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Frank A. D’Andraia


Frank A. D’Andraia has been appointed director of libraries at the University of North Dakota. D’Andraia, formerly head of the Technical Services Division at the University of California, Riverside, has been active at the state, regional, and national level. His professional activities have included teaching positions in the areas of library technical services. He is a past chair of the ALCTS discussion group for Technical Services Administrators of Medium-Sized Research Libraries and is a former ACRL representative to the ALCTS Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access. Currently, D’Andraia serves as Chair of the ALCTS Blackwell/North American Scholarship Committee, is a member of the ACRL University Libraries Section’s 1991 Conference Program Planning Committee, and serves on the editorial boards of Information Technology and Libraries, and Libraries and Resource Sharing and Information Networks.

D’Andraia holds an MLS from Simmons College, a master’s degree in history from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in education from Boston State College, and he is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Michigan.

Anne Anninger has been named the new Philip Hofer curator of printing and graphic arts in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, effective September 1. Anninger is currently special collections librarian of the Wellesley College Library. Before joining the Wellesley Library in 1982, she served for six years as a rare book cataloger for the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts in Houghton.

Anninger published Spanish and Portuguese 16th Century Books, based on the collection in the Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, in 1985 and she has published widely on French, Spanish, and Portuguese books and art. She is currently writing a dissertation on “Parisian Book Illustration, 1530-1560” in the Fine Arts Department at Harvard. She graduated from Brandeis University summa cum laude, with a major in philosophy. She holds an MLS degree from Simmons College, and an master’s degree from Harvard. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Mu, the Society of Printers, the Grolier Club, and numerous other societies. She recently served as chair of the New England chapter of the American Printing History Association.

Robert L. Evensen has been named associate director for collection management and technical services at Brandeis University. He has been at Brandeis since 1974, where he began his career as Creative Arts Librarian. Active in planning Brandeis’s Farber Library from 1981-1983, he became collection development officer in 1986 and in 1987 assistant director for collection management and creative arts. As a member of the Library’s Administrative Group, he will oversee and coordinate the operations for collection development, preservation, acquisitions/serials, cataloging and the departmental collections in music, fine arts, and theater.

Evensen holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Roosevelt University and an MLS from the University of Chicago. His professional activities include work in regional and national arts organizations, including chairman of the Music Library Association’s New England Chapter from 1977 to 1978. As a founding member of the Boston Area Music Librarians (BAML), he was chairman from 1984 to 1986. Evensen has served as a member of the Network Advisory Committee for the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and as a delegate to the Massachusetts Governor’s Conference on Libraries and Information Services. Current activities focus on resource sharing and preservation in the Boston Library Consortium, where he coordinates its Interest Group in Collection Management.

Ruth J. Patrick

Ruth J. Patrick has been named university librarian at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, effective August 1,1990. Patrick had served as dean of library services at the University of Montana since 1983. Before that she served as assistant director of library operations at Wayne State in Detroit, Michigan, from 1978 to 1983. Patrick earned her MLS in 1967 and her Ph.D. in 1972 from the University of California, Berkeley. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1961. She has also served as coordinator of continuing education and visiting lecturer at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University from 1974 to 1976. She has worked as an applied researcher at the Graduate Department of Library Science, Catholic University, Washington, D.C. She served as chair and was a committee member of the ACRL Legislation Committee from 1985 to 1990, chair of the National Council on Quality Continuing Education for Library, Information and Media Personnel from 1987 to 1988, and was president of the Continuing Library Education Network and Exchange from 1976 to 1977.

Mary Niles Maack has been named associate dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS). Maack holds her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, and her MLS and doctoral degrees from the Columbia University School of Library Service. Prior to joining the faculty at GSLIS in 1986, Maack held positions at the University of Minnesota and the New York Public Library. She served as a reference librarian at the Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture. Maack is the author of more than 30 articles and papers on aspects of library and information science in Africa and the impact of feminization and professionalism on librarianship. The American Library Association published her book, Libraries in Senegal, in 1981. In 1982-1983, Maack was a Fulbright Scholar at l’Ecole Nationale Superieure des Bibliothèques, Villeurbanne, France. She has also lectured in Africa for the U.S. Information Agency and consulted for a project in the Cameroon through U.S.-AID, a government program for international development.

George R. White Jr.

George R. White Jr., former director of library services at Sioux Falls College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been appointed director of library services at Villa Julie

College, Stevenson, Maryland. White assumed his new duties on July 5. Prior to his service at Sioux Falls College, he filled similar positions with libraries at Marymount College of Kansas in Salina and the Knight-Capron College in Lynchburg, Virginia, among others. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky, and an MLS from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville, Tennessee.

Carolynne Presser has been appointed to a five-year term as director of libraries at the University of Manitoba, effective October 1. Formerly she held the position of associate librarian for planning and systems at the University of Waterloo, where she was responsible for developing automated systems for cataloging and circulation. Her planning responsibilities included building and allocating library facilities to accommodate collections, users, and staff. She joined the University of Waterloo in 1971 as head of government publications. In 1975 she became assistant librarian for engineering, mathematics, and science, and was promoted to her current position in 1983. Presser graduated in arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York and in library science from the Pratt Institute Library School, Brooklyn, New York.

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Eveline Yang

Eveline Yang, head of the Interlibrary Loan Department at Auraria Library, University of Colorado at Denver, recently was invited by the National Central Library in Taiwan, Republic of China, to present a lecture on the topic of collection development using liaison librarians in academic libraries at the 1990 Summer Institute for Practicing Librarians. Yang, representing the Chinese American Librarians Association, also participated in the board meeting of the Library Association of China. She will be coordinating with other CALA members on the exchange programs for librarians in Taiwan and the United States.


Prudence S. Adler has been appointed assistant executive director for federal relations and information policy at the Association of Research Libraries, Washington, D.C.

Aimee Algier-Baxter has been appointed serials cataloger at the Orradre Library, Santa Clara University, California.

Kay Andrus has been appointed director of the Law Library at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.

Priscilla Atkins has been appointed bibliographic instruction librarian at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Margaret Brenneman is now the technical services librarian at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Janet Cavanagh has been appointed head of the Circulation Department, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Clare B. Dunkle has been appointed monographs cataloger at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

Ian Fairclough is the new music cataloger at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Martha Felts has joined the Cataloging Department at the College of Charleston Library, South Carolina.

Catherine Fitzgerald is the new reference/ catalog librarian at the City University of New York Law School Library, New York.

Elaine A. Franco is the new principal cataloger at the University of California, Davis.

Susan Furman has been named the director of computing services at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Gail Garfinkel has joined the Reference Department at the College of Charleston Library, South Carolina.

Janet Jackson is the new audiovisual cataloger at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Gunnar Knutson has joined the cataloging staff of the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Michele Laing has been appointed collections development librarian at the University of Waterloo, Ontario.

Anna Latta has been appointed assistant head librarian at the Cubberley Library, Stanford University Libraries, California.

Carol Lunce has been appointed bibliographic instruction/reference librarian at the University of Evansville Libraries, Indiana.

Maniam Madewan has been appointed head of cataloging at the Law Library, York University, North York, Toronto.

Margo Mead has been appointed reference librarian at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Lisa Melendez is a new reference librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lesley Milner is now the interlibrary loan librarian at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

Julie Nachman has been appointed assistant serials librarian at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Cheryl Nelson has been appointed technical services librarian at Teikyo Westmar University, Le Mars, Iowa.

J. Robin Raquethas been appointed science librarian at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

David W. Rash has accepted the postion of coordinator of public services, Everett Community College, Washington.

Vicky Reich is now the head of the serial department, Stanford University Libraries, Palo Alto, California.

Elizabeth Dee Rogers has been appointed science reference librarian at the University of North Texas, Denton.

Robert F. Rose is now the assistant director for informational and instructional services at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.

Lyman B. Ross has been appointed reference librarian at the University of Vermont, Burlington.

Gordon Russell has been appointed head of reference at the University of Miami Law Library, Florida.

Kim Sether is now public services librarian at Teikyo Westmar University, Le Mars, Iowa.

Earl C. Smith has been appointed systems librarian at the North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh.

Barbara Stewart has been appointed Hispanic/ Latin American cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Susan A. Stussy is the new director of library services at Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas.

Joan Ten Hoor is the new preservation librarian at the Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois.

Joyce Bennett Van Cura has been named director of the Learning Resources Center at Morton College, Cicero, Illinois.

Bob van der Bliek has been appointed sound recordings librarian, York University, North York, Toronto.

Lori J. Widzinski has been appointed head of the Media Resource Center in the Health Sciences Librry, SUNY at Buffalo, New York.

Catherine Williams has been appointed interlibrary loan librarian at Siena College, Loudonville, New York.


Lucile Kelling Henderson, former dean of the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died July 29. She was 95. Henderson was dean of the school from 1954 to 1960. She joined the UNC faculty in 1932 and retired in 1960. Henderson supervised the school’s transition from a fifth-year bachelor of library science degree program to an MLS program. During her deanship, the Epsilon chapter of Beta Phi Mu, the national library science honor society, was chartered at UNC.

Henderson was one of the first teachers employed by the school, which was established in 1931. Before coming to UNC, the Minnesota native taught at the University of Southern California, Mills College, Columbia University, and New York State Teachers College. Henderson was the author of a dozen books and monographs, including Bernard Shaw Around the World and joint author of Index Verborum Iuvenalis. She also wrote numerous articles in professional magazines and many short stories. The former dean was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Association of University Professors, American Philological Association, Association of American Library Schools, American Library Association, Southeastern Library Association and Shaw Society of America.

She received her bachelor of arts degree from Whitman College in 1917 and her bachelor of library science degree from New York State Library School in 1921.

Henderson was the widow of Archibald Henderson, former head of the UNC Department of Mathematics, an author, critic, scholar, and biographer of George Bernard Shaw.

Barbara M. Hill, head librarian of the Sheppard Library at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences, Boston, died on July 15. Hill had been a member of the library staff at the College since 1952. She was an active participant in several organizations including the Medical Library Association, Drug Information Association, Special Libraries Association, and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. She was one of the compilers of A Basic Booklist and Core Journals for Pharmaceutical Education, 2nd ed., published by the AACP. Recently, Hill was awarded the College Medal in recognition of her extraordinary service to the college community and the health professions. In May she received the Granite State Award from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences New Hampshire Alumni Association.

Vilma Proctor died April 27, 1990, in Los Angeles, California. She had been medical librarian at the University of Southern California from 1946 until her retirement in 1971. Proctor earned a Ph. D. in science from the University of Hamburg and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver School of Library Science.

Janet Erikson Watson, University of California, Los Angeles, died of cancer on August 2. Janet’s first appointment in the Biomedical Library was as cancer information specialist. She subsequently became the online search coordinator, user education coordinator, and assistant head of the Reference Division. She was the first chair of the Database Access Forum, served on numerous LAUC-LA committees, and assisted in the development and design of MELVYL MEDLINE.

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