Emily McElroy Joins Taylor & Francis as Vice President of Academic Relations

Apr 17, 2024

Taylor & Francis has announced the appointment of Emily McElroy as VP of Academic Relations. In this newly created position, McElroy will deepen Taylor & Francis’ partnerships with academic libraries and institutions across the Americas.

Emily McElroy brings a wealth of experience from roles at research libraries and associations over 25 years, including in senior leadership positions. McElroy was Dean of the McGoogan Health Sciences Library at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Associate Dean of Research and Health Sciences at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.

At UNMC McElroy led efforts to strengthen the health humanities, managing the library’s efforts to build the Wigton Heritage Center, an event center with accompanying exhibits and programs from the library’s Special Collections and Archives.

McElroy has long been a proponent of strong library and publisher collaboration and has represented libraries on several advisory boards for leading publishers. Her other interests include research integrity, data, metrics, impact, and research information management systems.

Jeff Voci, Senior Vice President & Commercial Lead – Americas at Taylor & Francis, said: “VP of Academic Relations is a new post that recognizes the benefits of strong collaboration between publishers and institutions across a broad range of areas, including open research, data management, user education, and digital preservation. With her passion for the library community and experience of engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, Emily McElroy is the perfect person to lead this program.”

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at Taylor & Francis,” said Emily McElroy. “This is a time of exciting changes and difficult challenges for academic institutions, so I look forward to partnering with librarians on the many ways Taylor & Francis can support them in adapting to both.”

Taylor & Francis has recently announced new transformative open access agreements with Michigan State University LibrariesVanderbilt University’s Heard Libraries and Rowan University.

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