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Rob Havers has been appointed president and chief executive officer at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. Havers is a military historian, scholar, author, and public speaker. He comes to the Pritzker Museum and Library from the George C. Marshall Foundation, where he served as president for four years. From 2004 to 2014, Havers was the executive director of the National Churchill Museum, an organization dedicated to the remembrance and commemoration of Sir Winston Churchill. For three years prior, he was a senior lecturer at the Department of War Studies, Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst, United Kingdom.

Donna Beck has joined Duquesne University as STEM librarian.

Scott Buchanan is now communication and engagement librarian at Duquesne University.

Heidi Card has joined Duquesne University as access and discovery librarian.

Martha Neth is now director of learning commons at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.

Dwain Teague has been named emerging technologies and outreach librarian with the Pearsall Library at North Carolina Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Kristy White has been appointed acquisitions librarian at Duquesne University.


Carlton Rochell, former dean of the New York University (NYU) Libraries, has died. Not only did Rochell help create an innovative library for NYU and the library system in Atlanta/Fulton County, Georgia, but also he integrated three other public libraries in the south. In addition, he founded the Research Library Association of South Manhattan with the New School, Parsons, and Cooper Union, and saved the New-York Historical Society Library during perilous times. As dean of the NYU Division of Libraries, Rochell launched the first mini-computer based online catalog in the country, incorporated the Courant Institute, Business and Real Estate Institute Libraries, and NYU Archives, founded the Wagner Labor Archives, launched the Elmer H. Bobst Awards for Arts and Letters, brought the NYU Press under the management of the libraries—among the first such models in the country—and integrated campus media and video production services, cable television for the residence halls, and NYU-TV. Nationally, Carlton served as chairman of the board of the Research Libraries Group, board member of the Association of Research Libraries, and ALA Council member. Among his many leadership roles in the library profession, he served on the Steering Committee and led the New York delegation to the White House Conference on Libraries in 1979, was a member of the New York State Governor’s Commission on Libraries, and chaired the New York Regents Advisory Council on Libraries. He was the author of a number of articles and books, including Dreams Betrayed: Working in the Technological Age, with sociologist Christina Spellman (Lexington Books, 1987).

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