ATG Star of the Week: Salvy Trojman, Director, Digital Archive Program – Canada, Gale Cengage Learning

by | Jan 9, 2014 | 0 comments

photoName: Salvy Trojman
Title: Director, Digital Archive Program – Canada
Email: [email protected]
Organization: Gale Cengage Learning
Website: www.gale.com

Born and Lived: Born in Morocco.  Family immigrated to Canada when I was 13 months old.   I have lived in Toronto ever since.  Attended York University in Toronto.

Professional Career and Activities: 11 years with R.R. Bowker, a division of Reed Reference Publishing; 14 years and counting with Gale. Various responsibilities focusing on Sales and Product Development

Family: Married for 20 years to my lovely wife Shirley Trojman; 3 Beautiful Children.

  • Valerie is a freshman at Western University
  • William is a Senior in High School
  • Jacque is a Junior in High School

In My Spare Time: Golf, Work out, Hockey, Listen to classical music, dream about what lies ahead in life.

Favorite Books: Catcher in the Rye, Life of Pi, The Chrysalids, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Giving Tree, Oh the Places You WIll Go

Pet Peeves: Waiters that don’t write down your menu selections.   Where is the value-add in memorizing my order?  Will the food taste better?   There is no upside.

Philosophy: A library used to be a physical box.    Now that it’s a clicks and mortar shop, collectively our job is to fill it with information sources and people that can help you maximize your imaginative thoughts and aspirations.

Most Memorable Career Achievement: -25 years with only 2 employers

Goal I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Continue to be an asset to our customers and be an advocate for what they need in order to stay relevant.

How/Where Do I See the Industry in Five Years: I see the library as a physical place that can be anything you need it to be.   Quiet spaces that become a respite for studying and individual learning.   Collaboration spaces equipped with technology to share workflow and complete project based assignments.   

Secondly, I see librarians as research partners for students and faculty.  They will spend more physical time in their faculty department spaces and less time in the library.

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