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A Service Provider’s Perspective on Academic Libraries’ Future

Friday, April 25

Presented by:

1:30p – 3:00p

Kurt Sanford, CEO of ProQuest, LLC

Hesburgh Library William J. Carey Auditorium

Mr. Sanford will share his perspective on changes in library services in support of teaching, learning, and research in the 21st Century. He will recommend areas of focus for library faculty and staff during this transformative time, and also provide an overview of ProQuest as a global partner in information discovery and research, sharing and collaboration tools, and library management solutions.

About the Presenter:

Kurt Sanford was named CEO of ProQuest, LLC in July 2011. Previously, Mr. Sanford was President, Global Operations for the global legal business of LexisNexis, with responsibility for global oversight and management of all technology functions, editorial and production, and customer support. Other positions held by Mr. Sanford at LexisNexis during his 14-year tenure include President and CEO of U.S. Corporate and Public Markets, CEO of LexisNexis Asia Pacific, Senior Vice President for LexisNexis Large Law Firm Markets in the U.S., as well as other strategic and business development roles within the company.

Before joining LexisNexis, Mr. Sanford was a consultant at Bain and Company, the global business strategy consulting firm, where he specialized in assisting technology, telecommunications, consumer products and financial service firms. Prior to that, he was a vice president of a diversified financial services firm and also served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a Captain and member of the Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Mr. Sanford earned an MBA, with distinction, from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and received his JD, with honors, from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. He also graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Notre Dame.

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