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LARRY X. BESANThas been named director of li- braries at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky, effective in August.

Larry X. Besant

Until recently the di- rector of the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, Besant has also served as assistant director of li- braries at Ohio State University, assistant li- brarian with the Chemi- cal Abstracts Service, and acting director of the University of Hous- ton Libraries. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and an MLS from the University of Illinois.

Besant has written several articles for professional journals and has served as a consultant to Memphis State University Library and to the Lunar Science Institute of the Universities Space Research Association. He is active in ALA, the National Information Standards Organization, and the Special Libraries Association. He was also a member of the Research Libraries Advisory Committee’s Document Delivery Task Force for OCLC.

PAUL GHERMANhas been named director of li- braries at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, effective June 17. For the past eight years he was assistant director for administra- tive affairs at Iowa State University. He was per- sonnel officer at Penn- sylvania State Univer- sity from 1974 to 1977 and head of circulation at Wayne State Univer- sity from 1971 to 1974.

Paul Gherman

Gherman has a bach- elor’s degree in English and history from Wayne State University and an MLS from the Univer- sity of Michigan.

He has published in the area of personnel and budget in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library Journal, Journal of Library Administration, and the Drexel Library Quarterly. He is active in ALA and currently serves as chair of the Library Administration and Management Association’s Risk Management and Insurance for Libraries Committee, as well as being a member of the LAMA Budget and Finance Committee.

People in the news

TANJA LORKOVIC, head of the Catalog Depart- ment at the University of Iowa, is on leave of ab- sence for one year as academic library advisor to the University of North Sumatra, an appoint- ment sponsored by the Midwest University Consortium for Interna- tional Activities. As ad- visor she will review the existing library facilities available at the univer- sity and prepare and as- sist in the implementa- tion of plans to improve the existing library sys- tem that should support the growing university of 20,000 students. The University of North Sumatra project will cost $50 million, of which $26 million will be supported by the Asian Development Bank Loan, while the re- mainder will be financed by the Republic of Indo- nesia.

Tanja Lorkovic

MICHEL S. PERDREAU, archives librarian at Ohio University, Athens, was selected to join the Simultaneous Interpreters Team for translations from English into French for the 51st International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Conference in Chicago, August 16-24, 1985. Perdreau was the only United States citizen serving on the team.

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, ACRL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795.)

LINDA K. ALLMANhas been appointed director of the library processing center at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

G. DAVID ANDERSONhas been appointed archivist and special collections librarian at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.

MARTIN ANTONETTIhas been appointed special collections librarian at Mills College, Oakland, California.

MARY BANHAMis now head of the Circulation Division at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

JAMES E. BORICKhas been appointed associate director of university libraries at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio.

ANDREW R. BONAMICIhas been named assistant to the university librarian for personnel at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

JEANNE M. K. BOYDSTONhas been appointed serials cataloger at Iowa State University, Ames.

JAMES BRACKENis the new social science and education bibliographer at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

WALTER V. BREM JR.is now head of public services at the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

SALLY BRICKMANhas been appointed public information officer at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago.

LORE BRONGERShas been appointed head of the MacMillan Library at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

ANNA S. BROWNhas been appointed head of original cataloging at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.

LOIS BURDICKis now assistant director for administrative services at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

ANNE CAIGERhas been appointed head of manuscripts at the University of California, Los Angeles.

KAREN L. CARLSONis now assistant head of the Monograph Cataloging Division at Harvard College Library.

M. GEORGE CARLSONhas been appointed information services librarian at Iowa State University, Ames.

CHRISTINE CHAPMANhas been named head of the Medical Center Library at the University of California, San Diego.

JUDITH A. CLARKis now head of online shared cataloging at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

MARIE CONLINhas been appointed assistant librarian at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.

JEANNETTE COXhas been appointed documents librarian at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

ALAUDIA DANSBYhas been appointed acquisitions librarian at the University of Missouri, Kansas City, School of Law.

JO ANNE ELLINGSONhas been named director of the library at Saint Xavier College, Chicago.

MIN LIN FANGhas been appointed catalog librarian at the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

SHEILA FEHLMANis now retrospective conversion cataloger at the Case Western Reserve University Law Library, Cleveland.

CAROL HANSEN FENICHELhas been named professor of information sciences and director of the library at Hahnemann University, Philadelphia.

CHRIS FERGUSONis now head of the Undergradu- ate Library at the University of California-San Diego, La Jolla.

DENISE FORROhas been appointed information/reference librarian at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

DONALD G. FRANKhas been appointed head science and engineering librarian at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

MICHAEL J. FREEMANhas been promoted to head of the reference department at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

JO-ANNE GIAMMATTEIhas been promoted to acquisitions librarian in the Yale Law School Library.

MARK GIANGRANDEis a new reference and computer librarian at the Loyola University Law Library, Chicago.

ALEXANDER M. GILCHRISThas been promoted to collection development coordinator at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

SHIRLEY R. GLAZENERhas been promoted to assistant director for budget, systems, and planning at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, Blacksburg.

ALAN HAGYARDhas been appointed physical science and geology librarian at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

JANICE MCILWAIN HARJUhas been appointed reference librarian at the Chase College of Law Library, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights.

BRIAN L. HELGEhas been appointed head of the Cataloging Department at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago.

GREGG HENNESSEYhas been appointed archivist/ manuscripts librarian at the University of California-San Diego, La Jolla.

NANCY HEWISONis now assistant life sciences librarian at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

THOMAS A. HORROCKShas been appointed curator of the historical collections of the Library of the College of Physicians, Philadelphia.

DEBORAH HUERTAis now the science librarian at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.

MARY ISONhas been named head of the Reference Section in Prints and Photographs at the Library of Congress.

LAUREL JIZBAis the new head of original cataloging at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

CECILY JOHNShas been appointed associate university librarian for services at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

FRANCES A. KOOFMANhas been appointed monographs cataloger at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos.

BETTY LAWRENCEhas been appointed head of access services at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.

TRUDY K. LANDWIRTHhas been appointed Peoria Branch Librarian for the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

YVONNE TUCHALSKI LEVhas been appointed public services librarian at Goucher College, Baltimore, Maryland.

LINDA LOTThas been named art and architecture librarian at Washington University, St. Louis.

LYNN C. MCAULEYhas been appointed interlibrary loan librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia.

HAMID MAHAMEDIhas been appointed librarian for Islamica Collections at the University of California, Berkeley.

WILLIAM H. MANZhas been appointed reference/media librarian at St. John’s University School of Law, Jamaica, New York.

STEPHEN G. MARGETONhas been named librarian of the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States.

REBECCA MARTINhas been appointed assistant director of user services and collection development at the University of California, Berkeley.

GARY MAYHOOHis the new catalog librarian at Colgate University, Hamilton, New York.

SUZANNE MILLERhas been appointed assistant librarian for public services at the McGeorge School of Law Library, Sacramento, California.

CONNIE MORRIS has been appointed reference librarian at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

NANCY L. PELZERhas been appointed monographic cataloger at Iowa State University, Ames.

ANNIE M. PITTSis now head of the Labor and Industrial Relations Libary at Michigan State University, East Lansing.

PHYLLIS POSThas been appointed head of cataloging at the Ohio State University Law Library, Columbus.

KAREN PRIMOVhas been appointed reference librarian at the Norris Medical Library, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

SHIRLEY A. REEDhas been appointed associate dean of learning resources for Northland Pioneer College, Holbrook, Arizona.

KAREN J. ROACHhas been appointed microforms librarian at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

NANCY ROMEROhas been appointed administrator of the Rare Book and Special Collections Library, University of Illinois, Urbana.

JOSEPH S. ROSENFELDis now cataloging librarian at Cleveland State University Law Library, Ohio.

RUTH ANN ROSNERhas been appointed computer services and reference librarian at St. John’s University Law Library, Jamaica, New York.

CARRIE RUSSELLhas been appointed serials cataloger at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

JOAN SANDILANDShas been appointed head of the Sedgewick Undergraduate Library at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

LAVERNA M. SAUNDERShas been appointed head of technical services at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

CHARLES A. SCHWARTZis now social science bibliographer at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

SHARON SCHWERZELhas been appointed head of the Science and Technology Department, Florida State University Library, Tallahassee.

MARY SENGhas been named assistant director for facilities and support services at the University of Texas General Libraries, Austin.

TED SHELDONhas been named director of libraries at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

DIANA SHELTONis now assistant director of the Science Library at the University of Wyoming, Laramie.

MICHAEL SIMONShas been appointed education/media librarian at the University of Nevada, Reno.

JEAN SMITHhas been appointed reference librarian at the University of California-San Diego, La Jolla.

CHRISTOPHER SUGNEThas been appointed head of the Catalog Department at the University of California-San Diego, La Jolla.

BETSY SUNDELLhas been appointed reference librarian at the University of Illinois, Urbana.

WILBA SHAW SWEARINGENis now head of serials at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

REBECCA ELLIS THOMPSONis the new law serials cataloger at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

JACK TOBINis now administrative director of the Program on Human Rights, Harvard Law School.

H. SYLVIA TOOMBShas been promoted to earth and planetary sciences librarian at Washington University, St. Louis.

NANCY TOUHYhas been appointed associate director of the Loyola University Law Library, Chicago.

ELEANOR UHLINGERis now assistant librarian at the Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory, California.

PETER VIGILhas been appointed head of reader services at the California Institute of Technology Libraries, Pasadena.

DAVID VOISINETis the new reference librarian at the University of Connecticut School of Law Library, West Hartford.

JERRY D. WEATHERShas been appointed reference/automated information retrieval services librarian at Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos.

MARY WEBBhas been appointed reference librarian at the University of Kansas, Lawrence.

ANN C. WELLERis now serials librarian at the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

JOHN S. WILSONhas been appointed government publications and general reference librarian at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.

SALLY H. WISEhas been named director of the law library at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln.

Retirements

LOIS ALSTON, head of acquisitions at the University of Kansas Medical Center Library, retired May 31 after 24 years of service.

OPAL FREE, head of special collections at Florida State University, retired last summer.

E. LUCILLE HIGGS, assistant director for administrative services at Florida State University, retired last summer.

NELL LEFFLER, librarian in the Science- Technology Department at Florida State University. retired last summer.

NARY MACAREE.head of the MacMillan Library at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, retired on June 30.

JIM MYERS, head of the Science-Technology Department library at Florida State University, retired last summer.

MARGARET PAHR, catalogue librarian at the University of British Columbia, retired on June 30.

JENO PLATTHY, librarian of Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C., retired on June 30 after 23 years of service.

RYBURN M. ROSS, assistant university librarian for automated and processing services at Cornell University, retired August 31 after 21 years of service.

GEORGE STRAIT, director of the law library at the University of Iowa, retired on June 30.

Deaths

MATTHEW DEE, director of the Ohio State University Law Library from 1972 to 1984, died May 31 after a short illness.

HELEN HARGRAVE, former law librarian at the University of Texas Tarlton Law Library, died recently after a long illness.

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