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Joan I. Gotwals,vice provost and director of libraries at Emory University; Paul H. Mosher, vice provost and di- rector of libraries at the Uni- versity of Pennsylvania; Trudy H. Peterson, assistant archivist for the National Ar- chives; and David H. Stam, university librarian at Syra- cuse University, were elected to serve on the Research Li- braries Group (RLG) Board of Directors through June 1995.

Hwa-Wei Lee,dean of university libraries at Ohio University, Athens, is one of three librarians appointed to the United States Information Agency’s Book and Library Advisory Committee, which meets four times a year to advise the USIA on its book and library programs overseas. USIA maintains or supports more than 150 libraries and reading rooms in 95 countries.

Sarah Michalak,assistant director of libraries, library development and planning, University of Washington, Seattle, has received the 1992 Facilities Manager of the Year Award from the Northwest Region of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute. The award, celebrating excellence and in recognition of Michalak’s outstanding accomplishments, cited her “top facility management responsibilities ... for the new Allen Library and the remodeling of the Suzzallo Library.”

John Popko,assistant director of technical services, University of Missouri-Kansas City, became 1992-93 president of the OCLC Users Council on August 1. He succeeds president Pat O’Brien, who is no longer eligible to serve on the council due to a recent change of positions. Popko was elected viœ-president/presi- dent-elect by the Users Council in June 1992.

Daniel A, Savage,chief librarian at Redeemer College, Ancaster, Ontario, was elected chair of the Canadian Association of Small University Libraries (CASUL) at its annual meeting held in Winnipeg in June. CASUL is made up of 45 member libraries.

Robert Seal,university li- brarian at the University of Texas at El Paso, was elected vice-chair of the AMIGOS Bibliographic Council, Inc., Board of Trust- ees for 1992-93 at the board’s meeting in May; Ri- chard J. Wood, director of library services at Sam Hous- ton State University in Hunts- ville, Texas, was elected trea- surer; and Cynthia Gold- stein, assistant director of the Medical Center Library at Tulane University in New Orleans, was elected secretary.

Stephen J. Stillwell Jr.,librarian at the Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of OPTIONS, a national organization which furthers public dialog and debate on international security issues by employing the resources of the academic community.


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Don Dilmorehas been appointed director of libraries at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Rutgers University in May with a Ph.D. in communication, information, and library science.

Mark Herringhas been named director of Oklahoma Baptist University’s Mabee Learning Center, Shawnee. Herring holds a doctor of education degree from East Tennessee State University and an MLS and bachelor’s degree from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He served as director of the library at King College in Bristol, Tennessee, for eight years.

Mary Jane Scherdinhas been appointed di- rector of the Edgewood College Library in Madi- son, Wisconsin. Scherdin has served as collection access coordinator at the Center for Health Sciences Library, Uni- versity of Wisconsin (UW)-Madison since 1986. She previously served as assistant dean, School of Library and Information Sci- ence, UW-Milwaukee; head of the Learning Materials Center at UW- Whitewater; and supervisor of the Arts Media Center at UW-Whitewater. She is currently conducting research funded by ACRL, ALA’s Office for Library Personnel Resources, and Consulting Psychologists Press to study the vocational interests of library/infor- mation professionals on the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. She holds both an MLS and a Ph. D. from UW- Madison.

Mary Jane Scherdin

Diana Accursois now bibliographic instruction coordinator at Denison University, Granville, Ohio.

Hugh A. Blackmerhas been named reference librarian at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia.

Geri R. Bunkeris now head of library systems operations, Suzzallo/Allen Libraries at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Nancy Carterhas been named head of the Oliver C. Lester Library of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Lisabeth Chabotis now acting librarian at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia.

David Colbomeis now reference librarian at the Science Library of the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

Paula Dempseyis now instruction librarian, DePaul University, Chicago.

Michael Finemanhas been appointed science reference librarian at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

William K. Finleyhas been named head of special collections/reference librarian at the Robert Scott Small Library, College of Charleston, South Carolina.

Elizabeth Fitzpatrickis now reference and bibliographic instruction librarian at Westfield State College, Massachusetts.

Lorrita Fordhas been named instructional services librarian at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California.

Tara Fultonhas been named assistant director for collection development/manager of collection services at Bertrand Library, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Beverley Geer-Butlerhas been appointed assistant professor and head cataloger at the Maddux Library, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Carl A. Hansonhas been named collection development librarian at the Maddux Library, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Dawn Heckerthas been appointed circulation services supervisor at Magill Library, Haverford College, Pennsylvania.

Eric Hinsdaleis now reference librarian at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Sue M. Hollanderhas been appointed academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois Library of Health Sciences, Rockford.

Thomas Jevecis now academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Maurie Caitlin Kellyis now academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Timothy W. Klassenis now science reference librarian at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Craig S. Liknesshas been appointed assistant director for public services and collections at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Sherry Littleis now undergraduate reference librarian/technical services coordinator in the Kilmer Area Library at Rutgers University, New Jersey.

Patrick G. McCarthyhas been named head of the Serials/Acquisitions Department at Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University, Missouri.

Megan Mitchellhas been appointed reference librarian at Oberlin College Library, Ohio.

Christopher W. Nolanis now head of reference at the Maddux Library, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Marzenna Ostrowskais now support technician for authorities control procedures at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

James S. Ottavianihas been named librarian in the Basic Science and Engineering Libraries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Ronald Provencherhas been named acting director of University Libraries at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb.

Sharon Rogershas been named associate vice president for academic affairs at the George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Larry Schankmanis now reference librarian at Valdosta State College, Georgia.

Diane Shawhas been appointed rare book cataloger at the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, D.C..

Pamela J. Sherberthas been appointed systems librarian at the Nimitz Library, U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.

Janice Stagnittois now conservator in the Smithsonian Institution Libraries Book Conservation Lab, Washington, D.C.

Gil Tayloris now librarian of the Museum Support Center Branch of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, D.C..

Ann Weaveris now reference librarian, Loop Campus, DePaul University, Chicago.


Robert W. Baumgartnerretired from the Government Publications Department at Northwestern University (NU) after 33 years of service. He began at NU in 1959 as a professional assistant in Government Publications; in 1961 became head of the Business Library; in 1963 became head of Government Publications then gave that position up in 1988 for the less stressful position of assistant head.

Ed Davy,Dewey librarian at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 20 years, retired last summer.

William C. Pollard,librarian at Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia, since 1977, retired on June 10, 1992. He had also served as librarian at Old Dominion University and the College of William & Mary, and is a former president of the Virginia Library Association.


Clarence Chisholm

Clarence Edward Chisholm,associate librar- ian and chief of access services at Penn State University, died on July 16. Before joining Penn State, Chisholm was head of circulation and interlibrary loan at Ohio University in Athens. He also held various posi- tions at Clinch Valley College of the Univer- sity of Virginia, Eastern Michigan University, Voorhees College, North Carolina A&T State Uni- versity, Wilber-force Uni- versity, Columbus Metropolitan Library, and the Martin Luther King Center for Social Change. A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in North Carolina, Chisholm later earned an MLS from Atlanta University and an M.A. in English/Afro-Ameri- can literature from North Carolina A&T State University. He was a member of ALA’s Black Caucus and was active in ACRL.

Nellie M. Homes,former librarian at Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri, died July 3, 1992 at the age of 93. Homes received her B.S. and MLS from Case Western Reserve University. She was librarian at Cottey College from 1945 to 1966, when she retired. After that she spent two years as librarian in geography, history, philosophy, and religion at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She followed that with two years of service at the Kansas City Public Library, before retiring in 1970. Her professional memberships included ALA, ACRL, the Missouri Library Association, and the American Association of University Women. ■

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