Capping a three-year stint with Gale/Cengage Learning, library speaker and pundit Stephen Abram is joining the Dysart & Jones Associates consultancy as an associate focusing on “marketing strategy and direction planning consultant for libraries and the information industry,” according to the firm’s site and a press release sent today.
Abram is also proprietor of the long-running Stephen’s Lighthouse blog. Prior to Cengage, Abram “held international executive leadership positions at … SirsiDynix, Thomson, ProQuest Micromedia, and IHS.”
The group is also adding as an associate Juanita Richardson, who joins the company from a consultancy she co-founded in 1998.
Quote from principal Rebecca Jones:
“We’ve been so fortunate,” said Rebecca Jones. “We’ve worked with the best clients, from tiny rural public libraries to huge urban library systems and academic institutions, to charities, to corporate and government information services. We’ve stuck to our knitting. And we’ve very carefully managed our growth, aligning with Jim Morgenstern of dmA Planning & Management two years ago, and now bringing Juanita and Stephen on board. Their intelligence, experience and incredible knowledge of libraries and the informaition world is incredibly exciting!”
Link to the press release coming ASAP, and see more at the Dysart & Jones site.