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Ann-Christe Young

Wilda Newman,of the Business and Information Services Department at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory, has been awarded the Lawrence Hafstad Fellowship for the 1999-2000 academic year. She will use the fellowship to research knowledge management and end-user work environments for 2010 at the Milton S. Eisenhower Library’s Digital Knowledge Center on the Homewood Campus.

Carolyn A. Sheehy

Carolyn A. Sheehy,Clare and Lucy Oesterle director of library services at North Central College (NCC), in Naperville, Illinois, has been selected the 1999 recipient of the Illinois Library Association’s Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award. Sheehy has been director of NCC’s Oesterle Library since 1990; in 1992, she received the title Clare and Lucy Oesterle director of Library Services, becoming only the third person in the country to hold an endowed library directorship at a small college at that time, and the first in Illinois. She was president of the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (1995-96); president of LIBRAS, a consortium of 18 private academic libraries in the metro-Chicago area (1993-94); and secretary of the Illinois Board of Higher Education/Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Liaison Committee (1994-95). She recently served as chair of ACRL’s College Libraries Section and currently is a member of the C&RL News Editorial Board.

Gary L. Strawn,Northwestern University Library authorities librarian, was recognized by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (for his contributions in automating technical service functions for librarians nationwide) with the 1999 Distinguished Service Award for Outstanding Achievements in Automation. One of Strawn’s most notable achievements was his creation of the Cataloger’s Toolkit for the library management system NOTIS (Northwestern’s Online Totally Integrated System).

Appointments

W.Bede Mitchell

W. Bede Mitchell,has been appointed university librarian at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. He had been associate university librarian at Appalachian State University (ASU) in North Carolina for nine years. Prior to his position at ASU, Mitchell was circulation librarian at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and at Montana State University in Bozeman. He has published several articles on issues related to faculty status for librarians and held numerous ACRL appointments, including chairing the ACRL Academic Status Committee (now the Committee on the Status of Academic Librarians) and the task force that produced the report Academic Librarianship and the Redefining Scholarship Project.

John E. Ulmschneideris the new executive director of University Library Services at Virginia Commonwealth University. He previously served as the associate director for Information Technology at North Carolina State University, where he was a member of the senior administrative team since 1989. He began his tenure at that institution in 1986, as head of Library Systems. His earlier positions include the systems manager at the College of William and Mary, visiting lecturer at the School of Library and Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and systems librarian at the National Library of Medicine. He is widely published, is a frequent speaker at library and education conferences, and is actively involved in regional, state, and national professional organizations.

John E. Ulmschneider

Jordana Adamshas been appointed information services librarian at Vanderbilt University.

David Alexanderhas been appointed reference librarian at South Dakota State University.

Mark A. Allenis now head of the reference department at Angelo State University.

Patricia “Patsy” Allenis visiting assistant librarian at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis.

Carolyn D. Argentatihas been named the Donald E. Moreland associate director for Public Services at North Carolina State University.

Trevor Bondis now special collections librarian at Washington State University.

Polly Boruff-Joneshas been appointed assistant librarian at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis University.

Brandon Burnetteis now reference librarian at Murray State University.

Amanda Cainhas been appointed user education/reference librarian at Washington State University.

Angelica S. Carpenterhas joined the Arne Nixon Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at California State University at Fresno.

Bryan Carsonhas been named coordinator, reference and instruction services at Western Kentucky University.

Eileen Chalfounhas been appointed library director at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona.

Linda K. Coldingis now assistant university librarian in the reference department at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Sterling Colemanhas been appointed library resident at Auburn University.

Alan Cornishhas been named assistant systems librarian at Washington State University.

Eda M. Correahas been appointed assistant university librarian in the cataloging department at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Karla Davishas been named reference librarian/archivist at Auburn University.

Renee Davishas been appointed science and technology reference librarian at Old Dominion University.

Thad E. Dickinsonis temporary reference librarian at the University of Texas at Austin.

Carmen L. Docurrohas been named instructor librarian at the University of Central Florida, Brevard campus.

Mary Ellen Duceyis now Special Collections/Archives librarian at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Kathel Dunnhas been appointed associate director for Library Services at the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Carol Eylerhas joined Carleton College as head of technical services.

Susan M. Flintis now assistant librarian at the Dewey Graduate Library at the University of Albany, SUNY.

Sandra Fuenteshas been appointed public services librarian at Vanderbilt University.

Donna R. Godais now instructor librarian in the reference department at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Michael J. Gorzkahas been named instructor librarian in the reference department at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Malaika Granthas been appointed assistant librarian at the University of Minnesota.

Nancy V. Greenhas been appointed reference librarian at Linda Hall Library.

Jo Hallis library resident at Auburn University.

Laura Heinzhas been named user instruction/reference librarian at Texas Tech University.’

Graham Howardhas joined the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as temporary social sciences selector/reference librarian.

Catherine Hoythas been appointed curator of the Eileen Wallace Children’s Literature Collection at the University of New Brunswick at Fredericton in New Brunswick, Canada.

Frances Huehlsis now visiting assistant librarian at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis University.

Robert B. Hulshofhas been named OCLC services manager at SOLINET.

Jim Jenkinshas been appointed social sciences reference librarian at Auburn University.

Ryan Johnsonis now social sciences reference and electronic resources librarian at Washington State University.

Cynthia Kaaghas been appointed librarian; head of education and agricultural science libraries at Washington State University.

Elisabeth Kaplanis now archivist, Charles Babbage Institute at the Center for the History of Information Processing at the University of Minnesota.

April Karbowskyis now research library resident at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Allison O. Kingis now assistant university librarian at the University of Central Florida, Brevard campus.

Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidingerhas been appointed instruction librarian at Longwood College in Virginia.

Jim Jenkinsis now social sciences reference librarian at Auburn University.

Lee Ann Lannom Johsthas been appointed information services librarian at Vanderbilt University.

Jennifer Lewishas joined the University of California, Berkeley, as archivist assistant.

Victor Liebermanhas been named reference librarian/bibliographer at the University of North Dakota.

Richard H. F. Lindemannhas been appointed director of special collections and archives at Bowdoin College.

Joyce Lindstromis now Government Information librarian at Iowa State University.

Richard Llewellynhas joined Iowa State University as life sciences librarian.

Matthew Marstelleris the new physics/ math librarian at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

Julia Martinis now reference librarian at Murray State University.

Sharon McCaslinhas joined Longwood College in Virginia as serials librarian.

Martha McCormickhas been appointed assistant librarian at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis University.

Robert McDonaldis now social sciences reference librarian at Auburn University.

Patricia McWilliamsis visiting assistant librarian at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis University.

Obianuju Mollelis now assistant librarian at the University of Minnesota.

Toni Moorehas been named assistant team leader at Eastern Kentucky University.

Meg Moughanis now the assistant manuscripts librarian at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Richard Murrayis now catalog librarian at Vanderbilt University.

Susan Onlyhas joined the American Theological Library Association as coordinator of professional development.

Andrew Osmondhas been named research library resident at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Edward Owusu-Ansahis now reference librarian at Murray State University.

Janetta K. Paschalhas joined Angelo State University as government documents/ reference librarian.

Kevin Petscheis visiting assistant librarian at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis University.

Janet Pinehas been named physical sciences librarian at Iowa State University.

Mary Raderis now south Asia bibliographer at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Kathryn Rattenborgis now distance learning instructional librarian at the University of Minnesota.

Margaret K. Scharfhas been appointed associate director for public services at the University of Central Florida, Orlando.

Emily Sheketoffhas joined ALA’s Washington Office as associate executive director.

Kathleen A. Sinnemais now catalog librarian/reference librarian at Duke University.

Lisa C. Starkhas been appointed archivist/manuscript cataloger at Duke University.

Christie Stephensonhas been named assistant head of digital library production services at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

William E. Suddeth IIIhas joined the University of South Carolina, Columbia, as head of the Government Documents/Microforms department.

Carole Svenssonis now business/reference librarian at Elon College.

Christine Ernst Tafthas been appointed reference librarian at Linda Hall Library.

Barbara Tayloris now distance learning reference librarian at the University of Minnesota.

Lisa Terranovahas been appointed library personnel officer at Vanderbilt University.

Kathy E. Tezlahas been named head of collection development at Carleton College in Minnesota.

Charles Thomasis special collections/ archives technical services librarian at the University of Minnesota.

Marc Truittis now head of the Systems Office at the Linda Hall Library.

Christine Turneris now librarian for statewide business and economic development at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Catherine Tweediehas been appointed libraries analysis officer at the University of Minnesota.

Stephen H. Urgolahas joined Duke University as national historical publications and records commission fellow in archival administration.

Celia Wagnerhas been appointed new titles manager for Blackwell’s Book Services.

Andrew B. Wertheimerhas been appointed research assistant professor at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Karen Wetzelis now research library resident at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Retirements

Eileen Dubinhas retired from Rock Valley College after five years of service as the director of the Educational Resources Center. Prior to her position at Rock Valley, she was the assistant university librarian for Public Services at Case Western Reserve University. Dubin also spent close to four years as director of Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey, and a similar amount of time as director of Library Services at William Rainey Harper College in Palatine, Illinois. Prior to these appointments, she worked at Northern Illinois University in a variety of capacities within the library for nearly 15 years. Dubin is a past member of the ACRL Board of Directors and past-chair of ACRL’s Community and Junior College Librarians Section. She has started a small business that specializes in teleconferencing.

Paul Z. Du Boisretired from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina, after eight years as dean of Library Services. Previously Du Bois was librarian at the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, New York; assistant director of Kent State University Libraries; and director of Trenton State College Library (now the College of New Jersey). He is the author of numerous professional articles and reviews and a biography of the American novelist and bookman Paul Leicester Ford. He now resides in Yardley, Pennsylvania, where he will be doing consulting work and renewing a previously established rare book business.

Evelyn Hu,research librarian and periodicals bibliographer in the Jackson Library, has retired from Stanford after 31 years of service. She started her career at Stanford as assistant librarian in the Food Research Institute. Between 1969 and 1973 she took a break from work to be with her family. In 1973, she returned to Stanford and worked as a mail clerk in the Jackson Library. Shortly thereafter, Hu received an appointment to cataloging librarian, and served in that capacity until 1989, when she was promoted to librarian and became the head periodicals librarian in the Jackson Library.

Ed. note: To ensure that your personnel news is considered for publication, write to Ann-Christe Young, Production Editor,C&RL News, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795; e-mail: ayoung@ala.org; fax: 312-280-2520.

Deaths

Caroline Arden,a former member of the ALA Council representing the Virginia Library Association (1979-87), has died. During her years as councilor, she was appointed to several ALA Committees. She worked to organize and establish ALA’s Chapter Caucus. From 1965 to 1978 she worked in the public library systems in Arlington, Virginia, and Prince George’s, Maryland. She was also an assistant professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. In 1997 she retired from the faculty of George Washington University, where she had held the positions of lecturer and assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. Arden published Getting the Donkey Out of the Ditch: The Democratic Party in Search of Itself (Greenwood Press, 1987), which described what the party needed to do to regain national trust and prominence.

Kathleen “Kate” Conahan,serials and faculty services librarian at Hunter College Library, CUNY, died on August 20, 1999. Conahan joined Hunter College in 1988 and served as evening/weekend supervisor and head of Access Services before taking on responsibilities as serials and faculty services librarian. She was active within LACUNY, where she served on the steering committee of LACUNY Institute for several years. She was also chair of LACUNY’s Professional Status and Grants Committee. A member of LACUNY’s Executive Committee, Conahan served as vice president (1998-99) and was the incoming president.

Stanley D. Nash,head of reference and the Anglo-American History Selector at Rutgers University’s Archibald S. Alexander Library, died on September 7, 1999, after a long illness. Nash began his Rutgers’ career in 1986, after previously working at William Paterson College and New York University. At Rutgers, he served for many years as instruction coordinator at Alexander Library. He was an active member of ALA and the New jersey Library Association (NJLA), and was awarded the NJLA College and University Section’s Distinguished Service Award in 1994. Nash also published widely in diverse areas, including the history of crime and the police in the United Kingdom, historical bibliography, library instruction, and the impact on and use of electronic technology in reference and instruction. He was the principal creator of an award-winning Web page on British and American History. ■

Stanley D. Nash

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