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Thunderbird’s Wes Edens Accepted into Prestigious Group of Business School Library Directors

January 9, 2014

Thunderbird’s International Business Information Centre (IBIC) Director Wes Edens has been accepted into Academic Business Library Directors (ABLD), a working group of directors of business school libraries from leading institutions in North America.

The group, capped at 50 members, works constantly to stay ahead of the curve in the academic business field and serves as a forum to discuss mutual interests and share information. ABLD helps to influence development of new products and services for the academic business library market. The organization fosters collaboration, networks globally, and shares best practices, all as part of its commitment to its vital role in the education of the business leaders of tomorrow.

“I am thrilled to be a part of ABLD,” said Edens, who was appointed IBIC Director in November 2012. “Not only does this mean we will carry on the legacy of Thunderbird’s inclusion in this elite group, but it means the school will be formative in the future of business school libraries across the country.”

Edens came to Thunderbird in 1998 as an electronic resources librarian and holds a master’s degree in library science from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Arizona State University.

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About The Merle A. Hinrichs International Business Information Center

The Merle A. Hinrichs International Business Information Centre (IBIC) offers plenty of group and individual study space, a state-of-the-art video conference room, workstations to access the campus network and books on diverse topics. A library of the future, IBIC supports the learning and research initiatives of T-birds across the world, including students studying at our Phoenix-area campus, enrolled in Thunderbird's online programs and at locations around the world.