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Michael B. Binder has been appointed direc- tor of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Library in Rutherford, New Jersey.

Binder has been head librarian at Clinch Val- ley College of the Uni- versity of Virginia since 1974.

A native of Brooklyn, Binder received the B.A. degree in history from New York Uni- versity, the M.L.S. from Rutgers Univer- sity, and an Advanced Certificate and the Ph.D. in library and in- formation sciences from the University of Pittsburgh. His doctoral dissertation, a social psychological study, analyzed the supervisory leadership in large academic libraries.

Michael B. Binder

Binder has held a variety of library positions, including student assistant in the New York University Engineering Library and the Rutgers University Library, librarian trainee in the New York Public Library Periodicals Division, cataloger and acquisitions librarian with the Defense Intelligence Agency, graduate assistant and teaching fellow at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences, and director of library services at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Binder has been an active member of regional, state, and national organizations and has served on committees of the American Library Association and the Virginia Library Association. While in Virginia, he energetically promoted regional and statewide networking development, participating in task forces and subcommittees of the Library Advisory Committee of the State Council of Higher Education and serving as vicechairperson of the Advisory Committee on Library Networking of the Western Region Consortium on Continuing Higher Education.

He is the author of several articles published in professional journals and recently was coauthor of a paper concerning innovations in education and media, delivered at the Fourth International Conference on Improving University Education.

Fairleigh Dickinson University is a private university of 20,000 students with campuses in three northern New Jersey locations—Rutherford, Teaneck-Hackensack, and Florham-Madison. At FDU, Binder’s efforts will be directed toward making the library and media center a more inte- gral part of the undergraduate and graduate cur- ricula at the 6,000-student Rutherford campus, located on fifteen acres twenty minutes from New York City.

Herbert D. Safford is the new director of the library at Northern Montana College, Havre. Safford holds a B.A. from the University of Ver- mont, an M.A. in philosophy from Yale, and the M.S. in library science from Columbia. He is at present engaged in work toward the D.L.S. at Columbia.

Previously Safford has been humanities cataloger and later preparations librarian at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univer- sity. He is a member of the Montana Library As- sociation and several divisions of ALA. Safford will replace Barbara Van De Pete, who is retiring after many years of service to Northern Montana College and four years as librarian of the college.

Charles Darrett Churchwell, considered one of the leaders in his field of librarianship, has been named university librarian at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Chancellor William H. Danforth has announced. He succeeds William H. Kurth, who died on February 27, 1977.

Charles Darrett Churchwell

Churchwell, univer- sity librarian at Brown University since 1974, assumed his new duties at Washington Univer- sity on September 1. He was one of six persons recommended some four years ago for the position of Librarian of Congress by the American Library Association.

In announcing his appointment, Chancellor Danforth said: “Washington University is fortunate that Charles Churchwell has accepted this position of great responsibility. He was selected for this post after a year’s search by a twelve- member committee headed by Ralph E. Morrow, dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Washington University. I concur with one of the members of this committee who recently described Churchwell as ‘the most imaginative, sagacious, and informed administrator of libraries’ that he ever had encountered. Churchwell is held in high esteem by his colleagues and friends, and we are confident that he will make an outstanding contribution at Washington University,”

As university librarian at Washington, Churchwell will serve as chief administrator of a system composed of a central library and eight branch libraries, with a budget that runs into seven figures. The combined collections of these various units total more than one million volumes. He will supervise a full-time library staff of 120, of which 27 are professional librarians. Churchwell will report directly to the Washington University provost, Merle Kling.

Churchwell, according to those who know him best, is an ardent supporter of independent higher education and has established a reputation, not only as an extremely able librarian, but also as a man who understands the goals and objectives of the total university.

He has been University Librarian at Brown University since 1974. Churchwell began his career as a library science instructor from 1953 to 1958 at Prairie View A & M College, Prairie, Texas. From 1959 to 1961 he was a reference librarian at the New York Public Library.

While studying for his Ph.D. at the University of Illinois from 1964 to 1967, he served as instructor and assistant librarian for the University of Illinois Libraries. During his tenure there, he helped plan an eight-floor bookstacks addition and a six million dollar new undergraduate library.

He accepted an appointment as associate professor and assistant director of libraries at the University of Houston from 1967 to 1969. He began a five-year career at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1969. There he served successively as professor and director of libraries and then as professor and associate provost for academic services.

While at Miami University, Churchwell worked directly with President Phillip Shriver and participated in two major universitywide projects, which, he says, “contributed further to my understanding of graduate and undergraduate education.”

His first major task was to make a brief study of all doctoral programs to ensure their evaluation and accreditation by the North Central Association. His second role was to serve as chairperson of the university’s Advisory Task Force on Academic Priorities. This body established the first comprehensive data base for Miami University, which is still being used to allocate resources of the institution. This same task force helped to bring about greater efficiency and effectiveness on the Miami campus.

Says Churchwell: ‘The procedure adopted by the task force for gathering and disseminating information has served as a model for establishing an open information-sharing system about staffing, funding, and work loads of all academic departments and divisions in the university.”

During his tenure at Miami University, he was an American Council on Education Academic Administrative Fellow from 1971 to 1972. At that time, he resolved to learn more about the presi- dential responsibilities, administrative styles, and the quality of life in a variety of environments. He worked with four college and university pres- idents: James P. Dixon, Antioch College; Harold Enarson of Cleveland State University, now pres- ident of Ohio State University; John Corbally, University of Illinois; and John People, Jackson State College, Jackson, Mississippi.

Churchwell is an official member of the South- ern Association of Colleges and Schools visitation and accrediting teams.

He served as visiting lecturer, Graduate Li- brary School, University of Michigan, during the winter of 1972 and the spring and fall of 1976 and 1978. Previously, in the spring of 1975, he was a visiting lecturer, Graduate Library School, Uni- versity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

William W. Garton has been appointed di- rector of library services at Slippery Rock State College, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.

Garton has been di- rector of public services and associate professor of library administration at the University of Il- linois since 1971. From 1960 to 1971, he was head librarian and asso- ciate professor at Simp- son College, Indianola, Iowa.

William W. Garton

He received his B.A. degree from Simpson College and his M.S.LA. and M. A. degrees from the University of Illinois. He authored an article, “Simpson’s Catalytic Action,” in the Library Journal of December 1, 1964, and is currently doing research on the history of the University of Illinois Library, the development of goals and ob- jectives in academic libraries, and performance evaluation for librarians.

At Slippery Rock, Garton has a staff of 12 faculty members and 17 noninstructional employees handling a library collection of 700,000 items, including 287,099 volumes and 289,000 microform materials. The library is a selective government document depository and a full member of the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center, a consortium including forty libraries in western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Garton’s professional memberships include the American Library Association, Illinois Library Association, and Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries.

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Donald L. Saporito has been named director of university libraries at the University of South- western Louisiana (USL), according to an announcement made by the academic vice- president, Sammie W. Cosper. He succeeds William E. McGrath, who resigned to be- come dean of libraries at the University of Lowell, Lowell, Massa- chusetts.

Donald L. Saporito

Saporito began his career in librarianship in 1968 as systems li- brarian for the Argonne National Laboratories in Argonne, Illinois. In 1969 he joined the staff of the Dartmouth College Library in Hanover, New Hampshire, as automa- tion director. Since 1976 he has held the title of chief of processing and automation services at Dartmouth.

Saporito earned a bachelor’s in Russian from the University of Colorado, where he has done additional graduate work, and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Denver.

He is a member of the American Library Association, the New Hampshire Library Association, and the American Society for Information Science.

Saporito, his wife, and their two teenage children will reside in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Joseph Z. Nitecki, former associate director of libraries at Temple University, assumed the position of executive director of Polk Libraries and Learning Resources, University of Wisconsin— Oshkosh, on September 1. His appointment includes the rank of full professor, as recommended by the faculty in Library and Learning Resources.

Nitecki earned the M.A. in library science from the University of Chicago, the M.A. in philosophy from Roosevelt University, and the B.A. in philosophy from Wayne University. He served on the library staff at Temple University in Philadelphia since 1970, as assistant director for technical services, associate director for technical services, and associate director of the Samuel Paley Library since 1976. He also served one year as acting director of libraries, supervising a total library staff of 56 librarians, 47 bibliographic assistants, 75 clerks, and the equivalent of 62 full-time student assistants with a budget of more than $3,000,000 and a library collection of 1,300,000 volumes.

Prior to going to Temple, he was coordinator of the Technical Processes Division at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee in 1967-70; and he has also served as acting director of libraries at Chicago Teachers’ College, as a branch librarian at Chicago City College, librarian at Wilson Junior College in Chicago, and a law cataloger at the University of Chicago Law School Library.

Since 1964 Nitecki has authored thirty-eight research articles and monographs and four books on library science and library operation and administration. He is also the author of numerous essays and poems in literary magazines and has been called upon frequently as a consultant. He was the recipient of the annual Journal of Library History Award for the most outstanding manuscript published in 1968.

He was selected through a national search process conducted by a faculty, staff, and student committee chaired by Milda Steinbrecher of the Department of Speech. He was interviewed with other candidates by that committee and by faculty and staff in Polk Libraries and Learning Resources, the Library Science Department, the Senate Library Committee, and members of the administration and was a strong consensus choice for the position.

He brings to us outstanding administrative experience, including that of major research university library, and outstanding scholarly and professional credentials.—Jerry M. Anderson, Vice- Chancellor, University of WisconsinOshkosh.


A. Albert Baker, Jr.—science reference librarian—Illinois State University, Normal- Bloomington.

Linda Beaupré—head librarian, Reference Services Department—University of Texas at Austin.

Richard E. Bennett—archives/rare books librarian—University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Robert C. Berring—associate librarian, Law School Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sharon Bonk—head of acquisitions—State University of New York at Albany.

Robert W. Bouchard-Hall—head of cataloging and serials—Stonehill College, North Easton, Massachusetts.

David M. Bowles—head cataloger and assistant professor, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library—University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville.

Joel V. Burstein—reference librarian, Tarlton Law Library—University of Texas at Austin.

Patricia A. Butler—biomedical librarian— Wichita State University, Kansas.

Frances J. Caplan—public services librarian, Pittsburgh Center—Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Donna Chen—head, Interlibrary Loan Department—Ohio University, Athens.

Yonc-Ja Cho—head, Engineering Library— University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Steven Cohen—health sciences reference librarian—Ohio University, Athens.

John Darling—zoology librarian—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Judith Daso—head, Government Documents Department—Ohio University, Athens,

Desiree de Charms—cataloger, music and fine arts—Illinois State University, Normal- Bloomington.

Leslie M. Dees—catalog librarian—Georgia Southern College, Statesboro.

Oscar E. Delepiani—serials cataloger for Latin American materials—University of Texas at Austin.

Donna Dolan—reference librarian—State University of New York at Albany.

Frank B. Dowd—head of Acquisitions Department—Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Amy Dykeman—assistant reference librarian—Middlebury College, Vermont.

Hendrik Edelman—director—Rutgers University Libraries, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Susan Goddin—library service representative, BALLOTS Center—Stanford University, California.

Anne Goss—health sciences library coordinator—Ohio University, Athens.

William L. Haines—documents librarian, Library of the Health Sciences—University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago.

James E. Hambleton—assistant librarian for public services, Tarlton Law Library—UNIVERSITY of Texas at Austin.

Judith Harper—head, Agriculture Library—University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Jacquelyn Hermann—head of acquisitions and chief bibliographer—Ohio University, Athens.

Theodore J. Hostetler—associate university librarian of circulation/reserve—University of South Florida, Tampa.

Martha P. Houston—acquisitions librarian—Wichita State University, Kansas.

John R. James—head, Serials Division— University of Washington, Seattle.

Jamie Levine—western and network library program manager, BALLOTS Center—Stanford University, California.

Joseph McDonald—assistant director, Access Services—State University of New York at Albany.

Lois C. McTague—serials cataloger—Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.

Peter Marshall—systems coordinator— University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Heidi S. Mercado—librarian—University of Washington, Friday Harbor.

William Mucikowsky—Slavics librarian, Cataloguing Department—University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Jo Ann Mulvihill—public service librarian, Education Division, Joint University Libraries—George Peabody College, Nashville, Tennessee.

Carl F. Oldsen—research specialist for information systems, National Center for Research in Vocational Education—Ohio State University, Columbus.

Rose Oniewski—assistant government documents librarian—Ohio University, Athens.

Mark A. Palkovic—catalog librarian— Georgia Southern College, Statesboro.

Jenni Parrish—associate law librarian— University of Oklahoma, Norman.

Alicia M. Prata—head, Technical Services —Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa.

Louise Reimer—original cataloger—University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Donna E. Rhein—executive director— Southwestern Library Association, Dallas, Texas.

Michael L. Richmond—assistant professor and law librarian, Center for the Study of Law—Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Dana Sally—math/physics librarian—University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Barbara A. Schwartz—instruction and refrence librarian, Undergraduate Library— University of Texas at Austin.

Barry Scott—assistant acquisitions librarian—Ohio University, Athens.

Barbara Shufe—reference/map librarian— State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Sharon Smith—head of Serials Department —Wricht State University, Dayton, Ohio.

John Steuben—assistant biological sciences librarian—Oklahoma State University, Stillwater.

Kristi J. Suelzle—reference/history librarian—University of Washington, Seattle.

Nancy Thorsen—interlibrary loan librarian —University of Wisconsin—Green Bay.

Bosine van Oss—cataloger—State University of New York at Buffalo.

Frances Verble—cataloger, Center for the Health Sciences Library—University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Peggy Westlake—reference librarian, Vanderbilt Medical Center Library—Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Charles Willett—chairman of the Acquisitions Department—University of Florida, Gainesville.

Virginia Jo Wise—reference librarian, Tarlton Law Library—University of Texas at Austin.

Henry M. Yaple—acquisitions librarian— University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Ruth M. Zachau—humanities reference librarian—Wichita State University, Kansas.


Robert F. Delzell, director of personnel and professor of library administration, UNIVERSITY OF Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, retired September 1, after thirty-two years of library service.

Kay McFarland, director of library and media services, Shippensburg State College, Pennsylvania, retired in August 1978 after sixteen years of service.

David K. Maxfield retired June 30 after forty-one years of academic librarianship. He founded at Chicago’s Navy Pier the University of Illinois Library now at Chicago Circle and served eighteen years as head of the Medical Center Library at the University of Michigan.

Grace K. Maxfield, head of the Cataloging Division at Eastern Michigan University, retired June 30, after thirty-six years of academic librarianship.

Donald E. Thompson, librarian of Wabash COLLEGE, Crawfordsville, Indiana, retired August 1 after twenty-three years of service.


Mary Duncan Carter, professor emeritus of library science at the University OF Michigan, died May 31.

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