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Dr. Richard A. Farley, a librarian former- ly with land-grant universities in Kansas and Nebraska, has been named director of the National Agricultural Li- brary of the U.S. De- partment of Agriculture.

Dr. Richard Farley

Dr. Farley, former- ly director of libraries for the 2-million vol- ume McGill Universi- ty library system, Montreal, Canada, as- sumed his new duties July 1. He succeeds John Sherrod, who re- signed in April 1973. Dr. Joseph F. Capo- nio, who had been serving as acting director of the National Agricultural Library, left June 9 to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as director of the Environmental Science Information Center.

Dr. Farley’s first library positions were at Beloit College and the University of Nebraska. He was director of the Drake University Library, Des Moines, Iowa from 1949 to 1951, then interrupted his career for three years to obtain his master’s and Ph.D. degrees at Illinois.

In 1954 he was chosen associate director of libraries at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where he remained until 1963, leaving to become a professor and librarian at Kansas State Teachers College, Emporia. He was appointed professor and head of the land-grant library system at Kansas State University in 1966, and in 1972 he was named director of libraries at McGill University.

Dr. Farley served on the ad hoc committee for the National Agricultural Library studying an agricultural sciences information network, and he is a member of The Associates of the National Agricultural Library, Inc., a group that promotes the development of the library.

Dr. Farley is a member of ALA and has been a member of the ALA Council, served as president of the Kansas Library Association, and is a member of the American Association of University Professors and the State Library Advisory Commission.

James H. Richards, Jr., formerly director of the University of Wyoming Library, has been appointed head librarian at Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, effec- tive August 1.

James H. Richards, Jr.

Mr. Richards holds both the B.A. and M.A. degrees in his- tory from Wesleyan University, Middle- town, Connecticut, and his degree in li- brary science from Columbia University. He served as librarian at Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana; assistant librarian at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; and librarian at Carleton College, North- field, Minnesota, before going to Wyoming.

He has regularly contributed articles to professional journals. He has also served as consultant for several colleges, and the U.S. Office of Education.

Active in nine state, regional, and national associations, Mr. Richards has filled numerous posts in the American Library Association since 1954, including those of director on the Board of the Association of College and Research Libraries, 1965-69; president of the Library Administration Division, 1970-71; and Councilor, 1970-72.

Dr. Charles Churchwell

Dr. Charles D. Churchwell, associate provost for academic services at Miami Univer- sity in Oxford, Ohio, has been named university librarian at Brown University, effective July 15, 1974. He re- places David A. Jo- nah, who retired this spring after a thirty- nine-year association with the Brown li- brary system.

Churchwell, who was director of Miami University libraries from 1969 to 1972, was one of six persons recommended by the American Library Association this spring for the position of Librarian of Congress. He has been assistant director of libraries at the University of Houston, 1967- 69; assistant librarian with the University of Illinois libraries, 1964-67; reference librarian at the New York Public Library, 1959-61; and a library science instructor at Prairie View A & M College in Texas from 1953 to 1958.


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As associate provost for academic services, Churchwell held primary responsibility for Miami University’s million-volume library system, plus the summer school and continuing education programs, registrar’s office, telecommunications, gerontology center, the Scripps Foundation for Research in Population Problems, and all honors and interdisciplinary studies programs at the Ohio university.

Previously, as Miami’s director of libraries, he administered libraries on three campuses, oversaw the reorganization of the main library, developed a new personnel program for the 100-member library staff, and supervised the planning and construction of a $3.5-million library addition. In 1971—72 he was named an American Council on Education Academic Administration Fellow and spent the year studying administrative styles in cooperation with the presidents of Miami, Antioch, Cleveland State University, the University of Illinois, and Jackson State College.

At Brown, Churchwell will bear top-line responsibility for the management and development of the 1.5-million-volume library system which includes the Rockefeller, Sciences, and Pembroke libraries, and the major special collections housed in the John Hay and Annmary Brown libraries. The new director of libraries has indicated his first undertaking will be in the area of personnel policy. “Many concerns have been expressed by the staff here,” Churchwell said. “There is clearly a need to establish a new administrative structure which will respond effectively to those concerns.”

A Florida native, Churchwell received a B.S. degree in mathematics from Morehouse College in 1952. He holds a master of library science degree from Atlanta University, and a doctoral degree in library science from the University of Illinois. He is married and the father of two children.


John Bazuzi—assistant reference librarian, Tompkins-McCaw Library—Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Beth Ann Bliler—assistant reference librarian—College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Helen H. Britton—head, cataloging department—University of Houston, Texas.

Eulalie W. Brown—reference librarian, government documents—Arizona State University, Tempe.

Barbara Cohen—assistant reference librarian, Tompkins-McCaw Library—Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond.

Esther M. Conneely—cataloger, Harvard College Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Frederick G. Cook—librarian—Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

Joan Gidopoulos—cataloger, Harvard College Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

J. Roger Guard—reference librarian—Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma.

John F. Guido—special collections librarian —State University of New York at Binghamton.

Joseph C. Hickerson—head, archive of folk song—The Library of Congress.

Bonnie N. Hill—assistant head, acquisitions department, Mugar Memorial Library—Boston University, Massachusetts.

Barbara Jenkins—cataloger, Cabot Science Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Anna Koff—Slavic cataloger, Harvard College Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dawn A. Lamade—technical services librarian—Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia.

Donna R. Larson—head, government documents service—Arizona State University, Tempe.

Lee W. Leighton—cataloger, Harvard College Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Ronald A. Lewis—head cataloger—State University of New York at Binghamton.

Sara B. McCain—assistant director for reader services—State University of New York at Binghamton.

Patricia A. McClung—preservation librarian, Harvard College Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Marion H. MacInnis—director of the library—Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma.

Kenneth E. Marks—head, reference department—Iowa State University Library, Ames.

J. Gormly Miller—industrial and labor relations librarian—Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Elizabeth P. Mitchell—editorial librarian —Harvard University Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Allan A. Mussehl—assistant director for library science and media—Bemidji State College, Minnesota.

Anne Okoniewski—director, central processing division—Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond.

Peter L. Oliver—librarian, Andover-Harvard Theological Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Charles Osburn—assistant director for collection development—State University of New York at Buffalo.

Rita L. Paddock—head of public services, Harvard College Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sandra K. Peterson—documents librarian —College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Colleen Power—reference librarian, life sciences—Arizona State University, Tempe.

Paul A. Roy, Jr.—librarian, Virginia Associated Research Campus—College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Lois Schneberger—head, catalog service— Arizona State University, Tempe.

Florian J. Shasky—chief, department of special collections—Stanford University Libraries, Palo Alto, California.

Shirley M. Tarlton—associate professor and head librarian, Ida Jane Dacus Library— Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Don L. Tolliver—executive director of learning resources—University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

Karen Tracy—reference librarian, Business Administration Library—Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Barbara Vanderhoff—head, serials records —Arizona State University Library, Tempe.

Ellen J. Walker—medical bibliographer— Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Edward Wass—reference librarian—University of Rochester, New York.

Margaret Williamson—head, serials department—University of Houston, Texas.


Joseph C. Borden, head of the serials unit at Purdue University Libraries since July 1, 1965, retired June 30, 1974 with the rank of Professor Emeritus of Library Science.

Frances Kennedy, director of the Oklahoma City University Library since 1947, retired June 1, 1974. She has already assumed her new position as executive secretary of the Oklahoma Library Association.

Robert Severance has announced his retirement as director of the Air University Library at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Lillian H. Smoke, formerly librarian, Gettysburg College Library, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, retired as librarian emerita August 1, 1974, after fifteen years of service.

Elizabeth A. Windsor, head of the reference department, retired July 31, 1974 after twenty years of distinguished service at the Iowa State University Library at Ames.


Jeremiah A. O’Mara, chief librarian of the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, adjunct assistant professor of bibliography in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, died at age fifty after a short illness in the Methodist Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, on June 5.

Robert Poland, head of the acquisitions department at the University of Arizona Library, died suddenly on June 2 at the age of fifty-one.

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