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Pam Spiegel

Joan Atkinson, an associ- ate professor in the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alabama (UA), recently was presented the Award for Teaching Excellence by the Association for Library and Information Science Educa- tion (ALISE) for demon- strated excellence in teach- ing for more than two decades. Atkinson’s contri- butions as a teacher, men- tor, advisor, and role model are admired by many librarians around the world. She joined UA’s faculty in 1972. She is past-president of ALA’s Young Adult Services Division and served on the 1993 Newbery Medal Committee.

William E. Brown

William E. Brown Jr., head of the Archives and Special Collections Department at the University of Miami, has been selected by the Smithsonian Institution to receive a faculty re- search award. Brown will work at the institu- tion in the fall of 1996 to prepare a collection de- velopment policy and long-range plan for the institution’s archives, with respect to the records of scientific associations. In 1994 Brown received the Research Fellowship for the Study of Modem Archives from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan.

William Crowe and Christine Deschamps have been elected to the OCLC Board of Trustees. Crowe is vice-chancellor for information services and dean of libraries at the University of Kansas, and Deschamps is director of the Bibliothèque de l’Université at the Université Paris V. They will begin serving their six-year terms in November. Elected to the 1996–97 OCLC Users Council Executive Committee were: Victoria Hanawalt, college librarian at Reed College, as vice-president/president-elect; and directors-at-large Brad Baker, university librarian/ director of media services at Northeastern Illinois Univer- sity, and Merryll Penson, library director at Columbus College in Georgia.

John Howard, librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library at Harvard Univer- sity, has received the Spe- cial Achievement Award from the Music Library As- sociation for his “prodigious and extraordinarily creative work” on the U.S. RISM (Répertoire International des Sources Mu- sicales) Series A/II Project, designed to create an international inventory of 17th- and 18th- century music manuscripts. Howard has di- rected the U.S. contribution to the effort since 1985.

Beverly P. Lynch, professor in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the National Infor- mation Standards Organization (NISO). NISO is a nonprofit organization that develops and promotes consensus-approved standards used in library services, publishing, and information- based businesses. Lynch served as president of ALA in 1985-86 and as executive director of ACRL from 1972 to 1977.

Ruth Seidman, head of the MIT Engineering and Science Libraries, has been named a fellow of the Special Librar- ies Association (SLA), a designation given to in- dividual members of SLA in recognition of their leadership in the field of special librarianship and for their outstanding con- tributions and expected future service to the as- sociation. Seidman has been an active member of SLA for more than 25 years. She was president in 1990–91 and has served as president of the Boston Chapter, chair of the Military Librarians Division, and chair of the Planning Committee for the 1986 Annual Conference. She also wrote Building Global Partnerships for Library Cooperation (an SLA monograph) and currently edits Science and Technology Libraries, published by Hayward Press.

Ruth Seidman

Phil Turner, dean of the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies, recently was recognized by the Alabama Library Association with its Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding service and exceptional leadership in the field of librarianship. Turner was honored for his work with the Intercampus Interactive Telecommunication System (IITS), which is used to deliver professional library science education throughout the state. From its first broadcast to a few sites in 1991, the system has grown to 22 sites which can conduct simultaneous sessions.


Janis M. Bandelin has been named director of Furman University’s James B. Duke Library. She joins Furman from Mer- cer University, where she was head of public ser- vices. She has also served as coordinator of biblio- graphic instruction and head of interlibrary loan at Texas Christian Uni- versity; director of the Library Science Library at Texas Woman’s Univer- sity; and special projects librarian at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Library.

Donald E. DeVore, associate professor of history at Louisiana State University (LSU), has been named executive director of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University, the largest independent repository of African American documents in the U.S. DeVore has also taught in the New Orleans public schools, at Dillard University, the University of New Orleans, and Southern University in New Orleans. He received the Arthur J. Chapital Award from the New Orleans NAACP in 1992 and the George C. Windell Graduate Thesis Prize in History in 1984. He is the author of Black New Orleans in the Jim Crow Era: Individual Initiative, Com- munity Development, and Black Liberation, 1896–1954, to be published by the LSU Press in 1997.

Janis M. Bandelin

David S. Ferriero, an associate director in the library system at MIT, has been selected Duke University librarian and vice-provost for library affairs. Ferriero has worked for the MIT Librar- ies since 1965, including posts as assistant hu- manities librarian for public service, humani- ties librarian, and public service projects coordinator. He is a member of ALA, ACRL, and the Special Libraries Association.

Willis M. Hubbard

Willis M. Hubbard has been appointed library director at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. Hubbard previously served as co- ordinator of new initia- tives and assistant to the vice-president for infor- mation resources, and as college librarian at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. A life member of ALA, he has chaired the ACRL Col- lege Library Section and has been elected twice to the ACRL Board. He has served as a consultant for more than 30 academic institutions and has an active record of professional speaking and publishing.

Elvernoy Johnson

Elvernoy (“Albie”) Johnson has been ap- pointed library director and associate vice-president for academic re- sources at Wheelock College in Boston. Johnson received her bachelor’s in communi- cations from the Univer- sity of Massachusetts, her master’s in education from Emmanuel College, and her MLS from Simmons College. She is president-elect of the Board of Directors of Fenway Libraries Online, a consortium of nine local colleges and organizations, including Wheelock College, that share a database of on- line information resources.

Charles B. Lowry

Charles B. Lowry, university librarian at Carnegie Mellon University since 1992, has been named dean of the librar- ies and professor in the College of Library and In- formation Science at the University of Maryland, College Park. Lowry pre- viously served as direc- tor of libraries at the University of Texas at Ar- lington (1985–92), direc- tor of libraries at the Uni- versity of South Alabama (1980–85), head librarian and director of learning resources at Elon Col- lege (1978–80), social science reference bibli- ographer and head of reference at the Univer- sity of North Carolina at Charlotte (1974–78), and chairman of the Social Sciences Division at Faulkner State Community College in Alabama (1965–69). He received the 1992 K. G. Saur Award for best article in C&RL.

Patricia Budzinski Profeta has been appointed head of library services at the Indian River Community College Library in Fort Pierce, Florida.

Judith Segal, library director at Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, has been appointed university librarian at Western Washington University in Bellingham.

Madelyn Valunas is now dean of library and media services at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She formerly held the position of interim dean.

Adrian W. Alexander has been appointed senior manager of strategic development/academic market at the Faxon Company.

Thomas Amos is now head of special collections at Western Michigan University.

Sandra Braber-Grove has been named computer services librarian in the Law Library at Vanderbilt University.

Stephanie Brenenson has been appointed library instruction coordinator in the Florida International University Libraries at University Park Campus.

Mary M. Case has been named director of the ARL Office of Scholarly Communication.

Misty L. Coffman is now nonbook cataloger at Southwest Texas State University.

Emma Dederick-Colón has been appointed electronic music resources librarian in the Music Library at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Mary E. Edsall is now assistant curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection at Harvard University.

Doralyn H. Edwards recently joined the Rice University Library as government information data librarian.

Jennifer Edwards has been appointed serials cataloger at the MIT Libraries.

Elaine Fadden has joined the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine at Harvard University as serials team coordinator and cataloger.

Margie Epple Fiels has been named head of access services in the O’Neill Library at Boston College.

Charlene Follett is now assistant acquisitions librarian for monograph acquisitions and gifts at the MIT Libraries.

Jane Forkner has joined the staff of the William Allen White Library at Emporia State University as a technical services librarian (cataloger).

Thomas Gaughan is now associate director of libraries at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Susan Grigg has been named head of the Alaska and Polar Regions Department and associate professor of library science in Rasmuson Library at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

Musa Hakim has been appointed visiting assistant librarian in the Undergraduate Library at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Rae Helton is the new director of the Office of Information Literacy at the University of Louisville.

Elizabeth Hogensen has joined the Elton S. Karrmann Library at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville as user instruction librarian/ circulation coordinator.

Dena Hutto has been appointed documents/social sciences librarian at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

Helen Jang has been promoted to operational manager of the EBSCO Subscription Services Korea, ROK, Regional Office in Seoul.

Laura Kline recently joined Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, as assistant library director.

Michael S. Lynch has been named systems librarian at Middlebury College in Vermont.

Karen Nipps has been appointed senior rare book cataloger at Harvard University’s Houghton Library (although she is not as old as might be expected).

Susanna Bartmann Pathak is now head of collection management services at the Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries.

Thomas W. Peterman is now vice-president for distance learning at Park College in Parkville, Missouri.

Rodney Phillips has been appointed curator of the Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature at the New York Public Library.

David Reiman is now electronic library coordinator in the Kresge Business Administration Library at the University of Michigan Business School.

Mark C. Rosenzweig has been named assistant professor of library services in the Reference Department at Hofstra University’s Axinn Library.

Richard Sapon-White joined the Valley Library at Oregon State University as catalog librarian.

Ann Schultis is now director of library systems at Park College in Parkville, Missouri.

Kathleen Smith has been named reference archivist in special collections and university archives at Vanderbilt University.

Paul Soderdahl is now team leader for the Libraries-Wide Information System and Multi- media at the University of Iowa.

Frederick Stoss has been appointed biological sciences librarian in the Science and Engineering Library of the State University of New York at Buffalo.

David R. Whitesell is now rare book cataloger at Harvard University’s Houghton Library.

Heahyun Yoo has been named assistant engineering and science librarian for chemistry at the MIT Libraries.


Lore Brongers, branch head at the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) MacMillan Library, retired in June. Brongers began her UBC career in 1960 as a cataloger. In 1966 she was appointed forestry and agricultural sciences librarian. After a “motherhood” break of 14 years, Brongers returned to MacMillan in 1982 as a half-time reference librarian. In 1985 she became full-time branch head.

Jean Adelman

Jean Adelman retired in June after 25 years of service as head of the Museum Library at the University of Pennsylva- nia. Adelman has also served as an exchange librarian at the University of Ibadan (1983) and was asked to participate in the first U.S./U.S.S.R. li- brarians exchange in 1988. She has been ac- tive in ALA, IFLA, and the Special Libraries Association. Last fall she led a group of 32 librarians to Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Gloria Stark Cline, interim director of the Edith Garland Dupre Library at the University of Southwestern Louisiana (USL), retired at the end of July after 26 years of service to the university. Cline began her career as a circulation and reference librarian at USL in 1970 and quickly rose to the position of assistant director for public services, which she held until 1993. She has served as interim director for the past three years.

Jerome P. Daniels retired in June after 31 years of service to the Elton S. Karrmann Library at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Daniels served for 26 of those years as library director.

Ann Gilbert, art history/classics librarian at the University of California, Berkeley, retired in June after 35 years of service. Gilbert began working at the library in 1961 as head of the Periodicals Division; she became art history librarian in 1981. Active in ARLIS, the professional association of art librarians, Gilbert has served on many committees, working groups, and commissions.

Art Hielkema, director of the Library and Learning Resource Center at Northwestern College in Iowa, retired recently. He had been at Northwestern since 1969. Active in the Bibliographical Center for Research (BCR), Hielkema served in the late ’70s as a BCR delegate to the OCLC Users Council.

Edwin S. Holmgren, senior vice-president and director of the Branch Libraries of the New York Public Library (NYPL), retired in June after 25 years of service. NYPL president Paul LeClerc said, “[Holmgren’s] tenure has been marked by many significant accomplishments, capped by the recent introduction of LEO, the integrated online system linking all 82 branches—a giant first step toward our goal of making electronic information accessible to every New Yorker.” Holmgren was also instrumental in the 1991 opening of the new Andrew Heiskell Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

Bob Hurowitz, regional cataloger at Stanford University’s Green Library, retired in June after 28 years of service. Hurowitz also served at Stanford as cataloger of social science materials, Slavic cataloger, manager of the Filing Unit, head of the Systems Department, and the first Cataloging Department NOTIS coordinator.

Diana Kent retired in June after 29 years as a librarian at the University of British Columbia. Kent joined UBC Library’s Science Division in 1967. A year later she moved to the Woodward Library first as head of circulation and later as UBC’s first MEDLINE searcher. In later years she became Woodward’s specialist in biomedical statistics and government publications, and coauthored in 1990 the Sourcebook of Canadian Health Statistics.

Elaine K. Rast retired at the end of June as head of the Cataloging and Automated Records Department at Northern Illinois University. She had served there for 26 years.

Joseph F. Shubert, state librarian and assistant commissioner for libraries in the New York State Education Department since 1977, retired at the end of June. Shubert began his career as reference and documents librarian at the Nevada State Library in 1951, and served as state librarian of Ohio and Nevada. From 1962 to 1966 he served as assistant director of the ALA International Relations Office. Last May the Regents Advisory Council renamed its excellence awards as the Joseph F. Shubert Moving Toward Excellence Awards.


Michael Durkan, college librarian at Swarthmore College (1976–96), died in June at the age of 70. Bom in Ireland, Durkan served as a librarian at Wesleyan University (1958–76). At Swarthmore he combined the science and technology collections into the Cornell Library of Science, and automated the card catalog, making the contents available on the Internet.

Anita Lowry, head of the University of Iowa (UI) Libraries Information, Research, and Instructional Services Department since 1995, died in July following heart surgery. She was 46. Lowry joined the UI staff in 1993 as head of the newly opened Information Arcade. Before that she worked at Columbia University as deputy head of the Butler Library Reference Department, and was founding director of Columbia’s electronic text service. Sheila Creth, UI’s university librarian, said, “We will continue to benefit from Anita’s many professional accomplishments. Those who knew her and enjoyed her … quick wit and good humor have lost a friend as well as a valued colleague.”

Lorraine Moore, head of the Cataloging Department, University of Kansas Libraries, since 1992, died in June at the age of 60. Moore began her career as a reference librarian at the District of Columbia Public Library, then served as a cataloger at SUNY Stony Brook, and head of cataloging at the John Carter Brown Library, Brown University, and at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Politically active, Moore cofounded the Lawrence/Topeka chapter of Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays.

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Rosemary McDonough, retired reference librarian at the University of Kansas (KU), died last spring. McDonough began her career at Washburn University as an instructor and later as assistant professor of economics. She joined KU in 1969 as a serials cataloger, then served as exchange librarian (1970–80), and reference librarian (1980 until her retirement in 1990). While serving as reference librarian, McDonough also served as bibliographer for the School of Journalism, the Division of Speech and Drama, and the School of Business.

Keyes D. Metcalf, director of Harvard University Libraries (1937–55), died November 3, [1983], in Santa Maria Hospital in Cambridge at the age of 94.

Metcalf was one of the first recipients of ACRL’s Academic or Research Librarian of the Year award in 1978 and served as ALA President in 1942–43. His lifelong commitment to his profession is summed up in the most recent edition of Who’s Who in America: “I was fortunate enough to decide my profession (Librarianship) in 1905 and have never regretted it and am still active in it 75 years later, consulting, traveling, and speaking, and publishing.’’ Recognition of his library building consulting came in 1976 at ALA’s centennial conference in Chicago when the Library Administration Division cited him for having made outstanding contributions to building planning. Responsible for the Lamont and Houghton libraries at Harvard as well as the New England Deposit Library, Metcalf wrote what is still the definitive book for academic library buildings, Planning Academic and Research Library Buildings (1965). He was also author of Library Lighting (1970) and, most recently, Random Recollections of an Anachronism (1980).

Metcalf filled consultant assignments for over 600 institutions including those in Australia, India, South Africa, Ireland, Japan, Canada, Costa Rica, and Abu Dhabi. He was a consultant on the National Capital Development Commission in Canberra in 1961-68 and Fulbright lecturer to Australia in 1958–59.

Keyes D. Metcalf

Also as a consultant he wrote major reports for the library schools of Illinois and Columbia in the 1940s. His numerous articles and reports have added substantially to our understanding of academic libraries. In 1959 E. E. Williams compiled a bibliography of

Metcalfs writings dur- ing the period when he was director at Har- vard.

Upon the occasion of his retirement from Harvard in 1955 Metcalf wrote a report on the Prospects and Problems of the Har- vard University Librar- ies which was widely studied by academic librarians. His famous seminar at Rutgers in the late 1950s included many people who later became library directors at major uni- versities.

From humble beginnings as student assistant at Oberlin College Library, he rose to become acting librarian in 1916–17. His next assignments were at the New York Public Library, where he was consecutively chief of the stacks (1913–18), executive assistant (1919–27), and chief of the Reference Department (1928–37).

Besides 12 honorary doctorates, Metcalf held a B.A. in history from Oberlin College and a certificate and diploma from the Library School of the New York Public Library granted in 1914. He served as vice-president of the American Antiquarian Society and as trustee to the Belmont Public Library, the Boston Athenaeum, and Radcliffe College.

In the July 1976 issue of C&RL, David Weber described Metcalf: “I believe his greatest contributions were those in personal development and cooperative programs. To both of these broad areas he brought special wisdom, particularly with respect to staff development and training.” ■

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