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Nicholas Burckel,dean of libraries at Marquette University, has received the Distinguished Alum- nus Award for 2002 from the University of Wiscon- sin-Milwaukee. Burckel joined Marquette in 1995.

Richard Fitzsimmons,head of Pennsylvania State University Worthington Scranton Library, is one of 21 authors featured in the book Censorship in Russia: History and Actuality (Russian Acad- emy of Sciences, 2001). His article, titled “Cen- sorship, Intellectual Freedom, Librarianship and the Democratic State,” is written in Rus- sian.

Old Dominion University Library has named Pamela D. Morgan, collection development officer, its Librarian of the Year and Charles F. Hillen, lead cataloger in the bibliographic services, its Support Staff Member of the Year for 2002. As winners in the annual awards program, they both received a check for $100 and will have their names engraved on plaques that will be displayed in the library.

Staff members attending Old Dominion Library's 2002 staff appreciation reception included (from I. to r.) Cherie Carl, Librarian of the Year, 2001; Pamela Morgan, Librarian of the Year, 2002; Charles Hillen, Support Staff Member of the Year, 2002; and Celestine DeLoatch, Support Staff Member of the Year, 2001.

University of Texas at Austin’s Nancy Paine, head of General Libraries Interlibrary Services, and Paul Rascoe, head librarian of the Government Documents Collection, have won the 2002 Librarian Excellence Awards from the university’s General Libraries. The awards carry a $1,000 stipend.


Camile Alire

Candle Alire,professor and dean of univer- sity libraries at Colorado State University since 1997, has been appointed dean of library ser- vices at the University of New Mexico, effective September 16, 2002. From 1991 to 1997, Alire was dean/director of the Auraria Library at the University of Colorado at Denver, where she pre- viously served as assis- tant director for Instruc- tion and Research Ser- vices (1989-91). From 1984 to 1989, she was the director of the Learning Resource Center at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs. Her other previous positions include assistant to the dean/director at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Management (1980-84); librarian/ information specialist for Mathematica Policy Research, Denver (1978-80); and library director for McCook College in Nebraska.

Stephen Paul Foster

Stephen Paul Fosterhas been named univer- sity librarian at Wright State University in Day- ton, Ohio. Foster was associate dean of uni- versity libraries at Cen- tral Michigan University. While at Central Michi- gan, Foster was integral to the development and completion of a $50 milStephen Paul Fosterlion renovation and expansion of its library. He has taught philosophy and library instruction classes and has published papers and given presentations on the topics of librarianship, scholarly communication, and philosophy. He authored Melancholy Duty: The Hume-Gibbon Attack on Christianity (Kluwer Academic, 1997), and currently has a manuscript titled “Desolation’s March: The Rise of Personalism and the Reign of Amusement in 21st Century America” under publisher review.

Marilyn Myers

Marilyn Myershas been named dean of the library at Arizona State University (ASU) West in Phoenix. Myers joined ASU West in 1987 as head of collection de- velopment and biblio- graphic services. She has since served as di- rector of library infor- mation and resources, interim coordinator of information access, and twice as interim dean. Prior to 1987, Myers seived as coordinator of collection development at Wichita State University.

Christine R. Nugent

Christine R. Nugenthas been named library director of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. Prior to her new position, Nugent seived as library director at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Her profes- sional development ac- tivities include the 2001 ACRL/Harvard Leader- ship Institute and the ACRL Mentoring Pro- gram for New College Library Directors (1995- 96). She also chaired the Tennessee ACRL Chapter in 1999/2000.

Phyllis Ruscellahas been appointed the new director of the Tampa Library at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She was previously associate university librarian for public sendees at Georgia State University.

Kristin Antelmanhas been appointed associate director for information technology Christine R. Nugent at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

Jane A. Beebeis now the head of cata- loging/music librarian at Amherst College.

David Robert “Rob” Bellhas been appointed research librarian for film studies, drama, and Asian studies at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Jackie Casehas been named access services librarian at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Stephanie Davis-Kahlis the new research librarian for education and outreach at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Scott Devinehas been named head of the preservation department at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

David Goldsmithis now head of the acquisitions department at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

David Guionhas been appointed music cataloger at the University of North Carolina- Greensboro.

Jennifer Gunterhas joined the Digital Library and Archives at Virginia Tech as coordinator of special collections.

Ann Hartnesshas been named head librarian of the Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Collection of the University of Texas at Austin.

Theresa Hepkerhas accepted a position as cataloger at Utah State University.

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffehas been appointed coordinator of information literacy services and instruction at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign.

Chip Hixsonis now projects librarian in the documents department of the University of Oregon’s Knight Library.

Carol Hugheshas been appointed associate university librarian for public services at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Damon E. Jaggarshas been promoted to deputy associate director for public services at the General Libraries of the University of Texas-Austin.

Kathleen Kernhas been appointed assistant reference librarian and assistant professor of library administration at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign.

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Carole Kiehlhas been named associate university librarian for technical services at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

John Kistleris the new acquisitions specialist at Utah State University.

Linda Madduxhas been appointed science librarian at the Reed College Libraiy.

John Novakis now research librarian for English and comparative literature and classics at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Megan J. Oakleafhas been appointed librarian for instruction and undergraduate research at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

Catherine OBrionis the new manuscripts curator at Virginia Tech’s Digital Library and Archives.

Janet Owenshas joined the University of Northern Colorado’s James A. Michener Library as a reference librarian.

Judy Ruttenberghas been appointed research librarian for cognitive sciences and African-American Studies at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Charles (Tony) Schwartzis now associate director for collection management at Florida International University.

Tamica Slaughterhas joined the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg as a visiting instructor librarian in the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

Amy VanScoyhas been named assistant head of the research and information services department at the North Carolina State University Libraries.

Rina Vecchiolahas been named research librarian for art history and studio art at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Liza Vickis now research librarian for music and dance at the University of California-Irvine Libraries.

Raquel Von Cogellhas been appointed research services team leader in the General Libraries of Emory University.

Gay Walkeris now special collections librarian at the Reed College Library.

Linda L. Wolcotthas been appointed vice provost of libraries and instructional support at Utah State University.


Jean Albrect,head of the forestry library at the University of Minnesota (UM), retired in January after 39 years of service. During her tenure, the library became nationally and internationally recognized for its collections and the four online databases produced by Albrecht—Social Sciences in Forestry, Trail Planning Construction and Maintenance, Tropical Forest Conservation and Development, and Urban Forestry—which started as print publications in the 1970s and early 1980s to provide access to interdisciplinary material and grey literature and have continued to develop and expand since migrating online in 1992. For 15 years prior to her position as forestry librarian, Albrecht was head of departmental libraries on the St. Paul Campus.

William Hannafordhas retired as the director of the Eliot Pratt Library at Goddard College. Prior to this position, Hannaford was the library director at four other institutions, including Albright College, Champlain College, and the American Farm School in Thessaloniki, Greece. He has just been designated a Fulbright Senior Specialist and expects to be appointed to a position in Greece, where he will be living.

Penelope Krosch,university archivist at the University of Minnesota Libraries since 1986, has retired; she had been on the archives staff since 1965. In addition to collecting and preserving the archives’ collections, she taught history classes about the techniques of primary research and aided researchers in mining the archives’ resources. Krosch edited and transcribed Shotgun and Stethoscope: TheJournals of nomas Sadler Roberts (University of Minnesota, 1991). She has been an active member of the Society of American Archivists, Midwest Archives Conference, Twin City Archives, Special Libraries Association, Northern Great Plains Histoiy Association, and the Minnesota Ornithological Union. Krosch also served as a consulting archivist for several professional societies.

Virginia H. Parr,reference librarian and bibliographer at the University of Cincinnati, has retired after 20 years of service to the university. From 1973 to 1982, she held several positions at the University of Oregon Libraries. In 1978, she seived as founding editor of Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarians, a quarterly journal published by Haworth Press.

Patricia Rodkewichhas retired from the University of Minnesota after 41 years of service. She started her career as a librarian on the Minneapolis Campus in the Walter Library and moved to the St. Paul Campus as head of circulation. She was also documents librarian for many years. In 1995, Rodkewich created and developed an electronic full-text library of scholarly working papers from departments of agricultural economics across the country.

Mariann Tiblin,bibliographer of Scandinavian area studies at the University of Minnesota Libraries since 1968, has retired. Tiblin was also German and Dutch language and literature bibliographer from 1995 until her retirement. She has been a major proponent of cooperative collection development and has a long and distinguished record of service in the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study, WESS, and the International Federation of Library Associations.


Robert E. Cazden,71, professor emeritus of library science at the University of Kentucky, has died. He was a member of the American Historical Society, the American Antiquarian Society, and the German-American Research Association. He won numerous awards throughout his career and published several books and papers.

Kenneth A. Lohf

Kenneth A. Lohf,77, who retired in 1993 after a 40-year career with Columbia Univer- sity Libraries, died May 9 in New York City after complications from a stroke. Featured in the New York Times upon his retirement for his remarkable contribution to rare book and spe- cial collections, Lohf was also a published poet, literary scholar, bibliographer, and col- lector. As Columbia’s Rare Book and Manu- script Library (RBML) director for 25 years, Lohf s service to the collections doubled their size to a half-million volumes and 26-million manuscript items. Among those were thousands of letters from authors like William Faulkner, James Joyce, Sinclair Lews, and Eugene O’Neill; medieval manuscripts; and a 4,000-year old Babylonian cunneform tablet. During his tenure, RBML underwent a 3-million dollar renovation, the money for which Lohf nearly single-handedly raised. He also served for 20 years as secretary-treasurer of the Council of the Friends of the Columbia Libraries.

Christie Vernon,78, longtime ALA and ACRL member and Washington Office supporter, has died. Vernon was passionate about library legislative advocacy, political issues, and process. She was a member of ALA’s Committee on Legislation, chairing its Privacy Subcommittee, and author of the Chapter Handbook for Committees on Legislation/ Government Relations, which was published by ALA in 1990. On a national level, Vernon was appointed to the National Platform Committee of the Democratic Party on several occasions and served as a delegate to numerous Democratic National Conventions. She was founder of the Peninsula Democratic Women and president of the Virginia Federation of Democratic Women (1992-94). Vernon was the librarian at St. Leo’s College from 1986 until her retirement in June 2001. Prior to that, she was director of the library at Thomas Nelson Community College from 1970 to 1986. She also held positions at a number of public libraries across the country. ■

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