DUBLIN, Ohio, March 5, 2015—Mary Sauer-Games, OCLC Vice President of Product Management, is now serving as Board of Directors President of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), the nation's leading membership association for the information services industry.
Sauer-Games succeeds Chris McCue, Vice President, Marketing, CAS, whose one-year term as Board President expired at the conclusion of the NFAIS 2015 Annual Conference February 22–24. McCue will continue as an NFAIS Board Member this year, serving in the role of Immediate Past-President.
"I'm delighted to welcome Mary Sauer-Games as the new NFAIS Board President," said Marcie Granahan, NFAIS Executive Director. "NFAIS and its members could not be more fortunate to benefit from the extraordinary leadership that both Mary and Chris McCue give. I look forward to working closely with Mary and the Board in the year ahead to further grow the NFAIS experience for our members and the information services community."
"I have great respect for NFAIS as an organization, and I am honored to serve as NFAIS Board President," said Sauer-Games, who has served on the NFAIS Board since 2012. "The NFAIS membership is unique in that it represents a cross-section of the most reputable organizations from the commercial, non-profit, government and academic sectors, all with a focus of providing access to high quality information. I look forward to working closely with colleagues to ensure we continue to provide thought leadership and education about the latest trends to move our industry forward."
As Vice President of Product Management at OCLC, Sauer-Games plays an instrumental role in the development of all OCLC products and services around the world. She joined OCLC in September 2014.
Sauer-Games has more than 20 years of experience in publishing, strategic planning, marketing and sales. Before joining OCLC, she was Senior Director at the American Psychological Association, where she managed PsycINFO database products. From 2002 to February 2014, she was Vice President, Product Management, at ProQuest, a leading global information provider. Before that she was Vice President, Product Management, at the Gale Group, a major reference and education publisher of electronic databases. She also previously held positions at Mullen Advertising, Gale Research, Inc., R. L. Polk and Company, and Data Resources, Inc., all in Detroit, Michigan.
Sauer-Games holds a Master of Business Administration from University of Michigan—Dearborn, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Kalamazoo College.
The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) is a global, nonprofit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community – that is, all those who create, aggregate, organize, and otherwise provide ease of access to and effective navigation and use of authoritative, credible information. Member organizations represent a cross-section of content and technology providers, including database creators, publishers, libraries, host systems, information technology developers, content management providers and other related groups. They embody a true partnership of commercial, nonprofit and government organizations that embraces a common mission – to build the world's knowledge-base through enabling research and managing the flow of scholarly communication. NFAIS exists to promote the success of its members and for more than 50 years has provided a forum in which to address common interests through education and advocacy. More about NFAIS is at www.nfais.org.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing library costs. More than 74,000 libraries in 170 countries have used OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC and its member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the world's largest online database for discovery of library resources. Search WorldCat.org on the Web. For more information, visit the OCLC website.