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Ann-Christe Young

David Farmer,director of Southern Meth- odist University’s DeGolyer Library, has been awarded the Maura Award from the Women’s Center of Dallas for his efforts to further the issues of women. The award is named for Women’s Center of Dallas founder Maura Anderson McNiel, whose lifelong commit- ment to mentoring women and finding solu- tions to women’s problems has helped the center bridge differences among women of all ages and stages of development. Farmer, only the sixth man to receive the award, was selected for his efforts to preserve women’s history with the creation of SMU’s Archives of Women of the Southwest. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, lectures, and files documenting the roles of women in business, law, medicine, government, edu- cation, and homemaking.

Jill B. Fatzer,professor of curriculum and in- struction in the College of Education at the University of New Orleans, is this year’s re- cipient of the Louisiana Library Association’s Academic Section Outstanding Academic Li- brarian of the Year Award. She has been in- strumental in developing cooperative ventures that have brought library resources and services to Louisiana’s aca- demic community; she was principal investiga- tor of a grant from the Louisiana Board of Re- gents for enhancing ac- cess to government pub- lications; and she was re- sponsible for obtaining the first successful di- rected federal appro- priation for an academic library project. Fatzer has served on the Board of Directors of ACRL, the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant College’s Commission on Information Technology, as chair of the Louisiana Academic Library Infor- mation Network Consortium, as a member of the Louisiana Library Network Commission, and the Louisiana Board of Regents’ Task Force on Libraries.

Jill B. Fatzer

Mary Pagliero Popp,public services librarian in the Information Technology Services department at Indiana University (IU) Bloomington Libraries, has been named the recipient of the William Evans Jenkins Librarian Award for 2001. Given in recognition of taily outstanding contributions to the Indiana University Libraries or to the library profession, the Jenkins Award honors the leadership of the first Chief Librarian at Indiana University, who served 1904-1921. Popp has held several other positions within the libraries over the last 28 years, including head of the Bibliographic Instruction Department and head of Undergraduate Library Services. She has been a major force in the planning and implementation of technological changes throughout the IU library system. She has served on numerous committees at the local, state, and national level. She is an active member of the Bloomington Faculty Council, the University Faculty Council, and the Bloomington Campus Calendar and Schedule Committee. Twice she has been elected to serve as the president of the Indiana University Librarians Association. Popp is a regular speaker at national conferences of the ALA and ACRL. She contributes a regular column on information literacy, “Check These Out,” in Library Instruction Roundtable News.


Janice Boyerhas been named dean of the University Library at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO); she was appointed interim dean last July 1. Boyer joined the UNO faculty in 1986 and served as interim director of the University Library from July 1997 to August 1998. “Dean Boyer has provided distinguished leadership to University Library while serving as interim dean and has been able to make significant advances in the operations of the library, especially in its application of technology to enhance the service provided to students and faculty,” said Derek Hodgson, vice chancellor for academic affairs at UNO.

She is an active member of many library associa- tions and has served on committees and held office in the Nebraska Library Association, the Special Libraries Association, and ALA.

Thomas W. Leonhardt is now director of the Information Resource Center and univer- sity librarian at the International University Bremen.

President Geoige Bush intends to nominate Rob- ert S. Martin to be director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Martin is currently an interim director of the School of Li- brary and Information Studies at Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. He served as direc- tor and librarian of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission from 1995 to 1999 and served as a associate Dean of Special Collections at Louisiana State University from 1991 to 1995. He is a graduate of Rice University, received a master's degree from North Texas State Univer- sity and a doctorate in Library Science from the University of North Carolina.

Robert Renaud has been appointed direc- tor of the Waidner-Spahr Library and associ- ate dean of the college at Dickinson College.

Sandra G. Yee has been appointed dean of the Wayne State University Library System. She had been at Eastern Michigan University since her appointment as coordinator of access services in 1982 and has held positions of increasing responsi- bility until her appoint- ment as department head in 1990. Yee played a leadership role in the development of the Bruce T. Halle Li- brary, which was opened in 1998. Previ- ously, she was coordinator of library services at Muskegon Com- munity College. Yee has been active in a num- ber of professional organizations including the ALA, the ACRL, the Michigan Library Con- sortium, and the OCLC Advisory Committee on College and University Libraries. She served as president of the Michigan Library Association from 1993 to 1994 and was named their Librarian of the Year in 1999-

Sandra G. Yee

Kerry Adams is the new head of information resources at Emerson College in Boston.

Janice L. Adlington has been appointed bibliographer/reference librarian in the Central Library at Vanderbilt University.

Meredith Ault is now the University of Texas at Austin’s System TeleCampus librarian.

John D. Berry has been appointed Native American Studies librarian in the Ethnic Studies Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Leslie J. Boyd is now Information Services librarian in the Education Library at Vanderbilt University.

Clark Center has been appointed curator of the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.

Dennis T. Clark has been appointed director of the Anne Potter Wilson Music Library at Vanderbilt University.

Jennifer Clayton has been appointed coordinator of First Year Library Instruction at the Lilly Library of Duke University.

Erminio D’Onofrio is now head of information services at the Science, Industry and Business Library of the New York Public Library.

Susan J. Erickson has been appointed bibliographer/reference librarian in the Central Library at Vanderbilt University.

Karen Evans is instruction/reference librarian at Indiana State University.

Jenifer O. Flaxbart has been named communication bibliographer and off-campus library services coordinator at the General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin.

Karen Glynn has been appointed visual - materials archivist in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library of Duke University.

Amy Gonzalez has joined the reference staff at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Linda M. Gonzalez is the new member services librarian at the Bibliographical Center for Research in Aurora, Colorado.

Tina Gross is now Hispanic/Latin American Languages cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh.

Pamela A. Hanners has been appointed manager of Business Information Services in the Walker Management Library at Vanderbilt University.

Richard H. Harrisonhas joined the reference staff at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Elizabeth (Betsy) N. Hinehas been appointed interim dean of library services at Indiana State University.

David Hornis now head librarian, archives and manuscripts, in the Burns Library at Boston College.

Jennifer Jacobshas been named university archivist at the University of California at Irvine.

Paul Kelseyis the new science/agricul- ture librarian at the Louisiana State University Libraries.

Theresa Lymanis now digital resource reference librarian at the O’Neill Library at Boston College.

Joshua McKimhas an 18-month appointment as digital encoding archivist in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Hal Mendelsohnhas joined the reference staff at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Anna Mihalegahas been appointed digital production librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.

Juanita G. Murrayhas been appointed head of Special Collections/University Archives at Vanderbilt University.

Maureen Ollehas been appointed government information/social sciences librarian at the Louisiana State University Libraries.

Jung-ran Parkis catalog librarian at Indiana State University.

Margaret Phillipshas been appointed the first library-wide electronic resources librarian at the University of California, Berkeley.

Michael Piperis the new director of DALNET, a consortium of 21 academic, public, and special libraries in Southeast Michigan.

Sarah Reedhas been appointed assistant music librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.

Leslie J. Reynoldshas been appointed assistant director for Public Services in the Walker Management Library at Vanderbilt University.

Phyllis A. Schmidtis the new social sciences reference librarian at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries.

Zhijia Shenhas been appointed head of the East Asian Libraiy at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kate Silfenis now social work reference librarian at Boston College.

Michael Somershas been appointed assistant dean for library services at Indiana State University.

Terrie K. Sypolthas joined the reference staff at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Jonathan Thomasis the new head of circulation services for the Doe/Mofitt Libraries at the University of California, Berkeley.

Alexia Thompson-Younghas been appointed distance learning librarian at the General Libraries of the University of Texas at Austin.

Marvin Tillmanhas become the first manager of the Library Service Center at Duke University.

Meg Tulloch-Rayhas been appointed information services librarian in the Walker Management Library at Vanderbilt University.

Heather Tunenderhas been named electronic reference services librarian at the University of California at Irvine.

Amy Vecchionehas joined the Doe/Moffitt RIS unit at the University of California, Berkeley.

Dorothy Willishas been appointed access services librarian in the University Library at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Roberta J. Winjumhas been appointed coordinator of technical services at Vanderbilt University.

Jeff Wisniewskiis now Web Services li- brarian at the University of Pittsburgh.


Werner Gundersheimer,Folger Shakespeare Library director, will retire in June 2002. Gundersheimer has served as di- rector since 1984 and is the fourth director in the Folger’s 70-year history. Under Gundersheimer’s leadership, the Folger has enjoyed unprecedented growth, from exhi- bitions to programs, from the collections to the physical plant, from institutional finan- cial stability to the commitment of the gov- erning board. The endowment alone has in- creased more than 643% in market value, from $27 million in 1984 to more than $175 mil- lion in 2000, much of it in new gifts. During Gundersheimer’s tenure, the Folger’s land- mark building has been significantly over- hauled, with improved exhibition, perfor- mance, and research facilities. While the Folger remains primarily an environment of print and performance, Gundersheimer has ushered in technological improvements to ex- pand accessibility and worldwide use of the collection by scholars and Shakespeare lov- ers alike. Before joining the Folger, he was chairman of the Department of History and director of the Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. A noted scholar in early modern French and Italian history, Gundersheimer is author of numer- ous books and articles.

Barbara G. Richards,associate university li- brarian at Carnegie Mellon University, has re- tired after 23 years of service. She came to Carnegie Mellon in 1978 as assistant librarian in the Mellon Institute Library. In 1981, she became acquisitions li- brarian and assistant head of Technical Pro- cesses, and in 1985 she became assistant direc- tor of Technical Ser- vices. In 1990, she was appointed associate director of libraries, fol-

Barbara G. Richards lowed by associate university librarian for administration/information and education services in 1992. Richards also acted as interim director from 1991-92. She served on the board of trustees for the Pittsburgh Regional Library Center from 1992 until its merger with PALINET in 1995, and continued to serve on the PALINET board until retirement. Her professional memberships include the ALA, ACRL, Pennsylvania Library Association, Special Libraries Association, American Society for Information Science, and Technology and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. She has written and lectured extensively about the digital library.

Barbara G. Richards


Fleming Bennett,90, librarian emeritus at the University of Florida, died May 3, 2001, after a brief illness. Bennett was associate director of libraries at the time of his retirement in 1976. He had previously served as head librarian at the University of Arizona (1952-64); head of acquisitions at the Columbia University Libraries (1950-52); and chief audiovisual librarian at West Virginia University. He had several research papers published in library journals. Bennett served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an elected member of Alpha Psi Omega, honorary dramatics fraternity, and Sigma Xi, national honorary scientific research society.

Ruth Ann Marshall,81, former head of library technical processes at Carnegie Mellon University, died on April 6, 2001. Marshall was the head of the technical processes department of Carnegie Mellon University Libraries from 1947 until her retirement in 1985. During that time she saw the library outgrow its small facility on the third floor of a classroom building and expand into a new building, Hunt Library, and she witnessed the development of additional science library facilities at Carnegie Mellon. ■

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