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Ann-Christe Young

Jane Block,architecture and art librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has been appointed as an associate to the Center for Advanced Study (CAS) at the UIUC for the spring semester 2002. In an annual competition, associates are selected from distinguished tenured faculty to pursue individual scholarly projects and interact with the CAS community for one semester. Block is the first member of the library faculty to receive this honor. During her tenure as a CAS associate, Block hopes to redefine the Neo-Impressionist movement of the late 19th century by focusing on a significant body of portraits created in France and Belgium.


Karen A. Butterhas been appointed uni- versity librarian and assistant vice chancellor for Library Services and Instructional Technology at the University of California, San Fran- cisco (UCSF). Butter joined UCSF in 1992 as the director of Informa- tion Resources and Ser- vices for the library and Center for Knowledge Management. She be- came deputy director in 1993 and has served as acting university librarian since December 1997. Before coming to UCSF, Butter was the deputy director of the William H. Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University. She has been the driving force in the development of the library’s new Center for Instructional Technology, which serves as a coordinated campuswide resource for faculty involved in developing Web-based curriculum. In addition, Butter is participating in research initiatives related to tobacco control efforts and is leading a major resourcesharing initiative for the California Digital Library. She is also planning library services for a second UCSF campus site currently under construction.

Karen A. Butter

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Chris Filstrupwas appointed dean and director of libraries at SUNY-Stony Brook last August. He had been in charge of collections and technical services at North Carolina State University. Prior to that position, he worked at George Washington University, Library of Congress, and New York Public Library, where he began his career as a Middle East Chris Filstrup specialist. Filstrup has published articles on cooperative collection development and non- Roman script displays in online catalogs, and books on China and beads.

Chris Filstrup

Holly Ackermanwas appointed Andrew W. Mellon Post-doctoral Fellow in Latin American Research Librarianship at Duke University.

Beth Bernhardthas joined the faculty of Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro as an electronic jour- nals/information delivery librarian.

Ruth Bryanhas accepted a two year appointment as Archivist/Manuscript Cataloger in the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Robert Burgerhas been appointed associate university librarian for services at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana- Champaign.

Kathy Kaldenbergis now librarian for the Florida Metropolitan University’s Tampa Campus.

Gloria L. Tibbsis now the Miller Nichols Library Information Commons specialist at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Fran Wilkinsonhas been appointed deputy dean for Library Services at Univer- sity of New Mexico General Library.


Kay Berger,after almost 29 years with the library and cataloging department at the Uni- versity of California (UC), Berkeley, retired on January 2, 2001. Berger began her career in the UC Berkeley Library as a serials cataloger in the Serials Cataloging Division and later be- came the assistant head of the division. Even- tually, Berger took on an assignment in the area of social sciences and humanities origi- nal cataloging, which she continued until her retirement. She also served many years as RLIN liaison to the library. She had a long-standing interest in automation and its potential for help- ing improve technical services operations in the library. Most recently, she was involved in the extensive planning and load of the Library of Congress Name Authority File into GLADIS. Her outside activities included the Chinese Li- brarian Association, where she was a found- ing member and one of the first two editors of the association’s bilingual newsletter.

Thomas (Tom) W. Shaughnessy,university librarian for the University of Minnesota (UM)- Twin Cities Campus Libraries since 1989, re- cently announced his retirement effective Sep- tember 30, 2001. Shaughnessy was director of libraries at the University of Missouri Columbia and held posi- tions at Rutgers Univer- sity and the University of Houston. Under Shaughnessy’s leader- ship, the Elmer L. Andersen Library and its underground cav- I erns for storage of ma- j terials from the libraries of the university and from other libraries m Minnesota was completed. He was instrumental in the creation of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Virtual Electronic Library, a project that allows students and faculty on all of the Big Ten campuses to have readily available access to the collections of all member libraries. Among his other ac complishments at UM were the creation of £ Friends of the Library support group, a rest dency program to attract minority librarian: to the university and to work in research libraries, and innovative service programs tc support distance learners and provide bib liographic instruction via the Web. In 1996 he won the Hugh M. Atkinson Award, giver by four divisions of ALA, ACRL, ALCTS, LAMA and LITA.

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Bill Whitson,Government and Social Science Information (GSSI) selector for Linguistics, Development Economics, Labor and Economic History, Demography, Information anc Library Science since 1994, retired at the enc of February, with more than 31 years of service to the library. He his career as a librarian in the new Moffitt Undergraduate Library which opened in September 1970, and continued there until Moffitt was disbanded aí an undergraduate library in 1993. Whitsor was a leader in the two-year lobbying campaign in Sacramento for a salary inequity increase for librarians, and, in 1974 and 1975 was twice elected chair of the Librarians Association of the University of California-Berkeley. A long-time union leader, Whitson was president of the librarians’ AFT Local 1795 from 1977-79 and from 1984-86. Whitson was active professionally during the 1970s and 1980s in the California Clearinghouse on Library Instruction, and the California Library Association (CLA), serving on the CLA Council from 1984 to 1986, and subsequently on the editorial and organization committees. He was also active in CARL, the academic librarians’ chapter, and served as its president in 1995. He was instrumental in establishing CARL’s annual two-day statewide conference and creating the CARL Web site. He was named CARL Member of the Year in 1997.


Harold H. J. Erickson,69, librarian of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), from 1965-90, died on November 3, 2000, of complications from diabe- tes. During his tenure at UNLV, he developed the library to six times its original size, built up an endowment of more than $2 million, and created a Department of Special Collections, which is known for its materials on the gaming industry, before retiring in 1990. After brief stints at the Cincinnati Public Library, and at Syracuse University Li- brary, Erickson became librarian for what was then Nevada Southern University, later to become UNLV.

Harold H. J. Erickson

Donald F. Joyce,dean of library and media service at Austin Peay State University Clarksville, Tennessee, died March 8 after a short illness. Joyce followed the late Charlamae H. Rollins as head of the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library (CPL) and as curator of the Vivian G. Harsh Collec- tion of Afro Americana which was first housed at Hall Branch. After completing the plans for moving the Harsh Collection to the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library (circa 1974), Joyce took a leave of absence from CPL to pursue a Ph.D. in Library Science at the University of Chicago. His dissertation was expanded, re- vised, and published by Greenwood Press in 1983 as Gatekeepers of Black Culture: Black Owned Book Publishing in the U.S., 1871- 1981. He published several more books with Greenwood during a 17-year relationship. He left CPL in the early 80s to work at the Univer- sity of Tennessee-Nashville Campus, now a downtown campus of Tennessee State Uni- versity. Joyce was a long time member of Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was recognized with its Distinguished Ser- vice Award in 1994. He was regularly called upon to review books by such publications as the Nashville Tennessean, The Journal of Aca- demic Librarianship, and the Chicago Sun Times.

Albert Prince (A. P.) Marshall,86, noted li- brarian and educator, died March 9, 2001. Marshall began his career in librarianship at Lincoln University, where he served as assistant librarian (1939-41). He went on to work as a librarian at the State Teachers College in Winston Salem, North Carolina (1941-50), and university librarian at Lincoln University, (1950-69). In 1969, he moved to Eastern Michi- gan University, where he was director of librar- Albert P' Marsha" ies (1969-72), dean of Academic Services (1972-78), and professor (1978-80). A life- long member of ALA, Marshall was a mem- ber of ALA’s Council (1963-76). He was a candidate for ALA President in 1971. He was elected and served (1971-72) as 2nd vice- president (an office that was eliminated in 1972-73). Marshall was also a member of the North Carolina Negro Library Association (1941-48), where he served as bulletin edi- tor and member of the Executive Board; the Missouri Libraiy Association, where he served as secretary (1954-56) and president (1961- 62); and the Michigan Library Association. Marshall was the author of Soldiers’ Dream: A Pictorial History of Lincoln University (1966). He received numerous awards throughout his career, including election to the Alpha Phi Alpha Hall of Fame (1964), the Lincoln University Alumni Achievement Award (1965), and the Missouri Library As- sociation Citation of Merit (1969).

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