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Sandra Franklin, director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, has been selected as a fellow of the Medical Library Association (MLA). The designation is the group’s highest honor, bestowed on members who are chosen by the Board of Directors for sustained and outstanding contributions to health sciences librarianship and to the advancement of the purposes of MLA. Franklin has been a member of MLA since 1984 and a distinguished member of its Academy of Health Information Professionals since 1997. She served as an elected member of MLA’s Board of Directors (2013–16) and has been a member of MLA’s Southern chapter since 1983, serving as president (2004–05). Franklin is chairing the local assistance committee for the 2018 MLA Annual Meeting, to be held in Atlanta.

Sandra Franklin

Sandra Franklin


Maureen Maryanski has accepted the education and outreach librarian position at the Lilly Library in the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.

Jane Marie Pinzino has been appointed coordinator for scholarly resources for the Humanities at Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Isabel Planton has been named public services librarian at the Lilly Library in the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries.


Patricia Banach has retired as director of library services at Eastern Connecticut State University, where she had worked since 2003. Previous to that position she had worked for 31 years at the W. E. B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Ann Frellsen, collections conservator at Emory University Libraries in Atlanta, Georgia, retired April 5, 2017, after nearly 27 years of service. As a trained book and paper conservator, she led the work to repair the circulating materials, preserve special collections in all media, and create custom-fitted protective boxes for Emory’s rare books. As head of the Conservation Unit in the Preservation Office, Frellsen expanded the staff as well as the conservation lab services and added state of the art equipment. Her team included many student workers who have gone on to careers in conservation. A specialist in disaster recovery and a trained cultural heritage “first responder” through the American Institute of Conservation’s National Heritage Responders team, Frellsen also led numerous prevention and recovery efforts for incoming and existing collections damaged by pests, mold, and water. She headed the local recovery team after the Atlanta Daily World’s newspaper offices were flooded in the aftermath of a tornado that hit the city in March 2008, and she also aided in recovery efforts at libraries, archives, and museums after hurricanes Ivan and Katrina.

Lee Pasackow

Ann Frellsen

Lee Pasackow, business librarian at the Goizueta Business Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, has retired after 12-and-a-half years of service. During her tenure she assumed many roles, including lead liaison for both the undergraduate business (BBA) program and Information Systems and Operations Management academic area at the Goizueta Business School. She revitalized Business Essentials, a program to sharpen BBA research skills, and constantly worked to expand the library’s partnerships, resources, and skillsets. In addition to her work at Emory, Pasackow has been the recipient of three Fulbright Specialist grants scholarships, which allowed her to work with librarians and students at universities in Turkey, Zimbabwe, and the Netherlands. She has served on the board and as president of the Georgia chapter of the Fulbright Association.

Brian E. C. Schottlaender

Lee Pasackow


Charles Martell, who had a 48-year career in library sciences as dean and university librarian at California State University-Sacramento (CSUS) and associate librarian at various universities, has died. As a scholar, he was associate editor of the Journal of Academic Librarianship and editor of the College and Research Libraries. He contributed more than 85 articles to the field of library science and created history and photography websites for the library at CSUS. He established Friends of the Library at CSUS and served as board president (2010–15) and treasurer (2016). He also established the Japanese American Archival Collection and Cambodian Oral History Collection at CSUS. Martell retired in 2000, was an on-call librarian at 14 Sacramento public library branches and went on to teach graduate students for three years as professor for academic library services for the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University in Sacramento.

Joseph Z. Nitecki, academic library administrator, has died. Nitecki held various professional and administrative positions in academic libraries at the University Chicago (1961–63), Chicago City College (1963–66), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1967–70), and Temple University, Philadelphia (1970–78) before becoming professor, executive director of libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1978–80) and director of libraries at the State University of New York-Albany (1980–88), completing his professional career there as visiting professor at the School of Information Science and Policy (1988–90) and as professor emeritus since 1990. He was a life member of ALA and active in various initiatives through the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, ACRL, the Association of Research Libraries, and state groups, particularly addressing innovations in reprography, technical services, and adapting cataloging procedures with the introduction of OCLC, and other automated systems. He authored or edited more than 100 publications in library and information science, including six books, most notably the six editions of the Directory of Library Reprographic Services; and Metalibrarianship, a Model for Intellectual Foundations of Library Information Science. Since 2012, he also wrote and published, in support of the Center for Emigrant Studies at Torun University (Poland), three monographs continuing his lifelong habit of writing epigrams and his enjoyment of creative writing in his native Polish language.

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