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Infotrieve has announced that Wes Crews has been named its president and COO. He will be responsible for the company's global operations, including offices in Melbourne, Australia, and Cologne, Germany, and the two U.S. offices in Canton, Michigan, and Los Angeles.

Most recently, Crews was COO of Gale Group. While there he implemented strategic and tactical initiatives. Prior to that, he was executive vice president of Thomson's Information Access Co. Previously, Crews held executive positions at Hogan Information Services, a division of First Data Corp. Before that, he held several posts at DataTimes Corp. involving sales, business development, and strategic planning.

Crews has a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Oklahoma.

Source: Infotrieve, Los Angeles, 310/234-2000;

Wolters Kluwer North America has announced that Gene Landoe is the new president and CEO of CCH Legal Information Services. Kevin Robert will assume the position of president and CEO of CCH Tax Compliance, a unit of Wolters Kluwer.

Prior to this, Landoe was the president and CEO of CCH Tax Compliance. While there, he contributed to the ProSystem fx product line and integrated software products with other CCH businesses via the Tax. CCHGroup destination site for tax and accounting professionals. Landoe has held several other positions with CCH, including vice president of customer service and operations at CCH U.S. Publishing and director of planning in the CCH editorial organization. He was also responsible for managing tax-processing service bureau operations.

Landoe has a bachelor's degree from Vanguard University, an M.B.A. from Chapman University, and a doctorate from Golden Gate University.

Most recently, Robert was the vice president and publisher for Federal and State Tax (FAST) at CCH U.S. Publishing. He was also involved in the development of the Tax CCHGroup destination site and served as chairman of the project board. According to the announcement, Robert has been with CCH for over 20 years and has been extensively involved with sales and marketing. He was director of sales and marketing for FAST and contributed to the development and launch of its Web-based research service, CCH Internet Tax Research NetWork. He has also been director of marketing for CCH Tax Compliance and director of customer service for CCH U.S. Publishing.

Robert holds a bachelor's degree from the University of New Orleans and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University.

In other news from Wolters Kluwer, Christopher A. Cartwright has been named to the newly created position of COO. He will be responsible for a number of Wolters Kluwer service and publishing companies, including LIS, Aspen Publishers, and CCH Canadian, and also for its Technology Office.

Most recently, Cartwright was president and CEO of CCH Legal Information Services (LIS). Prior to that, he was general manager of CT Corp., LIS's largest operating unit, and was responsible for service operations, business planning, agent services, government relations, and legal precedent. Before that, he held positions at Christie's International, Inc. and Coopers & Lybrand.

Cartwright has both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Texas-Austin.

Source: Wolters Kluwer North America, Chicago, 312/425-7014;

The Colorado State Library has announced that the Colorado Library Association has named Brenda Bailey-Hainer Librarian of the Year. Currently Bailey-Hainer is director of networking and resource sharing for the Colorado State Library.

According to the announcement, she received this award for her vision of outstanding access to library resources for all libraries and residents in the state. She also implemented the Colorado Virtual Library, the Colorado Virtual Library for Kids, the interface for the Colorado Digitization Project, and the Colorado SWIFT statewide interlibrary loan service. Bailey-Hainer is also credited with helping to obtain a statewide license to full-text databases for schools and libraries, and implementation of national grants dealing with Internet access.

The award was presented at the annual Colorado Library Association conference.

Source: Colorado State Library, Denver, 303/866-6891;

OCLC has named Meg Bellinger vice president of its new Digital & Preservation Resources division. In addition to her duties as current president of OCLC Preservation Resources, she will establish services that help libraries and other cultural institutions create, access, and preserve existing collections; collaborate to build new digital collections; and learn about digitization and preservation issues.

Bellinger joined Research Publications International as an assistant editor in 1984. She held management positions in product development and the editorial group, and became vice president of editorial development and preservation in 1991. After that, she was named president of OCLC Preservation Resources. She is a member of ALA, the Society of American Archivists, and the Association for Information and Image Management. She is on the board of the UL Digital Coalition and represents OCLC on the Digital Library Federation Steering Committee.

Bellinger holds a B.A. in English literature and a M.L.S. from Southern Connecticut State University.

Source: OCLC, Dublin, OH, 800/848-5878, 614/764-6000;

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) has announced the appointment of Tami Luedtke as its new director of Electronic Products and Services. As such, she will now be part of the senior management team.

Luedtke has held several positions since coming to ATLA in 1998.

As product support analyst she provided customer and technical support for both members and customers. Next, Luedtke was coordinator of product development and had the responsibility for developing the Windows version of the ATLA Religion Database on CDROM. She was also part of the team that developed ATLA's first full-text product, ATLA Serials.

Luedtke is a graduate of Trinity University and has an M.S. in library science and an M.A. in religion from Catholic University of America.

Source: ATLA, Chicago, 888/665-ATLA;

C. Berger Group, Inc. has announced that Marilyn Boria is the recipient of the Illinois Library Association's (ILA) Librarian of the Year Award. According to the announcement, the ILA established this award to recognize a librarian's excellence in service and leadership at the local, state, and national levels. C. Berger Group, Inc. has sponsored the award for the past 11 years and provides gifts in accordance to the recipients' special interests.

According to the announcement, Boria received this award for service to her community and her profession. She has been a member of the board and several conference-planning committees for the Public Library Association, held a variety of Illinois Library Association leadership roles, and served on several advisory and administrative committees for the Suburban Library System.

Boria was presented with a Mont Blanc pen at the ceremony, which was held during the ILA annual conference.

Source: C. Berger Group, Inc., Carol Stream, IL, 630/653-1115;

Library Associates has announced that Quinn Koller has been appointed vice president of business development. In this position, he will develop new business and strategic alliances and manage day-to-day operations at Library Associates' new Eastern U.S. office.

Previously, Koller was manager of business development for BiblioMondo, a library automation company. Prior to that, he was director of library and information services at AOL/, where he was responsible for automating its geographic collection and enabling the electronic delivery of all library services. He has also been a geographic attache and acquisitions librarian for the U.S. Department of State. Koller is a member of SLA and serves on the board of directors of the Solo Librarians Division. He has also been a guest speaker at SLA and other industry association conferences.

Koller holds a bachelor's degree from Regents College in Albany, New York.

Source: Library Associates, Beverly Hills, CA, 800/987-6794;
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