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December 5, 2019

(Bibliotheca) bibliotheca Chairman of the Shareholders Committee, Thomas Geitner announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ray Hood as CEO of Bibliotheca Group, effective November 5th, 2019.

November 28, 2019

(The Library Corporation) The Library Corporation is pleased to announce two new members to their Board of Directors. Patricia Culkin, a founding partner and former lead developer for the CARL Corporation, and Calvin Whittington, a long tenured TLC employee who worked as the Director of Finance and Administration since 1987.

November 11, 2019

(OCLC) Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library at the University of San Diego, took her seat on the OCLC Board of Trustees today during the board’s regular November meeting.

(HighWire Press) Scholarly publishing technology provider, HighWire, today announced the appointment of Tim Bacci as President and Chief Executive Officer.

October 30, 2019

(NISO) The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces the appointment of Alice Meadows as Director of Community Engagement. In this role, Meadows will have responsibility for advancing the development of the NISO community, communicating the value of NISO’s projects, events, and other programs, and expanding the resources it has to achieve its mission.

October 16, 2019

(Kanopy) Kanopy, the free-to-the-user video streaming platform for critically-acclaimed films and documentaries, today announced that veteran higher education executive Kevin Sayar has been named as the company’s new CEO, effective October 21. Sayar succeeds Olivia Humphrey, who is relocating with her family back to her native Australia. Humphrey will remain as Kanopy’s Executive Chairman of the Board.

October 14, 2019

(Tech Logic) Tech Logic has appointed Jeff McDaniel as the Director of Sales and Business Development.

October 3, 2019

(Kanopy) Kanop announced the addition of two key hires to its senior leadership team. Dave Barney has joined Kanopy as Chief Technology Officer and Chase Rigby is the company's new Chief Product Officer, both reporting to CEO Olivia Humphrey. Both are longtime veterans of Google. The company also announced a new engineering office in California's Orange County that will help Kanopy continue to recruit top technology talent.

October 1, 2019

(Atlas Systems, Inc.) Atlas Systems announced that Rob Herrmann has joined the management team as vice president, marketing and sales. In this role Herrmann will set the strategic direction for business development for Atlas’ products and oversee the development and implementation of product marketing and sales plans.

September 10, 2019

(Follett) Follett Corporation today announced an expanded leadership role for Amandeep Kochar, who succeeded David Cully as head of Baker & Taylor, the company’s public library business unit. Cully retired August 30

September 4, 2019

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced the appointment of Britten Follett to lead Follett School Solutions, the company’s PreK-12 business. A fifth-generation family member, Follett has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Follett School Solutions. Follett most recently served as Senior Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Classroom Initiatives for Follett School Solutions, the leading provider of integrated content and technology solutions to the PreK-12 education space.

August 28, 2019

(Follett) Follett Corporation announced two executive leadership appointments tied to the company’s strategic expansion of technology and services that improve student outcomes in schools, colleges and communities across North America. Follett Higher Education President Clay Wahl has been appointed COO of Follett Corporation, and Roe J. McFarlane has been named Wahl’s successor as President of Follett Higher Education. Wahl and McFarlane will report to Pat Connolly, Follett Corporation President and CEO.

August 22, 2019

(ProQuest) ProQuest has named Pep Carrera as President of its Books business unit. Mr. Carrera leads the team focused on providing innovative, flexible models and integrated technologies that make the acquisition and management of books cost-effective and efficient.

July 30, 2019

(Koios) Koios, the company that helps libraries show up first in Google results, has officially expanded its business into Canada. It made its debut in Toronto at Collision, “the fastest-growing tech conference in North America”. To serve the Canadian marketplace, Koios has welcomed Beatrice Pitocco as National Sales Manager. Pitocco’s experience in sales with libraries and digital marketing stretches back to 2004, when she served as the Eastern Canada Sales Executive for EBSCO. Later, she was a Sales Manager for Canada for Innovative Interfaces, Inc., working her way up to National Sales Manager during her 3-year tenure at III.

July 24, 2019

(Preservica) Preservica, the market leader in SaaS-based active digital preservation, welcomes enterprise information management veteran John Shackleton to its board to spearhead the company’s next phase of global expansion. Shackleton will play a hands-on role in guiding the Preservica board and management team as it further scales the business through product innovation and key partnerships.

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