Changes in Store for Leadership at NoveList® — Reorganization Signals Consistency of Leadership and a Continued Focus on Libraries
~ Founders Roger Rohweder and Duncan Smith Retire as Longtime Sales and Marketing Executive Danielle Borasky is Named Vice President. Smith to Remain Focused on Shaping EBSCO's Public Library Focus ~
IPSWICH, Mass. — March 12, 2018 — NoveList®, a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) announces the retirement of NoveList Co-Founders Duncan Smith and Roger Rohweder. During their tenure with NoveList, Smith and Rohweder have helped empower librarians and connect communities through the readers’ advisory solution. Danielle Borasky has accepted the position of Vice President and will take on leadership of NoveList.
Rohweder and Smith will retire from their leadership roles in June 2018. Duncan Smith will continue his longstanding service to libraries in an advisory role as Chief Strategist, Public Libraries, for EBSCO.
In her new role as Vice President, Borasky will assume primary responsibilities for NoveList operations. Since joining NoveList in 2011, Borasky has played a key part in overall product strategy and development. Prior to joining NoveList, Borasky served as Associate Director for Information and Library Services at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Institute on Aging in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she helped launch its inaugural library. Before her role at UNC Institute on Aging, Borasky served as a librarian for the Office of Information and Communication at UNC-Chapel Hill. Borasky earned her M.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University.
EBSCO Information Services Senior Vice President of Product Management Mike Laddin says Borasky’s promotion is a testament to her dedication to helping librarians connect with their customers. “Since Danielle joined NoveList in 2011, she has demonstrated unwavering passion and commitment to developing products that help match readers to the books they love. Coupled with the leadership experience she’s gained during her tenure, I’m confident Danielle will help lead the team in taking NoveList to the next level.”
Borasky says she looks forward to providing libraries with even more opportunities to transform lives through books. “As a librarian, I understand the needs of these institutions and the importance of creating products that meet those needs. I look forward to working with the team at EBSCO to develop new, innovative solutions that connect readers, books and libraries.”
NoveList is dedicated to transforming lives through reading. By helping libraries help readers, NoveList empowers libraries to engage and inspire their communities. NoveList has been helping readers find their next favorite book for more than 20 years, and continues to develop innovative solutions for connecting readers, books, and libraries. As a division of EBSCO Information Services, NoveList specializes in readers' advisory tools for libraries that include book discovery, catalog enrichment, and outreach. Find out more at www.ebscohost.com/novelist.
About EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection, offering unparalleled relevance ranking quality and extensive customization. EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end users at tens of thousands of institutions. EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals & books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 e-journals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., a family owned company since 1944.
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During their tenure with NoveList, Smith and Rohweder have helped empower librarians and connect communities through the readers’ advisory solution.