People in the News

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Julie Biando Edwards, Ethnic Studies librarian and diversity coordinator for the University of Montana’s Mansfield Library, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach library science courses at the University of Botswana in Gaborone, Botswana.

Appointments

Jose Aguinaga is now dean of library and instructional support at the Rio Hondo College Library in Whittier, California.

Curtis Brundy has joined the Iowa State University Library as the associate university librarian for Scholarly Communication and Collections.

Mary E. Edwards, reference and liaison librarian at the Health Science Center Libraries at the University of Florida, has achieved tenure and advanced to the rank of associate university librarian.

Valrie Minson, chair of the Marston Science Library at the University of Florida, has advanced to the rank of university librarian.

Laurie N. Taylor, digital scholarship librarian, editor-in-chief of LibraryPress@UF, and digital scholarship director at the University of Florida and Digital Library of the Caribbean, has advanced to the rank of university librarian.

Rachel Appel is now digital projects and services librarian at Temple University Libraries.

Michael DeNotto is now humanities librarian at Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Kristin Henrich has been appointed head of user and research services at the University of Idaho Library.

Darren Ilett has been appointed information literacy librarian at the University of Northern Colorado’s University Libraries.

David Isom is now reference and faculty services librarian at Temple University’s Law Library.

Wendy Kosakoff is now public services and outreach librarian at Yeshiva University

Patrick Lyons has been named innovation librarian at the Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University.

Jessica Martinez has been appointed science librarian at the University of Idaho Library.

Jenessa McElfresh is now health sciences librarian at Clemson University Libraries.

Jenny Pierce has been appointed head of Research, Education, and Outreach Services for the Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University.

Natalie Tagge is now education services librarian for the Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University.

Emily Toner has been named technology projects librarian at the Temple University Libraries.

Peter Shirts has joined the Heilbrun Music and Media Library at Emory University as Humanities librarian in music.

Christina C. Wray has been appointed digital learning and engagement librarian in the Teaching and Engagement Department of the University of Central Florida Libraries.

Retirements

Marvin Bielawski, deputy university librarian, has retired after 43 years at the Princeton University Library.

Mark Darby has retired as head of cataloging and database management at Temple University Libraries. He has held the position since 2008. Darby’s career has included training as a Medieval Studies scholar to stints as a research assistant and cataloger/archivist for the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. He began his work at Temple as a special collections cataloger in 1994, and in 2001 became a database management librarian.

Carol Fagundus, leader of the Invoicing and Approvals Coordination Team, has retired after 39 years at the Princeton University Library.

Deborah Follansbee, Western Languages cataloging librarian, retired in October 2016 after 39 years at the Princeton University Library.

Nancy Pressman Levy, head of Donald E. Stokes Library for Public and International Affairs, has retired after 37 years at the Princeton University Library.

Sandra Rosenstock, librarian for Women and Gender Studies, retired in February 2017 after 29 years at the Princeton University Library.

Iping Wei, librarian, East Asian Languages Team, retired in January 2017 after 47 years at the Princeton University Library.

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