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LOUIS A. Sasso, assistant to the director for personnel, Boston Public Library, has been named editor of Choice, replacing Richard K. Gardner, who resigned to accept a position on the faculty of the Grad- uate School of Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles. Sasso graduated from Boston College in 1957 with a B.S. in education and received an M.A. degree in history from Harvard University in 1958. He received his M.L.S. degree from Columbia University in 1962 and returned to Harvard as administrative assistant in the reference and circulation depart- ment in the Harvard College Library. While in that department, he became assistant librarian for reference and circulation and also was acting li- brarian of the Lamont Library and acting curator of the Woodbury Poetry Room in Lamont. In 1967 he was appointed assistant university librar- ian on the staff of the university librarian. He has served as editor of HUL Notes, the Harvard staff newsletter, and the Harvard Librarian. Sasso left Harvard in December 1969 and joined the Bos- ton Public Library in January 1970.

Louis A. Sasso

He has had poems published in several little magazines, including Arion’s Dolphin, Cardinal, Isinglas Review, Encore, and Ab Intra and has taught poetry and literature courses at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He participated in the Boston Public Library’s Young Adult Creative Writing Program and has reviewed poetry books for Library Journal. Sasso’s main outside interest is hiking, and he is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club.

Paul M. Gherman has been appointed assistant director for administrative services at the Iowa State University Library in Ames.

Before coming to Iowa State, Gherman was personnel officer at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park, Pennsylvania. In that position, he was responsible for all professional recruitment, personnel records and policy, control of the promotion and tenure process, the writing and implementation of the library’s affirmative action plan, mediation, and staff development and training. He also acted as an adjunct administrator and was involved in all library-wide decisions.

Gherman began his library career as library as- sistant in the circulation department, Wayne State University Library, Detroit, in 1969. After receiving his graduate degree from the University of Michigan, he served as acting head, humanities division, at Wayne State University and in 1972 became circulation librarian.

In 1966-78 he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Colombia, South America, where he developed programs in cooperative development, organizing agricultural marketing and clothing manufacturing cooperatives.

He has been active in state library associations, serving with the Michigan Library Association In- tellectual Freedom Committee and the Pennsyl- vania Library Association College and Research Library Division’s Recruitment Committee. He has served as secretary of the Executive Commit- tee of the Wayne State University Chapter of AAUP and was a member of the Committee on Staff Development and Training of ARL Librar- ies. Currently he is chairman of the personnel officers of ARL Libraries.

D. KAYE Gapen is the new assistant director for technical services at the Iowa State University Library in Ames. She was previously the head of quick editing and a member of the library faculty at The Ohio State University, Columbus.

At Ohio State, she supervised monographic searching and cataloging utilizing both the Ohio College Library Center (OCLC) and the pio- neering university’s li- brary control systems. She chaired the OSU Libraries Task Force on the Change-Over to an On-Line Catalog, the Faculty Advisory Commit- tee on Research, and the Flow of Materials Im- plementation Committee and served as a member of the faculty committees on University-Wide Elections and Benefits, Privileges and Respon- sibilities. In 1974-75 she was president of the OSU library staff association, a member of the search committee for the director of OSU Librar- ies (1976), and was an alternate to the OSU Fac- ulty Senate. During 1975-77 she was a learning consultant to represent Libraries on the Univer- sity Task Force on Learning. In 1971-72 she was a general cataloger at the Earl Greg Swem Library, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

D. Kaye Gapen

Gapen has been a continuing speaker at the Kent State University institutes on the effective use of OCLC and has been a consultant to SOLINET and Field Enterprises. She has also been an advisor to the OCLC Peer Council and a number of other OCLC committees.

She has been actively involved in research, notably in the areas of cost analysis of computerized cataloging systems, on attitudes involved in booktheft, and on library faculty research methodology. Her writings have or will soon appear in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, the Ohio Library Association Bulletin, College and Research Libraries, Library Resources & Technical Services, and as a chapter in a forthcoming book tentatively titled OCLC: Its Impact on Librarianship.

Gapen is a member of both the Ohio and Iowa Library associations, American Library Association, ASIS, AAUP, and the Academic Library Associations of Ohio. She holds the master’s degree in library science from the University of Washington, and her undergraduate work was also done at Washington, with major studies in sociology-


Jeanne Buckley—circulation librarian— College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

THOMAS J. DaniSIEWICZ—administrative assistant to the university librarian—BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Massachusetts.

BETTY B. Davis—technical services librarian—SALEM COLLEGE, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Mary Elizabeth Feeney—librarian, Medical Library—YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Connecticut.

Ralph A. Gabbard—monographic acquisitions librarian—State University OF New York at Binghamton.

Robert S. Gorin—evening librarian— State University of New York at Stony Brook.

BARBARA C. GOVONI—assistant documents librarian, reference departments—YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Connecticut.

VALERIE A. HEINE—technical services librarian, Norris Medical Library—UNIVERSITY OF Southern California Health Sciences Campus, Los Angeles.

LOUIS A. Hieb—head, special collections —University of Arizona, Tucson.

Randall C. Jimerson—archivist, historical manuscripts and archives—YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Connecticut.

ELAINE K. KELLY—head, library support systems—Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Leslie KONG—assistant social science and business administration reference librarian— California State University, Sacramento.

DELMAS W. MOORE—assistant reference librarian—College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Ann C. NEWHALL—archivist, historical manuscripts and archives—Yale UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Connecticut.

Martha Rudyk—cataloger, Slavic cataloging division—Yale UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Connecticut.

JUDITH RyCOMBEL—assistant reference librarian—DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois.

Gloria D. Schwartz—librarian, W. Palm Beach Center—Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

DOROTHY M. Shaver—assistant director for administration—WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY, Pullman.

Merrily E. Taylor—special assistant to the university librarian—YALE UNIVERSITY, New Haven, Connecticut.

GrETCHEN WALCH—head, African Studies Library—BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Massachusetts.

DANIEL K. WALSH—reference librarian— BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Massachusetts.


Donald M. Powell, head, special collections, University of Arizona, Tucson, has retired after thirty-one years of service to the university library.

Wanda Kellar Sivells, director of the J. M. Hodges Learning Center at WHARTON County Junior College, Wharton, Texas, retired on August 31, 1977.


Esther Greene, librarian emeritus of Barnard COLLEGE, died on December 26, 1977. From 1944 until her retirement in 1967, she was the head librarian of Barnard College.

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