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Ann-Christe Young

William Baker,professor in the Northern Illinois University Libraries and professor in the Department of English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship to conduct full-time research during the 2002-03 academic year. He will be working on three more volumes of the unpublished letters of the Victorian novelist, dramatist, and journalist Wilkie Collins (1824-89).

Tamika Barnes,of the North Carolina State University Libraries, has won the 2002 Horizon Award from the North Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). The award goes to librarians who show a potential to be leaders in the library profession. She received the award based on her accomplishments as a student, SLA Scholarship winner, ALA Spectrum Scholar, and Pilkington Intern, as well as for her work as chair of the SLA’s Diversity Leadership Committee.

The Federal Library and Information Center Committee has announced several national awards for federal librarianship: Pamela Dawes, director of the Haskell Library at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, and Lynne C. Tobin, chief of the reference library at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency in Bethesda, Maiyland, tied for the Federal Libraiy and Information Center Committee’s 2001 Federal Librarian of the Year award. Leslie Yeakley, libraiy technician at the Defense Technical Information Center, has been named 2001 Federal Libraiy Technician of the Year.

Kerry Ann Gardner,librarian at El Paso Community College’s Valle Verde Libraiy, has been named the Border Regional Library Association’s Librarian of the Year.

Two Northeastern University librarians— Joan D. Krizack, university archivist and head of special collections, and Christine Oka, bibliographic instruction coordinator— have received national recognition for achievements in the field. Krizack received the Society of Georgia Archivists’ (SGA) David B. Gracy II Award for the article she coauthored, “Preserving the History of Boston’s Diversity,” in the SAG’s annual publication Provenance. Oka was featured by Library Journal as one of the top 50 libraiy “Movers and Shakers” from across the United States.

Brian McLaughlin,acquisitions supervisor, monographs department, bibliographic service division at the Syracuse University (SU) Libraiy, has received an Individual Exemplary Achievement Award from SU.

Haidar Moukdad,professor in Dalhousie University’s Master of Libraiy and Information Studies program, won Online Information RevieuJs “Outstanding Paper” in the 2001 volume for his paper, “Designing and Developing Multimedia CD-ROMS: Lessons from the Treasures of Islam.” The paper (coauthored with Jamshid Beheshti and Andrew Large) was selected for its “new and useful information which will benefit readers” and its “appropriate presentation and style that allows easy access to concepts and data.

Andrew K. Pace,head of the North Carolina State University Librar- ies’ Systems Depart- ment, was named Li- brarian of the Year at the 15th Annual Data Research Associates, Inc. User’s Conference, a national libraiy tech- nology conference.

Andrew K. Pace

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Jerry Saye,professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapell Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, has received the Association for Library and Information Science Education’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

David II. Siam,senior scholar in the history department and university' librarian emeritus at Syracuse University, edited and published the International Dictionary of Library Histories (Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001). The dictionary profiles more than 200 institutions from around the world, including the world’s most important research libraries and other libraries with globally or regionally notable collections, innovative traditions, and significant and interesting histories. Stam served as university librarian at Syracuse University from 1986 to 1998, following earlier library administrative positions at Marlboro College, the Newberry Library, Johns Llopkins University, and the New York Public Library.


Paul T. Adalianjr.,has been appointed the first university librarian at California State University (CSU) at Channel Island. Adalian was assistant dean of information and instructional services at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he had spent 24 years managing every' aspect of library services. Adalian will also assist with planning CSU Channel Islands new John Spoor Broome Libraiy.

Otis D. Alexanderhas been appointed director of the Randolph E. Meyer Memorial Libraiy at Southeastern University in Washington, D.C. He was the assistant librarian at Cuttington University College in Liberia and head librarian for the Bureau of Libraries, Museums, and Archaeological Services in Saint Croix, Virgin Islands.

Rickey Besthas been named dean of the library at Auburn University in Montgomery, Alabama.

Gail Kern Paster,professor of English at George Washington University (GWU), will take office as director of the Folger Shakes- peare Library on July 1, 2002. Paster has taught at GWU since 1974 and is the editor of Shakespeare Qitar- terly, the leading schol- arly journal devoted to Shakespeare, pub- lished by the Folger Shakespeare Library in association with GWU. She has won many national fellowships and awards and is the author of numerous scholarly articles and books. A trustee of the Shakespeare Association of America, Paster was recently elected vice president and will succeed to its presidency in 2003. She has served two terms as a public member of the Folger Shakespeare Library committee.

Gail Kern Paster

Jane B. Treadwellhas been appointed university librarian and dean of library instructional services at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Treadwell has been director of the Office of Program Assessment and Coordination at Emory' University since 2001. Her 14-year career at Emory' began as director of collection management in 1988 and she was named director of collections and technical services in 1990. Before joining Emory, Treadwell was head of the Resource Development Division of the Sterling C. Evans Libraiy at Texas A&M University. She also spent six years at University of Florida Libraries in positions pertaining to monograph acquisitions and cataloging. She is the author of a chapter in a nationally acclaimed library textbook and contributor of articles to well-regarded journals such as the Acquisitions Librarian and College & Research Libraries.

Karen Wielhorskihas been appointed executive director of the Alfred R. Neumann Library at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Paul A. Willishas been named dean of libraries at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia. He is leaving a post as director of libraries at the University' of Kentucky (UK) and will begin work at LISC in July. He has been at UK both as a professor and a librarian since 1967. During his career, Willis has been active in a number of law and library organizations, published articles and book chapters, and served as a consultant. His next published work will be a chapter entitled “Building a Major Gifts Program” in a monograph to be published by the Association of Research Libraries.

Martha Ann Bacehas been appointed catalog librarian at the University of Alabama Libraries.

Cheryl Ballardis now Web services coordinator at the University of Alabama Libraries.

Richard Jean Bazileis now director of library information systems and technical systems at Chicago State University.

Chris Becketthas been promoted to vice president of library services at Ingenta.

Tammy Bobrowskyhas been appointed assistant librarian to the resident program at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

David Carterhas joined the Media Union Library at the University of Michigan as engineering librarian and liaison to the electrical engineering and computer science department.

Beau David Casehas been appointed field librarian for classical studies at the University of Michigan’s Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

Muriel Cauthenhas accepted the position of cataloging services librarian at Southeastern University in Washington, D.C.

Katherine Chewis now reference librarian in the Bio-Medical Library at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Thorolf Christensenhas joined the University of Michigan’s university library as assistant archivist in papyrology.

Paul J. Constantinehas been appointed associate director of libraries for research and instructional services, University of Washington Libraries, at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Catherine Conwayis now reference librarian at Pennsylvania State Great Valley Library.

Melissa Dailyis now reference librarian at Pennsylvania State Beaver Library.

Kathleen Degnanhas been appointed assistant to the director of public services at Chicago State University.

Cheryl Ewinghas been promoted to director of the Health Sciences Library at Ohio University.

Jan Figahas joined the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Science Library as math/ physics librarian.

Priscilla Finleyhas been appointed public services librarian in the Lied Library at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Kathleen Haefligerhas been appointed music and performing arts librarian at Chicago State University.

Annette Hainesis now field librarian for the School of Art and Design at the University of Michigan’s Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library.

Andrea Halversonhas been named reference services librarian in the Science and Engineering Library at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

William W. (Bill) Hardestyis now archivist, Paredes Collection, Benson Latin American Collection, General Libraries at the University of Texas at Austin, a half-time appointment for 2002.

Robert Herrmannhas been appointed Library (Aleph) Systems Analyst at the University of Minnesota Libraries.

Doreen Hockenberryhas been promoted to head of government documents at Ohio University.

Calvin Hsuhas joined the University of Michigan’s Asia Library as coordinator of public and information services.

Abby Kasowitz-Scheeris now head of instructional programs at Syracuse University.

Jan H. Kemphas been named associate director for collection management, organization, and preservation in the special collections, acquisitions, cataloging, and preservation departments at North Carolina State University.

Donnelly Lancasterhas been appointed archival access coordinator in the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.

Jennifer McClurehas been appointed reference librarian/information consultant in Gorgas Library at the University of Alabama.

Charles Reynoldsis now head of the music library at the University of Michigan.

Gloria Rhodeshas been named outreach/ community resources librarian at the San Diego State University Library and Information Access.

Amy Robbhas joined the staff of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan as field librarian for women’s studies.

Lindsey E. Schellhas been named English literature bibliographer, Collections and Information Resources Division, at the University of Texas at Austin.

Steven D. Smithis the new preservation librarian at Wellesley College Library.

Lynn Suttonhas been appointed associate dean of the Wayne State University Library System.

Felix Eme Unaezeis now director of public services at Chicago State University.

Hyokyoung Lee Yihas been appointed Korean studies librarian, East Asia Library, University of Washington Libraries, at the University of Washington, Seattle.


Karen Driessen,after nearly 30 years with the library and instructional media services at the University of Montana (UM), retired on April 1, 2002. Driessen began her career at UM as a media cataloger and later became director of the Mansfield Library’s Instructional Media Services division. Under her leadership, a number of multimedia classrooms were constructed on campus. Among her other accomplishments at UM was the development of the library’s significant collection of nonprint materials. Driessen served on a number of campus, library, and systemwide committees. She was active in the Montana Library Association and contributed at the national level with appointments to committees of the Consortium of College and University Media Centers. In 2000, she was selected by the Montana Library Association as Librarian of the Year.

Donna Koepp,head of the T. R. Smith Map Collection and GeoMedia Services at the University of Kansas (KU), has retired. However, she has accepted a position with Harvard University as head of government documents and microforms and coordinator of reference and instruction for the social sciences program. Koepp joined the KU Libraries in 1985 as head of the map library. In 1986, she was appointed head of the government documents and map library. Under her leadership, in 1987, the first of several successful grant proposals were submitted to the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete a project to index and preserve historical maps contained in the U.S. Congressional Serial Set (1789-1969). She earned tenure in 1990 and was granted a sabbatical leave in 1994. In 1992, Koepp served as a visiting program officer with the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) to work on the ARL GIS Literacy Project, and in 1998-2001, she served on the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer.

David Gray Remingtonhas ended 42 years of library service after 4 years as information librarian, guide, and scout at North Idaho College’s Molstead Library in Coeur d’Alene. Formerly deputy Washington State librarian, chief of Cataloging Distribution Service and assistant chief of the subject cataloging division at the Library of Congress, Remington also served twice as director of the Pend Oreille County Library district, director of professional services for Bro-Dart Company in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and as an independent library consultant.


Donald T. Smith,former head of budget and planning at the University of Oregon Library, died of pancreatic cancer on April 15, 2002. He worked as a librarian at Clarkson College and Wagner College, both located in New York, and later at Boston University. He worked as an administrator at the University of Oregon from 1963 until his retirement in 1987. Smith was a member of several philatelic societies and a lifetime member of ALA. He served on the board of the Lane County Historical Society for 15 years.

Lynn Wesley Walker,73, library director emeritus of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Library, died March 13 of pulmonary fibrosis. Walker worked first at the University of Tennessee and later at the University of Florida, heading its En- gineering and Physics Library. In 1966, Walker was selected to create the library system for a brand new university in Orlando, then called Florida Technological University. He was the fourth employee of UCF, hired two years before it opened to students. There he served as the library director for 17 years and was a nationally recognized innovator, with the UCF Library being one of the first nationally to have its card catalog accessible via computer. Walker served as president of the Florida Library Association.

Lynn Wesley Walker

Sharon Hogan, 1945-2002

Sharon Hogan

Sharon Hogan,57, university librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since 1990, has died follow- ing a brief illness.

A champion of copyright, free speech, privacy, and other leg- islative issues affecting li- braries and information systems, Hogan testified before the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs on tire E-Government Act of 2001 regarding technology and access issues.

“Sharon Hogan was a pivotal figure in the rebirth of the modem library in the digital age,” said UIC University Chancellor Sylvia Manning.

In 2000, Hogan received top national honors when she was named ACRL’s Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year. Last year she received the Intellectual Freedom Award from the Illinois Libraiy Association. “Libraries play a very important role in safeguarding every citizen’s right to read or hear diverse viewpoints and to make up his or her own mind about issues,” Hogan said at the time of her award.

Her other major honors included the Chinese American Librarians Association Presidential Recognition Award (1995), the Miriam Dudley Bibliographic Instniction Librarian of the Year Award (1988), and tire Distinguished Alumni Award of tire School of Information and libraiy Studies at tire University of Michigan (1987).

Prior to her appointment at UIC, Hogan was the director of libraries at Louisiana State University and held positions at the University7 of Michigan and at Temple University.

She was an active member of ACRL, serving as the association’s president and chair of the Bibliographic Instruction Section. She was on the Board of Directors twice and a member of the task force on strategic planning and the budget and finance committee. She served ALA as councilor-at-large, was on the Executive Board, and chaired the Task Force on Core Competencies for Librarians.

She was also a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges Commission on Information Technologies and the Depository Library Council. She sewed on the boards of such groups as the Higher Education Consortium, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the Chicago Library7 System, and the ILLINET Network Advisory7 Council.

Hogan coauthored Learning the Library (Bowker, 1982), a landmark book in bibliographic instruction, and was founding editor of Research Strategies. ■

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