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Coe Named CEO at Baker & Taylor

“Baker & Taylor, the premier worldwide distributor of digital and print books and entertainment products, announced today that its board of directors has named longtime executive George Coe as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr. Coe brings 34 years of extensive experience leading and transitioning companies to becoming leaders within their industries. These companies have served public, K-12, academic, corporate and law libraries worldwide. Since 2000, he has served as President of Baker & Taylor’s Library & Education division. Prior to Baker & Taylor, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Brodart Books, Library Automation and K-12 software management divisions.” (via DBW)

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Lynn Silipigni Connaway named Vice Chair of ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative

“OCLC Senior Research Scientist Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., has been named vice chair of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, an initiative from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). This initiative is charged with helping academic libraries demonstrate their alignment with and impact on institutional outcomes. As vice chair of the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, Lynn will serve as one of the leaders of the initiative. In addition, Lynn has been appointed a committee member. Her role on the committee includes identifying opportunities for the promotion and advancement of academic libraries. Her term on the committee is for two years and her term as vice chair is 1 July 2013 – 30 June 2014.” (via OCLC)

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Libraries coming together

“In a move that brings together the leadership of the libraries of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) and the Harvard Library under a single individual, Sarah Thomas, vice president for the Harvard Library, has been named to carry forward plans for increased cooperation and communication as the Roy E. Larsen Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In that role, Thomas will oversee all FAS libraries, according to an announcement today by Dean Michael D. Smith.” (via Harvard Gazette)

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Vivian Lewis appointed McMaster University Librarian

“Vivian Lewis, who brings over two decades’ experience in McMaster’s libraries, is the new University Librarian. The appointment follows a global search to fill the vacant position. “Vivian is a highly-regarded academic librarian and a sought-after expert in strategic planning, library assessment and information literacy who couples her deep knowledge of McMaster with a long-standing commitment to our students, faculty and staff,” says David Wilkinson, McMaster’s provost and vice-president Academic. “A vibrant and robust library is an essential part of our overall success and we are fortunate to have Vivian leading our accomplished team in the Library.” (via McMaster Daily News)

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ProQuest Appoints Matthew Brine as Vice President and General Manager

“ProQuest, an information company central to global research, appointed Matthew Brine as Vice President and General Manager of Serials Solutions. In this role, Brine will provide the vision, strategy and global leadership to deliver discovery and management solutions to libraries. With more than 20 years of experience leading technology companies through growth initiatives, Brine balances business rigor with focus on quality and customer service.” (via PRNewswire)

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