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A Proclamation of Thanks to Tom Sanville Upon his Retirement

posted Oct 22, 2014, 12:27 PM by Joni Blake

Our friend and colleague, Tom Sanville, a legend in the consortium world will retire at the end of the year.  We cooked up this proclamation for him.



WHEREAS Tom Sanville has announced his intention to retire as Senior Director of Licensing and Strategic Partnerships for Lyrasis; and


WHEREAS Tom Sanville has served libraries and higher education with distinction not only in this role, but also as the Executive Director of OhioLINK and the Vice President of Marketing for OCLC; and


WHEREAS Tom Sanville has provided unfailing, vigorous, and creative leadership in promoting access to information; and


WHEREAS Tom Sanville has served diligently and effectively as a leader in many collaborative ventures, including the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC) and the Sponsoring Consortium for Open Access Publishing in Particle Physics (SCOAP3); now therefore


BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED that the members of the International Coalition of Library Consortia, and on behalf of the communities of scholars and students they serve, expresses deep gratitude and appreciation to Tom Sanville for his outstanding contributions to the public good arising from decades of untiring work to

promote the efforts of libraries and librarians in the work of preserving and expanding access to information; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution be communicated to Tom Sanville, to the membership of the International Coalition of Library Consortia, and to the library community at large, to convey GWLA’s deep gratitude for his leadership and collegiality.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Tom take the long-suffering Mrs. Sanville to dinner at RED LOBSTER on us!

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Joni Blake,
Oct 22, 2014, 12:27 PM
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