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Althea H. Jenkins

Althea H. Jenkins,executive director of ACRL, has joined the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Institutions of Higher Education’s Institutional Actions Council. The purpose of the council is to review all pertinent materials from an institution, from a team, from a review committee, from evaluators panels, and from staff. The council, by majority vote, decides the official action which is then forwarded to the Board of Trustees for validation. In situations defined by policy, the Institutional Actions Council’s decision may be to defer official action. Jenkins has been executive director of ACRL since 1991.

Douglas Lehman,Miami-Dade Community College Kendall Campus assistant library director, received the 1998 Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. Lehman was recognized for his work to further library automation in the State of Florida and for his involvement in several prominent library organizations such as ACRL, the Florida Association of College and Research Libraries, the Florida Library Association, and the College Center for Library Automation. Prior to his current position, Lehman served the college as chair of Library Public Services and director of Library Technical Services. Lehman was recognized by the Florida Library Association in 1996 as a “FLA Transformer,” for his activities supporting libraries in Florida and was the first community college librarian to be elected as a SOLINET (Southeastern Library Network) delegate to the Online Computer Library Center, Inc. Users Council in 1992.

Douglas Lehman

Bonnie MacEwan.assistant dean for collections in the Penn State University Libraries, has been appointed a 1999 UCLA Senior Fellow. Fifteen top managers of academic research libraries were selected following a nationwide competition conducted by the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. MacEwan, with academic library leaders from schools such as Harvard, Dartmouth, and the University of Southern California, will attend a three-week program at UCLA in August 1999.

I. Bruce Turner,head of archives and special collections at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), was chosen to receive the Friends of The Edith Garland Dupre Library/ Board of Regents Support Fund Endowed Professorship for 1998-2001. The Endowed Professorship honors an outstanding member of the library faculty for a three-year period. As the library’s first Endowed Professor, Turner will continue to promote Dupre Library and its collections to the UCL community and the Acadiana region.


Arnold Hirshon

Arnold Hirshonhas been appointed executive director of NELINET, a consortium that promotes resource-sharing and interlibrary cooperation among more than 500 academic, public, and special libraries in New England. From 1995-99 Hirshon served as vice provost for Information Resources at Lehigh University. He was also a leader in the creation of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., serving as the first chair of its Board of Directors. From 1990-95, Hirshon served as university librarian at Wright State University and was active in the development of OhioLINK. He has also served as associate director of University Library Services at Virginia Commonwealth University; assistant head of the Cataloging Department at Duke University; and assistant head, and later head, of the OCLC Cataloging Section at Wayne State University. Active for many years in the ALA, Hirshon served as president of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) in 1992, and he served for six years as editor of the division’s Newsletter. He was awarded the ACRL/ALCTS/LAMA/LITA Hugh C. Atkinson Award in 1998.

Dan Iddingshas been named executive director of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc. (PALCI). “Dan’s background and library technology experience are a good match for the needs of PALCI now and in the future,” said Rush Miller, president of the PALCI Board of Directors. For the past year, Iddings has been a consultant to libraries regarding Web-based services and technology planning. Prior to that, as assistant director for Networked and Automated Services for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, he served as project director for the highly successful Three Rivers Free-Net and the Electronic Information Network. He is currently active in ALA and LITA, and he has been active in CNI, ASIS, NISO, the Urban Libraries Council, PaLA, and other associations. He has been a frequent speaker at professional meetings and recently delivered the keynote address on library services in the 21st century at a conference in Taiwan.

John G. Zenelishas been appointed university librarian at George Mason University (GMU). Zenelis came to GMU from Temple University, where he had been deputy university librarian since 1994. At Temple he also served as associate director of libraries for Automated and Administrative Services (1986-94) and acting university librarian (1995-97). Zenelis was assistant health sciences librarian for Access and Technical Services (1982-86) and head of the Bibliographic Control Department, Law Library (1978-82) at Columbia University. He began his career in librarianship at the Research Libraries of the New York Public Library (197478), serving first as a cataloger and then as a reference librarian. Zenelis served on the PALINET Board of Trustees for six years; he was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Connection Initiative; and he is a member of organizations such as the Association of Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, ACRL, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium. He is currently working on his doctoral dissertation in administration of higher education at Temple.

John G. Zenelis

Roiann Bairdhas been appointed assistant archivist at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.

Adãn Benavideshas been appointed assistant to the head librarian for research programs, Benson Latin American Collection, at the University of Texas, Austin.

Michele Callowayis now assistant undergraduate librarian at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Susan B. Casehas been appointed science librarian at the University of Kansas Libraries.

Madeline A. Copphas been appointed instructional services coordinator at the Nimitz Library of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Alsa “Sally” King Cotneris now the assistant librarian (temporary, part-time) in the Marine Science Library at the University of Texas, Austin.

JoAnne Deekenhas been named head of the acquisitions division at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Adonna Fleminghas been appointed reference librarian at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.

James A. Galbraithhas been appointed business/economics reference librarian at the University of Oregon.

Elliot H. Gertelhas been appointed curator of Judaica, Near East Division, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Chris Gilcreasehas joined the University of Southwestern Louisiana’s Dupre Library as the night reference librarian.

Tori R. Gregoryis now assistant instruction librarian at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.

Elizabeth Hoguehas been appointed humanities reference librarian at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Julia Kipleis the new reference and information literacy librarian at Carleton College in Northfiled, Minnesota.

Deborah J. Lesliehas been appointed head of cataloging at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

Stephen Luttmannis the new music librarian at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.

Susan M. Macicakhas been appointed Social Sciences bibliographer, Collections and Information Resources Division, at the University of Texas, Austin.

Britten L. Martinhas been named reference/electronic access librarian at Elon College in North Carolina.

Patrick McCarthyis the new Instructional Services Librarian at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado.

Jo McClamrochhas been named head of the Halls of Residence Libraries at Indiana University in Bloomington.

David G. Remingtonhas been appointed reference librarian at North Idaho College in Coeur dAlene, Idaho.

Mary H. Sawyeris now head of access services at the College of William and Mary.

Paul Seemanhas been appointed reference and information literacy librarian at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Manuel Urrizolahas been appointed professional serials cataloger at the University of California, Irvine.

Marion Frank-Wilsonhas been named librarian for African Studies at Indiana University in Bloomington.


Virginia Gaines,Germanic Languages and cataloger, retired on December 31, 1998, after 19 years of service to the University of Texas, Austin.

Jessie Cottman Smithhas retired as the library director of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UM). Smith, active in the Black Caucus of the ALA (BCALA), is an alumnus of UM and was a two-time inductee in the school’s national alumni association’s Hall of Fame. Smith was appointed director of Library Services in 1972 and was later named dean of Library Services in 1997. She is a member of ALA, ACRL, and the Congress of Academic Libraries (Maryland). She served as president of the Academic Division of MLA (1991-92); served on the ALA Task Force of the Small College Assessment Program; and was vice president of the 1890 Land-Grant and Tuskegee University Library Director’s Association for six years.


Michael Freeman,head of the library at Haverford College, died February 12 at the age of 52. During his 12-year tenure at Haverford, all of the college library records were converted into machine-readable form, and the library undertook a joint project with neighboring Bryn Mawr College and Swarthmore College to merge their general special collections into one database called Tripod. Prior to joining Haverford, Freeman was director of library services for six years at the College of Wooster’s Andrews Library in Wooster, Ohio. From 1975-80 he was assistant chief and later chief of reference services at Dartmouth College’s library. Prior to this position he was the social sciences librarian and university archivist at Illinois Wesleyan University library in Bloomington. He is the author of numerous publications, a member of the ALA and several of its committees, and he was a trustee of OHIONET and chair of the Board of Directors of the Northeast Ohio Major Academic Libraries.

Michael Freeman

Sam Fustukjian

Sam Fustukjian,54, director of the Tampa Campus Library at the University of South Florida (USF), died March 1 at the Arbors in Tampa. A native of Lebanon, Fustukjian graduated from college in Beirut, where he later served as director of American University. He came to the United States in 1969 to further his education. He earned an MLS from Syracuse University and SUNY at Oswego, became director of the Poynter Library at USF’s St. Petersburg campus in 1980 and later served as acting dean for 18 months. Fustukjian had been director of the Tampa Library since 1991. Sonja Garcia, associate director at the Tampa Library, said the library will continue to fulfill Fustukjian’s vision of utilizing state-of-theart technology for greater access to research materials for students and faculty.

Ruth M. Grundy,librarian at the Marine Science Library in Port Aransas, Texas, died on Tuesday, September 22, 1998. She began her career with the University of Texas (UT› as a technical reports editor for the Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas from 1971—73. From September 1973 until her death, she was the librarian of the Marine Science Library. The library joined the General Libraries on February 1, 1991. Grundy received a B.S. in computer science from Corpus Christi State University and a MLS from Sam Houston State University. She also attended Texas Tech University, Draughns Business College, Lamar University, University of South Alabama, and Trinity School of Natural Heath. Grundy was a member and past president of the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers. She served as an editorial assistant for UT’s Marine Science Institute journal, Contributions in Marine Science, from 1970 until her death.

George Pitemick,emeritus professor, School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, at the University of British Columbia (UBC), died March 5, 1999, at the age of 80. In 1947, Pitemick joined the library at the University of California at Berkeley first as a cataloger and a catalog analyst, then as library administrative analyst until 1961 when he was appointed assistant director of libraries at the University of Washington. In 1965 he joined the faculty of the School of Librarianship at UBC as associate professor, and was promoted to professor in 1970. He taught courses in resources in science and technology, research methods, college and university librarianship, and sources of information. In 1973 he conducted a study on storage libraries for the Council on library Resources. He was a frequent contributor to and reviewer for library journals in Canada and the United States, specializing in topics relating to catalogs, technical services, statistics, and physical storage. He served on many library associations and was the president of the Canadian Association of Library Schools (1969—70). ■

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