Vice President of Global Library Relations, Elsevier
Gwen Evans is Vice President of Global Library Relations, Elsevier. Prior to joining Elsevier in 2020, Gwen spent seven years as the executive director of the state agency and library consortium OhioLINK. She held the position of Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Library Information Technologies at Bowling Green State University until 2012. She has extensive experience with all types of academic libraries and institutions including academic content contract negotiations on the consortial level, statewide affordable textbook initiatives including OER, and leading, maintaining and creating shared collaborative services in a technology-driven environment. She was active in the International Coalition of Library Consortia, serving as Chair of the Coordinating Committee. Her recent publications include an Ithaka S+R issue brief co-authored with Roger Schonfeld, “It’s Not What Libraries Hold; It’s Who Libraries Serve: Seeking a User-Centered Future for Academic Libraries” and “Creating Diversity in Libraries: Management Perspectives” in Library Leadership & Management with Mihoko Hosoi and Nancy S. Kirkpatrick.