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Pam Spiegel

Toni Carbo Bearman, dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s (UP) School of Library and Information Sci- ence, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ronald Brown to a 27-mem- ber council that will advise the Clinton Administration as it creates a National Infor- mation Infrastructure (Nil). Bearman is the only mem- ber from an institution of higher learning. Council members will recommend policies and initiatives to accelerate the devel- opment of a competitive environment for tech- nological innovation, public access, and uni- versal service along the nation’s information superhighway. Before joining UP, Bearman served as executive director of the U.S. Na- tional Commission on Libraries and Informa- tion Science (NCLIS).

Alice Cornell, head of the University Archives and Rare Books Department at the University of Cincinnati, has been appointed to the Ohio Historical Records Preservation Advisory Board by Gov. George Voinovich. Her appointment runs through March 31, 1996.

Bert A. Thompson, former director of library services at Illinois Benedictine College, is the first recipient of the Melvin A. George Award for outstanding contributions to cooperative li- brarianship. The award is given by the LIBRAS consortium of 18 private academic libraries in northeastern Illinois, and is made possible by one of its founding members, Melvin A. George, who is currently Oregon State University librarian. Thompson has served as president and archivist for LIBRAS and as secretary-treasurer of the Catholic Library Association.

Appointments

Kathryn Hammell Carpenter was named university librarian at Valparaiso University (VU), Indiana. She joined VU from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) where she was acting head of regional sites for the university’s Library of the Health Sciences since 1991. She joined the UIC staff in 1983 and subse- quently served as acquisi- tions librarian and bibliog- rapher for the Library of the Health Sciences and associ- ate professor before assum- ing the position of acting head. Carpenter received her A.B. and M.S. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, the author of many publications, and has prepared several issues of Price In- dexes: U.S. Periodicals for American Libraries.

Eileen Dubin is the new director of the Edu- cational Resources Center at Rock Valley Col- lege (RVC) in Rockford, Illinois. Before joining

RVC, Dubin served in a variety of positions in public service and ad- ministration at Northern Illinois University (NIU), William Rainey Harper College, Stockton State College, and Case Western Reserve Uni- versity where she was assistant director of public services and collection development.

Dubin received her MLS from NIU. Active in ACRL, she recently completed a four-year term on the ACRL Board of Directors.

Roberta L. Pittsis the new director of library services at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Most recently Pitts served as head of personnel services at Sterling C. Evans Library, Texas A&M University, College Station.

Ruth Moore (Beth) Alvarezis the new curator of literary manuscripts at the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.

Wendell A. Barbourhas assumed responsibility for administrative and academic computing, including telecommunications, in addition to his duties as director of library and information services at Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia.

Eileen Dubin

Penny Beileis now reference/social sciences librarian at the libraries of Louisiana State University and A & M College, Baton Rouge.

Christina E. Carterhas been named reference librarian at Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

Christine Clarkehas been appointed to a two-year, part-time position as special collections cataloging librarian for the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park.

La Nina Claytonjoined the staff of the New York Metropolitan Reference and Research Library as regional archivist.

Debra Currieis now reference/science librarian at the libraries of Louisiana State University and A & M College, Baton Rouge.

Ann Devilliershas been named head of reference in the Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Jeffrey Earnesthas been appointed assistant director of technical services for the National University Library in San Diego.

Melanie Fiskehas been named serials librarian at Reeves Library, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Deborah Funkhouserhas been appointed project cataloger in the Houghton Library at Harvard University, Cambridge.

Michael Goldhas been appointed bibliographic instruction coordinator at LaGuardia Community College, New York.

Barbara Goldmanhas been named reference and reader services librarian at Kingsbor- ough Community College, New York.

Memory S. Groberis now library development officer at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Robert H. Hallis Jr.has been named public services librarian at the University of Nebraska at Omaha Library.

Steven Harrisis now reference/humanities librarian at the libraries of Louisiana State University and A & M College, Baton Rouge.

John T. Hawkhas been named special collections librarian at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Ed. note; Entries in this column are taken from library newsletters, letters from personnel offices, indiiriduals, and other sources. To ensure that your personnel news is considered for publication, write to Pam Spiegel, Assistant Editor,C&RL News, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795.

William Hayshas been appointed cataloger in Widener Library at Harvard University, Cambridge.

Natalie Honoldis now visiting undergraduate librarian, bibliographic instruction coordinator, and visiting assistant professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Peter Jonesis now reference librarian in the Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Judith Kaufmanhas been named associate university librarian for personnel at the University of California, Irvine.

Ronald G. Leachhas been appointed associate vice-president for information services at Indiana State University, Terre Haute.

Gary McMillanis now head of the Social Work Library and sociology/anthropology bibliographer at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Donald Manildiis the new curator of the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM) at the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.

Patricia L. Markleyis now assistant librarian for interlibrary loan services at Siena College, Loudonville, New York.

Allan Mirwishas been named reader services librarian at Kingsborough Community College, New York.

Teresa Neelyhas been named social science/humanities (business emphasis) librarian at Colorado State University Libraries in Fort Collins.

Paula Olsenhas been appointed head of reader services at Champlain College, Burlington, Vermont.

Robin A. Riatis now reference/library instruction librarian at the University of Evansville, Indiana.

Lori Proudflt Robarehas been named catalog librarian at the University of Oregon, Eugene.

Gloria Rohmannis now electronic services librarian at New York University, New York.

Gregg A. Silvishas been appointed assistant director for library computing systems at the University of Delaware Library, Newark.

Kendra St Aubinhas been appointed catalog librarian at the Southern New England School of Law, New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Frank H. Sunhas joined the Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park, as science reference cataloging librarian.

Rijn A. Templetonhas been appointed art librarian at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Susan A. Vegahas been named reference and Latin American studies librarian at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Robb M. Waltneris now periodicals librarian at the University of Evansville, Indiana.

Barbara Whaleyhas joined the Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, as reference librarian.

Lois Widmerhas been named reference librarian at the Health Sciences Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina.

Helene Williamshas been appointed bibliographic instruction coordinator for the Northeastern University Libraries, Boston.

Retirements

Henry Birnbaum,university librarian at Pace University, New York, retired at the end of 1993 after 32 years in that position. He has been accorded the title of university librarian emeritus and serves as a consultant to the university.

Albert Neliusretired from Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, in 1993 after 24 years of service there. Nelius went to Durham in I960 to accept an appointment as curate of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. After earning an MLS from the University of North Carolina, he became a subject cataloger at the Duke University Library in 1969. In 1977 he was named head of the Circulation Department. During his years at Duke, Nelius served concurrently as vicar of St. Andrew’s Church.

Margaret Perryretired November 15, 1993, after over ten years as university librarian at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Perry started her career at the New York Public Library and subsequently worked as an army librarian in France, Germany, and at West Point military academy. After that she joined the University of Rochester as education librarian, then assistant director for reader ser- vices, then as acting di- rector twice. She is the author of four books and numerous articles about the Harlem Renaissance and African- American literature, as well as short stories and poetry.

Deaths

Judy Barbara Dimes-Smith,51, a retired law librarian at Howard University, died of cancer January 7 in Washington, D.C. Dimes-Smith graduated from Clark College, received a law degree from Howard, and an MLS from St. John’s University. In 1970 she joined Howard as assistant law librarian, then served as law librarian at North Carolina Central University and Antioch School of Law before returning to Howard as law librarian in 1978. She retired in 1990.

Louis A. Kenney,San Diego State University (SDSU) librarian emeritus, died of a heart attack at his home December 10 at age 76. Kenney served as university librarian at SDSU from 1961 to 1980. He guided the planning and building of the Malcolm A. Love Library, which was completed in 1971, and played a leading role in founding the Friends of the Library. He served on numerous professional committees for ALA, the California Library Association, and the Illinois Library Association.

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