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Ann-Christe Galloway

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Jaime Arguello, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, has received a National Science Foundation career award to support his research for the next five years on a project, “Making Aggregated Search Results More Effective and Useful.” Arguello’s project has three main goals. The first is to further understand how users interact with aggregated search results. The second goal of the project is to develop aggregated search solutions that are better informed by “real” user behavior. The third goal is to the test the generalizability of the algorithms developed on two additional domains: digital library search and news story aggregation. Knowledge gained from the project will improve aggregated search systems across different domains. Additionally, the project will develop software tools and resources that other researchers can use to test their own solutions.

Appointments

Rebel Cummings-Sauls has been appointed the Center for Digital Scholarship and Publishing director at Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, Kansas.

Claire Stewart has been named associate university librarian for Research and Learning at the University of Minnesota Libraries. Stewart joined the university after more than 20 years at Northwestern University Library. Stewart most recently served at Northwestern as director for the Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation (since 2011) and head of the Department of Digital Collections (since 2007). Currently, Stewart is chair of ACRL’s Research and Scholarly Environment Committee and serves on the HathiTrust Collections Committee, the SHARE Repository Community Working Group, and CIC’s Data Storage Working Group.


Claire Stewart

Stephanie Bennett has been appointed Special Collections and Archives Collections archivist at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

Melody Condron is now resource management coordinator at the University of Houston.

Phebe Dickson has been named industrial relations librarian at Princeton University.

Ariana Santiago has been appointed instruction librarian at the University of Houston.

Lisa D. Zilinski has joined Carnegie Mellon University Libraries (Pittsburgh) as data services librarian.

Retirements

Pat Bozeman, special collections librarian since 1984, has retired from the University of Houston Libraries. Bozeman was the first librarian to grow the Special Collections instruction program with diligent outreach to faculty and students, creating lectures for academic courses with use of the rare book collection and archival materials. Today, Special Collections hosts an average of 40 classes annually in its own classroom. In recent years, Bozeman has overseen an increasing number of digitization projects focusing on the department’s unique materials and has worked tirelessly to enhance the visibility of the collections under her care. In addition to leading Special Collections, Bozeman has been substantially involved in scholarship and service. She has curated or co-curated more than 50 exhibits and digital library collections (and has supervised an even greater list), has given presentations on a wide range of topics in special collections and archives management, has organized conferences and workshops and, since 2004, has served as an adjunct faculty member in the University of North Texas’ School of Library and Information Science. She also has served in numerous professional associations at the national and regional level. Although she is retiring from her post as head of Special Collections, Bozeman’s work continues. Her first project will be to take part in the ongoing research to create an online database of Texas artists and artisans for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston-Bayou Bend.

Deaths

Bob Galbreath, retired assistant director (2004) for Collection Management at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro’s (UNCG) Jackson Library, has died. Galbreath taught at the college level, served for a number of years as director of the honors program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and held positions at the libraries at Northwestern University and Loyola University before joining to UNCG. During his varied career he published articles and book reviews in such areas as religion, history and political science, philosophy, popular culture, and library science.

Elizabeth H. (Betsy) Park, 70, professor and assistant to the dean for Planning and Assessment, University Libraries, at the University of Memphis, has died. During her 32 years at the University of Memphis, Park also served as assistant head, then head of the Reference Department and interim coordinator of the Learning Commons. Her interest in faculty status for librarians resulted in numerous articles and presentations regarding tenure and promotion for academic librarians. She was active in RUSA, ACRL, and the Tennessee Library Association. Park served as a Quality Education System Site evaluator for the U. S. Air Force (1996–2003). She was also one of the early Peace Corps volunteers, serving in Gossas, Senegal (1966–68).

Laurene E. Zaporozhetz, 63, director of the D’Azzo Research Library at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, has died. In addition to her service with numerous state and national professional associations, Zaporozhetz also served as dean of University Libraries at Murray State University, Kentucky; dean of University Libraries at The University of Toledo, Ohio; dean of Noel Memorial Library at Louisiana State University in Shreveport; director of Tampa Campus Library at University of South Florida; director of Information Services at Bowling Green State University, Ohio; associate professor and coordinator of Library Instruction at University of Oregon; reference librarian at University of Nebraska-Omaha; and education specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Education, Bureau of Library Extension in Boston.


Laurene E. Zaporozhetz
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