Jerusalem, Israel, and Chicago, IL–September 17, 2010. Ex Libris Group is pleased to announce important changes to its management team in the United States. In recognition of his ongoing advocacy for libraries and librarianship, Carl Grant has been appointed to a new role at Ex Libris, chief librarian. In this capacity, Mr. Grant will provide guidance and leadership to promote the profession both internally and to the industry as a whole. Mark Triest, a leader in the educational technology field for over 20 years, will join the company as president of Ex Libris North America.
"With the creation of the prestigious new position of chief librarian, Ex Libris once again demonstrates its deep commitment to the profession of librarianship," noted Matti Shem Tov, president and CEO of Ex Libris Group. "We are very pleased to appoint an executive with Carl’s extensive experience and track record to this influential new role. We are similarly delighted to welcome Mark Triest to Ex Libris as the new head of our North America business. Mark is a seasoned and versatile leader, bringing with him a strong background in sales, marketing, and operations in the technology arena. He has a significant track record in leading large, diverse organizations, as well as experience in the education market."
Mr. Grant commented: "I’m pleased to move into this new, important position. Over the last quarter century, I have challenged our industry to constantly deliver innovation and provide the services that our networked users expect. By establishing the role of chief librarian as a global position, whose goals are to promote librarianship together with initiatives such as the Primo Central index, digital preservation, our next-generation URM library framework, and to represent the company on the professional stage, Ex Libris continues to support, emphasize and anticipate the evolving needs of academic and research library users."
"I am honored to become part of this successful, forward-looking organization," remarked Mr. Triest. "Ex Libris is a renowned leader in library-automation solutions, with a large and prestigious customer base that includes nearly all the top universities in North America. I am looking forward to meeting and collaborating closely with our North American customer community."
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries today and will facilitate their transition into the future. Ex Libris maintains an impressive customer base consisting of thousands of sites in more than 75 countries on six continents.
Dedicated to developing creative solutions in close collaboration with customers, Ex Libris enables academic, national, and research libraries to maximize productivity and efficiency and, at the same time, greatly enhance the user experience. By empowering users to discover and obtain the information they need, libraries ensure their position as the bridge to knowledge.