Recently "graduated from full-time work," George will remain active in the library/publishing world via projects, consulting, and writing. Let me know if anything comes up where I can be of help. Message me if you would like to discuss. I will be presenting a paper at SLA in Phoenix, so I hope to see many of you there!
George served as a Client Services Manager for the IEEE from October 2006 to March 2017. In this position he worked with IEEE clients and prospects to increase usage of IEEE’s online products by creating and renewing awareness of IEEE’s published content and subscription products to audiences worldwide.
Specific responsibilities included training engineers, librarians, end-users, regional sales staff and dealers in effective use of IEEE electronic information products through on-site visits, phone support, email support, and internet conferencing. In addition George represents IEEE at conferences and other information industry events.
A veteran of the online content industry, George has served in Business Development and senior positions with 365 Media, and at Thomson Gale where he was Vice President of Content Support. In this position, George managed the companies search assistance and content support function for all market segments. George was also responsible for providing internal support and training to Sales, Marketing, Product Management, Technology and Production teams.
Before joining Thomson-Gale (formerly Information Access Company), George spent 14 years at DIALOG Information Services, Inc. (now The DIALOG Corporation.), where he was a Marketing Representative and then founder and Regional Manager of the company’s Los Angeles office. George also served as a business and general reference librarian and bibliographic instruction specialist at San Jose State University. George has published over 30 articles in the professional literature and is a frequent speaker at information industry conferences.
In 2007, San Jose State University’s School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) named George one of its “40 most influential alumni." Plosker was one of a few industry executives to be honored, including librarians, authors, and educators who have had a “profound impact in both the public and private sectors.”
Specialties: Online searching and training; Web search; taxonomy and controlled vocabularies; library funding, marketing and outreach strategies.