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Karin Begg,

Karin Begg, associate director of libraries at Boston University since 1983, has been appointed assistant university librarian for technical services and automation at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, effective August 17.

Begg was systems librarian at Boston University (1980-1983) and OCLC coordinator (1980) at Boston University before assuming the associate directorship. Prior to then she was circulation librarian at the University of Virginia (1977-1979). Begg began her professional career at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was catalog editor and head of the Information Office (1973-1976), Anglo-Germanic original cata- loger (1968-1972), and assistant librarian in the University Museum Library (1966-1968). She holds an MLS from Drexel University (1972) and a bachelor’s degree in art from Brown University, and is presently enrolled in a doctoral program in human resource education at Boston University.

An active member of ACRL, Begg is currently vice-president/president-elect of the New England Chapter, and serves as its archivist. She has also served on committees of ALA’s Library Administration and Management Association and its Library Information Technology Association, and has been active in New England Library Associa- tion and Boston University affairs.

Peter S. Graham

Peter S. GrahAiM has been appointed associate university librarian for technical and automated services at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Prior to coming to Rutgers, Graham was assistant director for bibliographic control at Columbia University, where he had also been head of the Book Acquisitions Department. He has also served as systems officer at Indiana University (1979-1981) and as senior systems analyst with the Research Libraries Group (1975- 1978).

Graham holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Columbia University, a B.Phil. degree from Oxford University, and an MLS from Indiana University. An active member of ALA, he is past chair of the Technical Services Costs Committee of the Resources and Technical Services Division, and is a long-time member of the Renaissance Society of America and the Bibliographical Society (London). Graham has published articles and presented papers on various aspects of technical services in libraries, and has recently served as a consultant for the Pierpont Morgan Library and the American Antiquarian Society.

Joan L. Heath has been named university li- brarian at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, effective September 1. Heath joined the staff at Southwest Texas in 1981 as acquisitions li- brarian and was named head acquisitions librarian 10 months later. She has also been assistant interli- brary services librarian at Texas A&M University. Heath holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MLS (1977) from the University of Michigan.

Olive C.R. James

Olive C.R. James, chief of the Loan Division at the Library of Congress, has been named library director at San Francisco State University, California.

In her new position, James will oversee plans for a new library and the implementation of an online public access cat- alog. She spent a year (1985-1986) as special consultant at Yale Uni- versity, and has been chief of general refer- ence at Stanford Univer- sity (1977-1980), and head of the General Ref- erence Department at Queens College (1973-1976). James spent this summer as a Council on Library Resources senior fellow in the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

James holds an MLS from Rutgers University and a bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York, and has done graduate work at City College and New York University. She holds certificates from the Association of Research Libraries Office of Management Studies Consultant Training Program, the University of Maryland Library Administrators Development Program, and the George Washington University Executive Development Program. Active in ALA, James was a member of the board of the Reference and Adult Services Division (1984-1987), and is a member of the International Federation of Library Associations’ Standing Committee on Interlending and Document Delivery.

Bernice Ray Jones-Trent has been appointed library director at Norfolk State University, Virginia, effective July 1. She was formerly head of the Reference Department at Old Dominion University, and has been public services librarian in the Rutgers-Kilmer Library of Rutgers University, staff development librarian at Rutgers, and business librarian at the Newark, New Jersey, Public Library. Jones-Trent holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Jackson State University (1968) and an MLS (1969) from Rutgers, where she is presently a Ph.D. candidate.

Edward R. Johnson

Edward R. Johnson has been named director of university libraries at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, effective July 13. He has been director of libraries at North Texas State University since 1979.

Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Colorado (1964), and MLS (1966) and Ph.D. (1974) degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

After beginning his professional career at the University of Colorado in 1964, Johnson served on the staff at the University of Iowa for three years, later becoming assistant dean of libraries at Pennsylvania State University.

Johnson has been active in ALA and the Texas Library Association, serving as head of several committees in both organizations. Pie was has also been involved in the Association of Higher Educa- tion of North Texas, where he headed the library committee representing 21 higher education insti- tutions in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Patricia J. Rom

Patricia J. Rom, director of information services at Hunter College, has been named director of li- brary services at the College of Wooster, Ohio, effective August 1.

Rom began her professional career at the Evansville campus of Indiana State University in 1966 and joined the Reference Department at Bucknell University in 1969, which she headed from 1972 to 1977. During 1979-1980 she taught courses in bibliographic instruction and information sources in the humanities at the Rutgers University Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Rom was the project evaluator for a National Endowment for the Humanities study during 1981-1982, which focused on the literature of popular culture in a group of public libraries.

With bachelor’s and MLS degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Rom also holds a master’s degree in English literature from New York University. In 1971 she was one of 25 persons selected nationwide to participate in an Institute for Building Black Studies Collections held at Fisk University. She has been a manuscript reader for the Bucknell University Press and a reviewer of grant proposals for NEH. Rom has contributed to Library Journal and is on the editorial board of The Reference Librarian. For three years she was on the jury of the Library Literature’s annual collection, “The Best of…”

In addition to service as a member of various regional and local library associations, Rom is an active member of ACRL and RASD as well as SRRT and IRRT. She was a member of the Committee Council on the Status of Women in Librarianship (1977-1981), serving as its chair during 1979-1980. Rom was an official ALA representative to the National Women’s Conference in Houston (1977), and most recently served on the ALA Commission on Pay Equity.

People in the news

Chris Olson & Associates, Arnold, Maryland, has been awarded Honorable Mention for the design of the GRATEFUL MED User’s Guide in the National Association of Government Communicators’ 1987 Blue Pencil Competition. The four- color, 100-page manual was developed under contract to the National Library of Medicine to accompany the GRATEFUL MED software. It was judged in the Visual Design category.

Dana E. Smith, Judith M. Pask, and Donna Wheeler, undergraduate, reference, and professional librarians respectively at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, have received the 1987 Annual Award for Outstanding Innovation in “Helping Students Learn.” The award is presented each year by the Class of 1922 and includes $2,000 in cash plus a $1,000 academic expense account. The three were recognized for their role in developing the Undergraduate Library Research Skills Program, designed to enhance student research through integration of effective research methodologies and basic skills essential for retrieval and critical analysis of information. The program consists of the Undergraduate Library Research Guide, a self-styled audio tour, class and independent study center presentations utilizing microcomputer tutorials, and individual assistance at the Reference/In- formation desk. It has been an integral part of the freshman English composition class for the past two years.

Leon Stout, university archivist and head of the Penn State Room at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, was awarded a one-month fellowship at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library during July. As a participant in the Research Fellowship Program for the study of Modern Archives, he conducted research in “Communications Structures in Higher Education.” Stout was one of eight Fellows selected to participate.

Hideo Tamura, assistant head of technical services at Doshisha University in Japan, spent eight weeks this summer observing operations in all departments at Ohio University, Athens. Tamura was hosted as part of the Libraries’ International Internship Program. Atchareeya Ramsombhob, serials librarian at Thammasat University in Thailand, will spend four months at Ohio University working with the automation of serials.

Darlene E. WEiNGAND has been awarded a Fulbright grant to assist in the curriculum revision process and to teach in the area of public libraries at the University of Iceland Department of Library and Information Science, Reykjavik. Weingand is director of Continuing Education Services and a member of the faculty of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is currently assisting the State Library of Montana in developing a continuing education plan for the library community of the state.

Herrert S. White, dean and professor at the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science, Bloomington, received ALA’s Melvil Dewey Award at the San Francisco Annual Conference July 1. White is a specialist in library management and education.

Appointments

(Appointments 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.)

David Allen has been appointed chair of automation development at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Laurie C. Allen has been appointed reference librarian in the Science Library at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, effective October 19.

Robert Babcock has been appointed curator of early books and manuscripts in the Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Peggy Barrett has been appointed reference li- brarian/online research coordinator at Keene State College, New Hampshire.

Denise Bedford has joined the staff of the Automation and Technical Services Division at the University of Maryland, College Park.

William Betcher, associate director for services at Ohio University, Athens, has also assumed responsibility as head of the Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Department.

Ann E. Birney has been appointed assistant dean of the School of Library and Information Science at Emporia State University, Kansas.

Beverly Bishop is now reference archivist at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.

Mary Bopp has been appointed reference libra- rian/user education coordinator at Keene State College, New Hampshire.

Kris Brancolini has been appointed assistant to the dean at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Nancy R. Burns has joined the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science at Emporia State University, Kansas.

John Butler has been appointed science/reference bibliographer in the Science and Engineering Library at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Belinda Chiang has been appointed chair of cataloging at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Anita Clamurro is now associate head librarian for access services at the MIT Engineering and Science Libraries, Cambridge.

Jeanette Clough has been appointed reference librarian and online searcher at Ohio University, Athens.

Ciierie S. Colbert has been appointed information, interlibrary loan and teaching services librarian at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson.

Judith A. Copler has been appointed manager of information technology planning at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Julia Dabrs is the new librarian of the Art Library at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Gay N. Dannelly is now collection development officer at Ohio State University, Columbus.

Robert Diaz has been appointed reference/in- struction librarian at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Lance Dickson has been appointed head of the Law Library at Stanford University, California.

Dale Alan Diefenbach has been appointed senior reference librarian in the Langdell Library at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Peter Drummey has been named librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston.

Caroline Early has been appointed head of the Acquisitions and Serials Branch at the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.

DavidA. Feste has been appointed head of monographs at the University of Toledo, Ohio.

Bronwyn France has joined the staff at Mississippi Valley Community College, Blytheville, Arkansas.

Beverlee French has been appointed assistant university librarian for the sciences at the University of California, Davis.

Mark Funk is now head of Collection Development and Serials at Cornell University Medical College, New York City.

Mary Gassmann has joined the staff of the Documents Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Vincent Giroud has been appointed curator of modern books and papers in the Beinecke Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

Kelly Gordon is now manager of off-campus library services at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.

Elizabeth Grant has been appointed technical services librarian at the University of the South, Se- wannee, Tennessee.

Pamela Grudzien has been named manager of access services at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.

Martha Hale has been named dean of the School of Library and Information Management at Emporia State University, Kansas.

Laurence Hallewell has been appointed Ibero-American bibliographer in the Humanities/ Social Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Hollee Haswell has been appointed curator of the Columbiana Library and reference librarian/bibliographer in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University, New York City.

Carol B. Hawks has been appointed head of the Acquisition Department at Ohio State University, Columbus.

Don Haymes is now assistant to the librarian of the School of Theology at the University of the South, Sewannee, Tennessee.

Betsy N. Hine has been appointed head of the Monographic Cataloging Department at Indiana State University, Terre Haute.

John W. Hoopes is now indexer in the Tozzer Library of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

John Howe has been named interim director of libraries at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. .

Janet S. HuETTNER has been appointed bibliographer for the Indiana University Center on Philanthropy collection at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Barrara M. Ivey is now chief of the Acquisitions Branch at the U.S. Air Force Academy Library, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Beth Juhl is now reference librarian in the Humanities and History Division at Columbia University, New York City.

Jody Kempf has been appointed science refer- ence/bibliographer in the Science and Engineering Library at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Anne Kenny has been appointed conservation liaison librarian at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Mary Konkel is the new head of cataloging at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois.

Mary Krutulis has been appointed director of admissions and placement in the School of Library and Information Science at Indiana University, Bloomington.

David Lasocki has been appointed music cataloger for the Regional Campus Libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Michael M. Lee has been named dean of libraries and learning resources at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, Texas.

Barton M. Lessin is now associate director for systems and access at Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant.

Rorert Lopresti has been appointed documents librarian at Western Washington University, Bellingham.

Mary Mallory has joined the permanent staff of the Documents Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

C. Martin Miller has been named acting director of libraries at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Mike Miller has been appointed media librarian in the Meyer Library at Stanford University, California.

Marcia Morrison has been appointed assistant to the Lilly librarian for museum services at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Patricia M. Munden is now reference librarian at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Charles Palm has been appointed associate director of the library at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, California.

Heleni Pedersoli has joined the Collection Management staff at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Becky Ray has been appointed reference librarian at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Carolyn Reid is now associate director of the library at Cornell University Medical College, New York City.

Pamela Ross is now circulation and reference librarian at the University of the South, Sewannee, Tennessee.

Janet M. Rut an has been appointed cataloger in the Countway Library of Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.

Katherine Erwin Sammakia has been appointed assistant Dewey librarian at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge.

Gwen Sloan is the new editor of the PAIS Bulletin, published by the Public Affairs Information Service, Inc., New York City.

Mickey M. Sparkman is the new associate director for public services at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

David Stern has been appointed physics/as- tronomy librarian at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dal Symes has been appointed humanities librarian at Western Washington University, Bellingham.

Gisela M. Webb is now assistant director of libraries for administrative services at Texas Tech University, Lubbock.

Susan Webreck has been appointed assistant to the dean in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Lynn Westbrook has been appointed coordinator of reference and instruction at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Elizabeths. Wolf has been appointed assistant librarian, science reference librarian at the University of Delaware, Newark.

Retirements

John D. Cushing, librarian of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, for the past 24 years, has retired after 27 years of service.

Dessie Dyess, catalog librarian at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, retired July 15. She joined the staff in 1971.

Grace Harvey, assistant librarian at the University of the South, Sewannee, Tennessee, has retired after 18 years of service.

John Herbst, library director at Penn Valley Community College, Kansas City, Missouri, will retire in 1988.

Bernice Jackson, rare books librarian at the University of Kansas Clendening History of Medicine Library, Kansas City, retired at the end of June after 28 years of service.

Evelyn Kiresen, MELVYL/GLADIS access librarian and coordinator of library services to disabled users at the University of California, Berkeley, retired August 31. Kiresen joined the staff in 1964 as foreign documents librarian and became U.S. documents librarian in the Government Documents Library in 1968. The following year she moved to the Public Health Library, where she was active in the implementation of the MEDLABS online system, and later in the MEDLINE system. While at the Public Health Library, Kiresen developed the first document delivery service to the State Department of Public Pïealth. Later, as head of the Interlibrary Borrowing Service, she oversaw the implementation of OCLC and RLIN into the Service’s workflow. Kiresen has taught an introductory course in bibliography since 1973 and will continue in that capacity.

George Anne Monger, associate director for public services at Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas, for the past eight years, retired in July. Monger, a graduate of Baylor University with an MLS from Western Reserve University (now Case Western), completed a total of 29 years of service in various capacities.

Haydee Piedracueva, Latin American bibliographer at Columbia University, New York City, since 1970, retired at the end of September after 24 years of service.

Jane Weimer, acquisitions librarian at Ohio Northern University, Ada, retired at the end of August. She had been on the staff since 1969.

Marjorie J. Wynne, Edwin J. Beinecke Research Librarian in the Beinecke Rare Book and

Manuscript Library at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, retired June 30 after 45 years of service. Wynne, originally from Virginia, was educated at Duke University, the University of California at Berkeley, and at Yale, where she received a master’s degree in 1948. She joined the university library as an assistant in the Government Documents Division and soon moved to the Rare Book Room, of which she was named librarian in 1947. Wynne remained in that position until 1963, when the collection was moved to the new Beinecke Library.

Deaths

William C. Berges, former librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, died this past summer at age 71. Berges was librarian for the Forest Products Laboratory Library and half-time librarian at the Earthquake Engineering Research Center at his retirement in 1974.

Mary Lee Bundy, professor in the College of Library and Information Services at the University of Maryland, College Park, died August 2. Bundy had been a member of the CLIS faculty since its inception in 1965 and specialized in library services to the financially and culturally deprived, prison inmates, the elderly and other minority groups.

Stephan Fuller, head of cataloging services in the Hilles and Lamont Libraries of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, died July 30 at 34. Fuller joined the staff in 1978, working in the Monographic Cataloging Support Service in the Office for Systems Planning and Research and in the Kennedy School of Government Library. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in music education, and, upon earning his MLS from Simmons College in 1979, was appointed music librarian in the Hilles Library. In 1983 Fuller was appointed head of cataloging services in Hilles and Lamont, where he oversaw the beginning of an ongoing retroconver- sion project. He also participated in several task forces and advisory groups.

Gladys F. Pratt, retired librarian at Framingham State College, Massachusetts, died November 18, 1986, at 94. She had been retired since 1957. A 1914 graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Pratt worked in the library there from 1914 to 1917; at the Smithsonian Institution from 1917 to 1920; at the Women’s College of Delaware from 1920 to 1922; and at the University of Illinois during 1923-1924. She earned a master’s degree from Illinois in 1931 and took graduate courses at George Washington University and Boston University. From 1924 to 1939 she was librarian at West-field State College and joined the staff at Framingham State in 1941. Pratt also taught at the University of Virginia, at the University of Iowa’s summer library school, and at Westfield and Framingham.

Frank B. Sessa, professor emeritus of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, died July 24 in Orlando, Florida. A member of the SLIS faculty from 1966 to 1980, Sessa was acting dean (1971-1973) and chairperson of the Department of Library Science (1973-1976). He had also been chairperson of the Committee on Doctoral Studies and director of the Bureau of Urban Research. Prior to joining the staff at Pittsburgh, Sessa spent 15 years as director of the Miami, Florida, Public Library and, earlier, had been on both the history and library faculties of the University of Miami. He received bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history from Pittsburgh and was a distinguished graduate of the Carnegie Library School.

Sessa served ALA as treasurer and as a member of the Executive Board and the Executive Council, was president of the Florida Library Association and the Florida Historical Association, and a member and chairperson of numerous committees of these and other associations. He was also president and, from 1975 to 1977, executive secretary of the Beta Phi Mu honor society, and was widely known as a consultant in library service, operation and construction. ■ ■

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