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CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US, National Academies Board on Research Data and Information Host Conference on The Internet of Things, Dec. 9  


Key annual gathering of public and private sector leadership in information services to examine how the Internet of Things impacts scientific data and information flows 

November 16, 2016, Annapolis, MD – CENDI, NFAIS, Research Data Alliance/US (RDA/US) and the National Academies’ Board on Research Data and Information will host a one-day conference on “The Internet of Things: Impacting Scientific Data and Information Flows,” Friday, December 9, 2016 in Washington, DC.  

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Ithaka S+R and PALCI Join NFAIS as New Members 


November 14, 2016, Annapolis, MD – The National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS™), a global nonprofit membership organization serving the information services community, announces Ithaka S+R and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI) have joined NFAIS as new members. 

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NFAIS Board: 2018 - 2019


BOARD OFFICERS


PRESIDENT
Deanna Marcum
Senior Advisor
Ithaka S+R

Deanna Marcum serves as senior advisor to the Ithaka S+R after serving for four years as managing director. Ithaka S+R is a non-profit research and consulting service that assists universities and colleges, libraries, publishers, and cultural institutions as they make the transition to the digital environment. Deanna continues to lead projects in all of these sectors.

From 2003 to 2011, Deanna served as associate librarian for Library Services, Library of Congress. She managed 53 divisions and offices whose 1,600 employees are responsible for acquisitions, cataloging, public service, and preservation activities; services to the blind and physically handicapped; and network and bibliographic standards for America's national library. She is also responsible for integrating the emerging digital resources into the traditional artifactual library, the first step toward building a national digital library for the 21st century.

In 1995, Deanna was appointed president of the Council on Library Resources and president of the Commission on Preservation and Access. She oversaw the merger of these two organizations into the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) in 1997 and served as president until August 2003.

Deanna served as director of public service and collection management at the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995. Before that she was the dean of the School of Library and Information Science at The Catholic University of America. From 1980 to 1989, she was first a program officer and then vice president of the Council on Library Resources.

Deanna holds a doctor of philosophy in American studies, a master's degree in library science, and a bachelor's degree in English. She was awarded a doctorate in humane letters by North Carolina State University in 2010, and received the Melvil Dewey Medal, the highest award conferred by the American Library Association, in June 2011. Deanna was appointed by President Obama to the Japan-US Friendship Commission, which seeks "to strengthen the US-Japan relationship through educational, cultural, and intellectual exchange," in 2013. In 2016, Deanna was named the Miles Conrad Lecturer by NFAIS.

PRESIDENT-ELECT AND TREASURER
Ryan Bernier
VP, Database Partnerships
EBSCO

Ryan Bernier has been with EBSCO since 2000 and is focused on increasing the success of the company’s subject indexes, which are a core business for EBSCO.  Over the past 19 years, he has worked closely with multiple departments at EBSCO including Publisher Relations, Content Licensing, Order Management, Business Development, Product Management, Sales and Marketing. 

While involved with EBSCO’s many proprietary subject indexes, Ryan is dedicated to managing partnerships with EBSCO’s licensed database publishers, and is specifically focused on helping subject index providers expand their reach and grow their value through challenging and changing conditions in the market.

 

PAST-PRESIDENT
Mary Sauer-Games
Vice President, Product Management
OCLC, Inc.

Mary Sauer-Games is the vice president of product management at OCLC, where she plays an instrumental role in the development of all OCLC products and services.

Sauer-Games was most recently senior director for PsycINFO at the American Psychological Association (APA), where she worked on the development of PsycINF and the PsycNET platform, focusing on the development of new products to support research and learning in psychology while creating a positive end-user experience. Prior to joining the APA, Sauer-Games was vice president, Publishing-Humanities and STM at ProQuest. She joined ProQuest in 2002 as director, Chadwyck-Healey North American Publishing, where she managed a cross-functional marketing and product management team to develop the next generation of Chadwyck-Healey brand products. She later served as vice president of publishing, for ProQuest's Chadwyck-Healey brand. She oversaw the development of new Chadwyck-Healey products, including the 19th Century Parliamentary Papers, Black Studies Center, and C19: The Nineteenth Century Index, as well as the relaunch of Literature Online, EEBO and Periodicals Archive Online.

Sauer-Games has more than 20 years of experience in publishing, strategic planning, marketing and sales. Prior to joining ProQuest, Sauer-Games held several leadership positions at The Gale Group (now part of Cengage Learning), including vice president of e-Learning. She has also held various marketing and sales positions at Mullen Advertising, R.L Polk & Co., and Data Resources, Inc. (now part of McGraw-Hill). She has a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan

SECRETARY
Suzanna Daulerio
Product Manager
ASTM International

Suzanne Daulerio is product manager at ASTM International (ASTM), a standards development organization in West Conshohocken, PA. More than 30,000 volunteer members of ASTM work in an open and transparent process to deliver 12,700+ test methods, specifications, guides and practices that support industries and governments worldwide. Daulerio is responsible for the development and marketing of ASTM Compass®, the flagship product for delivery of ASTM technical content and services. She is also liaison with discovery and indexing service providers. Daulerio helped create ASTM’s first Product Advisory Councils, whose continuous role is to discuss product features and evaluate new product suggestions, and help guide implementation of services consistent with the ASTM mission, strategic plan, and the direction provided by ASTM business models.

Previously she spent more than 10 years in the medical communications industry directing continuing education initiatives for healthcare professionals. Daulerio received her B.A. in Communications from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She currently resides in South Jersey.


BOARD MEMBERS


Ghazal Badiozamani
Vice President of Product Managment
Elsevier

Ghazal Badiozamani is vice president of product management at Elsevier, where she is helping transform the company from a traditional publisher (owner of 20% of the world’s academic journals) to a data-driven, digital decision support provider for the medical and scientific community. Prior to Elsevier, Ghazal worked with partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers to incubate two companies. In a prior life, she spent almost a decade as a program officer at the United Nations, mediating global environmental negotiations. Ghazal holds an undergraduate degree from Stanford, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and an MBA from Wharton. 

Paula Krebs
Executive Director
Modern Language Association

Paula Krebs is the executive director of the Modern Language Association (MLA).  From 2012 to 2017, she served as the dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University and was previously a professor of English at Wheaton College.

Krebs received her bachelor's of arts in English and Women's Studies from La Salle University in 1980. She received her Ph.D. in English from Indiana University in 1992.

Before arriving at Bridgewater State, Krebs was a special assistant to the president at Wheaton College, an American Council on Education Fellow in the president’s office of the University of Massachusetts, and a professor and department chair at Wheaton. Krebs is a board member of the National Humanities Alliance and a former board member of the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities.  She has also been a regular contributor to higher education publications and writes a column for the Chronicle of Higher Education’s blog Vitae.

Allan Lu
Vice President, Research Tool, Services and Platforms
ProQuest

 
Allan Lu, vice president of research tools, services and platforms at ProQuest, has 26 years of information industry experience. He is responsible for global product and services design and development for academic libraries in 170 countries; he also manages P&L of the company’s dissertation publishing business. Prior to joining ProQuest in 2014, he was the head of product management at Elsevier, managing the company’s flagship product ScienceDirect.com. Before Elsevier, he had two years in management consulting with Fortune 500 companies. From 1990 to 2006 he worked at LexisNexis and served in a variety of technical and managerial positions from R&D of search engine to general management in legal research business. Allan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a Ph.D. in information science from the University of Western Ontario in Canada, and a B.Sc in computer science from Wuhan University in China.

Ann Michael
President
Delta Think, Inc.

 
Ann Michael is the president and founder of Delta Think. Through her leadership Delta Think has grown from a single consultant to a hybrid team of staff and trusted associates. Her strength is in defining and executing customer-centered business, product, and implementation strategies. Although she has extensive background implementing large business and technical programs, her unique value is her successful experience managing organizational change and transitions.

  Michael has worked in eight different industries including information management, strategy and management consulting, software development, and publishing. Before founding Delta Think in 2005, she progressed through the ranks of various technology and content companies, from project manager/business analyst to executive management. Michael is active in the publishing industry and is Past President of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). She is also a frequent organizer and speaker at publishing conferences and is a contributor to the SSP’s blog, The Scholarly Kitchen.

Steven Petric
Senior Director, Product Management and Product Owner
Elsevier

 
Steve Petric is senior director of product management and product owner at Elsevier in Dayton, Ohio. Steve started at Elsevier in 2008 and has been focused on helping Academic researchers achieve their research goals for products like Scopus and Engineering Village. Prior to joining Elsevier, Steve was director of product management at LexisNexis focused on meeting the needs of legal and business professionals in domestic and global markets. He has also lead product management teams in the Automotive Industry and is currently a member of the American Society of Engineering Educators and has certifications from Pragmatic Marketing Certified, Certified Scrum Master and Project Management Professional (PMP). Steve holds a business degree from the University of Dayton and a Masters in Management from the McGregor School at Antioch.

Rhonda Ross
Manager, Agile Marketing Scrum Team
CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society

 

Rhonda Ross manages the Agile Marketing Scrum Team for CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service).  In this role, Rhonda has oversight for Agile processes, implementation and team development across the spectrum of marketing initiatives serving customers in the global information industry. 

 Rhonda joined CAS in 1989, having previously worked in technology and customer support roles.  During her 30 years with CAS, she has held production, publishing, finance, and human resources positions, in addition to her roles in marketing. 

 Rhonda values relationships, collaboration and commitment to quality.  When not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling to broaden her horizons and cuddling with her cat every chance she gets.

 Rhonda holds a BSBA in business management from Ohio Dominican University, is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), and currently serves as chair of the NFAIS (National Federation of Advanced Information Services) Marketing Committee.  Rhonda is also an active CAS UP (Unlocking Potential) team member, focused on team engagement and development.

Joshua Schnell
Senior Advisor, Institute for Scientific Information
Clarivate Analytics

 

Joshua Schnell is Sr. Advisor at the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) within Clarivate Analytics, advising on science planning, the evaluation of R&D, and science and technology policy.  Prior to this, he oversaw a team responsible for conducting program evaluations of research and training programs and developing technology for data-driven science management. Before joining Clarivate, Schnell directed the analytics group at a science management start-up, worked in research administration at Northwestern University, and was a S&T Policy Graduate Fellow at the US National Academies of Science.  He holds a PhD from Northwestern University and a B.S from Tulane University.

Peter Simon
Vice President, Product Development
Newsbank, Inc.

 
Peter Simon is Vice President, Product Management at NewsBank, Inc. He directs the development of key products while working on numerous strategic initiatives important to the growth of the company.

Simon began his career as an Editor at RR Bowker; progressed to Executive Vice President of Business Development and Database Publishing at Reed Reference Publishing; served as Vice President, Business Development at the Lexis-Nexis division of Reed Elsevier; and also served as a Vice President with the Gale Group, where he directed product management, content distribution and alliances. In addition, Simon developed content licensing functions for several publishers and represented a machine-aided indexing company working with major publishers and information services.

Simon received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from City College of New York and a Masters in Library and Information Services at Columbia University. He was Chair of the SIIA (Software and Information Industry Association) Content Division's Board of Directors, and is a past President of NFAIS

Wayne Strickland
Acting Associate Director for the Office of Program Management
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

 

Wayne Strickland currently is the Acting Associate Director for the Office of Program Management at the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) in Alexandria, Virginia.  Current responsibilities safeguard continuous collection development and open/public access for the Congressionally mandated clearinghouse, the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL), which offers the largest publicly available U.S. government-sponsored collection of scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics (STEM) information. To complement the new NTIS Data Strategic mission, the Office of Program Management also provides oversight to all federal data products dissemination by NTIS. The Office focuses on subscription management, authenticated federal information and assisted technologies for greater federal information accessibility.  Additionally, the Office of Program Management ensures Commerce Department compliance with Risk Management, Records Management and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) policies and procedures.

Prior to his twenty years career with NTIS, Wayne was a product manager in the college textbook industry.  He was also an entrepreneur that established and operated a retail operation for marketing educational supplies to schools, daycares and recreational programs in the Washington metropolitan area.

 

 
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