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Ann-Christe Young

Alison Bunting,associate university librarian for sciences and director of the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at UCLA, has received the Medical Library Association’s Marcia C. Noyes Award. Bunting served as editor of the eight-volume series Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship. Bunting is currently a member of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and she is co-director for the planning grant the UCLA Academic Health Science Center received from NLM. She began her career as a library school student assistant in the catalog department at the UCLA Biomedical Library. She became director of the library and assistant dean for library service in the UCLA School of Medicine in 1984 and associate university librarian for sciences in 1991.

David W. Carrhas been named Outstanding Teaching of the Year (2000-01) at the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Joanne Gard Marshall,dean of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been named a fellow of the Special Library Association.

William Gray Potter,university librarian at the University of Georgia, has received two honors from his alma mater, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville—an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters and the Distinguished Alumni Award.

Coburn (Coby) R. Johnson,associate pro- fessor/catalog librarian at the University of Montana, Missoula, has been elected vice president/president elect of the Montana Library Association.

Margaret Mary Kimmel,professor in the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, has been named Dominican University’s Distinguished Alumna of the Year for the Graduate School of Libraiy and Information Science. Teaching a wide variety of graduate courses related to children, literature, and the provision of library services, Kimmel also lectures extensively in the United States presenting programs for teachers, librarians, and parents. Kimmel has served on the ALA Council and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. Her writings include Magic in the Mist and For Reading Out Loud!, with Elizabeth Segel. She has also worked as an advisor to Fred Rogers and appeared as a storyteller on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Kim Schroederhas been recognized by Wayne State University as Emerging Corporate Leader, part of its annual Corporate Leadership Award. Schroeder is founder of Archive Impact, Inc., in Detroit, which offers marketing, technology, and indexing of services for audiovisual collections. Her clients have included General Motors Corporation, Coca-Cola Inc., and National Geographic. Schroeder, who graduated from Wayne State in 1992, is the first library and information science graduate to receive this award.

Barbara Tillett,director of the Voyager ILS Project at the Libraiy of Congress, has received the Arthur S. Flemming Award, which recognizes exceptional employees in the federal government. Tillett earned the award for her leadership in the implementation of Endeavor’s Voyager system at the Library of Congress.


Rebecca Bostianis the new director of Holman Library at McKendree College in Lebanon, Illinois. Bostian has more than 20 years of library science and technology experience ranging from library assistant at the University of California, San Diego, in 1975 to director of Governor State University Library in University Park, Illinois, in 1999. During her career she has taught reference sources for business research at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire (1987-89) and library research strategies at Washburn Uni- versity in Topeka, Kansas (1994-99).

Artemis G. Kirk

Artemis G. Kirkhas been named univer- sity librarian at Georgetown University. Di- rector of University Libraries for the University of Rhode Island since 1998 and an ac- tive information ser- vices consultant, Kirk has nearly 30 years of experience in library administration. She has been assistant director for Libraries and Collec- tions and Budget at the University of Miami; di- rector of libraries and co-director of Information Technology for Simmons College in Boston, where she also taught library science; head librarian for Pine Manor College; and assistant librarian for Hellenic College. She has also been a fellow with the U.S. Information Agency and ALA, advising the public library system in Hong Kong. Kirk is a member of the OCLC Users’ Council and the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Higher Education Library Information Network. She was appointed by Rhode Island’s governor to the state’s Library Board and is actively involved in ACRL nationally and in New England.

Victoria A. Montavonhas been appointed dean and university librarian of the University Libraries at the University of Cincinnati. She is actively involved in the development of the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), which provides a wide range of electronic resources for its users and links the collections of 76 Ohio university and college libraries and the State Library of Ohio. Montavon chaired OhioLINK’s Library Advisory Council in 2000 and serves on the coordinating committee that creates and develops future services for OhioLINK. Since 1996, Montavon has served as university librar-

Virginia Steel ian of Wright State University. She was university librarian of Saint Joseph’s Uni- versity in Philadelphia (1990-96). She has held library positions at Rider University, Temple University, Lindenwood College, Carlow College, and Notre Dame College of Ohio.

Grant Nelsonis now library director at the Samuel Read Hall Library at Lyndon State College in Vermont.

Virginia Steel,former associate director for public services at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s librar- ies, has been named di- rector of the Washing- ton State University Li- braries. Steel has been active in ALA’S Library Administration and Management Division. She serves as a board member and chairs the committee on organization.

Virginia Steel

Tami Albinhas been appointed to a one- year position as a public service librarian at the Regents Center Library at the University of Kansas.

Joan M. Barneshas been appointed development and public relations librarian at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Kira B. Barnesis now cataloger at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Nancy Begghas joined the University at Albany Libraries, SUNY, as a half-time monographic cataloger.

Karen Brownhas been appointed preservation librarian at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Mary Casserlyis now assistant director for collections at the University at Albany Libraries, SUNY.

Carl Danishas joined California State University, Chico, as reference/social sciences librarian.

David de Lorenzois the new head of Bancroft Technical Services at the University of California, Berkeley.

Karen R. W. Eckbergis now instructional services librarian at Northland College.

Jill Emeryhas been appointed director of the Electronic Resources Program at the University of Houston.

Kristin Eshelmanis now curator of Multimedia Collections/coordinator of Reader Services at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut.

Nicholas Eshelmanis now systems librarian at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Josh Grebenis now reference technology librarian at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Jill Grogghas joined the faculty of Mitchell Memorial Library at Mississippi State University as an instruction librarian.

Lucy Holmanhas been appointed reference librarian in the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Debra Kimokis now visiting assistant librarian in the Information Outreach Unit at Feinburg Library of Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Danny Kissanehas been appointed reference librarian at SUNY College in Oneonta, New York.

Wallace Koehlerhas been appointed associate director in the MLS program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

Nancy Ellen Kraftis now head of the preservation department at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Kate Manuelhas been named instruction coordinator at New Mexico State University.

Russell Martinhas been named the new director of the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.

Gina Matesichas been appointed reference librarian/bibliographer in the Watson Library Reference Department at the University of Kansas.

James Milleris now reference librar- ian/library instruction coordinator at Springfield College.

Teresa Neelyhas been appointed head of reference in the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Mark Paulhas been named assistant director of the Office of Libraries Technology for the University of Louisville Libraries.

Lisa Persingerhas been appointed special collections librarian at Wake Forest University’s Z. Smith Reynolds Library.

David E. Pintohas been appointed director of library services at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Theresa Preuithas been appointed associate director for public services at the Jack Tarver Library of Mercer University.

Patrick Reakesis now head of the Allen H. Neuharth Journalism Library at the University of Florida.

Deborah Schmidlehas become a reference librarian/bibliographer at the University at Albany, SLJNY.

Doreen Simonsenhas been appointed humanities and fine arts librarian at Willamette University.

Richard Soareshas been appointed reference/natural and health sciences librarian at California State University, Chico.

Claudene Sprolesis now government information and reference librarian at the University of Louisville Libraries.

Janet Stewarthas been appointed systems librarian at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.

Mark Szarkohas been appointed reference and instruction/humanities librarian at the University of Washington, Bothell Campus Library/Cascadia Community College.

George Thompsonhas joined California State University, Chico, as reference/ humanities librarian.

Michelle Tothhas been appointed senior assistant librarian in the Instruction Services Unit in the Feinberg Library of Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Ravil Veliis now associate librarian and unit coordinator of the Access Services Unit in the Feinberg Library of Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Elaine Yontzhas been appointed associate professor in the MLS program at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

Vivien E. Zazzauis now senior visiting assistant librarian, Minority Residency in Information Literacy in the Instruction Services Unit of the Feinberg Library of Plattsburgh State University of New York.


Dorman H. Smithhas retired after more than three years as library director at Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. Formerly associate dean at the University of Cincinnati, director of Public Services at Central Michigan University, and head of the Music Library and then assistant university librarian for Branches, Planning, and Systems at the University of Arizona, Dorman has also held positions at Dartmouth, Lawrence University, University of Wisconsin/Parkside, and SUNY Stony Brook.


Joseph Barnes,59, periodicals librarian at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, died August 14. Barnes had held several positions at the university since 1978, including adjunct faculty member, financial aid officer, and reference librarian. He held leadership positions in the Rowan University Senate and the American Federation of Teachers. He was active in the Tri-State College Library Cooperative, VALE, ALA’s New Member Roundtable, and RUSA.

Jean M. Perreault

Jean M. Perreault,professor emeritus at the University of Ala- bama in Huntsville (UAH), has died. He taught at the University of Maryland and was employed in the library at Florida Atlantic Uni- versity. Twenty-six years of his career was spent at UA, where he served at times as director and professor of bibliography. Perreault is the author of numerous publications in classification, including Introduction to U.D.C. and Idea of Order in Bibliography. As the first chair of the Council of Librarians of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, Perreault guided the formulation of academic library standards in the state. His extensive work with archives contributed to his identification of a 1481 Nicholas Jensen imprint while at the Milwaukee Public Library, as well as the discovery at the UAH Library of a volume pamphlets collected and bound by Thomas Jefferson for his own library, sold to the Library of Congress in 1815, and subsequently lost.

Louis Henry Silverstein,who was a librarian at the Yale University Library for 33 years when he retired in 1996, died July 5. Silverstein was a cataloger when first joined Yale in 1963, and in 1970 he became head of the Reclassification Division and supervised the reclassification and re-cataloging of titles in CCL, SML Reference and Bibliography, BRBL Reference, and SSL. Four years later, he returned to rare book cataloging where as principal cataloger, he focused mostly on original cataloging of English titles for Beineicke Library. In 1991, Silverstein cut back on part of his cataloging assignment to become curator of the Arts of the Book Collection. He stepped aside from cataloging altogether in 1995 to devote himself to his half-time appointment in Arts of the Book and retired in 1996. ■

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