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Pam Spiegel

Sherrilynne Fullerhas been appointed by Donna Shalala, Secretary of Health and Human Services, to a four-year term on the National Library of Medicine Board of Regents. Fuller currently serves as director of the Health Sciences Libraries and Information Center, and coordinator of the Health Sciences Information Systems Integration at the University of Washington, Seattle.


Connie V. Dowell,college librarian at Connecticut College, has been named dean of information services in addition to her other responsibilities in recognition of the growing role of computers in higher education in general and Connecticut College in particular. Dowell said, “A hightech liberal arts college is no longer an oxymoron. At Connecticut College we expect advanced technology to be a pervasive, underlying, seamless part of the environment.”

Connie V. Dowell

Charles M. Getchell Jr.,former assistant director for reader services and collections at Wake Forest University, has been appointed director of the library at Quinnipiac College in Hamden, Connecticut. Getchell was also a reference librarian/bibliographer and coordinator of library instruction at the University of Kansas. Active in ACRL and ALA’s Reference and Adult Services Division (RASD), he currently chairs the RASD HS History in Libraries Discussion Group.

Christopher Millson-Martulahas been named director of the Knight-Capron Library at Lynchburg College in Virginia. Before that he was associate librarian and assistant director for administrative services at Arizona State University West. He has also held positions at Lake Forest College, the Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library Network, St. Xavier College, and Cornell University. Professionally active, Millson-Martula currently serves on committees of ACRL’s College Libraries Section and ALA’s Library Administration and Management (LAMA) division.

Arnold Hirshonwas recently named vice-provost for information resources at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Hirshon previously served as university librarian at Wright State University, associate director of university library services at Virginia Commonwealth University, and in other capacities at Duke University and Wayne State University. Active in ACRL and ALA, Hirshon served as president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) in 1992, on the ALCTS Board of Directors for many years, and as editor of the ALCTS Newsletter for six years.

Arnold Hirshon

Susan K. Nutter,director of libraries at North Carolina State University (NCSU) since 1987, has been given the additional title of vice-provost. Provost Phillip Stiles said that Nutter’s change in title “is a long overdue recognition of Ms. Nutter’s excellent and independent leadership of the libraries, which are the backbone of our academic research programs in the university.” The vice-provost designation was supported by the Commission on the State of the Library at NCSU, the 1994 institutional self-study, and the Faculty Senate as recognition of the libraries’ critical role in creating direct communication links with key academic decision-makers.

Susan K. Nutter

David Pintohas been appointed director of the Wallace E. Mason Library at Keene State College in New Hampshire. He previously served as director of libraries at Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Paul M. Andersonhas been appointed assistant director for library administrative services at the University of Delaware, Newark.

Doris M. Archerhas been named reference services librarian at Christopher Newport University in Virginia.

Gillian Bartoois now reference librarian at Harvard University’s Littauer Library.

Rosann Bazirjianis now assistant director of technical services at Florida State University.

Richard Bleileris now coordinator for instructional services, research, and information services at the University of Connecticut Storrs campus.

Vicki Bloomis the new head of reference services at the University of California, Riverside.

Daniel E. Burgardhas been named psychology/speech communication subject specialist in the Education and Social Science Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Faye Christenberryis now a part-time reference librarian at the University of Kansas’ Regents Center Library.

Michèle Valerie Cloonanhas been appointed curator of rare books at Smith College.

Carla Davisis now catalog librarian at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida.

John DeSantisis now assistant bibliographic control services librarian at Dartmouth College.

Jim Drydenhas been named part-time reference librarian at the University of Kansas’ Regents Center Library.

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

Charles Faulhaberhas been named James D. Hart director of the Bancroft Library at the University of California at Berkeley.

Michael Fitzgeraldhas been named electronic texts librarian at Harvard University’s Widener Library.

Jeffrey Garrettis now humanities bibliographer at Northwestern University.

Kalina Grewalhas been appointed reference librarian/psychology-sociology bibliographer at York University in Ontario.

Jason A. Holmesis now assistant reference librarian at the University of Evansville Libraries, Indiana.

Robin Hutchinsonhas been named serials control/reference librarian at St. Lawrence University in New York.

Barbara Joyceis now science librarian in the Launders Science Library at St. Lawrence University, New York.

Nancy M. Klineis now acting director of the Jeremy Richard Library at the University of Connecticut Stamford campus.

Helene Lafrancehas been appointed reference librarian/social sciences liaison at Santa Clara University.

Lawrence Marcushas been appointed head of reserves services at Harvard University’s Lamont Library.

Linda Matsonhas joined Springfield College’s Babson Library as reference/patron services librarian.

Michael Morinhas been named instructional media librarian at D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York.

Mary Lynn Morrisis the new reference/ electronic services librarian in Magill Library at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Nancy A. Newsomeis the new head of serials at Western Carolina University.

Eileen Oliveris now reference librarian/ bibliographer at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Brent Roehas been appointed reference librarian/history bibliographer at York University in Ontario.

Roxanne Sellbergjoined the Northwestern University staff as associate university librarian for technical services.

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:

Catherine M. Tierneyis the new assistant university librarian for technical services at Stanford University.

Elizabeth M. Vihnanekjoined the Western Carolina University Library as educational resources librarian.

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

GladysAnn Wellshas been named interim director of the New York State Research Library.

Lyn Wolzis now a part-time reference librarian at the University of Kansas’ Regents Center Library.

Greg Youngenis the new physics/astronomy librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Hugh Amory,senior rare book cataloger in the Houghton Library at Harvard University, retired last summer after 23 years of service. Amory said upon his retirement, “I think the main requirement for a senior rare book cataloger is being old.”

Janet Ayers,physical sciences/engineering librarian at Northwestern University (NU), retired in August after 38 years of service. Ayers joined NU in 1957 as the Tech Library’s first reference librarian.

Jerry Drostrecently retired as associate librarian from the State University of New York at Buffalo’s Lockwood Library after 31 years of service.

Shonnie Finnegan,university archivist at the State University of New York at Buffalo, recently retired after 28 years of service.

Alar Kruus,associate director and coordinator of programs and services for METRO, the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library Agency, retired in July after 12 years of service. Kruus joined METRO in 1983 after serving for 22 at the New York Public Library as librarian, assistant branch librarian, and branch librarian. He served in central offices as adult group work specialist and a s supervising adult specialist for Manhattan branches and was principal branch librarian at the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. His last NYPL position was that of chief of the Materials Acquisitions Office.

Ross Stephen,director of library services at Rider University in Lawrenceville New Jersey, retired in September after 15 years of service. Stephen’s 33-year career included positions as acquisitions librarian at Harper College and associate director of university libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. A member of ALA’s Library Administration and Management Association (LAMA), Stephen edited the LAMA Newsletter for four years.

Pat Zadnerrecently retired as associate librarian from the State University of New York at Buffalo after 31 years of service.


Martha Teros Boazdied July 24 at the age of 83. Boaz served as dean and professor of the Graduate School of Library Science at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles; professor of library science at the universities of Tennessee and Michigan; and assistant librarian at Madison College. A member of ALA, the Special Libraries Association, and other professional organizations, Boaz also served as chapter president of the American Association of University Women.

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