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Ann-Christe Galloway

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Joseph Carrano has been named Georgetown University Library’s 2016–2017 National Digital Stewardship Resident for “Bring it All Home: Building Digital Preservation Processes for Digital Preservation Platforms.” During his residency, Carrano will develop and enhance the library’s digital preservation processes and workflows to consolidate the library’s digital assets and prepare them for submission into APTrust and HathiTrust preservation platforms. Carrano has worked at University of Maryland-College Park and at the National Endowment for Humanities, Office of Digital Humanities.


Joseph Carrano

Suzanna Conrad has been appointed head of Library Information Systems at California State University-Sacramento University Library.

Alison Head, founder and director of Project Information Literacy, has been named visiting scholar at the University of Nebraska for the 2016–17 academic year. Head is research affiliate at Harvard University’s metaLAB, a research group studying the future of libraries.

Marilyn R. Pukkila, research librarian for social sciences and humanities at Colby College, has received the PCB Commitment to Multiculturalism Award for 2016, in recognition of meritorious service. The Pugh Community Board (PCB) is a student-run organization whose programs are intended to cultivate an increasingly aware, celebratory, and multicultural campus in which society and education are one.

Carl Van Ness, university historian and curator of Florida Manuscripts at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida (UF) was awarded the 2016 Morton Wolfson Faculty Service Award. It is given annually to a UF faculty member who exemplifies the values that Professor Wolfson modeled: commitment and service to students and the institution.

Appoinments

Nancy Colyar is now library director at Birmingham-Southern College.

Sally Gibson has been appointed the director of library at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Adam Strohm is now director of university archives and special collections at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

J. K. Vijayakumar has been named interim library director of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia. He is the manager of collections and information service and has been working with KAUST Library since its start-up in 2009. Vijayakumar has 17 years of leadership experiences in health science, scientific, and technological libraries in the Middle East, the Americas, and India.

Isabel Altamirano has been appointed engineering librarian at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.

Janet Bishop is now associate university librarian for Content and Collections at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Megan Bresnahan has joined the University of New Hampshire as life sciences and agriculture librarian.

Laura Dimmit has been appointed research and instruction librarian at the University of Washington Libraries-Bothell and Cascadia.

Dayna Durbin is now undergraduate teaching and learning librarian at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

James Fox has been appointed head of Special Collections and University Archives at the California State University-Sacramento University Library.

Neyda Gilman has accepted the position of pharmacy and nursing librarian at Binghamton University.

Samantha Schmehl Hines is now the associate dean of instructional resources at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington.

Liz Holdsworth has been appointed STEM librarian at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.

Chu Sing Clement Lau has been named associate dean of the Zach S. Henderson Library at Georgia Southern University.

Nicole Lawson has been named associate dean at the California State University-Sacramento University Library.

Alexis Linoski has been appointed licensed content coordinator at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.

Lorraine Madway is now associate dean of Special Collections at the University of Alabama Libraries.

Nashieli Marcano has joined the Clemson University Libraries as the STEM librarian.

Jennifer Mayer has joined the University Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado as the head of the Library Research Services Department.

Rikk Mulligan has been named digital scholarship strategist at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.

Amanda Pellerin has been appointed access archivist at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.

Joseph Pruett is now the digital repository librarian at Angelo State University.

Derek Quezada has been appointed outreach and public services librarian for Special Collections and Archives at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Elizabeth Schlackman has been named collection development and assessment librarian at Montgomery College’s Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus library.

Sofia Slutskaya has been appointed metadata strategist at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.

Rebecca Smyrl is now assistant conservator for special collections at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Kimberly Vardeman has been named user experience librarian at Texas Tech Libraries.

Karen Viars has been appointed social sciences librarian at the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.

Nicole Webber has joined the Library Research Services Department as business librarian at the University of Northern Colorado’s University Libraries.

Penelope Wood has been appointed research and instruction librarian at the University of Washington Libraries-Bothell and Cascadia.

Jingjing Wu is now web librarian at Texas Tech Libraries.

Sarah Young has been appointed biological sciences librarian at Carnegie Mellon University Libraries.

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