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Clarence E. Chisholm has been appointed to the position of chief of access services at Penn State’s University Libraries in University Park. Before coming to Penn State, Chisholm was head of circulation and interlibrary loan at Ohio University in Athens. Prior to 1988, he held library positions at Clinch Valley College of the University of Vir- ginia, Eastern Michigan University, Voorhees College in South Caro- lina, North Carolina A&T State University, Wilberforce University in Ohio, the public library of Columbus and Franklin County in Ohio, and the Martin Luther King Center for Social Change. Chisholm received his bachelor’s degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a major in English and a minor in education. He holds an MLS from Atlanta University and a master’s degree in English and Afro-American literature from North Carolina A&T State University.

Clarence E. Chisholm

Adele S. Dendy is the new director of the Robert J. Terry Library at Texas Southern University in Houston. She was formerly director of library services at Prairie View A & M University in Texas. She has also been director of university libraries and satellite centers at Hampton University in Virginia, education librarian and head of the education library at Indiana University in Bloomington, and media librarian at Indiana University in Bloomington. She is a member of the LAMA committee for Planning and Evaluation of Library Services. A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dendy has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh, and both a master’s degree in education and the Ed.D. in higher education administration from Indiana University, Bloomington.

Claudia A. Perry has been appointed head librarian at the State University of New York, State College of Optometry. Perry previously served as head of the Reference Department at the New York Academy of Medicine Library in New York. She is a former reference librarian in the health sciences at the University of Rhode Island and has served as an instructor for the National Library of Medicine’s online training program. A former book review editor for Library Hi Tech, she has published numerous articles in library publications. She is a graduate of Trinity College in Connecticut and received her MLS from the University of Rhode Island. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in communication, information and library studies at Rutgers University.

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Rachael K. Anderson has been appointed to the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine. Anderson has been director of the Health Sciences Library at Columbia University since 1979. She has served on, and chaired, the Regional Medical Library Advisory Committee for Region 1. She also chaired NLM’s Biomedical Library Review Committee, a panel that reviews applications for grants.

Betty Jo Irvine, head of the fine arts library at Indiana University, Bloomington, has been elected vice-president, president-elect of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). She began her three-year term on the executive board last month.

Deborah Jakubs, head of the International and Area Studies Department at Perkins Library, Duke University, has been elected president of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) for 1990-1991. Jakubs, who is also the Ibero-American bibliogra- pher at Duke, has served SALALM previously on the Subcommittee on Library/Bookdealer/Pub- lisher Relations, the Committee on Interlibrary Cooperation, the Executive Committee, as chair of the Subcommittee on National-Level Coopera- tion, and as vice-president. She is organizing SAL- ALM’s June 1-6, 1991 conference, co-hosted by the University of California at San Diego and San Diego State University. The theme will be “Latin American Studies into the 21st Century: New Focus, New Format, New Challenges.”

Nancy O’Brien, education subject specialist and acting head of the Education and Social Sci- ence Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign, has received a $5,000 Whitney-Car- negie Award from ALA. The award will fund pub- lication of Alice, Jerry, Dick and Jane: Catalog of Historical Curriculum Materials at the University of Illinois, 1821-1940. The compilation will be a descriptive record of materials that reflect the educational history of the United States, as seen in the library’s historical collection of 29,860 text- books. Publication is expected in 1992.

James P. O’Connor, manager of the corporate technology information center at Kennametal Inc., has been elected president of the board of trustees of the Pittsburgh Re- gional Library Center, which serves more than 100 libraries in western Pennsylvania, West Vir- ginia, and western Maryland. Mildred Moyers, West Virginia University, was elected vice-president; Steve Crocco, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, secretary; and Charles Julian, West Virginia Northern Community College, treasurer. Among the newly elected trustees are: David Gillespie, Frostburg State University; William Ros- selle, University of Pittsburgh; and Mary Stubbs, Westmoreland County Community College.

James P. O’Connor

W. David Penniman has been named the fourth president of the Council on Library Resources, succeeding Warren J. Haas, who retired at the end of 1990. Penniman was director of the information services group at AT&T Bell Libraries before assuming his new post in January 1991. He has published many articles on information technology and the application of that technology to library management and information services.

Marilyn J. Sharrow, university librarian at the University of California, Davis, was installed as president of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) at the conclusion of the 117th member- ship meeting. She suc- ceeds Martin Runkle, director of libraries at the University of Chi- cago, who continues on the ARL board of direc- tors as past president.

Sharrow, who was presi- dent of the Canadian As- sociation of Research Li- braries in 1985, cur- rently serves on the board of the United States Agriculture Information Network and the Center for Research Li- braries Program Committee. Elected to the ARL board of directors for three-year terms were Jerry D. Campbell, university librarian at Duke University; Joan Chambers, director of the Colo- rado State University Library; and Emily R. Mobley, dean of libraries at Purdue University.

Marilyn J. Sharrow

Appointments

(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, ACRL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795.)

Joseph J. Accardi has been named associate university librarian for systems and access services at the Ronald Williams Library, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

Diana L. Accurso has been appointed social sciences reference librarian at Auburn University, Alabama.

Susan M. Allen has been appointed head of the Special Collections Department at Honnold/ Mudd Library, one of the libraries of the Claremont Colleges in California.

Mark Andersen has been appointed a resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he is working in the Collections Development Department.

Elizareth Andrews has assumed her duties as reference archivist in archives and special collections at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Sandra J. Beidler has been named head of special collections at the Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Tom Bickley is the new director of circulation at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Jane Biewar has been appointed a resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is in the Information Services Department at the Library of the Health Sciences.

Wes Browning has been appointed online services librarian at the Houston Academy of Medi- cine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Karen F. Cary is the new business reference librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

John Casillo has joined the staff of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library as director of systems.

Jay B. Clark has been appointed library director of the Central Campus of San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas.

Richard C. Davis has been appointed manu- scripts-archives librarian in the Special Collections and Archives Department at the University of Idaho Library.

Francine M. DeFranco has assumed her duties as social work reference librarian at the Trecker library of the University of Connecticut at Hartford.

Mary C. English has been appointed cataloger for humanities and medieval studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana.

Marlena Frackowski has a one-year appointment as visiting assistant librarian and regional campus libraries cataloger in the Music Library at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Brinley R. Franklin is now associate director for administrative services at the Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Richard Fyffe is the new curator of literary and cultural archives at the Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut, Storrs.

Robert Garzillo has been appointed technical services librarian at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence.

Fred Gertler has been appointed systems implementation librarian at the Orradre Library, Santa Clara University, California.

Tula Giannini has been appointed collection management librarian at Adelphi University, Garden City, New York.

Rodney K. Goins has accepted a position as head of acquistions at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.

Danuta Górecki has been selected to serve as the classics librarian at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign through August 20, 1992.

Frances Groen has accepted the new post of associate director of libraries at McGill University.

Margaret W. Jackson has been appointed reference librarian at the Stamford Regional Campus Library of the University of Connecticut.

Thomas H. Kreneck has been appointed special collections librarian and archivist for the University Library, Corpus Christi State University, Texas.

Wen-Chieh Kung has been appointed cataloger at Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Marta Kuszczak has been appointed a resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is working in the Documents Department.

Jane M. Lawless has assumed her duties as head of circulation at the Stamford Regional Campus Library of the University of Connecticut.

Tamera P. Lee has been named head of the Veterinary Medical Library at Auburn University, Alabama.

Wen-ling Liu is the new East Asian languages cataloger at Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.

Elizabeth Lorenzen has been appointed Career Center librarian at Indiana State University, Terre Haute.

Kathleen Martin has been appointed a resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is working in the Reference Department.

Duncan McClusky has been named science and technology reference librarian at Auburn University, Alabama.

Carol McCrary has been appointed information services librarian at Walker Management Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Sylvia McDowell has become assistant to the director at Radcliffe College’s Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.

Stephen McGinty has been appointed head of acquisitions in the Littauer Library of Harvard University.

Marianne McGowan has been appointed teaching resources librarian at Lesley College, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Tanya Wood Mollenauer has been appointed outreach services librarian at Lesley College in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ellen Nagle has been named director of the University of Minnesota’s Bio-Medical Library in Minneapolis.

Patricia E. Palmer has been appointed preservation librarian at Virginia Commonwealth Univer- sity, Richmond.

Dena Plaisted has been appointed director of photocopy and interlibrary loan at the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Batna Revankλh has joined the staff of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library as an information services librarian.

Ted Riedinger has accepted a faculty appointment at Ohio State University, Columbus, where he will be responsible for Latin American and Iberian collections.

Ruth Rosenbloom has been promoted to head of technical services at the Frances Loeb (Design) Library at Harvard University.

Carlin Sappenfield has been named science and engineering reference librarian at the Sara Shannon Stevenson Science Library, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Elizabeth Siegel has been appointed a resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is in the Information Services Department at the Library of the Health Sciences.

Hinda Sklar has been promoted to head librarian of the Frances Loeb (Design) Library at Harvard University.

Denyse Sturges has been appointed a resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she is serving in the Special Collections Department.

Margaret J. Warner has been appointed reference and bibliographic instruction librarian at the Southwest Texas State University Library in San Marcos.

Mark Weimer has been appointed curator of special collections at the Syracuse University Library, New York.

Margaret W. Westlake has been appointed catalog librarian at the Medical Center Library of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.

Retirements

Donna B. Harlan, associate librarian and archivist at the Franklin D. Schurz Library, Indiana University at South Bend, retired in December after 24 years of service.

James Wilson McGregor, acquisitions librarian at the Ronald Williams Library, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, retired December 31, 1990. After coming to the university as a cataloger in 1966, he became head of cataloging in 1969, head of technical services in 1971, and assistant university librarian for technical services in 1976. In 1984 he was promoted to associate university librarian for technical, financial, and automation services, a post he resigned in 1987.

Evangeline Mistaras, reference librarian at the Ronald Williams Library, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, retired December 31, 1990. She joined the university in 1966 as periodicals librarian. Mistaras was head of the Reference Department from 1972 until September 1990, when she resigned from that position. During her tenure at Northeastern she was also bibliographer for social sciences and history.

Elizabeth Shenton retired at the end of June 1990 after 23 years as assistant to the director of the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her services were recognized at a presentation during the May meeting of the library’s advisory committee and a gala “Celebration of Betsy Shenton” on June 21.

Deaths

Dorothy Black, former reference librarian at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, died in Urbana on November 16,1990, at the age of 90. She was bom in Little Rock, Arkansas, and was a graduate of the University of Arkansas. She received her MLS from the U of I in 1928. She joined the staff of the Reference Department in 1926 and was assistant head of the department at the time of her retirement in 1968. Black specialized in selecting reference books and was particularly noted for her expertise with government documents. She was the author of Guide to Lists of Master’s Theses, published in 1966. A longtime member of the Audubon Society, she was an enthusiastic birdwatcher, and travelled extensively before and after her retirement.

Hilda Conlan, former interlibrary loan librarian in the Harvard College Library, died October 11, 1990. Her Harvard service began in July 1924, and she retired in June 1972.

Dorothy Keller, who was in charge of research collection development at the University of California at Berkeley for 28 years, died in December. She had come to Berkeley as head of what was then called the Accessions Department in 1941 and retired in 1969.

Jack McDonald Jr., chief of the Library Services Division in the Congressional Research Service, died at his home in Washington, D.C., November 6, at the age of 54. McDonald had headed Library Services, the information support arm of CRS, since July 1979. He joined the Library of Congress in 1961 as a searcher-editorin the former Union Catalog Division.

Katherine Spinney, librarian of the Hotel Administration Library at Cornell University from 1960 to 1979, died in November. She had come to Cornell in the early 1950s as catalog librarian in the Industrial and Labor Relations Library and subsequently took a position with the Industrial Relations Counsellors in New York City as librarian. She returned to Cornell to head the Hotel Administration Library in 1960. A Nova Scotian, she had graduated from Dalhousie University and received her MLS from McGill University in Montreal. She is remembered in Ithaca as one of the most cheerful and most amiable of library staff members.

Ellis E. Tucker, formerly director of the Department of Library Science at the University of Mississippi, died on November 6, 1990. After the closing of the library school, he became a law research librarian at the university’s School of Law. Tucker received his MLS from Louisiana State University and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. He was an alumnus of the University of Mississippi, which named him professor emeritus after his medical retirement some weeks before his death.

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