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On the Move

Jeff J. Jacobs, formerly the CTO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., was appointed CIO of OCLC. At JPMorgan Chase, Jacobs'innovation team deployed the company's first responsive and adaptive website. No stranger to technology leadership positions, he oversaw a team of more than 600 employees serving JPMorgan Chase's digital consumer business. According to OCLC president and CEO Skip Prichard, Jacobs' experience with large-scale emerging technology development and applications made him a natural fit for OCLC. Jacobs now reports to OCLC's Dublin, Ohio, headquarters.

Innovative hired pm Wilson, a co-founder of Dynix and a library automation pioneer, as director of strategic accounts. Wilson will work with Innovative's clients to meet library staff needs using the company's portfolio of technology solutions. He has 30 years of experience working with both public and academic libraries. "We believe that our customers will benefit greatly from Jim's insight, deep knowledge of library systems, and practical approach," says Christopher Le Blanc, Innovative's SVP of global sales.

The American Library Association's (ALA) Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) announced that Thomas R Dowling is its new VP/presidentelect. A former member of the LITA board of directors (2000- 2002) and current chair of the LITA Publications Committee (2012-2014), Dowling works as director of technologies at the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. When his term begins at the conclusion of ALA's annual conference, Dowling says he hopes to add "insanely cool" and "incredibly useful" to the association's descriptors.

* LITA also announced its newly elected directors at large. Aimee FLfarek, deputy director of IT and digital initiatives at the Phoenix Public Library, will serve a 1-year term. …

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