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Ann-Christe Young

Priscilla Caplan,assistant director for library systems at the University of Chicago Library, has been selected as the new cochair for the National Information Standards Organization’s Standards Development Committee. Karen Anspach, systems analyst at EOS International, Inc. (formerly Data Trek, Inc.), and Vicky Gray, director of planning and design for the Content Development Division of the Information Access Company, were also appointed as members.

Patricia Breivik,dean of Wayne State University’s five campus libraries, was featured in the September 1997 issue of Detroit Metropolitan Woman for the work she’s done to develop the university’s new undergraduate library. With a combination of teaching good research skills and the state-of-the-art facility, Breivik hopes to help academically “at-risk” students through their freshman and sophomore years. She says when students develop their research skills early, the odds of them finishing college increases. Some of the features of the $37 million library are 2,700 seats; 700 computers with Internet access; a Barnes & Noble bookstore; an auditorium; and a courtyard for cultural events. Breivik served as president of the ACRL from 1995-96.

Patricia Breivik

Paul Conway,head of the Preservation Department at Yale University Library, has been honored as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists for his contributions to the archival profession.

Charlotte Derksen,head librarian and bibliographer of the Branner Earth Sciences Library and Map Collections, has been elected the new 1997-98 vice president, the 1998 annual meeting coordinator, and the future president of the Geoscience Information Society (GIS). Founded in 1965, GIS is a professional organization created to improve the exchange of information in the geosciences.

Bonnie Lawlor,senior vice president and general manager of the Academic, Public, and Government Library Division of UMI has been named to the Board of

Directors of the Information Industry Association.

Vivienne Monty,senior librarian at York University Libraries is this year’s recipient of the Canadian Association of College and University Libraries’ Outstanding Academic Librarian Award. Monty received the award for her service to the profession, her innovative programs and her publications

Carol Pfeiffer,associate university librarian at the University of Virginia Library and ACRL Board member is taking a one-year leave of absence to work as a visiting academic affairs coordinator at the Council of Higher Education for Virginia. During this internship, she will assist with several projects including a review of the restructuring initiatives statewide, a study of employer satisfaction with the graduates of Virginia’s colleges and universities, a study of the impact of higher education on local communities, a review of the integration of technology in instruction, and an analysis of the ways that the colleges and universities are preparing students for high-tech jobs.

Carol Pfeiffer

Mickie Voges,director of the Information Center at Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, has been named the 1997 Spirit of Law Librarianship Award recipient by the American Association of Law Libraries. Voges was selected for the award, which recognizes law librarians who have used their professional training and law library skills to make “a meaningful contribution to a social concern or cause,” for her work in developing the ExTEND program at the Information Center. The program employs Chicago high school students to convert print material to electronic documents and gives the students opportunities to work with new technologies and learn about libraries and information technology.

Carolyn Sheehy,Clare and Lucy Oesterle director of library services at North Central College, was recently honored in the technologies/research category at the 1997 Crystal Awards, sponsored by Citibank Naperville. Sheehy is one of only a few people in the country, and the first in Illinois, to hold an endowed library directorship at a small college.

She is a past president of the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries.

Carolyn Sheehy

John S. Weeren,most recently at the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library in Princeton, New Jersey, has been selected by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission as its Fellow in Archival Administration for 1997–98. As part of the fellowship, Weeren will investigate cooperative efforts between institutions while working in the Thomas J. Dodd Center at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.


Wendy Knickerbockeris the new director of library services at the Nutting Memorial Library, Maine Maritime Academy (a four-year college with two M.S. programs) in Castine, Maine.

Rob Tiessenhas been appointed acting library director of Bluffton College in Ohio for the 1997–98 school year.

Charlene M. Hurthas accepted the position of director of the William Russell Pullen Library at Georgia State University. Prior to this position, Hurt served as director of libraries at George Mason University. There, she was the first chair of the steering committee for the Virtual Library of Virginia. Active in many professional organizations, Hurt has most recently served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Research Library Consortium and chaired the Virginia State Networking Users Advisory Board. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Library Network (Solinet), and she is a current member of the OCLC Users Council.

Charlene Hurt

Donald J. Watersjoined the staff of the Council on Library and Information Resources as the director of the National Digital Library Federation October 6. Waters was the associate university librarian at Yale University, where he also served as the senior financial administrator. Waters holds Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees in Anthropology from Yale and a bachelor of arts degree in American Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the coauthor of the widely cited report “Preserving Digital Information. Final Report of the Task Force on the Archiving of Digital Information,” published by the Commission on Preservation and Access in May 1996.

Jennifer A. Youngerbecame the director of libraries for the University of Notre Dame on

November 1. Younger has been assistant director for Technical Services at Ohio State University since 1991. Before joining Ohio State, she held a variety of positions in the general library system of her alma mater, the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UWM) from

1976-91. She earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from UWM in history, library science, and library and information studies, respectively.

Jennifer A. Younger

Marianne Stowell Brackehas joined the Agriculture/ACES Library as visiting assistant librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Diana Brookinghas been appointed science cataloger of the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Margaret (Meg) Brownis now the conservator for the University of Kansas Libraries.

Carla Wilson Bussis a member of the reference staff at the Main Library of the University of Georgia.

Karen Davisis now head of the Monograph Cataloging Unit at Georgia State University’s Pullen Library.

Judith Ann Gansonis now the head of systems/collection management services at the J. Paul Leonard Library, San Francisco State University.

Bill Gibbswas named head of Media Services at Illinois State’s Booth Library.

Nunzia B. Giuseis the new deputy director of the Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Lori A. Goetschis now associate director for public services at the University of Maryland, College Park Libraries.

Chandra Hellerhas been appointed engineering information services/instruction librarian in the Engineering Library of the University of Washington, Seattle.

Jim Huff,a recent graduate of the University of Iowa, will be working in the General Reference and Documents department at Milner Library, Illinois State University.

Kathy Kaldenbergis now the head librarian at Kaskaskia College Library, in Centralia Illinois.

Julia Kiplehas been appointed instruction librarian at Feinberg Library, Plattsburgh State University of New York.

Carl Lorbernow serves as head of reference services at Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library.

Susan Martinhas been appointed acquisitions librarian at the Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut.

Dan McGurk,a recent graduate of the University of Iowa is the newest member of Systems Department at Milner Library, Illinois State University.

Kelly Mecifiis a new science cataloger at the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries of the University of Washington, Seattle.

Locke Morriseyhas accepted a new position as head of Reference and Research Services at the Gleeson Library-Geschke Learning Resource Center at the University of San Francisco.

Merryll S. Pensonhas joined the University of Georgia Libraries as associate university librarian for public services.

Monica Pereirajoined the reference staff at the University of Georgia’s Science Library.

Betsy Pittmanis the new university archivist at Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut.

Deborah Stansbury Sundaynow heads the regional campus libraries at the University of Connecticut.

Nackil Sungwas named head of Library Technology Services at Booth Library at Illinois State University.

Kevin Tapphas been appointed reference/ liaison librarian Engineering, Mathematics, and Statistics, Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut.

Cheri Vitezjoined the faculty of Illinois State University’s Booth Library as a reference librarian.

Milton T. Wolfhas been named CRL’s vice president for collection programs, effective February 2, 1998.

Pamela Zilius-Caregahas accepted the position as engineering information services/instruction librarian at the Engineering Library of the University of Washington, Seattle.


Tom Alexanderretired in September from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) Library after 27 years of service. For the last 18 years, Alexander was the guiding spirit at the Public Health Library, which contracted library services to the California Department of Health Services. He received his MLS from the University of California, Berkeley in 1968.

Harvey Hiebert,college library director at Bluffton College for the last 18 years, retired in August after a total of 32 years of service to the college.

Levirn Hill,librarian in Reference Services of the E. H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College and 1997 recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor’s 23 Award for Excellence in Librarianship, retired in October.

Barbara Williams Jenkinsretired June 30, 1997 as dean of library and information services, Miller F. Whittaker Library at South Carolina State University, after 40 years of service to the institution. Prior to serving as dean, Jenkins was a circulation and reserve librarian and a reference and documents librarian. She has been an active member of the ACRL and ALA for years having served ACRL on the Standards and Accreditation, and the Ad Hoc Committee on Historically Black College and University Libraries. She has served on ALA Council, Legislation Committee, Minority Concerns Committee. She served on the SOLINET Board of Directors and the OCLC User’s Council. She was also the first African American president of the South Carolina Library Association.

Kathleen Jenkins,head of reference services at Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library since 1987, retired after 21 years at the institution.

Marilyn M. Sparksretired as assistant librarian emerita, after 49 years of service, on June 30 from Penrose Memorial Library, Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.


RuthC. Bley, associate librarian emeritus in the Reference Services department of Buffalo State College, passed on April 19, 1997. Bley worked at E. H. Butler Library from 1965-77.

Lois Hacker,professor emerita who served as chief catalog librarian and chief technical services librarian at the Mina Rees Library of the City University of New York Graduate School until her retirement in 1991, died in September of a brain tumor. She was the chair of the Cataloging and Classification Section of the Association of Library Collections and Technical Services of the ALA; the president of the New York Library Association’s Section on Management of Information Resources and Technology; and the president of the New York Technical Services Librarians, who honored her with their highest annual award. Hacker was also an active member of the ANSI/NISO Committee, which developed the standards that have become part of Z39.44-1986, the Serials Holding Statements.

Kathleen Cole Dykstra,systems librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries for nearly three years, died January 19, 1997 after struggling with Lou Gehrig’s disease. Dykstra had just obtained a MLS in 1993 after 18 years of experience as a statistician and journalist for the U.S. Census Bureau and a coordinator of the North Atlantic Fisheries Task Force. The Kathleen Cole Dykstra Endowment was established in her memory to support the collections of the NCSU Libraries. Contributions may be sent to: Friends of the Library, Box 7111, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7111. (Write checks to “Friends of the Library of NCSU.”)

Kathleen Cole Dykstra

Lucien Palmieri,librarian emeritus and a director of E. H. Butler Library at Buffalo State College from 1967–73, died on August 2. He authored numerous articles in philosophy, a textbook, and three novels. Palmieri retired from Buffalo State College in 1984.

Joseph Henry Reason,a well-known librarian and humanitarian died of natural causes July 16. Reason, who was the director of the Howard University Libraries for 24 years, was instrumental in the university becoming the only predominately black institution to be admitted to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). He also served as the vice chairman of the Legislative Task Force for the State Library in Tallahassee, Florida and as a trustee of Eckerd College. Reason served as both the president (1971–72) and acting director (1962–63) of ACRL. ■

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