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Ann-Christe Galloway

Brenda Corbin,librarian of the U.S. Naval Observatory Library, received the Physics-As- tronomy-Mathematics (PAM) Achievement Award at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference in Los Angeles. She was honored for her nearly 25 years in the PAM division of SLA and her dedication to librarianship in astronomy.

Carol Hagness,Web services/reference/ EMC librarian, and Diana Slater, access services work group leader, both of the University of Wisconsin (UW)-Stout Library, are recipients of the Barnard Family Outstanding Library Service Award. The award is given to library staff members who have achieved over and above that which is required in their regular position responsibilities and/or have made outstanding contributions in servicing the information needs of students, faculty, and staff. David P. Barnard is a former dean for learning resources at UW-Stout. Each awardee received a $650 stipend.

Pictured (left to right): Carol Hagness, David P. Barnard, Kay Barnard, and Diana Slater.

Alice Kawakami,digital services librarian at the UCLA College Library, has received the 2002 Librarian of the Year Award from the Librarian’s Association of the University of California, Los Angeles Division. She was recognized for her leadership and tireless efforts in developing and establishing the UCLA Library’s real-time digital reference service over the last two years. She was lauded for her successful collaboration with the Los Angeles Metropolitan Coopera- tive Library System’s “24/7 Reference” ser- vice. Kawakami began forming a volunteer group at UCLA in 2000 to test and help develop the digital reference soft- ware adapted from commercial call-contact-center technology; the pi- lot service was officially launched the follow- ing spring. She has expanded her team of trained professionals to more than 30 and is responsible for recruiting, training, coordinat- ing, and publicizing the new service.

Alice Kawakami

Susan E. Tulis,interim associate dean for public services at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale, has received the 2002 Library Affairs Outstanding Faculty Award.

Lois Weinstein,president of L. Weinstein Consulting, has been awarded the Special Library Association’s (SLA) Library Management Division Karen J. Switt Leadership Award. The award recognizes a SLA member’s significant contributions to leadership in the profession of information management over a five-year period. Weinstein was the executive director of the Medical Library Center of New York for more than ten years. She also held positions within the Medical Library Association (MLA), the New York/New Jersey chapter of MLA, and the National Libraries of Medicine. Weinstein now runs her own company in furthering the development of libraries in South America.

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Steven T. Banister has been named director of library services for the Ron E. Lewis Library at Lamar State College in Orange, Texas. He previously served as assistant director and head of acquisitions and collection development at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Loui- siana.

Deborah Carver

Deborah Carver has been appointed univer- sity librarian at the University of Oregon (UO) Libraries. She began working at UO as assis- tant university librarian for public services in 1990, was the associate university librarian for public services since 1994, and served as the interim university librar- ian since July 1, 2000. Carver was the Oregon Library Association’s 1999 Librarian of the Year. Before joining UO, she held posts at the University of Vir- ginia and at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She is author of numerous publications and rep- resented Oregon as an elected member of the ALA Council (1998-01).

Rich Hines has been named the University of Portland’s first dean of information resources. Hines had been the university’s librarian for the past five years. In his new position he will oversee computer and telecommunications services, archives, the university’s museum, and the library.

James W. Marcum has been named the Fairleigh Dickinson University Librarian. Prior to this position, Marcum was the chief librarian at the College of Staten Island CUNY. He served as director of library services at the University of Texas of the Permain Basin in Odessa, Texas, and as senior lecturer in history before his position in New York. He has published extensively in his academic discipline as well as on modem information technology issues.

Randi Lynn Ashton-Pritting has been appointed director of the university libraries at the University of Hartford, where she has served as interim director since July 2001. She was previously assistant director and periodicals librarian.

David Seaman has been named director of the Digital Library Federation (DLF). He had been director of the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia Library since 1992. Seaman will work from the Washington, D.C., offices of the Council on Library and Information Resources, which is the administrative home of DLF.

Carole R. Bell is now head of the acquisitions department at the Temple University Libraries.

Wayne Burton is now head of access services at the Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

Jim Cheng has been appointed department head of International Relations/Pacific Studies Library at the University of California-San Diego.

Christine Dent has been appointed reference coordinator at the Rodney A. Briggs Library at the University of Minnesota-Morris.

Elizabeth Doyle has been named the first collections conservator in the Duke University Libraries.

Thomas Doyle has joined the Mason Library at Keene State College as reference librarian and archivist for the Orang Asli Archive.

Eric Estep is the new political science librarian in the Milner Library at Illinois State University.

Jessame Ferguson is now head of circulation and library media at the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at the University of Mary- land-Baltimore County.

Kathleen Gallagher is the undergraduate services and collections librarian at the Doe/Moffitt Libraries at the University of California-Berkeley.

Corey Harper has been appointed catalog management and enrichment team leader at the University of Oregon (Eugene) Libraries.

Wendy Holliday has accepted a position as social science reference librarian at Utah State University-Logan.

Lisa Holmberg has joined the staff at the Bibliographical Center for Research’s Research and Development Program as the support associate.

Jennifer Hootman is the new instruction librarian in the Milner Library at Illinois State University.

Karen Jean Hunt has accepted the position of director of the John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African-American Documentation at Duke University.

Nanako Kodaira is now catalog librarian for Japanese Language and Internet resources at Duke University.

Chris Le Beau is the new Miller Nichols Library business reference librarian at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Laura Micham is now director of the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s Flistoiy and culture resource specialist for women’s studies at Duke University.

Richard Murray has been appointed catalog librarian for Spanish and Portuguese languages and Internet resources at Duke University.

Emily Porter has been appointed electronic projects business librarian for the Goizeuta Business Library at Emory University.

Natalie Sommerville is now catalog librarian for Slavic languages and Internet resources at Duke University.

Bruce Stoffel is now education librarian in the Milner Library at Illinois State University.

Kathryn Sullivan has joined the Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County as reference librarian.

Joe Weber has been named assistant dean of the library for personnel and planning at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Teresa Welsh is the new library school clinical instructor at the University of Missouri- Kansas City Libraries.


James Chervinko, cataloging librarian at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, has retired. He began working at Morris Library in 1973, where he served as an original cataloger and an assistant reference librarian in the humanities division for the first four years of his career at the library. In the late 1970s, he chaired “The Future of the Card Catalog Committee,” and from 1981 to 1983, he coordinated the ret- rospective conversion project, which involved converting more than 491,000 card records into machine-readable form. Chervinko was the library’s expert in cataloging German and Rus- sian materials. In addition to publishing sev- eral articles and teaching a cataloging course at the University of Illinois, Chervinko has been active in the Illinois Library Association and ALA, most recently serving on the ALA/ACRL Status of Academic Librarians Committee.

Joanne Halgren, head of the interlibrary loan department at the University of Oregon (UO) Libraries, has retired after 35 years of service to the library profession. Most of those years were dedicated to advancing the cause of resource sharing. Halgren was origi- nally hired at UO as a science librarian in 1967 and became head of interlibrary loan in 1976. She will continue to work in a ten- ure-reduced capacity for the UO Libraries.

Jean A. Major

Jean A. Major, university librarian at Old Do- minion University in Norfolk, Virginia, since 1992, has retired. Her commitment to coop- erative access to technology-based information services began with her service on the govern- ing council of the Illinois LCS project in 1979 and extends to membership in the current steering committee of Virginia’s Virtual Library (VIVA), one of the first statewide, shared digital library projects. Major served on the ACRL Board (1982-86), the SOLINET Board (1994-97), and boards of the Bibliographical Center for Research and ASCLA. She has been li- brary director at universities in Mississippi and Illinois. Major recently published a history of the Old Dominion Uni- versity Library from its genesis in the Norfolk Division of the College of William and Mary through its present position as an independent doctoral university.

William L. Ryan, director of library services at Lamar State College in Orange, Texas, has retired after 12 years of service. In his retirement, Ryan expects to remain associated with Lamar State as part-time assistant to the col- lege president for special projects.


Joseph C. Andrews, 62, head of collection management at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Library, died June 24. Andrews began his library career at the St. Paul’s College library in 1971. He moved to Virginia Common- wealth University in 1979, where he served in a variety of positions, including reference librar- ian, music librarian, acting head of reference, and head of the circulation and reserve depart- ment. Andrews began working in the UCF Li- brary as a reference librarian in 1988. In 1989, he became head of the acquisitions department, and in October 1999 assumed the responsibil- ity of head of the new collection management department. Andrews was a staunch supporter of the diversity initiative movement and was involved in several ALA divisions, including ACRL, Association for Library Collections and Technical Services, Library Administration and Management Association/Library Organization and Management Section, Library and Infor- mation Technology Association, Reference User Services Association (formerly RASD), and ALA’s Black Caucus.

Francis J. Flood

Francis (Jim) Flood died on May 11. Flood was on the faculty of the library and informa- tion science program at the University of Mis- souri -Columbia (UMC) from 1951 until his retirement in 1990. He served terms as chair of the Department of Li- brary Science and as act- ing dean of the school during that time. He re- turned to the faculty af- ter his retirement to serve several more years, including a second term as chair of the depart- ment of library science. Flood was instrumental in securing ALA accredi- tation for UMC’s master’s program in 1969Edith Baker Hampel, 85, who retired from Temple University Libraries in February 2000, died of cancer on June 16. She had a 60-year career as a librarian, the last 30 of which were spent at Temple’s Paley Library, where she served at one time as head of the reference department. She also served for more than ten years as a member of the executive committee of the Temple Association of University Professionals. Early in her career, Hampel worked at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries and at Times Inc.’s Editorial Research Library in New York.

A. Dean Larsen, retired associate university librarian at Brigham Young University (BYU), died on May 20, after a long battle with cancer. He was employed by the BYU Library for 40 years, retiring in 1995, and was principally responsible for the acquisition of more than 3- million volumes during his career, adding not only to the general collection, but building a world-class special collections, as well. Prior to his death, Larsen and his wife, Jean, donated their personal collection of more than 1,800 books, pamphlets, maps, photographs, and postcards dealing with Yellowstone National Park to BYU and established an endowment for its continued growth.

Rosemary Little, Princeton University’s Politics, Public Administration and Law librarian, died on December 23, 2001. She began her career at Princeton as a reference librarian in 1961 and, throughout her long career, contributed to the profession with her diligent and visible work on various ALA and Special Libraries Association committees and subgroups. ■

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