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Matt Barnes

ProQuest
Vice President of Product Marketing
Vancouver, WA
Matt Barnes leads Product Marketing and strategic planning at ProQuest's ebook and software businesses. Matt is focused on ensuring ProQuest solutions help libraries deliver relevant content and services to library patrons in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

Prior to joining ProQuest, Matt was a consultant at R2 Consulting specializing in selection to access workflow analysis in academic libraries. As part of R2, he analyzed and optimized processes in a wide variety of libraries ranging from some of the most recognized research libraries in the world to highly specialized institutions with very small memberships. His time at R2 provided deep insight into the everyday challenges libraries face developing and optimizing collections for patrons.

Prior to R2, he held several key strategic roles at Blackwell Book Services, including Vice President of Sales and Marketing, where he was responsible for demand generation in the Western Hemisphere.

Matt is a frequent presenter at library conferences on the topics of electronic resources and maintaining the integrity of library collections in the face of budget pressure.