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Ann-Christe Young

Rachel K. Anderson,director of the Arizona Health Sciences Library at the University of Arizona, Tucson, is the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Marcia C. Noyes Award winner for her contributions to the health sciences information pro- fession. Anderson, past president of MLA and the Association of Aca- demic Health Sciences Libraries, has served on the National Library of Medicine’s Planning Panel on Education and Training of Health Sci- ences Librarians and MLA s Task Force on Knowledge and Skills, which produced the Platform for Change, MLA’s education policy statement. Her research focusing on the status of women in administrative roles in health sciences libraries helped facilitate changes in how health sciences library directors were recruited. Anderson served as coprincipal investigator for Columbia University’s Integrated Advanced Information Management Systems project and she helped develop the Arizona Health Information Network.

Rachel K. Anderson

Colleen Cook,executive associate dean of libraries at Texas A&M University, will hold the John L. and Mary T. Wright Endowed Library Professorship. The Wright Trust, an unrestricted endowment, was created in 1992 by John Wright, Class of ’25, and his wife Mary. This is the fourth in a series of professorships for the library faculty, three of which were created this year. Cook is the author or coauthor of more than 30 articles on library services and resources. She serves as coprincipal investigator on “Service Effectiveness in Academic Research Libraries,” a project funded by a grant from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). Cook received the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award in 1992 and was coauthor of a paper that received the Outstanding Conference Paper Award from the Southwest Educational Research Association in January 2000.

Berna Heyman,associate dean for academic services and automation at the College of William & Mary’s Swem Library, was honored with the third annual Irwin McGraw- Hill Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award from the Entrepreneurship Division of the Academy of Management. Heyman won the award with Professor of Psychology Kelly Shaver for the Psychology Department’s Psychology of Entrepreneurship course, a course that examines the people who create entrepreneurial organizations and the elements of the process that contribute to venture success. The course’s delivery system is primarily Web-based and was developed in partnership with William & Mary’s Swem Library to provide the most current resources available. Shaver and Heyman developed the course resources and entered their submission in the competition without using a single piece of paper.

Denise Troll,assistant university librarian for library information technology at Carnegie Mellon Libraries, has been named a Digital Library Federation (DLF) distinguished fellow. She will spearhead the part of DLF’s program that aims to identify and evaluate measure that are appropriate for assessing the use and effectiveness of digital library collections and services. Troll is the third fellow the Council on Library and Information Resources and DLF have appointed since the program was established in May 2000.


Carolyn Henderson Allenhas been appointed dean of libraries at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. She was formerly deputy director of university libraries and director for support services at the University of Florida (1992-2000). Previous to her position at the Uni- ! versity of Florida, Allen ; served in various ad- ministrative positions : having to do with staff development, person nel, and collection de- velopment at the Uni- versity of Southern California (1987-90), Stanford University (1977-87), and the University of Tennessee (1975-78).

Carolyn Henderson Allen

Barbara I. Dewey

Barbara I. Deweyhas been appointed dean of the library at the University of Tennessee af- ter six months as in- terim university librar- ian at the University of Iowa Libraries in Iowa City, where she held a number of administrative positions since arriving in 1987. Prior to that position she worked in various library-related positions at Northwestern University, Indiana University, and Minnesota Valley Regional Library System. Dewey was chosen this year in a national competition to be a fellow in the Frye Leadership Institute held at Emory University.

Mary Doylehas been named interim director of libraries at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. She will continue as director of information technology, a position she has held since August 1997.

Robert Jameshas been appointed director of library services at Wake Technical Community College in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Richard Meyer,former library director at Trinity University, is now dean and director of libraries at the Georgia Tech Libraiy and Information Center. Prior to working at Trinity, Meyer was associate director of libraries at Clemson University and he held positions at Indiana State University and the University of Texas at Dallas. He has presented a variety of papers and published articles related to technical and management issues of libraries, particularly regard- ing costs and automa- tion. An active member of ALA, Meyer was a founding board mem- ber of the Higher Edu- cation Network Asso- ciation (South Carolina). He was also a consult- ant for the Mackenzie Institute of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Lilly Endow- ment, the Harris Corporation, the Chemists club, and others on library management and organization.

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Richard Meyer

Barbara Doyle-Wilch has been named head librarian at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York. For the past 12 years, Doyle-Wilch has been at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where she was library director before becoming dean of academic services. Her accomplishments include establishing Augustana’s first instructional technology center and developing and implementing a three-year plan for campus information technology networking—a rewiring project that cost $3 7 million. Doyle-Wilch has been a librarian for nearly 30 years, working in various capacities at Butler University in Indianapolis, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, and the Colorado State Libraiy of the Colorado Department of Education.

Teal Anderson is the new Web/usability specialist in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Susanna Boylston has been named librarian for user services at the University of Virginia Library’s Science and Engineering Libraries.

Michaela Brenner is now bibliographic records librarian at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Scott Britton has been appointed head of access at Washington University in St. Louis.

Margaret Burri has been appointed curator of manuscripts in the Milton S. Eisenhower Libraiy at Johns Hopkins University.

Daren Callahan has been appointed cataloging librarian at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

Kate Cunningham has been appointed reference-humanities librarian at Colorado State University.

Candace Dalrymple is now associate dean and director of the Center of Educational Resources in the Milton S. Eisenhower Libraiy at Johns Hopkins University.

Kathryn Davis has been named assistant director of development in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Jotas Hopkins University.

Karen Fischer has been appointed head of reference and instruction at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Daniel Foley is now the nonbook cata- loger/metadata librarian in the Monographs Department, Technical Services Division of the Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

John Gaeng is the new microcomputer systems coordinator in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Jeremy Garritano has been appointed science reference liaison librarian at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Rebecca Grahamis now head of library computing services in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Cheryl Gunselmanhas been appointed business and economics reference librarian at Washington State University.

Jennifer Gunterhas joined the staff of the University of Virginia Library as an NHPRC fellow.

Susan Gunteris now electronic resources librarian at Longwood College in Farmville, Virginia.

Dean Hendrixhas been appointed reference-biological sciences librarian at Colorado State University.

Mary A. Hollerichis now associate director for access services at the Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University Law School.

Mihoko Hosoihas been appointed library fellow at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Linda Kopeckyhas been appointed head of the Research and Instructional Support Department at the Golda Meir Library at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Allison Levelhas been appointed reference-agricultural sciences librarian at Colorado State University.

Patricia Lovettis the new reference services coordinator in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Pamela MacKintoshhas been appointed university reserves librarian in the University of Michigan’s Shapiro Undergraduate Library.

Sarah McCordhas been appointed biomedical electronic resources/reference librarian at Washington State University.

Elliot Metsgeris the new senior systems administrator, UNIX, in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Mary Jane Millerhas been appointed director of development at MIT Libraries.

Marilyn Moodyhas been appointed associate university librarian in Information and Research Services at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Susan Moonis the new head of the Arts Library at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

James Mullinsis now assistant director for administrative services in the MIT Libraries.

Lorena O’Engüshis now social sciences reference and instruction librarian at Washington State University.

Carmelita Picketthas been appointed library fellow at the University of California in Santa Barbara.

Michelle Robertsonhas been named original cataloger/authorities librarian in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Judith Smithis now distance education librarian in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Barbara Sneadhas been named collection management librarian at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dan Stantonhas been appointed Arizona local documents librarian in the Government Documents/Maps Department at Arizona State University.

Jennifer Stevensis now humanities reference librarian at Washington State University.

Heather Tapageris now resource services librarian for business, management and economics in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.

Joe Tennishas been named reference and instruction librarian at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Pam Werreis the new public services librarian at Minnesota State University in Moorhead.

Sue Woodsonhas been appointed electronic public access services librarian in the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University.


Glenn Offermann,head librarian and director of library services for Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, retired after 33 years of service. During his tenure as director of library services, Offermann helped the institution adopt a host of advancements to transform Concordia’s library into a technological resource center. As a founding member of the Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) in 1969, Offermann was closely involved in that organization’s development and has served on the Board of Directors since its inception. In addition to his duties as director of library services, Offerman has been the Concordia University archivist since 1971, a role he has continued since his retirement. He also served on the Faculty Senate and numerous university committees. In 1982, he completed the book Missouri in Minnesota: A Centennial History of the Minnesota South District-Tloe Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (1882-1982), which traces the historical development of the district. Offerman has been a member of numerous professional and academic associations, including ALA, Minnesota Library Association, Lutheran Education Association, Concordia Historical Institute-St. Louis, Missouri, Committee on Historical Studies and Resources, CHI gwiwier/y Editorial Committee, andtheJ.J. Hill Reference Library Board of Trustees.


Kuang-yao Fan,66, retired curator of the Uni- versity of Maryland (UM), College Park, Librar- ies’ East Asia Collection, died October 9, after a lengthy illness. Fan played a key role in building up the Chinese- language monograph and serial holdings. Af- ter working at the Wash- ington, D.C. Public Li- brary as a reference librar- ian and cataloger, Fan joined the UM Libraries in 1969 as a Japanese language cataloger. Be cause of his bilingual ability, he was selected to catalog the Chinese collection as the Librar- ies began to acquire more Chinese materials to serve the needs of the growing campus com- munity and the many Chinese-speaking resi- dents in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. During his career, Fan also provided Chi- nese-language reference assistance and served as a bibliographer. He retired from UM in Sep- tember 1998 after having served all of his nearly 30 years on campus with the East Asia Collec- tion, which he headed both as curator and acting curator. Fan was a member of the Association of Asian Studies and the Chinese Librarians Asso- ciation. ■

Kuang-yao Fan

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