Library Technology Guides

Current News Service and Archive

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].

December 2, 2020

Lyngsoe Systems Colin Carter joins LyngsoeSystems as IMMS Business Director. Business Unit Director Henrik Kjeldgaard announced that Colin Carter joined Lyngsoe Systems in the Library Business Unit specifically the IMMS team. [Full Announcement].

December 1, 2020

BiblioCommons Appointment of a new General Manager for BiblioCommons. BiblioCommons is pleased to announce that Sebastien Lopes has been appointed General Manager of BiblioCommons as of December 1, 2020. Sebastien Lopes will be replacing Matt Goddard, who will be transitioning to a sister company under the Volaris Group of companies. [Full Announcement].

November 17, 2020

Ex Libris Oded Scharfstein to Succeed Bar Veinstein as Ex Libris President. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, announced that Oded Scharfstein will succeed Bar Veinstein as president of Ex Libris. Mr. Veinstein will continue leading Ex Libris until January 2021, and going forward, will serve on the company's advisory board. [Full Announcement].

November 9, 2020

OCLC Anja Smit, Shirley Chiu-wing Wong take seats on OCLC Board of Trustees. Anja Smit, University Librarian at Utrecht University in Utrecht, Netherlands, and Shirley Chiu-wing Wong, University Librarian at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, took their seats on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board's regular November meeting. Both were elected by OCLC Global Council to serve four-year terms on the board. [Full Announcement].

November 3, 2020

ProQuest Underline Science announces new appointments to Board of Directors. Underline Science, the premier virtual conference venue for events in science, medicine and academia, announced that it has appointed Robert VanHees, President and Chief Financial Officer of ProQuest, and Rafael Sidi, formerly SVP at ProQuest and General Manager of the ProQuest Information Solutions business unit, to its board of directors. [Full Announcement].

October 29, 2020

TIND TIND appoints industry leader Kari Paulson as COO. TIND, a spin off from CERN specializing in library software solutions, today announced that industry leader Kari Paulson has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and member of the board. [Full Announcement].

September 30, 2020

Association of American Publishers. Brian Napack, President and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, Unanimously Elected Chairman, AAP Board of Directors. The Association of American Publishers (AAP) announced that its Directors have unanimously elected Brian Napack as Chairman of the Board, effective September 25, 2020. Mr. Napack, President and CEO of John Wiley & Sons, has been AAP's Vice Chairman since the beginning of the year, and a Board member since 2017. [Full Announcement].

September 14, 2020

ORCID. ORCID Proudly Announces its New Executive Director. ORCID announced the appointment of Chris Shillum as its new Executive Director. Shillum follows ORCID's founding Executive Director, Dr. Laurel Haak, who left the organization in June to direct her energy and skills to establishing her company, Mighty Red Barn, that supports start-ups in building information-sharing tools and platforms. ORCID selected Shillum after an extensive global search led by Perrett Laver and a team of ORCID Board members. ORCID Board Chair Linda O'Brien coordinated the search. [Full Announcement].

August 29, 2020

Koios. Koios announces leadership transition. Koios, the company that manages free Google advertising for public libraries, is announcing a transition in company leadership. On August 1st, Peter Velikonja, Head of Research, succeeded Trey Gordner as the chief executive at Koios. Gordner, Koios' founder, has stepped back to enroll in graduate school, and will become a part-time advisor. [Full Announcement].

August 27, 2020

King County Library System. Ken Ryals named new executive director of the King County Library System Foundation. The King County Library System announced that the King County Library System Foundation has hired a new executive director. Ken Ryals will assume the role on September 8, and will report to the KCLSF Board of Directors. [Full Announcement].

July 23, 2020

EBSCO Information Services EBSCO Information Services Expands GOBI Library Solutions Team Hiring Andy Soanes as Manager. GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, a division of EBSCO Information Services, has expanded its Business Development team, hiring Andy Soanes as Business Development Manager. In this role, Soanes will be working to distribute EBSCO's print and e-book offerings to academic libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland through GOBI Library Solutions. [Full Announcement].

July 15, 2020

Overdrive OverDrive adds publishing and library industry leaders to Board of Directors. OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, announced that Milena Alberti-Perez and Sari Feldman have joined its Board of Directors. The addition of the two distinguished executives follows the completion of the acquisition of OverDrive by KKR from Rakuten. [Full Announcement].

June 11, 2020

Demco Demco appoints Chad Edwards as President. ChampionScott Partners announced the appointment of Chad Edwards as President of Demco, Inc., a Wall Family Enterprise subsidiary and provider of product and service solutions to schools, libraries and commercial enterprise libraries. Chad brings over 20 years of education technology and services industry leadership experience to Demco. [Full Announcement].

Demco Leading school and library supplier Demco gains new leader. Demco, Inc., and its parent company, Wall Family Enterprise, announced the appointment of Chad Edwards as president of Demco. He will begin in his new role on June 22, 2020. [Full Announcement].

May 28, 2020

Association of Research Libraries Association of Research Libraries Names Judy Ruttenberg Senior Director of Scholarship and Policy. The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to announce that Judy Ruttenberg is taking on a new role as the senior director of scholarship and policy. Ruttenberg joined ARL in 2011 as program director for transforming research libraries, later serving as the director of Scholars & Scholarship and then as the senior director of program strategy. [Full Announcement].

April 22, 2020

Coherent Digital. Eileen Lawrence joins Coherent Digital. Eileen Lawrence has joined Coherent Digital, LLC, a new publishing company created with the mission to tame wild content and make it useful. [Full Announcement].

April 14, 2020

AIP Publishing. Alexandra Vance to become new AIP Publishing CEO. AIP Publishing announced the appointment of Alexandra (Alix) Vance as its new chief executive, effective August 1, 2020. AIP Publishing is a wholly owned but independently operated subsidiary of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), a 501(c)(3) membership corporation of scientific societies. [Full Announcement].

March 23, 2020

Equinox Equinox welcomes Lisa Carlucci as Executive Director. Equinox Open Library Initiative is honored to announce that Lisa Carlucci will be joining Equinox as Executive Director beginning April 6, 2020. [Full Announcement].