|EBSCO Information Services has announced that information industry
veteran Dan Tonkery is its new director of development. With more than
30 years of experience, Tonkery is known as a leader in the library community.
He comes to EBSCO from Faxon, RoweCom’s academic and medical division,
where he served as president for the past 2 years.
According to the announcement, Tonkery will work with EBSCO’s many divisions
to help develop and refine marketing strategies. He will also be closely
involved in the future development of EBSCO’s electronic journals service,
particularly in relation to consortia and e-journal licensing issues. In
addition, he will work to develop new services that will allow EBSCO and
its customers to take advantage of new and emerging technologies.
"EBSCO is committed to providing viable and cutting-edge information
management solutions, even as the environment in which we work is perpetually
changing," said F. Dixon Brooke Jr., EBSCO Subscription Services vice president.
"Dan’s considerable experience and expertise in the industry, and specifically
in the development of electronic services, will be invaluable as we strive
to meet the needs of the information community."
In addition to serving as president of Faxon, Tonkery held a number
of senior positions with Dawson Information Services Group, which was acquired
by RoweCom in October 1999. His responsibilities there included development
of Information Quest, an e-journal access and delivery system now managed
Tonkery has also served as CEO of Readmore Subscription Agency and was
president and founder of Horizon Information Services, an electronic publishing
company acquired by EBSCO. According to the announcement, he has significant
experience within the library environment, having been associate university
librarian for the University of California–Los Angeles and holding various
management positions within the National Library of Medicine. He has been
a longtime member of NASIG (North American Serials Interest Group) and
has served in various capacities, including treasurer and president.
"I am delighted to be joining an organization that has both the resources
and commitment to develop new e-services for libraries," said Tonkery.
"EBSCO’s management has made a long-term commitment to libraries, and I
am glad to have the opportunity to continue serving libraries and working
to ensure that librarians have a central role in the expanding information
on their campuses."
Source: EBSCO Information Services, Birmingham, AL, 800/633-4604, 205/991-1211;