Leadership Changes at MPublishing
After much consideration, Maria Bonn has decided not to return as our Associate University Librarian for Publishing. As many of you know, Maria spent the last year recovering from an accident, and Paul Courant, Dean of the University Library, has been serving as the interim AUL for Publishing. Maria was a driving force in the development of MPublishing, and her vision helped us immeasurably in our mission to provide innovative publishing services and products for the University of Michigan community and beyond. We wish Maria the best for her continued recovery, and we are thankful that she will continue to provide expertise on a volunteer basis.
John Wilkin, AUL for Library Information Technology
here at UM and Executive Director of HathiTrust
, assumed the role of AUL for Publishing as of June 1, 2012. He has long been involved in issues relevant to the future of scholarly communication, including digitization, digital preservation, and publishing technology. We look forward to working with John as we continue to create responsive, sustainable publishing services to meet the needs of the academic community.