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Ann-Christe Galloway


MacKenzie Smith, an academic research library leader specializing in information technology and digital knowledge management, has been chosen to lead the University Library at the University of California-Davis. Smith, who was chosen through a national search, will lead the library’s integration of digital resources and information technology to serve the academic community into the future. Smith has helped lead technology strategy for libraries at MIT and Harvard University. Most recently research director for MIT Libraries from 2011 to 2012, she led cutting-edge research projects in digital libraries and archives, Web applications for scholarly communication, and digital data curation in support of e-science. As associate director for technology at the MIT Libraries from 2002 to 2011, Smith oversaw the libraries’ technology operations and strategic planning. She led the development of an open source software platform for digital archives and created a digital library research program on applied technology for libraries and archives. At Harvard University Library from 1997 to 2002, Smith served as digital library projects manager and then digital library program manager. There, she oversaw the design and implementation of a multiyear program to build a first-generation digital library for Harvard. Smith also consults widely in the library field, most recently for the Association of Research Libraries to design and lead a new E-Science Institute, helping research libraries to develop strategic plans to support digital research data curation.

Alexis Antracoli has been appointed records management archivist at Drexel University Libraries.

Joshua Boyer has been named head of the user experience department at North Carolina State University Libraries.

Kelly Delevan has been appointed instructional services/CORE librarian at Le Moyne College’s Noreen Reale Falcone Library in Syracuse, New York.

Benjamin Heet is now electronic resources librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries.

Ann Yurcaba has been appointed director of administrative services at Drexel University Libraries.

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