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June 22, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Five Recent Job Announcements From the Information Industry

On June 20, the EveryLibrary Institute announced that Roger Rosen, chairman of K–12 education provider Rosen Publishing, joined the nonprofit’s board of directors. Rosen, who has a reputation for promoting intellectual freedom, social justice, and diverse voices, will bring his expertise in school library and literacy issues to the EveryLibrary Institute. Learn more at everylibraryinstitute.org/rosen_joins_eli_board.

Also on June 20, Digital Science shared that it has expanded its executive team to address increased company growth and to further its capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI) and related technologies, such as machine learning. For example, COO Steve Leicht is becoming the company’s first president, Liam Donnelly will be interim chief people officer, and Alison Mitchell will be its first chief of staff. Learn more at digital-science.com/news/digital-science-expands-executive-team-for-ai-future.

Also on June 20, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden appointed Glenda B. Arrington as the inspector general for the Library of Congress. Arrington was formerly inspector general of the Air Force Test Center and has extensive experience in federal government agencies. On June 9, Hayden appointed Robert R. Newlen as interim director of the Congressional Research Service, effective July 3. Learn more at newsroom.loc.gov/news/librarian-of-congress-names-new-inspector-general/s/d7571fd9-42bc-4222-9977-e39798df3f9b and newsroom.loc.gov/news/librarian-of-congress-appoints-robert-r.-newlen-as-interim-director-of-the-congressional-research-se/s/8517790a-b685-4c91-8b6e-246f0c472688.

On June 19, the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) posted about the election of Roosevelt Weeks, director of the Austin (Texas) Public Library, as the new chairperson of its board of directors for a 1-year term. Weeks was awarded 2023 Librarian of the Year by the Texas Library Association. He is dedicated to improving access to technology, literacy, and education, and his leadership will guide the organization’s future work, especially in the areas of intellectual freedom, digital equity, and entrepreneurship, says ULC president and CEO Brooks Rainwater. Learn more at urbanlibraries.org/newsroom/award-winning-library-director-roosevelt-weeks-elected-as-urban-libraries-councils-board-chair.

On June 13, SirsiDynix added two new employees to its CloudSource team: Katie Glaeser as product director and Chris Cool as customer success manager. Glaeser was previously electronic resources librarian at the University of Lynchburg’s Knight-Capron Library, and Cool was director of integrated resources at WT Cox Information Services. Learn more at go.sirsidynix.com/rs/325-MEI-708/images/ChrisCoolKatieGlaeserAnnouncement_Final.pdf.



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