On August 15, 2012, Chancellor Jim Petro appointed Gwen Evans to serve as interim director of OhioLINK, a consortium of 88 Ohio colleges and university libraries.
Evans replaces John Magill, who had directed the consortium since his appointment in April 2010. Magill is leaving the OhioLINK post to work on workforce and economic development initiatives at the Ohio Board of Regents.
"John Magill's leadership over the last two years was instrumental in stabilizing the OhioLINK infrastructure and moving the consortium forward," said Chancellor Jim Petro. "We believe that his demonstrated ability to organize and motivate the people around him will significantly impact the economic development efforts of the Board of Regents."
"We also have great confidence in Gwen Evans' ability to step in and lead the consortium" he said. "Gwen will leverage more than 20 years of experience working in libraries and with technology to guide Ohio's unique, nationally recognized resource for students, faculty and staff members."
Formerly director of special projects for the Ohio Technology Consortium (OH-TECH), Evans served as a liaison between OhioLINK and OH-TECH on issues regarding technology infrastructure and services. She also worked to pursue research and grant opportunities for OhioLINK infrastructure development. OH-TECH serves as the research and technology arm of the Ohio Board of Regents and is comprised of the Ohio Academic Resources Network, the Ohio Supercomputer Center and eStudent Services.
"I'm excited to lead an organization that is so integral to providing cutting-edge library services to Ohio's higher education community," said Evans. "OhioLINK, OH-TECH and the Board of Regents will continue to build on the strong consortial foundation established by the Chancellor and to work with the OhioLINK Advisory Board and the OhioLINK library community to further our mission."
Prior to the OH-TECH post, Evans served as an associate professor and coordinator of library information and emerging technology at Bowling Green State University. Her expertise spans access services, reference, systems, and digital initiatives, as well as experience in libraries at research universities, mid-size universities, small colleges and community colleges.
The full press release is available here: http://www.ohiolink.edu/about/pr/pr20120815.htmlPosted by Zoe Stewart-Marshall at August 16, 2012 03:41 PM