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Nancy Eaton,dean of li- brary services at Iowa State University, was elected chair of the OCLC Board of Trust- ees at its meeting in Novem- ber. Eaton was elected to the board in 1987, and has been vice-chair since 1991- Her term as chair will be for one year.

Mary Jo Godwin,former editor of Wilson Library Bulletin, has been named by the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science as the recipient of the 1992 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. Godwin resigned her position in protest after the president of H. W. Wilson directed her to fire columnist Will Manley. Manley, a Bulletin columnist for 14 years, was fired for his tongue-in-cheek ques- tionnaire of librarians’ sexual attitudes and prac- tices. Five columnists also resigned with Godwin. The Intellectual Freedom Award is given annually to a group or individual who has furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it has an impact on libraries and information centers and the dissemination of ideas.

Mary Delmont

Mary Karen Delmont,collection development librarian at the State University College at Buf- falo, New York, has been awarded the 1992 State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship, conferred upon librarians in the system who consistently display extraordinary professional achieve- ment in their field. Delmont, who chairs the College Senate Cur- riculum Committee and is active in campus governance, was the recipient of a 1978 college Presidential Merit Award. In 1991 she received a Faculty Mentor Award from the Buffalo State Prelaw Society for her work with the annual moot court competition. She has been on the staff of the E. H. Butler Library for 20 years.

Kent Hendrickson,dean of libraries at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, was elected vice-president/presi- dent-elect of the OCLC Us- ers Council at its meeting in October. He is a Users Council delegate from NEBASE (a division of the Nebraska Library Commis- sion) and is also chair of the Research Libraries Advisory Committee to OCLC. His term began in October; he will assume the presidency in May and hold that position for one year.

Patricia E. Sabosik,editor and publisher of Choice magazine, has been appointed to the Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) National Board of Directors for a three-year term. LVA, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to teaching adult learners to read. The Board of Directors is a governing board with repre- sentation from its state and regional affiliates, the publishing community, and private industry.

Carolyn Sheehy

Carolyn Sheehy,director of library services at North Central College (NCC), Naperville, Il- linois, has been named the first holder of the endowed Clare and Lucy Oesterle Library Directorship, only the third endowed director- ship on a college cam- pus in the U.S. The $1 million endowment is the gift of Clare Oesterle, a 1939 gradu- ate of NCC and a mem- ber of the college’s Board of Trustees since 1974. Sheehy has held her position at NCC since 1990. Before that she served as assistant professor and head of the Reference Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and as administrative curator at the Newberry Library in Chicago.

Ronelle K. H. Thompson,director of Mikkelsen Library at Augustana College, South Dakota, has been elected vice-president/presi- dent-elect of the Mountain Plains Library Asso- ciation (MPLA). MPLA is a regional association of libraries and friends of libraries in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Mon- tana, Nebraska, Ne- vada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Da- kota, Utah, and Wyo- ming, whose purpose is to improve present and future library services through professional development. Thomp- son is a former president of the South Dakota Library Association and the recipient of the YMCA Leadership Award for her work in establishing the statewide South Dakota Library Network.

Ronelle Thompson


(Appointment notices are taken from library newsletters, letters from personnel offices and appointees, and other sources. To ensure that your appointment appears, write to the Editor, C&RL News, 50 E. Huron, Chicago, IL 60611-2795.)

Fran Caplanhas been named director of li- braries at Robert Morris College in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania.

Irene Hoadley

Irene Hoadley,director of the library at Texas A&M University, was named director of the Ster- ling C. Evans Library Capital Campaign at Texas A&M starting in January. In her new position, she will administer funds raised for services, col- lections, and technol- ogy. Holder of the Ster- ling C. Evans Chair in Library Administration, Hoadley was named the 1990 Texas Librarian of the Year. She also re- ceived the Scarecrow Press Award for Library Literature and was named distinguished alumna of the School of Library Science at the University of Michigan.

Lynda Womom Wright,formerly librarian for public services at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia, now shares the position of librarian at Tidewater Community College, Portsmouth, Virginia, with Mary Anne Glanzer, who has been at Tidewater since 1976. The Glanzer- Wright job-share is the first such position in the Virginia Community College System.

Mary Clare Altenhofenis now reference librarian, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.

Robert Behrahas been appointed curator of special collections at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, Newport, Rhode Island.

Mary Biggsis now dean of the library at Trenton State College, New Jersey.

Jaryna Bodrockhas been appointed head of the Slavic Division in the College Library at Harvard University.

Shurawl M. Bryanhas been named library intern in the Multicultural Internship Library Education/Scholarship Program at the State University of New York at Albany.

Patrick Dawsonis the new Chicano studies librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

GraceAnne A. DeCandidohas been appointed editor of the Wilson Library Bulletin.

Kristin Dotyhas been appointed technical services librarian at the Sawyer Library, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Tim Dugdalehas been appointed reference librarian/computer specialist at Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.

Elizabeth A. Dupuisis now Balcones librarian in the Engineering Library at the University of Texas at Austin.

Vicente Garceshas been named law refer- ence/circulation librarian in the Law Library at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Greer Gilmanhas been named cataloger in the Preservation Review Division of the College Library, Harvard University.

Mary Lou Goodyearhas been named acting director of the Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Joe A. Hewitthas been named acting university librarian for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

John Howardhas been appointed Richard F. French librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard University.

Emily H. Hullhas been named reference librarian, University of Washington-Tacoma at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Marlene Hurleyhas been appointed access librarian at Feinberg Library, State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Jie Liis now information services librarian in the Biomedical Library at the University of South Alabama.

Kevin Lindstromhas been appointed Science Information Network librarian at the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Margret G. Lipperthas been named associate head for information services, Engineering and Science Libraries, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

H. Robert Malinowskyis now principal bibliographer and professor, Collection Development Department, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mary J. Marklandis the new head of reference at the Lamar Soutter Medical Library, University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Worcester.

Ellie E. Marshhas been appointed head, Social Work Library, Health Sciences Library and Information Center (HSLIC) at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Michael J. Perryis now information services librarian in the Biomedical Library at the University of South Alabama.

Susan Petersis now the coordinator of language and literature at the Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory University, Atlanta.

Mary Ann Rameyhas returned to her position as reference librarian at Georgia State University Library, Atlanta.

Dennis Scottis the new assistant archivist at the Bums Library of Boston College.

Jeffrey Spurrhas been appointed Islamic art cataloger in the Fine Arts Library at Harvard University.

Hannah M. Stevensis now executive director of the Boston Library Consortium.

Paula M. Stormhas been appointed assistant director of the Wayne State University Science and Engineering Library, Detroit.

Ross Thrasherhas been appointed coordinator for bibliographic services at the Auraria Library, Denver.

Philip J. Tramdackis now assistant director for technical services and library automation at Roscoe L. West Library, Trenton State College, New Jersey.

Karen Volkmanhas been named refer- ence/network librarian at Feinberg Library, State University of New York at Plattsburgh.

Sandra N. Wardhas been named science librarian at the Mount Holyoke College Library in South Hadley, Massachusetts.

Leah Weisseis now project archivist in Congressional Archives at the Burns Library, Boston College.

Norma Yuehhas been named executive officer of the Center for Intercultural Education at Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey.


Lawrence Dinnean,pictorial curator in The Bancroft Library, University of California, Ber- keley, recently retired after 27 years at that in- stitution. Dinnean graduated from UC-Berke- ley in 1958 with a major in English, then served in the U.S. Army in Vicenza, Italy. In 1965 he received a master’s in painting from the same institution, then was appointed a senior mu- seum scientist with the newly established Uni- versity Art Museum. In 1972 his duties expanded and he was named archivist of the Hans Hofmann Collection, a major component of the museum’s inventory. In 1974 Dinnean moved over to The Bancroft and assumed responsibil- ity for the pictorial collections, including the Honeyman Collection of Western American Art. He authored Nineteenth Century Illustrators of California Sights and Scenes (1986) and co- authored Les Jeunes, An account of some fin de siede San Francisco authors and artists (1980).

Marcus A. McCorisonretired October 31 af- ter 32 years as librarian, director, and presi- dent of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS).

McCorison joined the

AAS in I960 after serv- ing in the military, be- ing the librarian of a Vermont public library, and heading the rare book divisions of Dartmouth College and the University of Iowa.

He became director of AAS in 19Ó7 and over- saw the refurbishing of Antiquarian Hall and the building of a new underground wing. He was a principal founder of the Independent Research Libraries Association and took AAS into the Research Libraries Group.

Marcus McCorison

Malcolm E. Scheer,library director of the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), retired in January 1993 after 32 years as a librarian. A graduate of the College of the City of New York in 1954, Scheer earned an MLS in I960 from Columbia University. He began his career working as a cataloger at the New School for Social Research in 1961. In 1963 he was named head of technical services, was promoted to assistant chief librarian in 1969, and became library director in 1974. He began as library director of NYSID in 1979.


Jacqueline K. Eubanks,college librarian, editor, and proponent of multicultural education, died of complications from AIDS on November 19 in Manhattan. She was 54 years old. Eubanks was, since 1966, on the faculty of Brooklyn College, where she significantly expanded the library’s African and Caribbean collection. A Chicago native, she earned a bachelor’s degree and an MLS from the University of Chicago, and another master’s at Columbia University Teacher’s College. She also worked as a librarian for the U.S. Army Special Services in Germany and for the American Association of Advertising Agencies. She was also a founding member of ALA’s Social Responsibilities Round Table.

Lynne Hallonquist,life sciences bibliographer in Woodward Library, University of British Columbia, died July 24. Hallonquist began working at the UBC Library in 1968 as a reference librarian in the Biomedical Branch Library at Vancouver General Hospital. In 1970 she joined the University of Toronto staff, then returned to UCB as the life sciences bibliographer in 1979. She was active in the Health Libraries Association of British Columbia, the Canadian Association for Information Science, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the UBC Academic Women’s Association.

Timothy Stafford Healy,president of the New York Public Library (NYPL) since 1989, died of a heart attack December 30 in New Jersey. He was 69 years old. Healy joined NYPL after 13 years as president of Georgetown University. He began his career in education teaching Latin and English at Fordham Preparatory School, becoming an English professor at Fordham University in 1955. In addition to teaching, Healy served as Fordham’s director of alumni relations from 1955 to 1962, and as executive vice-presi- dent until 1969. From 1969 to 1976 he was vice-chancellor for aca- demic affairs at the City University of New York. Bom in New York City in 1923, Healy received degrees from Woodstock College; the Faculties Saint Albert in Louvain, Belgium; Fordham University; and Oxford University. He served as director and chairman of the American Council on Education and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, and was chairman of the National Advisory Committee on Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility.

Timothy Healy

Charles Holliday,retired assistant professor of library affairs at Southern Illinois University (SIUC), Carbondale, died on November 15 at his home in Murphysboro. He was 68. Holliday began work at SIUC in 1957 in Morris Library’s ordering division. He moved to the social studies division a year later and retired in 1988 with 31 years of service. He received a bachelor’s degree from SIUC in 1947, a master’s from Washington University in 1948, and an MLS from the University of Illinois in 1964. ■

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