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William Gray Potter

William Gray Potter,university librarian at the University of Geor- gia, has received the Nix-Jones Award. This award, given by the Georgia Library Asso- ciation, honors a prac- ticing librarian who has made substantial contri- butions to the library profession, such as stimulation of library development, leadership in library programs, unusual and imaginative services, or outstanding support of Georgia’s libraries. Potter served as chair of the Univer- sity System of Georgia Regents Academic Committee on Libraries and spearheaded the initial proposal to share electronic databases between the academic, public, technical, and school libraries in the state. “This was the seed from which GALILEO sprang,” said Rebecca Ziegler, chair of the awards commit- tee. “He also authored the ‘white paper’ seek- ing funding for the second phase of the GALILEO project, which will result in an in- tegrated library system for the 34 university system libraries in Georgia enabling coop- erative collection development, borrowing, and interlibrary loans, so that they will virtu- ally function as one library.” Earlier this year, Potter received the 1998 Blackwell’s Scholar- ship Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services for an ar- ticle on library consortia.


Sonia Bodihas been appointed director of the library at North Park University in Chicago. Bodi worked as North Park’s interim director of the library, head reference librarian, and chair of the division of humanities. Prior to her work at North Park, Bodi served as librarian at the Wilmette Public Library and at Kendall College. In 1998, Bodi, a member of the Beta Phi Mu National Library Science Honor Fraternity, won the Best Research Paper Award at the spring 1998 Conference of the Illinois ACRL. She also was recognized by the ALA for writing one of the top 20 articles on bibliographic instruction published in 1995.

Kathryn H. Carpenter

Kathryn H. Carpenterhas been appointed director of library services at Purdue Univer- sity Calumet. She previously served as uni- versity librarian at Valparaiso University library. She also held several positions at the University of Illinois at Chi- cago, including acting head of regional sites, bibliographer for the health sciences, associ- ate professor, acquisi- tions librarian, interli- brary loan librarian, and documents librarian. Carpenter was recently appointed associate edi- tor of the ALA journal Library Administration and Management; she will serve as editor from 2000-02. Last spring she was elected to the membership advisory council of INCOLSA to represent members in the northwest Indiana region. Carpenter has authored numerous scholarly publications and she wrote the book Sourcebook on Parenting and Child Care, published in 1995. She has been a reviewer for Booklist for: seven years.

Murilo B. da Cunhahas been appointed director of the university library system at the Universidade de Brasilia.

Nunzia B. Giuse,has been appointed director of the Eskind Biomedical Library at Vanderbilt University. Giuse, who is also an associate professor in the medical school’s division of biomedical informatics, was previously the library’s deputy directory.

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Maryhelen Jones

Maryhelen Joneshas been appointed direc- tor of the Fogelson Library at the College of Santa Fe. Jones comes from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleas- ant, where she has served as the director of off-campus library ser- vices for the last six years. She has held nu- merous appointments with the ACRL Distance Learning Section and is currently DLS Discus- sion Group chair. She also serves as ACRL Council of Liaisons repre- sentative to the University of Continuing Edu- cation Association.

James A. Kaserhas been appointed director of the library of the New Jersey Historical Society. Kaser is author of At the Bivouac of Memory: History, Politics and the Battle of Chickamauga and was a special collections curator at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Kaser chaired the 1998 ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts Section’s Preconference Local Arrangements Committee.

Clarence Toomerhas been appointed dean of library and learning resources for Chicago State University.

Ali Abdullahas been appointed head of reference at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Megan Adamshas been appointed reference librarian and bibliographer at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Cathy Asterhas been appointed head of preservation services at the Hoover Institution Library at Stanford.

Guy A. Bennetthas been appointed reference/instruction librarian intern at East Carolina University.

Donna Breyfoglehas been appointed associate director of collections at the University of Manitoba Libraries in Winnipeg.

Julie Chapmanhas been appointed information services librarian at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

Stephen Dewhas accepted the position of coordinator for off-campus library services at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Carol Pitts Diedrichshas been appointed assistant director for technical services and liaison to the regional campus libraries for Ohio State University in Columbus.

Dick Fairfieldis the new manager of outsourcing services for the Faxon Company in Westwood, Massachusetts.

Yale Finemanis now the user services librarian in the Music Library at Duke University.

Christof Gallihas been appointed data services coordinator in the Public Documents and Maps Department at Duke University.

David Hurshis now the music librarian at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Lee Irelandhas been appointed vice president of marketing for Auto-Graphics, Inc. in Pomona, California.

Lisa Julkahas been appointed reference and electronic services librarian at Schreiner College in Kerrville, Texas.

Elizabeth A. Kopleyhas been appointed director of development for the Boston Athenæum.

Marilyn Lewishas been appointed cata- loger at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Erin Lfotisis now the assistant conservator at the University of South Carolina.

Jerilyn Marshallis now head of the Reference and Instructional Services Department at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Pat McGeehas been appointed head of media and teaching resources at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Cindy Nuhnis now the instructional services librarian at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Afeworki Pauloshas been appointed international studies bibliographer at the University of Iowa Libraries in Iowa City.

Richard A. “Rick” Petersonhas been named associate director of the Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University.

Charlcie Pettwayhas been appointed information services librarian at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia.

Jacqueline V. Reidis now the reference archivist in the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, and Marketing History in the Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library at Duke University.

Stacy W. Rideouthas been appointed reference/instruction librarian intern at East Carolina University.

Leena Siegelbaumhas been appointed Germanic languages cataloger at the Harvard Law School Library.

John H. “Jack” Sulzerhas been appointed associate dean for Campus College Libraries at Pennsylvania State University.

Shelley Sweeneyis now the head of Archives and Special Collections at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Sue Thompsonis the new library systems coordinator at California State University in San Marcos.

Markel D. Tumlinhas been appointed literature/humanities reference librarian at San Diego State University.

Janice Simmons-Welburnhas been appointed director of human resources and processing services at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.

Barbara Wintershas been appointed associate university librarian for collection services at the University of Georgia in Athens.

Lawrence Woodsis now the director of health sciences and information technology at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.


Carolyn L. Robison,associate university librarian at Georgia State University, has retired after 31 years of service. An active member of ALA, ACRL, the Georgia Library Association, and the Southeastern Library Association, Robison has served on numerous professional committees and task forces and has been a frequent Library Evaluator and Reaffirmation Committee member for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Most recently she chaired the Membership Committee of the Board of Directors of the Southeastern Library Network (SOLINET); the GALILEO Assessment Committee; and the COPERNICUS (G2) Assessment Committee, which will implement statewide library borrowing throughout Georgia.


Richard Hoover,retired librarian at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died in August. He retired in March after almost 30 years in the Rutgers Libraries, the major part of his career spent at its Library of Science and Medicine. Hoover received a bachelor’s from the University of Hartford and his MLS from Rutgers in 1965.

Francis A. Johns,university bibliographer (1958-79) and later research bibliographer from 1979 until his retirement in 1998 at the Rutgers University Libraries in New Brunswick, New Jersey, died on August 4 at the age of 75. After extended service in the Royal Air Force during World War II, he became a Fellow of the Library Association. He held various library positions in Great Britain and Canada from 1948 until coming to the United States and Rutgers in 1955. He earned a bachelor’s in French and an MLS and master’s in French literature from Rutgers. During his tenure at Rutgers, he was responsible for substantial enhancement in the scope, size, and quality of the library’s collections. Johns was an expert on the noted English Sinologist and translator Arthur Waley and compiled A Bibliography of Arthur Waley. He was a member of the Bibliographic Society of America, the Bibliosmiles, the Grolier Club, and the Oriental Ceramic Society. He was also the cofounder, and a Fellow, of the Molesworth Institute. ■

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