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Charles Bailey,assistant director for systems at the University of Houston, has been given a Network Citi- zen award from Apple Com- puter, Inc., for his noncom- mercial electronic publishing efforts on BITNET, Internet, and other global computer networks. Bailey is the founder and former modera- tor of the PACS-L discussion list, which now has over 4,830 users in 46 countries. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the Public Access Computer Systems Review, a refereed electronic library journal, and co-founder and co-editor of Pub- lic Access Computer Systems News, an electronic library newsletter.

Joanne Euster

Joanne Euster,university librarian at the Uni- versity of California, Irvine, has been named chair of ACRL’s 7th National Conference Executive Committee. The conference is scheduled to be held March 29- April 1, 1995, in Pitts- burgh. Euster’s commit- tee will be responsible for selecting a theme for the conference and identifying and inviting the keynote speakers. Euster has been very active in professional associations and served as ACRL president from 1986-87. When asked about her plans for the conference, Euster said, “National conferences are intrinsically interesting because they can be more focused and they provide us with many opportunities to meet new people and informally communicate ideas. I am looking forward to exploring issues in librarianship and higher education as we develop plans for ACRL’s next conference.” Registration materials for the conference will be available in November 1994.

Karen Nelson Hoyle,curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collections at the University of Minnesota, was honored twice in October. First, the University of Saint Thomas presented Hoyle with its. hon- orary degree of Doctor of Letters. A few days later, the Minnesota Libraiy Associa- tion presented her with its Distinguished Achievement Award at its annual confer- ence. In the 25 years that Hoyle has curated the Children’s Collections, she has developed it into an unsurpassed resource of books, manuscripts, and il- lustrations.

Jessie Carney Smith

Jessie Carney Smith,director of the Fisk Uni- versity Library, has been named by the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) as winner of the 1992 WNBA

Award. Every other year the WNBA recognizes a living American woman who has made a signifi- cant contribution to the world of books. Smith was honored for her devotion to librarian- ship, education, civil rights, race relations, re- search, and writing. The author of seven books and numerous journal articles, Smith’s latest work is Notable Black American Women, published by Gale Research in 1991, and featuring biographies of 500 outstanding women.


(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.)

Ken Logan,South Asian librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, since 1970, has been named librarian for the Colegio Americano de Quito in Ecuador. Before joining UC-Berke- ley, Logan served two years in India as a U.S. Peace Corp volunteer working primarily as a librarian. He then served briefly at Berkeley’s Center for South Asia Studies.

Eugene Mitchell

Eugene S. Mitchellhas been named director of library services at Alvernia College in Read- ing, Pennsylvania. He had been associate director for collection management at William Paterson College and, before that, he held sev- eral positions at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mitch- ell has published many professional articles and was the recipient of the New Jersey Library As- sociation Research Award. He received his B.A. from Canisius College and both his MLS and Ph.D. from Rutgers University.

Jay Martin Poole

Jay Martin Poolehas been named head li- brarian at the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Poole was formerly assistant director for collection and bibliographic services at Texas A&M University (1991-92); assistant uni- versity librarian for pub- lic services at the Uni- versity of California, Irvine (1985-90); assis- tant director for collec- tion development at Texas A&M University (1981-85); and editor of Choice magazine (1979-81). He has also held positions at the University of Texas at Austin, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and the University of Washington, Seattle. He is a graduate of the University of Tulsa and earned his MLS from the University of Oklahoma. He has long been active in ALA and the Texas Library Association, for which he edited the Texas Library Journal.

Gail Wood,former director of educational support services and campus director of Germantown Educational Support Services at Montgomery College, Maryland, has been appointed director of libraries at Alfred State College of Technology, New York. Wood holds three degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park: a B.A. in library science (1975), an MLS (1979), and an M.A. in English (1989). She served as senior acquisitions librarian for Informatics, Inc., in Rockville, Maryland, where she handled acquisitions for the Goddard Space Flight Center Library Project. The author of numerous professional papers, Wood has also served as book reviewer for Library Journal and the Women Library Workers Journal since 1989- She is a member of ALA, the Maryland Library Association, and the National Women’s Studies Association.

Robert Atkinsonhas been named catalog librarian at the library of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois.

Ruth Beloviczhas been appointed catalog librarian at the Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Barbara Boehnkehas been appointed senior assistant librarian at the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries.

Mary Brennan-Kerris now chief collection development officer at the University of Texas at Austin.

Francis James Careyis now assistant librarian in Central Technical Services at the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries.

Sheila R. Curlhas been named university engineering librarian at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Frances Cushingis now reference librarian at the University of Texas at Austin.

Leslie P. Fatouthas been named automation services librarian at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos.

David Flynnhas been named visiting assistant librarian in Undergraduate Library Services at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Philip A. Hallmanin now circulation li- brarian/assistant director of instructional media services at Musselman Library, Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania.

Polly J. Helmhas been appointed coordinator of instructional television at the Knight Library, University of Oregon, Eugene.

Diane S. Hollyfieldhas been named head of the Acquisition Services Department at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Michael Hopperhas been appointed assistant head of the Middle Eastern Division in Widener Library, Harvard University.

Roberta F. Kirbyis now automation librarian at the Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.

Linda A. Kopeckyhas been appointed in structional services librarian and assistant professor at Sangamon State University, Springfield, Illinois.

Ardys Kozbialis now librarian/archivist, Architectural Drawing Project, at the Architecture and Planning Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Thomas W. Leonhardthas been named director of library technical services at the University of Oklahoma.

J. Ingrid Lesleyhas been named chief of the Special Collections and Preservation Division at the Chicago Public Library.

Stephen Littrellhas been named librarian, Periodicals and Microforms and Map Collection at the University of Texas at Austin.

Brenda Whittaker Lucashas been named collection development librarian at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University.

Anne Marie Malleyhas been appointed coordinator of the Biodiversity Resource Center at the California Academy of Sciences Library, San Francisco.

Frances Maloyis now head of the Circulation and Access Services Department at Emory University, Atlanta.

Anne Maragiogliohas been appointed visiting assistant librarian in the Education Library at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Jeffrey P. Martinhas been named technical services/special collections librarian at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois.

Teresa C. Meiklehas been named associate librarian for user services at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

Terry Meyerhas been appointed research support services librarian at Arizona State University West, Phoenix.

Ann Mindehas been named part-time assistant librarian in Undergraduate Library Services at Indiana University at Bloomington.

Susan Niewenhoushas been named research support services librarian at Arizona State University West, Phoenix.

Thomas Nixonis now with the Academic Affairs Library Reference Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Curtis H. Ohlendorfis now assistant director for library systems development and operations at the University of Texas at Austin.

Paul O’Peckois now librarian at the G. W. Blunt White Library, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut.

Susan Petershas been appointed collection development coordinator for literature for the General Libraries, Emory University, Atlanta.

Nancy Reinholdis now reference librarian at the General Libraries, Emory University, Atlanta.

Shannon J. Sankohas been appointed evening reference librarian at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos.

Kwasi Sarkodie-Mensahhas been named head of reference at the O’Neill Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

Roberta Schaafsmahas been appointed to a one year position as reference librarian in the General Libraries, Emory University, Atlanta.

Adam L. Schiffis now associate librarian for technical services at the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco.

John Spenceris now research support services librarian at Arizona State University West, Phoenix.

Diane Strausshas been appointed associate university librarian for public services in the Academic Affairs Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Patricia Vaughtis now cataloger of Ibero- American Materials in the Academic Affairs Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Marcia Watthas been appointed preservation officer at Emory University, Atlanta.

Mitchell WTiichardhas been named head of circulation in the Academic Affairs Library, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Alis Whitthas been named computer-assisted user services librarian at Emory University, Atlanta.

Dean K. Yateshas been appointed archivist at the Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.


Charles Hamilton,authorities editor in the Cataloging Department at the University of California, Berkeley, retired November 1, 1992, after 50 years of service to the University Library. Hamilton began working there in 1942 as a student assistant in the Documents Department, then joined the navy as a Japanese language officer. In 1946 he rejoined the Documents Department and entered the School of Librarianship the following year. In 1948 he joined the new East Asiatic Library and worked there until 1976, when he joined the Cataloging Department. His official retirement was in November of 1991, but he remained on the job in a half-time capacity until this past November.

Elizabeth Kislitzin,head of the Collection De- velopment/Reference Services Department at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), retired October 31, 1992, after more than 35 years of service to the library. She began her career in 1954 as a junior librarian at Cornell University, and after a brief stint at the Contra Costa County Library, she took her first job at UCB in 1955 as assistant head of the Reserve Book Room. From there she became assistant head of the Giannini Foundation Library, then assistant head and head of the Loan Department. From 1973 on she was assistant head and then head of Collection Development/Ref- erence Services, and served as interim assistant university librarian for collection development following Sheila Dowd’s retirement.

Kenneth A. Lohf,chief librarian of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University for 25 years, retired at the end of December. In a 40-year Columbia career, Lohf distinguished himself as a rare book, manuscript, and book arts authority; a poet, bibliographer, collector, and scholar. One of his greatest acquisitive jewels is the publishing archives: the complete files of Random House, Norton, Harper and Row, and other publishers as well as literary agencies of the 19th and 20th centuries.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Lohf earned an M.A. and an MLS at Columbia and joined the staff of the library system upon graduation in 1952. A fellow of the Pierpont Morgan Library and a council member of the American Museum in Britain, he was also elected in 1990 as president of the Grolier Club.

Three exhibitions at Columbia have been assembled to mark Lohf’s retirement. “The Lohf Years" includes 103 rare editions, manuscripts, drawings, and paintings acquired while Lohf was in charge. “A Librarian’s Gifts” includes 135 manuscripts, letters, and first editions of English and American authors of the last two centuries donated to Columbia by Lohf between 1958 and 1992. And “Kenneth A. Lohf: A Columbia Career” features photos, books, and papers documenting his library, writing, and collecting careers.

William E. Meneelyretired December 1,1992, after 16 years of service in the Pullen Library at Georgia State University. During those years, Meneely served as catalog librarian, head of the Monograph Cataloging Unit, science bibliographer, and head of the Collection Development Department. His retirement is due to medical reasons.


Rolf Erickson,head of Northwestern University Library’s (NUL) Circulation Services Department, died on November 2, 1992, after an 18- month struggle with lymphatic cancer. He was 51. A 1962 graduate of St. Olafs College, Rolf served for two years as a mission teacher in New Guinea and for a year as a high school librarian in Random Lake, Wisconsin. He then earned his MLS at the University of Wisconsin in 1966 and in the same year was appointed administrative assistant to NU’s university librarian. He later served briefly in the NUL Reference Department before being named head of Circulation Services.

Kathryn S. Wright,monographic and rare books cataloging librarian at Indiana State University (ISU), died on September 26, 1992. Before joining the ISU staff in 1970, Wright worked at Villanova University and the Armed Forces Library in Korea. ■

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