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Ann-Christe Young

Fifteen managers of academic research libraries have been appointed UCLA Senior Fellows for 1999. The managers will attend a three-week program conducted at UCLA August 8-27, 1999. The program was established in 1982 with the support of the Council on Library Resources, UCLA, and the institutions represented by the participating fellows. Over 125 academic library leaders have participated in the program. The fellows are: Karen G. Adams, University of Alberta; Adrian W. Alexander, Big 12 Plus Libraries Consortium; Chris D. Ferguson, University of Southern California; E. Christian Filstrip, North Carolina State University; Janet S. Fore, University of Arizona; Richard C. Fyffe, University of Connecticut; Jeffrey L. Horrell, Harvard University; Janice T. Koyama, UCLA; Bonnie J. MacEwan, Pennsylvania State University; Cynthia F. Pawlek, Dartmouth College; Merryll S. Penson, University of Georgia; Gregg A. Silvis, University of Delaware; Charles W. Simpson, SUNY Stony Brook, Jane B. Treadwell, Emory University; and Janice Simmons-Welburn, University of Iowa.

Pamela Arceneaux, 17-year veteran and collection specialist at the Williams Research Center at the Historic New Orleans Collection, was awarded the Lucy B. Foote Award. The award is given annually in memory of Foote, a native of St. Mary Parish who made contributions to state libraries with her career interests in Louisiana state documents and special collections.

Three members of ACRL’s Education and Behavior Sciences Section—Jo Ann Carr, director of the Center for Instructional Materials and Computing at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; John Collins III, librarian in the Gutman Library at Harvard; and Nancy P. O’Brien, head of the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana—are members of the Executive Committee of the National Education Network (NEN). NEN is a congressionally mandated outreach effort by the National Library of Education. O’Brien is chairing the committee.

Les Pourciau, a 1975 graduate of the School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Indiana University, has been selected to receive the SLIS 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award. Pourciau received numerous nominations from around the world for his global influence in the field of library technology. The award will be officially presented in the fall in Bloomington, Indiana.

Maureen Sullivan, ACRL President and organizational development consultant, is the recipient of ALA’s 1999 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award. The award recognizes and honors a librarian who invests time and talent to make positive changes in the profession of librarianship.

Sarah Pritchard, jury chair, said, Sullivan “has been a leader and an activist in mentoring librarians, in encouraging change and development through participating in ALA, and inspiring librarians across all types of libraries to envision a different professional future and to excel in their work.” The $1,000 award and citation will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans on June 29.

Maureen Sullivan

J. William Wenrich, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, has been named the 1999 winner of the National Council for Learning Resources administrative leadership award. The award is presented to the administrator who has made an outstanding contribution to the support and development of library and learning resources programs in U.S. community colleges.


Linda Dobb has been appointed interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). Dobb has been the dean of Libraries and Learning Resources at BGSU since 1995. Prior to coming to BGSU, Dobb was the assistant director of the library at San Francisco State University, where she chaired the Academic Computing Council and established a CD-ROM network for the J. Paul Leonard Library. She has published numerous articles on technology and management issues and her scholarly work in the area of information technology has reached educational audiences internationally.

David E. Fenske has been appointed dean of the College of Information Science and Technology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Fenske came to Drexel from IBM where he worked with large system integrators focusing on content management software. Prior to joining IBM, Fenske was a professor of music, head of the music library, and director of the VARIATIONS Project (best known for its high-quality digital audio and for establishing the first music Web site in the United States). During his tenure as director, Fenske also oversaw the completion of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library in 1996.

Anthony M. Angiletta has been appointed the Dean and Virginia Morrison curator for Social Sciences, Demography, and Population Studies at Stanford University.

Brette Barclay is now reference librarian at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Jon Mark Bolthouse has been appointed systems coordinator at the University of Puget Sound.

Hortensia Calvo has been appointed librarian for Latin America and Iberia at Duke University.

Keiko Yokota-Carter has been appointed Japanese Studies Librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Martin Cerjan has been appointed associate director of the Law Library at Vanderbilt University.

Charles (Bill) W. Colman Jr. became head of the North Carolina State University Libraries Systems Department.

Christina Cowan has been appointed Children’s Literature Research Collection and Illustrations Project cataloger at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Alma Creighton has been named systems liaison librarian at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

David C. Fowler is now electronic resources coordinator at Iowa State University in Ames.

Tom Garnett has been appointed assistant director of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries.

Michael Golden is the new science reference librarian at the University of MissouriKansas City.

Margaret Guccione is now Information Technology librarian at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Joan Kolias has been appointed information technology librarian for Collection Services at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Lynda Leahy has been appointed associate librarian of Harvard College Library for Research and Instruction.

Vanaja Menon is the new assistant director for public services at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Denise A. Mogge has been appointed librarian for the Integrated Library System in the Systems Department at North Carolina State University.

Kathryn Neal has been appointed curator of the Givens Collection of African-American Literature and Life at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Anne Nesset has been appointed cataloger in MINITEX at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Andrew K. Pace has been appointed systems librarian for digital projects and databases at North Carolina State University.

Amy L Paster is now head of the Life Sciences Library at Pennsylvania State University.

Robert Dale Poulter has been appointed systems librarian for Library Resource Services at Vanderbilt University.

Erica Williamson Reynolds has been appointed clinical medical librarian at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

John S. Riddle has been appointed head librarian at Pennsylvania State in Fayette.

Ruth K. Seidman has been appointed communications coordinator for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries.

Earl C. Smith has been appointed Web Applications Developer at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Loanne Snavely has been named head of instructional programs for Pennsylvania State University.

Joan Staples is now cello music cataloger at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Susana Tejada is the new senior assistant librarian at SUNY Buffalo.

David Tyler has been appointed assistant professor in the Central Reference Services Department at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

J. Daniel Vann III is now special assistant to the vice chancellor for information technology at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Terry Wittig has been appointed assistant head of Collection Management at North Carolina State University.

Sha Li Zhang has been appointed head of technical services at Wichita State University.


Dennis East retired in September 1998 from the Libraries and Learning Resources at Bowling Green State University (BGSU). East, a member of the Society of American Archivists, published several articles on archival management issues. From 1988-97, he served as an associate dean at BGSU. He is also a member of ACRL.

Barbara Gaeddert, cataloging librarian, has announced her retirement from the University of Kansas (UK). Appointed in September 1974, Gaeddert served as cataloging librarian throughout her 25-year career at UK. Gaeddert has been active in library committees such as the Orientation Committee, Staff Committee on Facilities Planning, KULSA, and several search committees. Before coming to UK, Gaeddert held positions with the Deere & Company Library, the Natchitoches Parish Library, Northwestern State University Library, and the University of Iowa Libraries.

Robert Heidler has retired from the Jerome Library at Bowling Green State University after serving 30 years in the reference department.

Carol Henderson, executive director of the ALA Washington Office and an associate executive director of ALA, will retire in August after nearly 24 years of service. Henderson became ALA’s Washington Office executive director in 1994; until then she was the ALA Washington Office deputy director for 15 years.“Carol Henderson has been a driving force in ALA’s successes in the legislative arena,” said ALA Executive Director William Gordon. “She is a dedicated professional who thoroughly understands Washington, D.C., and is able to maintain the strength of our non-partisan stance on issues from erate to copyright to all aspects of funding for libraries.” Henderson has chaired the Federal Networking Council Advisory Committee, which was charged with providing technical and strategic advice for the development of the advanced networking for research and education. She was awarded a fellowship under the Higher Education Act title IIB for graduate work in library science. The

Carol Henderson

Catholic University of America honored her in 1998 with an alumni award for outstanding achievement.

Philip Tompkins will retire as university librarian and executive director of libraries at Indiana University/ Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on August 1, 1999. He has worked at libraries at the University of MissouriKansas City, CUNY’s Brooklyn College, Mesa and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges, and the University of Southern California where he was coordinator of planning for the new teaching library (Leavey) from 1985-90. For the last 15 years Tompkins has specialized in planning, designing, and operating integrated library/high technology centers, developing team-based library organizations, and instructional team initiatives. The most recent library building he developed was IUPUI’s Payton Philanthropic Studies Library, dedicated April 28, 1999.


Wojciech Zalewski has retired as Stanford’s curator for Slavic and East European Collections. Curator since 1972, Zalewski was a successful multilingual diplomat and negotiator in command economy booktrades that resisted rationalization during the Bloc days. Zalewski began his career with Stanford Libraries as a library specialist and later became the acting curator. He has also been a lecturer in Stanford’s Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures since 1975. Zalewski has published or edited a dozen books in his curatorial field, bibliography, and librarianship. He will continue working at Stanford as the bibliographer for religious studies.


Arthur T. Hamlin, 85, retired director of libraries at Temple University in Philadelphia (1968-79), died on January 20. Prior to this position, he was director of libraries at the University of Cincinnati for 12 years. Hamlin held two senior Fullbright Program grants— one as a lecturer at the University of Pavia in Italy in 1961 and another at the University of Birmingham, England. In 1966 the ALA sent him to Florence to investigate flood damage to libraries. He was a life member of the ALA and ACRL (executive director from 1949-56), a member of the Bibliographical Society of America and several state library associations. Hamlin is the author of centennial histories of Harvard’s first alumni club and the Cincinnati club. He had his history of university libraries published in 1981.

Elaine Kirkpatrick Rast died in February in Chicago. In the 1960s she participated in OCLC (Online Computer Library Center at Ohio State University). Later she was adjunct professor at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and full professor at Founders Library at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She was an active member of the ALA and a member of the National Association of Serials Internet Group from its inception, where she served as a member of the Executive Board from 1988-93. Rast was Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year in 1993. She most recently served as archivist for Rainbow PUSH Coalition and rare books cataloger at the Adler Planetarium.

Rochelle Sager, library director at Molloy College Library in Rockville, New York, has died. She also served as library director of the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. Sager was an active member of ACRL/NY and of ACRL, serving on the Board of Directors as director-at-large (198589) and as ACRL’s councillor (1990-94). Contributions can be made in her memory to the Scleroderma Foundation, 89 Newbury Street, Danvers, MA 01923, (800) 722-HOPE. ■

Rochelle Sager

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