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Christine Borginanhas been appointed to the University of California’s (UC) Presidential Chair in Information Studies. UC President Richard Atkinson approved establishment of the endowed chair specifically in honor of Borgman’s distinguished career and in recognition of the growing importance and interdisciplinary nature of her field. Borgman, who just completed two years as chair of the Department of Library and Information Science in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, has lectured or conducted research in 18 countries. In a recent study of faculty productivity, Borgman was ranked second most productive scholar and eighth most cited in the field for her scholarly journal articles. She holds a Ph.D. in communications from Stanford University, having earned her MLS at the University of Pittsburgh and her bachelor’s in mathematics from Michigan State University.

John Sheridan,head librarian of the Tutt Library at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been appointed to the position of director-at-large with ACRL to fill a vacancy created when Jacquelyn McCoy, director of the Occidental College Library in Los Angeles, resigned. Sheridan will sit on the ACRL Board of Directors until a replacement is elected on the spring ballot.

Judith Gaskell,director of DePaul University’s law library and an assistant law professor, has been elected vice president of the Chicago Library System (CLS) Board of Directors. As vice president, one of Gaskell’s chief responsibilities will be to chair the system’s strategic planning committee. Prior to joining DePaul in 1983, Gaskell worked as a reference librarian and the head of reader services at the University of Chicago Law Library. She received a bachelor’s in English from Carleton College, a MLS from the University of Chicago, and a law degree from DePaul College of Law. She will serve as vice president of the CLS board until June 1988.

Judith Gaskell

K. Wayne Smith, president and chief executive officer of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, announced he will step down in June 1998. Smith, who has been president since 1989, has held key posts in academe, business, and government. He taught at the U.S. Military Academy, Princeton University, and Wake Forest University; he served as chairman and CEO of World Book Encyclopedia; and he was director of program analysis for the National Security Council, where he reported directly to Henry Kissinger. Smith received a bachelor’s in political science from Wake Forest University and a master’s and Ph.D. in economics and political science from Princeton University.

Four University of Georgia librarians have been recognized for outstanding contributions. Merryll Penson, associate university librarian for public services, was presented the Nix-Jones Award at the annual meeting of the Georgia Library Association (GLA) for her distinguished service to Georgia librarianship. “Her major contribution has been the evolution and furtherance of Georgia Library Learning Online (GALILEO),” said Charles Beard, chairman of the GLA Centennial Committee. Linda Tadic, head of media archives and the Peabody Award archive, will be installed as president of the Association of Moving Image Archivists; Sheryl Vogt, head of the Richard B. Russell Libraiy for Political Research and Studies, is the new editor of Provenance, a regional journal published by the Society of Georgia Archivists; and Susan Morris, head of interlibrary loans, was elected to a two-year tenn as the GLA representative to the ACRL.

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission has approved the following appointments to the new TexShare Advisory Board, created to establish policies relating to the sharing of library resources in Texas’ academic community: S. Joe McCord, University of Houston-Clear Lake; Gilda Baeza Ortego, Sul Ross State University; George Huffman. Amarillo College; and Paul E. Dumont, Dallas Community College. Robert A. Seal, Texas Christian University; Marsha W. Harper. Abilene Christian University; and Martha C. Adamson of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas will serve as members-at-large.


Philip B. Eppardhas been named dean of the School of Information Science and Policy at the University at Albany, SUNY. Eppard, who has been interim dean since September 1995, joined the faculty in 1988 and has worked to develop a specialization in archives management within the school. He is also editor of the American Archivist‚ the leading archival journal in the United States. Eppard holds a Ph.D. in American civilization from Brown University and an MLS from Simmons College.

Stella Bentley, assistant university librarian for collections and information services at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), has j been appointed dean of libraries at Auburn University. Before joining UCSB, she served as the assistant director for pubj lie services and collection management at Case Western Reserve University and as the budget officer and assistant to the dean at the Indiana University Libraries. Bentley received her MLS and Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Stella Bentley

Christine Godinhas been appointed director of learning resources for Northwest Vista College, a new institution in the Alamo Community College District in San Antonio, Texas. The library will also provide services for students in an upper level high school and a private university partner, both of which are being built on the campus with the community college.

Tjalda Nautahas been appointed library director of the Solomon R. Baker Library at Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts. She was previously associate library director for information services at Bentley and had served for a number of years as business reference librarian at Bentley and Babson College. For the last four years, she has been an active participant in the Bentley in Estonia program funded by the U.S. Information Agency, which assists libraries in Estonia with building collections of business information. Her undergraduate degree is from McGill University in Montreal, and her MLS is from Simmons College in Boston.

Albert “Jules” Tateis the new director of library services for Nunez Community College Library in Chalmette, Louisiana. Tate last served as a department chair in the library at the University of New Orleans. He earned his first master’s degree in religious studies from the University of Louvain in Belgium. A few years later, he earned his MLS from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He previously was archivist and abbey librarian for St. Joseph Abbey, and for a brief time he was acting director of the undergraduate library at St. Joseph Seminary College. Later he was appointed library director of the graduate theology library at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. For the last five years, Tate was a department chair in the library at the University of New Orleans.

Eric Albrighthas been appointed head of information and education services at the Duke University Medical Center Library.

Robert “Pat” Allenhas accepted the position of head of the Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Library at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign.

Paul Anthonyis now the business and engineering librarian at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

Linda Ballingeris the new academic resident in the undergraduate library of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Barbara Barnesis the new academic resident assigned to the Mortenson Center at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign.

Mary Beth Betzoldhas been appointed as an instructional support technician in the cataloging department of central technical services at the SUNY at Buffalo University Libraries.

Elizabeth Blakesley-Lindsayhas joined Indiana State University Library in Terre Haute as information services librarian.

H. Austin Boothhas been appointed as the humanities librarian in the Lockwood Memorial Library at the SUNY at Buffalo University Libraries.

Pascal V. Calarcohas been appointed advanced technology librarian at the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

Jan Celluccihas accepted the position of preservation manager at the Boston College Libraries.

Janet Chismanhas accepted the position of systems librarian in the Washington State University Libraries Systems Office.

Floyd Csiris the new electronic resources librarian at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.

Rita Czeckhas been appointed monographic cataloger at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries.

Elena S. Danielsonhas been appointed archivist of the Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University.

Lori DuBoishas been appointed visiting assistant undergraduate librarian and coordinator of library instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

James Elmborghas been appointed head of Library User Education at Washington State University.

Nancy Evanshas been appointed head, reference services department at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Kathleen Folgeris now the coordinator of reference and information services at the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

Judith Foxhas been appointed assistant dean for access and bibliographic description at Washington University in St. Louis.

David Greenhas been named assistant director for technology at the North Suburban Library System in Wheeling, Illinois.

Marguerite Hornis now head of the cataloging department at the University at Albany, SUNY.

B. J. Johnstonhas been appointed assistant dean for collections at Washington University in St. Louis.

Alysse Jordanhas joined the faculty of the SUNY at Buffalo University Libraries at the Undergraduate Library as the resident assistant librarian.

Judith Jungleshas been appointed as an instructional support assistant in the Center for Book Preservation at the SUNY at Buffalo University Libraries.

Cynthia Kaagis now head of the Brain Education Library at Washington State University.

Michael Kaplanhas been named director of technical services for Indiana University Libraries in Bloomington.

Paul Kelseywas named circulation librarian at Penrose Memorial Library, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

Anna Littenhas joined the staff of the Emerson College Library in Boston as the coordinator of library instruction and reference librarian.

Andrew Martinezhas been appointed archivist at Rhode Island School of Design.

Regina McBridehas been appointed director of technical and access services at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.

John D. McDonaldhas been appointed collection management librarian for social and behavioral sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Hollis Rudigeris the resident in the reference room of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign.

Clara Schaefferhas been appointed electronic instruction librarian of the Digital Information Literacy Office, Undergraduate Library Services Division of the University of Texas at Austin.

Paul Schaffnerhas been appointed the Middle English Compendium production librarian at the University of Michigan Library.

Nancy Carlson Schrockhas joined the Harvard College Library as chief collections conservator.

Denise Shoreyhas been appointed assistant library director at Whitman College’s Penrose Memorial Library in Walla Walla, Washington.

Mary Van UUenis now business/economics bibliographer at the University at Albany, SUNY.

Victoria Wittehas been appointed assistant dean for information services at Washington University in St. Louis.

Angela Wrightis now head of interlibrary loan at The University of Alabama Libraries.

Connie Zugahas been named vice president for reference services at the OCLC Online Computer Library Center.


The following have retired from the University of Connecticut Libraries: Constance Cook, Avery Point Marine Science librarian (19 years of service); Dorothy Bognar, head of the Cookson Music Library (26 years of service); David Kapp, associate director for library advancement (26 years of service); Nancy Kline, reference librarian (28 years of service); Helen Lewis Koehn, reference librarian (24 years of service); Marilyn Noronha, reference librarian (19 years of service); Valerie Oliver, reference librarian (28 years of service); Laura Raccagni, reference librarian (13 years of service).


Hanna Lide Coker,96, a former assistant professor of music and music librarian emerita at the University of Richmond (UR), died in June. During her 26-year teaching career at UR, she initiated the development of public school music courses. In 1955 she established the university’s music library. Coker earned a bachelor’s degree in English and history from Westhampton College; a second bachelor’s in music from Coker College (which was founded by her grandfather, James Lide Coker); and completed graduate work at the University of Oklahoma, the Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern University. She studied piano in Paris, taught at Judson College in Alabama, and was supervisor of music for the Hartsville Public Schools from 1929 to 1938.

Howard “Bud” Curnoles,53, died of a heart attack while jogging near his home. As electronic reference services and documents librarian at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (1974-1997), he had pioneered the use of electronic resources and developed a widely used classification system for Maryland State documents.

Jay Ladd,65, head of department libraries at the Ohio State University Libraries since 1968, died June 6, 1997. He was one of the founders of the Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO) in the early ’70s, which was an outgrowth of the Ohio Library Association. He also served as president of the Franklin County Library Association, was a member of the Ohio Library Association Board of Directors, was editor of the OLA Bulletin‚ and was chair of the CALICO Board (Columbus-Area Library and Information

Council of Ohio). Ladd received his MLS from Florida State.

Jay Ladd

Andrew D. Osborn,94, a former librarian in Widener Library, Harvard University, and dean of the School of Library and Information Sciences at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, died recently in a nursing home in Chatham. In 1938, Osborn became a librarian at Widener Library and also taught at Harvard, remaining on the staff for 20 years before returning to his native Australia as the librarian of the University of Sydney. In 1962 he became professor of library science at the University of Pittsburgh. Six years later he became dean of the School of Library Science at Western Ontario. For his passionate pursuit of resources for Australian libraries, he was named a member of the Order of Australia by Queen Elizabeth in 1986. ■

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