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Pam Spiegel

Nancy Allen,director of information resources at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Martin Runkle, director of the University of Chicago Library, have been elected to the Research Libraries Group’s Board of Directors. Re-elected to the board for three-year terms are chair Paul Mosher, viceprovost and director of libraries at the University of Pennsylvania, and David Stam, university librarian at Syracuse University.

Jim Cole,principal serials cataloger at Iowa State University, has been named editor of the quarterly journal the Serials Librarian, published by Haworth Press. Cole is the author of several papers on the subject and coeditor of Notes Worth Noting: Notes Used in AACR2 Serials Cataloging (1984), Serials Cataloging: The State of the Art (1987), and Serials Cataloging: Modem Perspectives and International Developments (1992).

Appointments

Nicholas C. Burckelis now director of libraries at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Burckel had served as associate dean for Washington University Libraries in St. Louis since 1986, and as adjunct associate professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of MissouriColumbia since 1987. An active member of ALA and ACRL, he is currently vice-president/president-elect of the Society of American Archivists.

Nicholas Burckel

Jerry Dean Campbellhas been appointed university librarian and dean of University Libraries at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, effective January 1, 1996. Since 1985 Campbell has served as vice-provost for library affairs, university librarian, and professor of the practice of theological bibliography at Duke University. Concurrently, from 1989 to 1994, he was Duke’s vice-provost for computing. In the early 1980s Campbell directed the Bridwell Library at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. In the 1970s he was director of the Ira J. Taylor Library at the Iliff School of Theology in Denver. Currently serving as president of the Association of Research Libraries, Campbell has been a member of the ARL board since 1991.

Jerry Dean Campbell

Paul Frischis now head librarian of the U. Grant Miller Library at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania. Frisch most recently served as head of reference at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Main Library. Before that he served as head of reference at Southwest Missouri State University and social sciences librarian at Trinity University. An ALA member since 1984, Frisch is active in ACRL, especially its College Libraries Section.

Paul Frisch

Joy Collinshas been named director of libraries at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York. Collins recently served as acting dean of the library at Drexel University, where she also headed information services. Commenting on the appointment, Br. James A. Ligouri, president of Iona, said, “[Joy] has worked to strengthen her talents and skills, and has a tremendous amount to offer the Iona community.”

Scott E. Kennedyis now director of the Jeremy Richard Library at the University of Connecticut Stamford campus.

Michael Knechthas been appointed director of library services at Henderson Community College in Henderson, Kentucky.

Lorin Lindsay,director of library services at the University of Texas at the Permian Basin, has been named director of the library at Peru State College (PSC) in Nebraska. Lindsay has been a librarian since 1967, serving in positions at public libraries (1967– 70), at Kansas State University (1970–72), and at Oral Roberts University (1974–86). Commenting on the appointment, PSC president Robert L. Bums said, “Mr. Lindsay brings to PSC the talent and dedication we have needed to make our library the center of the campus.”

Lorin Lindsay

Deborah C. Mastersis the new university librarian at San Francisco State University. Masters has served as interim university librarian and assistant university librarian at George Washington University. During the past year she was on leave to be visiting program officer for the Coalition for Networked Information.

Miguel M. Menendezhas bee named director of library services at Somerset Community College in Somerset, Kentucky. He previously served at Florida International University.

Susan Richardsis the new library director at Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado. Previously serving as assistant director for collection management services at the University of Vermont, Richards has also held administrative library positions at South Dakota State University and Morningside College. Upon her appointment, interim library director Patrick Muckleroy said, “We’re looking forward to working with Susan. Her level of compeence as a librarian and range of experience are almost unprecedented here....

Susan Richards

Peggy Sullivanhas been named dean of the Rosary College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in River Forest, Illinois. Sullivan served from 1981 to 1990 as professor and dean of the College of Professional Studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU). She also was director of university libraries at NIU for two years. She has been a member of the faculty of library science programs at the University of Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh. She most recently served as executive director of ALA from 1992 to 1994. Sullivan said of her appointment, “I want to be where library life is exciting, and right now that is in library education.”

Peggy Sullivan

Eric Acreeis now the resident assistant librarian at the University at Buffalo’s Undergraduate Library.

Kristina Andersonis now reference librarian at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

David Bachmanhas been named evening services librarian in the Law Library at Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

Laura Bakeris the new government documents librarian at Abilene Christian University in Texas.

Conner Baldwinhas been named systems librarian at Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas.

Cheryl Ballardis now business reference librarian at the Angelo Bruno Business Library at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Ed. note: Entries in this column are taken from library newsletters, letters from personnel offices, individuals using institutional letterhead, and other sources. To ensure that your personnel news is considered for publication, write to Pam Spiegel, Assistant Editor,C&RL News, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; e-mail: pam.spiegel@ala.org.

Ronald A. Bankshas been appointed health sciences user services outreach manager at Virginia Commonwealth University’s TompkinsMcCaw Library in Richmond.

John D. Blackwellhas been appointed coordinator of information services at Algoma University College in Sault St. Marie, Ontario.

Richard Bleilerhas been named coordinator for instructional services, research and information services at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.

Michelle R. Collinsis now cataloger for the Virginia Newspaper Project at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Mark L. Daganaarhas been named acting director of Eilender Memorial Library at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

Barbara Dahlbachhas been appointed reference librarian at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Sidney Enghas been named acting chief librarian at Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York.

Marcia Evanshas been named catalog librarian at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Evelyn P. Fancheris now Kelly Miller Smith librarian in the Divinity Library at Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

John Forsythhas been appointed business/ social sciences bibliographer at Bowling Green State University Libraries in Ohio.

Andrew J. Golubis now vice-president for information resources at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.

Mary Jane Hilburgeris now associate university librarian for collections and information services at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.

Amy L. Huffis now social sciences reference librarian at the University of Houston.

Geraldine Hutchinshas been appointed systems librarian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

James F. Igoeis now public services librarian and coordinator of government documents at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

Lesliediana Joneshas been appointed an academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Peggy Joneshas been appointed an academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Patricia M. Kearnshas been appointed head of bibliographic control at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Nancy M. Klineis now acting department head, research and information services at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.

Melissa Koenighas been appointed an academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Rochelle Minchowis now head of the Medical Center Library at the University of California, Irvine.

Pamela Padleyhas been named bibliographic access librarian at the California Institute of Technology.

Verla Petersonis the new reference and interlibrary loan librarian at Texas A&M International University, Laredo.

Julie Rabinehas been appointed humanities bibliographer at Bowling Green State University Libraries in Ohio.

Lisa Russellhas been appointed an academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Candice Scotthas been named reference/ electronic services librarian at Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas.

Steven Sowellis now head of the Biology Library at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Robert Spragghas been named systems librarian at the University of Houston.

Weston Thompsonhas been appointed an academic resident librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Darlene Walleris now reference librarian/ selector for social sciences, research and information services at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.

Joseph E. Weberhas been promoted to technical services librarian at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia.

Deaths

Norman Brown,professor of library administration emeritus at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), died in July. During his 39-year career at UIUC, he served as reference librarian, documents bibliographer, serials acquisition librarian, head of the Collection Development and Preservation Department, assistant director for bibliographic services and preservation, and, most recently, assistant director for special collections and preservation. Before joining UIUC, he worked as reference and acquisition librarian at the Union College Library. Brown compiled the annual Price Index for U.S. Periodicals and Serials from 1973 to 1984, and was well known for his chapter in Michael Gorman’s Technical Services Today and Tomorrow. He retired from UIUC in 1992.

Leslie Mahin Oliver,former assistant to the librarian of the Houghton Library at Harvard University, died in June at the age of 95. Oliver attended Oregon State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree while supporting himself as a lumberjack, schoolteacher, and in other jobs. After receiving an M.A. in English, Oliver taught at several universities, and at the Colorado School of Mines and the U.S. Naval Academy. After receiving a doctorate from Harvard in 1948, he took W. A. Jacobson’s seminar in bibliography, joined the Houghton staff that year as Jacobson’s assistant, and worked there in many capacities until 1953.

Jerral R. Parrish,director of library media services at Bethany Lutheran College, died in February. At the time of his death, he was on sabbatical leave pursuing a doctorate in library science at the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of ALA and ACRL.

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