Jennifer Vinopal To Join HathiTrust

HathiTrust has announced that Jennifer Vinopal will be joining HathiTrust as their Associate Director.  

Vinopal will assume a key leadership role at a pivotal moment in HathiTrust's 15th year with responsibility for day-to-day activities and integrated development of HathiTrust’s programs and services. Reporting to Executive Director, Mike Furlough, she will lead the expansion of critical operations activity to align resources and strategic priorities.  “I can’t wait!  We are so fortunate that Jennifer will join HathiTrust this spring,” said Furlough. “She comes to us at exactly the right moment, as we begin to reexamine our strategic directions for the next few years, and with her energy and breadth of experience, I know that she will be a big part of our future success.” 

Vinopal is currently Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections and Digital Programs at The Ohio State University, where she has provided direction for University Libraries special collections, area studies, and exhibitions. She has also supported the development of various commercial and open-source IT projects, digital preservation, web development, content management and discovery services, and information security.  Vinopal has been co-chair of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Digital Strategies and Information Technology Services working group and a member of the Board of Directors of the Educopia Institute. 

The full details regarding Vinopal's appointment may be read in the full-text HathiTrust announcement