Immediate Past President

rod gauvin Rod Gauvin

Rod Gauvin is senior vice-president of publishing at ProQuest. Gauvin is well-known throughout the information and library industries. He joined ProQuest in March 2001, bringing more than 30 years of information industry experience in reference, professional, trade and educational publishing. Prior to his appointment at ProQuest, he worked for Thomson as president and CEO of South-Western Educational Publishing, and as managing director of Thomas Nelson & Sons in the United Kingdom. He started his career with Thomson at Gale Research (now Gale Cengage), where he was the architect of the Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year Award. It was the beginning of a deep engagement with library advocacy, primarily through work with Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA), where he ultimately became vice president, and a board member of the Friends of the Grosse Pointe (Mich.) Public Library. In 2010-2011, Gauvin served as president of ALTAFF. Gauvin’s work with libraries is just part of his energetic outreach to non-profits. He is also a board member of the United Way of Washtenaw County.

Articles by Rod Gauvin

What's in a Name?

Working Together for the Library of the Future (Part II)

Working Together for the Library of the Future (Part I)

All About Authors for Libraries

Looking at the Future of ALTAFF

Making a Commitment to ALTAFF

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