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Ann-Christe Galloway

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Appointments

Heather Briston is now university archivist at UCLA. Previously, she was the head of Public Services for University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) Library Special Collections. Prior to UCLA, she was the Richard and Mary Corrigan Solari University historian and archivist at the University of Oregon.

Toby Graham has been named university librarian and associate provost at the University of Georgia (UGA) Libraries. Graham has served as deputy university librarian since 2009. He also directs the university’s Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and oversees the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. Graham joined UGA in 2003 as director of the Digital Library of Georgia, which provides free and open access to educational materials and receives more than 4.5 million page views annually from users across Georgia, in each of the 50 states, and abroad. As director of the Digital Library of Georgia, Graham codirected the Civil Rights Digital Library, an award-winning nationwide portal on the Civil Rights Movement. He previously served as head of special collections at the McCain Library and Archives at the University of Southern Mississippi. Graham has delivered nearly 100 invited and juried presentations and is the author of the book A Right to Read: Segregation and Civil Rights in Alabama’s Public Libraries (University of Alabama Press, 2002), winner of the 2004 Alabama Author Award for Non-Fiction. His additional awards include the Schwartz Prize from the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the Chancellor’s Customer Service Award, and the University Librarian’s Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. Graham has served in leadership roles in national organizations and has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He was appointed by University System of Georgia Chancellor Hank Huckaby to serve on the Georgia Archives Transition Working Group and was appointed by former Governor Sonny Perdue and later by Governor Nathan Deal to serve on the Georgia Records Advisory Council, which he now chairs.


Toby Graham

Laura Uglean Jackson has been appointed archivist for University Archives at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Alan R. Bailey has been named head of services of J. Y. Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center on the campus of East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Amy Bailey is now head of Western European Cataloging in Technical Services at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Karen Farrell has accepted the position of South Asian Studies librarian at Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Hanna Scates Kettler has been appointed digital humanities librarian in Digital Research & Publishing at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Moon Kim has been appointed acquisitions librarian at the University of Washington Libraries.

Rachel Mulvihill has been named head of the Information Literacy and Outreach department at the University of Central Florida Libraries.

Nazareth Pantaloni III is now the Libraries’ Copyright Program librarian at Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries

Scott Stone has been appointed research librarian for Performing Arts at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Jonathon (Andy) Uhrich accepted the position of film archivist with the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Retirements

Marcus D. Kilman has retired from the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries. Librarianship is a second career for Kilman. Kilman’s first position as a librarian was at the UCF Libraries where he was hired in July 1996 as a reference librarian; became coordinator of the Quick Reference Service (QRS) bringing the service forward in the following three years technologically with website access and e-mail and chat access. In August 2001, Kilman changed hats and moved to serve as reference librarian at the UCF/Brevard Community College Joint-Use Library in Cocoa, Florida. In August 2004, he answered the call to return to the main campus library and serve as department head for the Circulation Services department. Faced with significant personnel and morale issues, Kilman’s first year in circulation began with three major hurricanes that swept through the Orlando area in the course of six weeks. In August 2010, the main floor of the library underwent a complete transformation with the opening of the Knowledge Commons. Every book in the nearly two million-volume collection had to be moved.

Susan Markley, who spent 35 years at Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, has retired. Markley had been the resource management team leader and also served on the Nursing Liaison Team where she taught library skills to graduate students. Her first position at Falvey was as part-time government documents librarian in Technical Services. She became the head of periodicals, a position she held for the next 27 years. When Periodicals and Technical Services merged in 2007, Markley became team leader for the newly created Resource Management Center. Prior to joining Villanova University Markley was a librarian for the American Law Institute. She was active in various local, state and national library organizations such as the Tri-State College Library Cooperative, ACRL, and the Pennsylvania Library Association.


Susan Markley

Rush Miller will retire from his position as director of the system and Hillman University Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh, effective December 31, 2014. Miller ushered the system of University of Pittsburgh libraries—which now includes 15 libraries and holdings of nearly 7 million books—through two decades of change and growth. Under his direction, the University Library System has embraced new technologies like on-demand book printing, enhanced library resources to students and faculty, and has been at the forefront of open access to scholarly publications. Since Miller took this position in 1994, the library holdings at Pitt have doubled and now include more than 1 million electronic books and 110,000 journals. Under Miller’s leadership, Pitt’s libraries have helped to implement an extensive international document delivery service with more than two dozen libraries in China, Taiwan, and South Korea. In 2012, the Chinese American Librarians Association presented Miller with its Distinguished Service Award. Miller helped to lead the acquisition of an Espresso Book Machine, which can print a library-quality paperback book with a full-color laminated cover in just minutes, for the university, in collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Press and the university’s bookstore. He held positions as director of library services at Delta State University (1975–82), director of libraries at Sam Houston State University (1982–86), and dean of libraries and learning resources at Bowling Green State University prior to coming to Pitt in 1994. Miller has been active in a number of leadership roles, including as a member of the Boards of Directors for the Association of Research Libraries and the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium.


Rush Miller

William Gray Potter has retired from the University of Georgia (UGA) Libraries after a quarter-century of service. Most recently, Potter presided over fundraising and construction of a $46 million, 115,000-square-foot archival storage and research facility, which includes a museum component to exhibit the historical and cultural artifacts from UGA’s three special collections libraries. Earlier, he played a key role in the design of the UGA Student Learning Center (now named after former Governor Zell Miller), which opened in 2003, combining classrooms with an electronic library. Potter was hired in 1989 from Arizona State University for his knowledge of the nascent technology changing the business of libraries. Subsequently he was instrumental in establishing GALILEO, Georgia’s statewide electronic library. During his tenure, the libraries realized over $45 million in private giving. Potter’s accomplishments have been noted by the Nix-Jones Award, the highest honor given by the Georgia Library Association along with the distinguished alumnus award and an honorary doctorate from his undergraduate institution, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. He is a past-president of the Library and Information Technology Association of the OCLC Users Council. He has served on the OCLC board of trustees, the board of directors of the Association of Research Libraries, the IBM Higher Education Customer Advisory Committee, and the board of the Southeastern Library Network. He edited two major journals, Information Technology and Libraries and College & Research Libraries. He held a number of administrative positions in the library of the University of Illinois. Potter began his career as a reference librarian at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1975.

Deaths

Chang-Chien Lee, retired University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries archives librarian, passed away May 31, 2014. Lee joined the UCF Libraries in January 1983 as head of circulation. In 1986 he transferred to Special Collections & University Archives, then a unit of Collection Development and Acquisitions. Lee was the archives librarian until he retired in August 2003. Prior to joining UCF, Lee worked at several institutions including Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU) and the Behrend College of the Pennsylvania State University. In addition to his library responsibilities, Lee also taught Chinese in the UCF Foreign Language department for many years. He served as executive editor of the Journal of Educational Media and Library Sciences; he wrote more than 50 papers on education, Chinese language and culture, library science, and archives. He also served as a consultant for several colleges in Taiwan. Lee was a member of the American Library Association and Florida Library Association, and served as president for the Chinese American Librarians Association (1988–89). Recipient of many awards and honors, Lee received the “Leadership in Diversity Award” from the Asian American Heritage Council. When he retired he was appointed advisor for the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission of the Republic of China.

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