ATG News & Announcements 10/28/20
Library Technology Guides report that “Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor Randy Gardner has named Amy Pawlowski executive director of OhioLINK, Ohio’s academic library consortium, effective immediately. Pawlowski joined OhioLINK in 2013 as deputy director for operations and e-licensing. She has served in an interim capacity since February…”
Stacey Aldrich, Ed Garcia, and Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada are Candidates For 2022-23 ALA Presidency
According to infoDOCKET “Stacey A. Aldrich, State Librarian, Hawaii State Public Library System, Honolulu, Hawaii; Ed Garcia, Director, Cranston Public Library, Cranston, Rhode Island; and Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, Adult Services Assistant Manager, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, California, are candidates for the 2022-23 presidency of the American Library Association (ALA)…”
Citing a Stanford Libraries Blog Post by Mimi Calter, Deputy University Librarian, Stanford University, infoDOCKET also reports that “C-LIB, the Faculty Senate Committee on Libraries, is pleased to be bringing forward a proposal to establish an Open Access policy at Stanford. The proposal will come before the Faculty Senate at their session on November 19th…”
According to Library Technology Guides “Michigan State University will be transitioning to the FOLIO Library Services Platform (LSP) and plans to fully implement FOLIO in 2021. Michigan State will be utilizing EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) for EBSCO FOLIO implementation and hosting services and will also leverage EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) and OpenAthens…”
Library Technology Guides also reports that “Baker & Taylor, … announced today it is once again a full-service vendor to academic libraries…
“We are returning as a full-service vendor to academic libraries! Our return will be marked with an enhanced suite of services designed to meet today’s physical & digital content needs. Visit us at the Charleston Conference to learn more! The announcement was made in advance of the start of the Charleston Conference, to be held virtually Nov. 2-6. Baker & Taylor will be a vendor at the annual conference, which for the past 40 years has attracted librarians, vendors and publishers to Charleston, S.C….”
Western Libraries has become the newest member of HathiTrust, a global collaborative of more than two hundred research and academic libraries working towards its mission to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.
Over the last twelve years, members have contributed more than 17.4 million volumes to the digital library, digitized from their library collections through a number of means including Google and Internet Archive digitization and in-house initiatives. More than 6.5 million of the contributed volumes are in the U.S. public domain and freely available online…”
In addition, infoDOCKET reports that “Penn State has announced that Faye A. Chadwell, professor and Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at Oregon State University, has been named dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, effective March 1, 2021.
Chadwell will succeed Dean Barbara Dewey, who has extended her retirement to the end of December. Diane Zabel, Benzak Business Librarian and head of the Schreyer Business Library, has been named interim dean by Nick Jones, executive vice president and provost of the University.
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Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.