Skip Dye, Allison Hill, Karen Estlund, and More Library People News

Skip Dye has been promoted to Senior VP, Library Sales and Digital Strategy at Penguin Random House; Allison Hill will succeed Oren Teicher as CEO of the American Booksellers Association; Karen Estlund has been named the new Dean of Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries has appointed Spencer Bevis, previously Digitization Specialist at Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC, as Project Librarian for North Carolina Historic Newspapers.

Skip Dye head shotSkip Dye has been promoted to Senior VP, Library Sales and Digital Strategy at Penguin Random House. He will retain his current dual responsibilities as Senior VP and Director of Sales Operations. Dye also currently serves as 2018–19 President of the American Library Association’s United for Libraries.

Karen Estlund head shotKaren Estlund, currently the Associate Dean for Technology and Digital Strategies for Penn State Libraries, has been named the new Dean of Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins. She fills the position vacated by Pat Burns.

Allison Hill, President and CEO of ­Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA, will succeed Oren Teicher as CEO of the American Booksellers Association, effective March 1, 2020.

Clara McLeod, Earth and Planetary Sciences Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, since 1987, received the 2019 Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award of the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS), presented on September 24.

Katherine “Katie” O’Neil, the Director of the Stockbridge Library, Museum & ­Archives since 2011, has been appointed as Director of the town-owned Lenox ­Library. O’Neil succeeds former Director Amy Lafave, who has been named to the newly created position of Local History Librarian.

Kevin Sayar, ProQuest Advisor to the Chairman, CEO, and Senior Leadership Team and founder of ebrary, has been named CEO of streaming media company Kanopy. He succeeds Olivia Humphrey, who is moving back to her native Australia and will stay on as Kanopy’s executive board chairperson.

 

 

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