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Jean Cargill,reference li- brarian at the Botany Librar- ies of Harvard University, is a new member of the Coun- cil of Biology Editors. She re- cently completed her first year as editor-in-chief of Myco-taxon, an international journal that publishes ar- ticles on the taxonomy and nomenclature of fungi and lichens.

Fred Hay,reference and acquisitions librarian at Tozzer Library, Harvard University, was recently appointed to the Commission on Documentation of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, the primary international organization for anthropologists.

Betty Jo Irvine,head of the Fine Arts Library at Indiana University, was inaugurated as president of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) during its 20th Annual Conference in Chicago in February. In addition to delivering the president’s address at the meeting, Irvine also chaired the post-conference Executive Board meetings, and chaired the ASK ARLIS/NA panel on the recent publication Facilities Standards for Art Libraries and Visual Resources Collections.

Peter Lyman,university librarian and dean of the University Libraries at the University of Southern California, has been named chairman of the board of the Faxon Institute for Advanced Stud- ies in Scholarly and Scien- tific Communication. In this position Lyman will pro- vide guidance, direction, and leadership in moving the Faxon Institute forward in its mission to improve the quality and effective- ness of the scholarly com- munications process. Lyman has served as exter- nal consultant on library and information planning for Carleton College, Case Western Reserve University, Arizona State University, Ohio Library Information Systems, Maricopa Community College District, and Antioch College. He is an advisory board mem- ber for NeXT Computer, Sun Microsystems, Apple Computer, and Claris Software. He cur- rently leads the working group on Transfor- mation of Scholarly Communication for the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

Toni Olshan,head of collection development, special collections and archives, at the Herrick Memorial Library, Alfred University, has been chosen chairperson of the Education for Librarianship Committee for the Research Library Council. The South Central Research Library Council is based in Ithaca, New York, and serves the reference and research needs of libraries in a number of New York counties.

Deirdre C. Siam,associate professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Catholic University, is the newly elected vice- president/president-elect of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). Stam has held many positions in art librarianship including librarian, slide curator, library school educator, and museum organization executive. From 1988-90 she was executive director of the Museum Computer Network, and she has published articles in several journals. She is a graduate of Columbia University, Catholic University, Johns Hopkins University, New York University Institute of Fine Arts, and Radcliffe College.

Daniel Zager,conservatory librarian at Oberlin College, has been named editor of NOTES, the Music Library Association’s premiere publication. His appointment is effective with the September issue.

Appointments

(Appointment notices are taken from library newsletters, letters from personnel offices and appointees, and other sources. To ensure that your appointment appears, write to the Editor, C&RLNews, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 6O6ll- 2795.)

Sherrie Bergman

Sherrie S, Bergman,college librarian at Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, sincel975, has been named librarian at Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, effective in mid- August. Bergman began her library career at Queens Borough Pub- lie Library and at the New School for Social Research, New York City. She has also di- rected the library at Roger Williams College. A graduate of Brooklyn College, she received her MLS from Columbia University. Active in the academic library community, she is currently a member of ACRL’s National Conference Ex- ecutive Committee. Her previous professional offices include president of the New England ACRL chapter, chairperson of the ACRL Col- lege Libraries Section, and chairperson of the ACRL Budget and Finance Committee. She also co-founded the Women Administrators’ Discus- sion Group of ALA’s Library Administration and Management Association, and has served on the Executive Committee of the New England Library and Information Network (NELINET).

Rev. Kurt A. Bodlinghas been appointed director of library services at Concordia College, Bronxville, New York. Bodling is a 1988 graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and holds theological degrees from Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was an associate librarian at the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum in Delaware, working in the Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera. From 1981-87 Bodling was at the Concordia Historical Institute in St. Louis, where his last position was assistant director of reference and information services.

David Cobb,map and geography librarian at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where he has served since 1973, has been named head of the Map Collection in the College Library at Harvard University. Cobb earned an M.A. in geography from the University of Vermont and an MLA from Indiana University. For two years he served as administrator for the Special Collections Libraries at UIUC, including the Illinois Historical Survey, Newspaper Library, Rare Book Room, and the University Archives. Earlier Cobb served as map librarian at the University of Indiana (1970-73) and at the University of Vermont (1969-70). He worked in the Summer Cooperative Program of the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress in 1968,1969, and 1971. A member of various groups within ALA, including the Government Documents Round Table, Cobb was instrumental in forming the Map and Geography Round Table and its new journal Meridian. He was chair of the U.S. Government Printing Office Depository Library Council (1990—91), and was recently appointed to the International Federation of Library Associations Standing Committee on Geography and Maps.

Judith Sessions,dean and university librarian at Miami University of Ohio, has been appointed additionally as the interim head of Miami Computer Services. Her charge is to integrate the Administrative Computing Center and Academic Computer Services into a single, functional computing organization for the campus.

Betsy Wilson,assistant director of libraries for undergraduate and instructional services and head of the Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), has been named associate director of libraries for public services at the University of Washington, Seattle, effective in May. A 1977 graduate of Northwestern University in art history and German, Wilson received her MLS from UIUC in 1978. Since 1987 she has been the executive director of the Leopoldo Cicognara program sponsored by the University of Illinois and Vatican Libraries, and has been a member, since 1990, of the UIUC Athletic Board of Control. She is the re- cipient of two Under- graduate Instructional Awards (1982 and 1991) and the Amoco Founda- tion Award for Im- provement in Under- graduate Education. Widely published in the areas of bibliographic instruction, art historiography, and library automation, Wilson is also past-chair of ACRL’s Bibliographic Instruction Section.

Betsy Wilson

Marylene Altierihas been named assistant acquisitions librarian for gifts and MIT publications at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries.

Francie Bauerhas been named reference librarian in the Science Library at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Cathy Brownis now a reference librarian in the College Library at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Marianne Burkehas been named assistant librarian for technical services at the Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University.

Melissa M. Cainhas been named director of development for the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Helen Chowhas been appointed reference librarian in the Woodward Library at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Renata Coatesis now assistant head of reference services, Research Services Department at the University of California, San Diego, Library.

Ralph Courtneyhas been appointed reference librarian/bibliographer at the Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Gillian M, Debreczenyhas been appointed librarian of the School of Information and Library Science Library at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Barbara Dukeis now a reference librarian at the University Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Carol Falcionehas been named director of reference and information services at New York University.

Aida A. Gerdeshas been named Latin American catalog librarian at the Arizona State University, Tempe.

Jeannie Gexhas been appointed assistant librarian at the State University of New at Buffalo.

Susan Greaveshas been named map librarian at Olin Library, Cornell University.

Katherine Harthas been appointed original cataloger at Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Bo C. Hartfordhas been named archivist in the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections at the Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Jeffrey Hollandis now serials cataloger at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Joan Kaplowitzis now reference librarian/ psychology bibliographer in the Biomedical Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Cheryl Kuglerhas been named assistant director for collections in the Central and Science Libraries at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Sheila Leahyis now chief of database maintenance and catalog operations at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.

Deborah J. Leslieis now rare book cataloger at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Steven M. Locyhas joined the Oklahoma State University Libraries as assistant science librarian.

Joyce Pellerano Ludmerhas been named humanities bibliographer at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Phyllis Mirskyhas been named acting university librarian at the University of California, San Diego, Library.

David Nelsonhas been appointed head of the Original Cataloging Department at Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Suzanne Nimitzhas been named science reference librarian at Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Lisa Obergis now information services and education librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library and Information Center, Seattle.

Susan Ottignonhas been appointed reference librarian at the Falvey Memorial Library, Villanova University, Pennsylvania.

Diane Pezzulohas been named reference librarian/education bibliographer in the University Research Library at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Kathryn Pudlockhas joined the staff of the Biomedical Library Reference Department at the University of California, Irvine.

Johann van Reenenhas been named head of the Woodward Library at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Kevin Simonshas been appointed business reference librarian at Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Richard J. Smithis now assistant director for technical services at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.

Steven E. Smithis now instructional services librarian at Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Virginia Steelhas been named acting assistant university librarian, public services at the University of California, San Diego, Library.

Richard Stringer-Hyehas been named science reference librarian at Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Tamara Weintraubis now head of cataloging in the Biomedical Library at the University of California, San Diego.

Sara R. Williamshas been appointed preservation librarian at the University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries.

Mary L. Younghas been appointed head librarian at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Abraham Yuhas been appointed head of the new East Asian Section in the Catalog Department at the University of California, Irvine.

Retirements

Virginia Boucherrecently retired as head of interlibrary loan at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She received the Colorado Library Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award in October 1991.

Virginia Church,assistant director for technical services at Rochester Institute of Technology, retired in February after 18 years of service. Church had been instrumental in the early days of the catalog conversion from Dewey to LC; from a locally developed database system to DataPhase to Innovacq/Innopac; and from bibliographic utilities BNA to UTLAS to OCLC.

Anne Jordan,rare books librarian in the Benson Latin American Collection at the University of Texas at Austin, retired in January after 17 years of service.

Deaths

Fay Nowell,former cataloger in the History Library and Art and Architecture Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, died recently in Fresno, California.

Joe Park,retired University of Arizona, Tucson, microforms librarian, died on January 17,1992.

Frank L. Schick,first dean of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Library and Information Science, died February 7 at the age of 74. Bom in Vienna, Schick came to this country in 1938 and served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He graduated from Wayne State University, received his master’s in public administration from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in library science from the University of Michigan. He taught library science courses at Wayne State, Columbia University, and the University of North Carolina. In 1970 he became director of the Library Surveys Branch of the National Center for Education Statistics. A consulting editor for the Bowker Annual, Schick was the author of statistical handbooks on aging and on Hispanics. He also wrote Records of the Presidency and The Paperback Book in America.

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