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EBSCO Information Services Expands Library Technical Services Team Hiring Wendy Evans as Specialist

~~ Evans to Support Europe, Middle East, North Africa and Latin America as Library Technical Services Specialist in the United Kingdom ~~

“Ms. Evans brings strong experience as an academic librarian to this role. She understands the challenges that librarians face in meeting user and institution needs, and is looking to bring that knowledge to GOBI, positively impacting the way we work with library partners.”

IPSWICH, Mass. — July 20, 2017 —  GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO (GOBI Library Solutions), a division of EBSCO Information Services, (EBSCO) has expanded its Library Technical Services Team, hiring Wendy Evans as Library Technical Services Specialist. In this role, Ms.Evans will advise and support libraries, as well as manage the implementation and maintenance for GOBI Library Solutions services across the United Kingdom and internationally.

Ms Evans is a Chartered Academic Librarian with nearly 20 years of experience working in academic libraries. Most recently, she served as Head of Library and senior manager at Plymouth Marjon University, England, and prior to that served as Librarian at the university and as Customer Services Manager at Eastlake Information. Ms. Evans has co-authored and edited seven books on library and information services in the digital age, working closely with librarians and information professionals worldwide.

EBSCO Vice President of Sales, UK, Ireland and Nordic Countries Gareth Smith says the appointment of Ms.Evans will add value to GOBI Library Solution’s relationships with libraries across the globe. “Ms. Evans brings strong experience as an academic librarian to this role. She understands the challenges that librarians face in meeting user and institution needs, and is looking to bring that knowledge to GOBI, positively impacting the way we work with library partners.”

Ms. Evans, who has a passion for improving the library experience, says she looks forward to working with fellow librarians in their implementation of GOBI. “GOBI Library Solutions is a tremendous tool for librarians looking for resources at every point of their library’s workflow. Working with fellow librarians to improve their relationship with GOBI helps enhance the end user experience which is essential for libraries everywhere.”

Ms. Evans holds a BA (Hons) in Librarianship and Information Studies from Birmingham City University in Birmingham, England, and an Executive MBA from The University of St. Mark and St. John in Plymouth, England.

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


About GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
GOBI® Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly YBP Library Services, offers over 15 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 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 customisation. 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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For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Vice President of Communications
1-978-356-6500 ext. 2594
kmcevoy@ebsco.com