Jean Shipman Named Vice President, Global Library Relations, at Elsevier
Elsevier today announced that it has appointed Jean P. Shipman, currently Executive Director of Knowledge Management and the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah, to fill a newly created role of Vice President, Global Library Relations. Her role commences on August 7, 2017.
The Vice President, Global Library Relations is responsible for building deep and mutually beneficial relationships across the library community, particularly in the academic and research sectors. Jean will lead programs that leverage Elsevier’s capabilities to deliver analyses to form the basis of collaborative discussions, develop systematic studies, form and lead projects that address mutual objectives, and facilitate knowledge transfer with and between Elsevier colleagues and librarians.
Jean is a former president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and past member of the Board of Directors for the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP). She also serves as Director, MidContinental Region and National Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. In addition, she is the Director for Information Transfer for the University of Utah’s Center for Medical Innovation. She has served on advisory panels of the New England Journal of Medicine, The STM Association and SPARC, and has held many other professional offices and committee appointments.
Jean has been active as a librarian throughout her career, graduating with a Master of Science in Library Science in 1980 and has been employed by the John Hopkins University, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, University of Maryland, University of Washington and Virginia Commonwealth University.
An active author and editor, Jean is co-editing two forthcoming books: Information and Innovation: A Natural Combination for Health Sciences Libraries, and Strategic Collaborations in Health Sciences Libraries.
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About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.