People in the News

Ann-Christe Galloway

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Appointments

Kathy Crowe, associate dean, has been named interim dean of university libraries at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Hana Kim has been appointed director of the East Asian Library at the University of Toronto. Kim rejoins the University of Toronto Libraries from the University of British Columbia (UBC), where she served as head of their Asian Library. Prior to her role at UBC, Kim was the Korean Studies librarian at the University of Toronto’s East Asian Library for 11 years.

Mary Markland is now the head librarian for the Guin Library at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon.

Dave Richards has been appointed dean of the Dr. C. C. and Mabel L. Criss Library at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Richards previously served as head of special collections and archives at Missouri State University and as special collections librarian at the University of Southern Mississippi. While in Missouri, he served two three-year terms on the board of trustees for the Springfield-Greene County Library District. He also served on the Missouri Historical Records Advisory Board (2003–15) and has served on the board of directors for the Johnson Library and Museum in Osceola, Missouri, since 2011.

Keli Rylance has been appointed head of university archives and special collections at the Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, Kansas.

Cindy Belden is now senior cataloging librarian at the Angelo State University Library.

Whitney Buccicone has been appointed special collections cataloging librarian at the University of Washington Libraries.

Carolyn Caizzi was promoted to head of repository and digital curation at the Northwestern University Libraries.

David Covert has been named interim music librarian in the Harold Schiffman Music Library at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Kathy Dabbour has been appointed associate dean of the Oviatt Library at California State University-Northridge.

John Dorr was promoted to head of digital scholarship services at the Northwestern University Libraries.

Christine Fischer has been appointed head of the Technical Services Department at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Elizabeth (Liz) Hibbs has been appointed learning commons librarian at Texas State University’s Albert B. Alkek Library.

Katherine Hoarne is now visiting rare books librarian at Florida State University.

D. J. Hoek has been promoted to associate university librarian for collections strategies at Northwestern University.

Amy Harris Houk has been appointed assistant head of the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department at the University Libraries at University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Elizabeth (Liz) King is now Humanities librarian at Texas State University’s Albert B. Alkek Library.

Jennifer Patterson has been appointed head of access services at the University of Washington Libraries-Bothell.

Anne Pepitone has been named resource discovery and library management systems coordinator at the University of Washington Libraries.

Michael Perry was promoted to head of assessment and planning at the Northwestern University Libraries.

Jeff Phillips has been named visiting learning services librarian at Florida State University.

Amauri Serrano has been named Humanities librarian at Florida State University.

Leah Sherman is now visiting arts librarian at Florida State University.

Evviva Weinraub has joined the Northwestern University Libraries as associate university librarian for digital strategies.

Mary White has been appointed global public health librarian at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library.

Beth Filar Wiliams is the head of the Library Experience and Access Department at Oregon State University’s Valley Library.

Margarita Zamora-Saunders is now acquisitions and collection maintenance supervisor at Oregon State University’s Valley Library.

Retirements

Rachael Naismith, assistant director for information and research at Babson Library, Springfield College, Massachusetts, is retiring. Naismith joined the library staff in 1995 as senior reference librarian and was subsequently promoted to assistant director. One of her accomplishments was overseeing the merging of the reference and circulation departments into the existing public services department. Previously, Naismith was head of reference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, reference librarian at Carnegie Mellon University, and reference librarian/cataloger at SUNY-Binghamton (now Binghamton University). Naismith published articles on wide-ranging topics, including service to migrant farmworkers, federated searching, library publications, usability testing, and library jargon.

Karin A. Trainer, university librarian at Princeton University for 20 years, has announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year. Trainer, who worked as a librarian in the Catalog Department at the university’s Firestone Library (1972–78) before returning to Princeton as university librarian in 1996, has overseen significant developments in the library system. One of the most visible changes is the renovation of Firestone Library, a 12-year project that has just three more years to complete. A member of the president’s cabinet, Trainer is also a trustee of Princeton University Press and of the Princeton Club Library in New York. Previously, Trainer was associate university librarian at Yale University and director of technical and automated services at New York University.


Karin A. Trainer

Deaths

Robert J. “Bob” Havlik, 90, director emeritus of the Architecture and Engineering libraries at the University of Notre Dame, passed away on February 29, 2016. Havlik joined the library faculty at Notre Dame in 1973 and retired in 1992. He was also the founding director of the Nova University (now Nova Southeastern University) Library in Davie, Florida. Havlik was previously a librarian at Purdue University, Iowa State University, and Union Carbide in Buffalo, New York. He was also a library specialist for the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in Washington, D.C. While in Washington, he also served as president of the Abraham Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia. He was coauthor of the book Argon, Helium and the Rare Gases, as well as author of numerous periodical articles and book reviews on engineering, the history of science and Abraham Lincoln. He also gave lectures on Abraham Lincoln, astronomy, and other topics, including the Chicago World’s Fair.

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