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The Board of Directors of the Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) is pleased to announce the hiring of Lydia Middleton, MBA, CAE as its new Executive Director effective May 8, 2017. Middleton was hired after an extensive search from a pool of more than 200 applicants.

“On behalf of the ASIS&T Board, I am thrilled to welcome Lydia Middleton as our new Executive Director,” reported Lynn Silipigni Connaway, ASIS&T Board President. “Lydia brings a wealth of experience leading non-profit scholarly and professional associations. She has increased revenue and expanded membership by introducing new opportunities for sponsorships, collaboration, and engagement. As ASIS&T celebrates its 80th anniversary, the Board believes Lydia is the best person to lead us into a new period of growth and increased offerings for our members.”

Ms. Middleton has served as an Executive Director with the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, the Association for University Programs in Health Administration and the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship. She also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the George Washington University.

“I am tremendously excited to be joining the team at ASIS&T,” remarked Middleton. “ASIS&T is an organization which has had a long and successful tradition of service to the information science community. I look forward to continuing that tradition while seeking new opportunities for member engagement, strategic growth and enhanced impact for the organization.”