Dr Heather Staines
Heather Ruland Staines, Ph.D., is Director of Partnerships at Hypothes.is, a non-profit in the annotation and collaboration space. She recently served as a Director for the ProQuest Global Content Alliance team where she managed content licensing for Discovery (Summon and Primo) and Course Materials (SIPX and Leganto) initiatives. Her previous roles include Global eProduct Manager and Senior Manager eOperations at Springer SBM (now Springer Nature). She began her publishing career as a book acquisitions editor for Praeger Publishers, where she was eventually Editorial Director for Praeger Security International, a multi-format imprint. She is a frequent speaker and participant in industry events, recently serving Co-Chair of the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s Education Committee and Chair of the ALA ALCTS CRS Education, Research, and Publications Coordinating Committee. In August 2016, she joined Project COUNTER as a member of their Board of Directors. She is part of NISO’s Transfer Standing Committee and the STM Association’s Futurelab and Programming Committee. She is also a member of the Force2017 Programming Committee. She earned a Ph.D. in Diplomatic and Military History from Yale University.