DUBLIN, Ohio, September 16, 2014—Mary Sauer-Games, an established executive with extensive experience developing and launching successful new products in the digital publishing industry, has been named Vice President of Product Management at OCLC. She will be responsible for OCLC products and services around the world.
Ms. Sauer-Games comes to OCLC from the American Psychological Association, where she was Senior Director, managing PsycINFO database products and leading an organization of 70 staff. From 2002 to February 2014, she was Vice President, Product Management—Humanities, STM and Dissertations at ProQuest, a leading global information provider. Before that, from 1999 through 2002, she was Vice President, Product Management, at the Gale Group, a major reference and education publisher of electronic databases and textbooks. She also previously held positions at Mullen Advertising, Gale Research, Inc., R. L. Polk and Company, and Data Resources, Inc., all in Detroit, Michigan.
"Mary is a proven product leader who is both visionary and pragmatic. Her knowledge of educational institutions, data services and information management are a perfect combination to lead OCLC's global product and service lines," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO.
Since 2012, Ms. Sauer-Games has been a board member of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS), a global, non-profit, volunteer-powered membership organization that serves the information community. She is a board member of CrossRef, an association of scholarly publishers that develops shared infrastructure to support more effective scholarly communications. She has also been involved in the March of Dimes as a board member and executive sponsor.
Ms. Sauer-Games holds a Master's of Business Administration degree from University of Michigan—Dearborn and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kalamazoo College.
She and her family will relocate to Central Ohio.
Ms. Sauer-Games is the most recent addition to the OCLC leadership team. In July, Drew Bordas was named Vice President of Management and Customer Operations at OCLC. In May, Jeff Jacobs was named OCLC Chief Information Officer.
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.