academic Relations. Taylor & Francis has announced the appointment of Emily McElroy as VP of Academic Relations. In this newly created position, McElroy will deepen Taylor & Francis' partnerships with academic libraries and institutions across the Americas. McElroy was Dean of the McGoogan Health Sciences Library at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Associate Dean of Research and Health Sciences at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida. [Full Announcement].

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Elise Konya as Project Coordinator. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Open Source library technology support, announced the promotion of Elise Konya to Project Coordinator. [Full Announcement].

April 23, 2024

Elsevier Elsevier appoints Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy. Elsevier, a global leader in scientific information and analytics, announced today the appointment of Dr Kieran West MBE as Executive Vice President of Strategy, effective immediately. Most recently, he served as Strategy Director at Bupa Global and UK, a leading healthcare provider and insurer, where he was instrumental in shaping the company's strategic direction. Prior to his time at Bupa, he served as an Associate Partner at McKinsey, where he advised both domestic and global companies on achieving commercial success. He previously taught mathematics at King's College School, UK. His academic achievements include a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge, an MA in War Studies from King's College London, and a PGCE degree in Mathematics. [Full Announcement].

April 12, 2024

Center for Research Libraries President, Center for Research Libraries. CRL, the Center for Research Libraries, seeks a visionary and collaborative professional to be its next president. This is an opportunity to lead and grow one of the most visible and important organizations in the library field, at a consequential time for the profession. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the next president will develop and advance a strategic and sustainable vision for the organization. The President will ensure that CRL serves as a trusted and valuable source of materials, services, community facilitation, and thought leadership for the library field, at a moment rife with technological disruption, societal change, and financial pressure. [Full Announcement].

April 9, 2024

American Library Association Pun wins 2025-2026 ALA presidency. Raymond Pun, Academic and Research Librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education in California has been elected 2024-2025 president-elect of the American Library Association. [Full Announcement].

April 8, 2024

Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals CILIP appoints Louis Coiffait-Gunn as new CEO. The CILIP Board has appointed Louis Coiffait-Gunn as the charity's new CEO, and Louis will be starting in the new role on Wednesday 8th May 2024. [Full Announcement].

April 5, 2024

Axiell Axiell announces changes to board of directors. Axiell, the world's leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announces significant changes to its Board of Directors. Following the decision made at the Axiell Group Annual General Meeting on April 5, 2024, Joel Sommerfeldt, former President and CEO, assumes the role of Chairman of the Board. Mats Hentzel, the main owner and former Chairman, will continue as a board member, concentrating on matters related to ownership. [Full Announcement].

March 22, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions names Jordan Fields as Head of Aspen. ByWater Solutions, America's forefront provider of Koha support, is happy to announce the promotion of Jordan Fields to Head of Aspen. [Full Announcement].

March 21, 2024

Institute of Museum and Library Services Institute of Museum and Library Services announces Acting Director. The Institute of Museum and Library Services announced the appointment of Deputy Director for Library Services Cyndee Landrum as Acting Director, effective March 21, 2024. Ms. Landrum will assume the Acting Director role following the end of current Director Crosby Kemper's four-year term. Ms. Landrum will lead the agency until a new director is nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The IMLS directorship alternates between individuals selected from the museum and library fields. [Full Announcement].

March 13, 2024

BiblioCommons BiblioCommons welcomes Raena Morrison as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. BiblioCommons announced the appointment of Raena Morrison as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With over 20 years of experience building and scaling companies, Raena brings a wealth of knowledge and an impressive track record of success to BiblioCommons. She has experience establishing commercial organizations from scratch and inspiring existing teams to embrace bold new strategies for sales, account management, sales operations, and business development — making her the perfect fit for leading the BiblioCommons sales and marketing teams into the future. [Full Announcement].

March 5, 2024

ByWater Solutions ByWater Solutions welcomes Brian Pichman. ByWater Solutions announced that Brian Pichman has joined the ByWater Solutions team as the Head of Support. Brian Pichman, a forward-thinking technologist and champion for progress, breathes new life into libraries and educational institutions through his groundbreaking work across his careers. By seamlessly integrating state-of-the-art technology, fostering dynamic collaboration, and nurturing a culture of innovation, Brian masterfully transforms organizations into vibrant centers of creativity, knowledge-sharing, and community engagement that inspire lifelong learning. His unwavering commitment to reimagining the role of libraries and educational institutions in the modern world has a profound impact on communities, reshaping the way organizations operate and cementing his legacy as a transformative force for change in the world of education. [Full Announcement].

February 15, 2024

Unique Management Services Unique Management promotes Melissa Fenton to Director of Library Communication Services. Melissa Fenton, a veteran of the library industry, has been appointed Director of Library Communication Services at Unique Management. The new role will allow her to continue providing client libraries with the best service possible, while bringing added expertise to the growing MessageBee and Patron Service products from Unique. [Full Announcement].

February 13, 2024

American Institute of Physics Trevor Owens named as AIP's first Chief Research Officer. AIP announced the appointment of Trevor Owens as its first Chief Research Officer. Owens will lead AIP Research, a core element of the Institute's strategic transformation enabling AIP to leverage its work in statistical research, history, policy, culture, and its library and archives to bring thought leadership to the wider community. Prior to joining AIP, Owens was the director of Digital Services at the Library of Congress. Over the past decade, Owens has held progressively senior roles, advancing vision and strategies for the future of research organizations. [Full Announcement].

February 9, 2024

Association of American Publishers Youngsuk YS Chi, Chairman of Elsevier and Director of Corporate Affairs for RELX, elected Chair, AAP Board of Directors. The Association of American Publishers announced that its Directors have elected Youngsuk ‘YS' Chi as Chair of the Board for the 2024-2025 term. Mr. Chi, who is Chairman of Elsevier and Director of Corporate Affairs for the RELX Group, has served on the AAP Board since 2007 and was Board Chair from 2016 to 2017. The Board also elected Brian Murray, President and CEO of HarperCollins Publishers, to the position of Vice Chair. [Full Announcement].

January 29, 2024

Nexbib Nexbib spreads its wings to the North American market. Nexbib, a leading provider of cutting-edge library technology solutions, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Scott Hackstadt as President of North America, effective February 1, 2024. This marks Nexbib's expansion into new markets, with a commitment to serving the library industry in the USA and Canada. Scott brings over twenty years of invaluable experience in the library sector, including the development of patented RFID and automation products. In addition to his role as a CTO in technology leadership, he has demonstrated success in managing sales teams and implementing digital solutions selling strategies. [Full Announcement].

January 26, 2024

University of California -- Los Angeles. Athena Jackson named UCLA university librarian. Athena N. Jackson has been named UCLA's Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian. Her appointment will begin March 1.Jackson, the former director of special collections at UCLA Library, has served since 2021 as dean of libraries at the University of Houston, where she holds the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair. Over her career, Jackson has led major efforts to increase and promote access to library resources through modern channels, support inclusive practices, and provide transformative learning opportunities for those in academic communities. [Full Announcement].