EBSCO Information Services Expands GOBI Library Solutions Team Hiring Andy Soanes as Manager

~ Soanes to Support United Kingdom and Ireland Territories ~

IPSWICH, Mass. – July 23, 2020GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO), has expanded its Business Development team, hiring Andy Soanes as Business Development Manager. In this role, Soanes will be working to distribute EBSCO’s print and e-book offerings to academic libraries in the United Kingdom and Ireland through GOBI Library Solutions.

A veteran of the library services industry for more than 30 years, Soanes recently worked at Dawson Books, managing the print book supply and e-book accounts in the Southern United Kingdom and Ireland. Previously, Soanes has also spent part of his career at GOBI Library Solutions and Blackwell Library Services where he developed relationships with librarians in sales and customer service.

EBSCO Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of Soanes will add value to GOBI Library Solution’s relationships with libraries in the UK and Ireland. “Andrew has a strong knowledge of librarian pain points and challenges. With his expertise and background, we will be able to ensure that librarian needs are being met through GOBI services.”

Soanes, who has built strong relationships with librarians over the years, says he looks forward to helping librarians guarantee they are leveraging the GOBI platform in the right way. “GOBI is a resourceful tool for librarians looking for guidance at every point of their library’s workflow. Being able to leverage the platform’s full capabilities will help librarians ensure they are serving their end users in the best way possible.”

For more information about GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, please visit: gobi.ebsco.com.

About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 17 million print and e-books to academic, research and special libraries worldwide. From streamlining workflows to partnering with library staff, GOBI Library Solutions is committed to providing the best solution for libraries’ acquisition, collection development and technical service needs. For more than 40 years, the mission has remained the same — to partner with libraries in providing access to the broadest selection of scholarly content available. For more information, visit the GOBI Library Solutions website at: gobi.ebsco.com.

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 1,500,000 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.


For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
(800) 653-2726 x2594

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