By Catherine Mitchell, Director of eScholarship Publishing Program

It is with delight that I announce the arrival of Elise Proulx, eScholarship’s new Outreach and Marketing Coordinator.  Elise comes to us with a remarkable convergence of extremely relevant and promising professional experiences.  Most recently, as a literary agent at Frederick Hill Bonnie Nadell, she worked with authors to establish and negotiate book contracts with publishers.  Simultaneously, as the executive director of LitQuake, she developed, produced and promoted an annual, week-long San Francisco literary festival involving 450+ authors and 60+ venues.  Elise has worked in media for the past 15 years, including time as an associate editor at the venerable Berkeley journal The Threepenny Review and as a reporter for the Napa Valley Register.  And, to top it all off, she is currently working toward an M.L.I.S. at San Jose State University.  Elise lives in Bernal Heights (SF) with her husband Eric and 18-month-old son, Errol.

In her new role, Elise will serve as the official spokesperson for the eScholarship suite of services.  As such, she will be responsible for working with UC faculty, researchers, academic department staff and librarians to promote the use of eScholarship publishing services throughout the UC system.  She will also lead our market research and needs assessment efforts to enhance existing publishing services and to develop new eScholarship projects that respond to the publishing needs of UC’s academic community.

We count ourselves enormously lucky to have Elise joining our team in such a crucial role at such a crucial time.  Please join me in welcoming her to the CDL!