Tiffney to leave APRL April 1; will join Amos Media as managing editor of Linn’s and Scott
By Linn’s Staff
On Jan. 30, the American Philatelic Society announced that Scott Tiffney, librarian and director of information services for the American Philatelic Research Library, will depart the APRL staff March 31.
Effective April 1, Marian Mills will replace Tiffney. Mills currently serves as technical services manager for the APRL.
Beginning in April, Tiffney will join Amos Media as managing editor of Linn’s Stamp News, Scott Stamp Monthly and the Scott catalogs.
“Bringing with me the knowledge and experience I have gained in my previous positions in the hobby, I look forward to the opportunity and challenge of continuing to contribute to the philatelic community in my new role with Amos Media,” Tiffney said. “As the leader of weekly news for the hobby and as the trusted source for philatelic identification and valuation, I hope to play a valuable role in advancing Amos publications and joining a team of professionals with that important goal.”
“As an information professional, in this new position I will endeavor to provide accurate and engaging information for the benefit of the hobby and for philatelists everywhere,” Tiffney said.
Tiffney started as a volunteer at the APRL in 2010. He joined the APRL staff as library research assistant in October 2012. He assumed his present position in January 2018.
“Since taking over the position, Tiffney has led the growth of the Robert A. Mason Digital Library, which now hosts more than 8,700 journal issues and is growing,” the APS said.
“With the support of the APRL Board and the hard work of the library staff and volunteers,” Tiffney said, “we were able to make changes for the better that will benefit the library and the APS for now and into the future.”
In December 2017, Mills replaced Tiffney as library research assistant.
“In February 2020, the APS promoted Mills to Library Technical Services Manager, where she took over day-to-day management of the Mason Digital Library, the David Straight Memorial Philatelic Union Catalog, the APS/APRL archives, and donations of philatelic literature,” according to the APS.
“I am honored to continue the work of the staff, Scott Tiffney, and my predecessors in making the library more accessible to our membership and researchers from around the world,” Mills said.
“For years, Scott has been the face, heart, and soul of the library. Under his leadership, we’ve experienced a transformation from solely brick and mortar to a worldwide philatelic resource,” said Scott English, executive director of the APS. “He’s embodied the members first mission of the APS and APRL, and he will be missed.”
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