Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Singley to the newly-created role of Vice President, Library Relations, North America.
Emily will join Elsevier on October 3, 2022 to strengthen the company’s relationships with the North American library community, and to reinforce Elsevier’s commitment to be a trusted, innovative, and collaborative provider of services and content. She will report to Gwen Evans, Vice President of Global Library Relations, who joined Elsevier in 2020 from OhioLink to lead the company’s engagement and partnerships with the librarian community.
Commenting on the appointment, Gwen Evans said: “I am thrilled to welcome Emily to our team at Elsevier. Her invaluable experience, depth of knowledge, and connections within the North American library community will expand our capacity to listen to librarians’ unique concerns and needs to better serve them across the continent.”
Emily added: "I am delighted to take on this new role, serving the librarian community that is pivotal to the research endeavor. I’m excited to have the opportunity to listen and learn from academic librarians in North America, and am looking forward to building new, long-lasting partnerships with them.”
Emily brings to the role more than 16 years of experience building sustainable partnerships in academic libraries and an expertise in engaging academic leadership in game-changing conversations. She most recently served as Associate University Librarian, Technology and Technical Services at Boston College (BC), an R1 research institution. During her tenure at Boston College, she directed the vision, strategic planning, staffing, and resourcing for five key library programs. In 2022, she successfully engaged with senior university administrators to advocate for significant funding for scholarly communications and Open Access initiatives. Emily’s past positions include Head Librarian, Systems & Applications at Boston College; Systems Librarian at Harvard University; Instructor and Systems/Reference Librarian at Southern New Hampshire University; and Technical Services Supervisor at Curry College.
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