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versity, Las Cruces, effective September 1, 1987.

James Rettig

James Rettig,head reference librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1983, has been appointed assistant university librarian for reference and information services at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg,

Virginia, effective in January,

Prior to serving at UIC, Rettig was reference librarian at the University of Dayton (1978-1983), and head reference librarian (1977-1978) and assistant reference librarian (1976-1977) at Murray State University in Kentucky. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Marquette University and an MLS from the University of Wisconsin at Madison,

Rettig has edited numerous publications and has written for ALA publications including Reference Quarterly and the ALA Yearbook of Library and Information Services. He has been author and editor of the “Current Reference Books” column in the Wilson Library Bulletin since 1981 and is editor of Bibliographic Guides in the Humanities, published by Libraries Unlimited, Inc.

A member of the Government Documents Round Table, the Library Administration and Management Association, and the Reference and Adult Services Division as well as ACRL, Rettig has served on numerous committees since 1982. He has been ACRL Publications Committee intern (1983-1984) and served as the ACRL representative to the Freedom to Read Foundation during 1983-1985. Since 1984 Rettig has served as chair of the C‹&RL News Editorial Board, and is currently on the Reference Services Review Editorial Board after serving as its associate editor since 1980.

A member of Beta Phi Mu, Rettig has presented papers at several regional and national conferences.

BartleyM. Harloe has been appointed head of collection management at New Mexico State Uni-

Bartley M. Harloe

Harloe received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political theory from San Francisco State University and an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. He served most recently as acting dean of libraries at the University of the Pacific, where he was previously chair of the Information Services Department and head of collection development.

Active in ACRL, Harloe is also a member of the Resources and Technical Services Division and the Reference and Adult Services Division. Within California he has served as chair of a Distinguished Research Collections Task Force which, under the auspices of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities, is now publishing a directory of the outstanding research collections available in the state’s private academic libraries.

In addition to serving as a consultant on collection development, Harloe has published articles and book reviews on academic libraries.

RichardC. Pollard, assistant director for tech- nical services at the University of Chicago since 1981, has been named university librarian at California State University,

Fullerton.

From 1966 to 1977 Pollard held several positions in the Cataloging Department at Stanford University, and from 1977 to 1981 was associate director for technical services at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. A native of California, he holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Stanford and an MLS from the University of Southern California.

Richard C. Pollard

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Pollard has most recently served as chair of the Technical Services Directors of Large Research Libraries Discussion Group as well as on other RTSD committees, and has been the ACRL representative to the Library of Congress’ CIP Advisory Group.

Gloriana St. Clair

GLoriana St. Clair has been appointed assis- tant director of technical, automation and admin- istrative services at Oregon State University, Corvallis. St. Clair was formerly head of the Ac- quisitions Division at Texas A&M University.

St. Clair’s previous positions at Texas A&M have included head of personnel operations and humanities bibliog- rapher. She has also been supervising librar- ian of technical services at the San Antonio Pub- lic Library and cata- loger at the University of Oklahoma. St. Clair has taught courses in English and communications at several institutions.

In addition to service on the editorial board of Library Administration and Management, St. Clair is a member of the RTSD Legislative Committee and is the Library Research Round Table’s liaison to the Standing Committee on Library Education. She has served as acting editor of the Texas Library Journal, for which she received a commendation from the Texas Library Association, and has received other university honors. Currently, St. Clair is co-recipient of a grant from the Council on

Library Resources to investigate undergraduate use of library collections in the preparation of term papers.

St. Clair holds a bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Oklahoma, an MR A in management from the University of Texas, and an MLS from the University of California, Berkeley.

CarolM. Spawn has been promoted to librarian of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, effective December 1987. Spawn had been manuscript and archives li- brarian since 1978.

Spawn earned a bach- elor’s degree in interna- tional relations from Brown University in 1946 and an MLS from Columbia University in 1957. Before joining the Academy she held li- brary positions at Brown, the Free Li- brary of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Hos- pital. Spawn is a mem- ber of the Society of

American Archivists, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archivists Conference, and the Delaware Valley Archivists, and has been active as a library consultant and as a member of various regional library committees.

Currently Spawn serves as chairman of the workshops program for a major 1988 exhibit, “Legacies of Genius,” which will highlight the treasures of the Academy library and 15 other member organizations of the Philadelphia Area

Carol M. Spawn

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With her husband Willman Spawn, a book and paper conservator, she has co-authored a number of articles for several library publications.

People in the news

GeorgeL. Abbott, head of the Media Services Department at Syracuse University, New York, was presented with the Watson Davis Award at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Information Science in Boston in October, 1987. The award, established in 1975, commemorates the founding of ASIS. Abbott is also a member of ACRL.

MohammedM. Aman, dean of the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was awarded the “Certificate of Appreciation” by the Links, a national organization of black professional women, at a November 21, 1987, reception in Milwaukee. Aman was honored for outstanding contributions to promoting international cooperation and understanding. He was most recently selected to be part of an international team to advise the Egyptian government on the rebuilding of the ancient library at Alexandria.

Miles Jackson,dean of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Hawaii since 1982, has been elected vice-president/ president-elect of the Association of Library and Information Science Education. Jackson is chair of ALA’s International Relations Round Table and at Hawaii is chair of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Communication and Information Sciences. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Information Agency in 1984 and 1985 in India and Pakistan and for the Asia Foundation in Papua New Guinea in 1983.

MargaretA. Leary, director of the Law Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, has been elected president of the American Association of Law Libraries. Leary became director in 1984 after serving as assistant and associate director. She has taught classes in sources of legal information and in law library administration since 1975, and has authored articles about the validity of international executive agreements, microforms in law libraries, and the use of computerized databases in legal research.

Kathleen Price,director of the Law Library and professor of law at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Florida State University School of Library and Information Studies.

ElaineF. Sloan, dean of university libraries at Indiana University, Bloomington, took office as president of the Association of Research Libraries at its annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C., October 21-22, 1987. Charles E. Miller, director of the library at Florida State University, was elected vice president/president-eleet.

Joan Zenanof the University of Nevada, Reno, was designated president-elect of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors at its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., in November 1987.

Appointments

(Appointments are taken from library newsletters, letters from personnel offices and appointees, and other sources. To ensure that your appointment appears, write to the Editor, ACRL, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611-2795.)

MargaretK. Alexander is the new microforms and documents reference librarian at Auburn University, Alabama.

BarbaraS. Anderson has been appointed assistant librarian in reference at Baptist College, Charleston, South Carolina.

Alan Armstrongis now automation services librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg.

Ruth Carter Armstronghas been appointed assistant director of the Law School Library at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Margaret Maes Axtmann,acquisitions librarian in the Law Library at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, has assumed additional responsibility as foreign and international law bibliographer.

Julie Beamerhas been appointed user services librarian at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg.

Ceres Birkheadhas been appointed reference/ instruction librarian at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Larry Blazeris now librarian at Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Kansas.

Cheryl Boettgherhas been appointed cata- loger for East Asian materials at the Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, Illinois.

Sharon Bostickhas been appointed head of reference at Wichita State University, Kansas.

LarryM. Boyer is now assistant head of the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Janice Brandonhas been appointed head of access services at Arizona State University, West Campus, Phoenix.

PaulJ. Bredderman is now science reference librarian at Auburn University, Alabama.

Deborah Broadwaterhas been appointed special projects cataloger in the Medical Library at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

SallyA. Buchanan is the new associate director for preservation services and cooperative planning at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

SueW. Burkhart has been appointed catalog librarian in the Law Library at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Carol Burroughshas been appointed head of information and research support services at Arizona State University, West Campus, Phoenix.

Katherine Buttonis now reader services librarian in the Science Library at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.

DavidE. Carpenter has been appointed bibliographer at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee.

Susan Casehas joined the staff of the History of Medicine Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City.

SylviaE. Castano is now assistant director of the Law Library at the University of Houston, Texas.

Julie Czisnyhas been appointed associate librarian in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Elinor Daveyhas been appointed head of the Catalog Department at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina.

Randall Dickis the new librarian of the Yorktown Branch Campus of Mercy College, Westchester County, New York.

Hikmet Doguhas been appointed reference/ fine arts librarian at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Gene Elliotthas been named director of library services at Greenville Technical College, South Carolina.

Kevin Freemanhas been appointed music cata- loger at Stanford University, California.

Kip Gobinhas joined the cataloging staff of the Law Library at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Barbara Greeveris now catalog librarian at the University of Idaho, Moscow.

Richard Guajardohas been appointed assistant cataloger in the Law Library at the University of Houston, Texas.

TimothyJ. Hammond has been appointed reference librarian in the Law Library at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

Fred Hayhas been appointed social science reference librarian at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Thomas Heckerhas been appointed business reference librarian at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

David Hornbeckhas been appointed head of the Original Cataloging Section at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Martha Hsuis now head of the Collection Development Department at Cornell University’s Olin Library, Ithaca, New York.

Barbara Jenkinsis now biological sciences librarian in the Reference Department at the University of California, Irvine.

Geraldine Kayehas been appointed botany librarian of Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jackie Sue Kinderis now assistant librarian at the University of South Carolina, Columbia.

Marcie Stevenson Kingsleyhas been appointed head of the Technical Services Division in the Law Library of George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia.

Amy Loucks-DiMatteohas been appointed microcomputer coordinator at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Patricia Sayre McCoyhas been appointed cataloging supervisor at the University of Chicago Law Library.

Gary Mayhoodhas been appointed serials cataloger at Kansas State University, Manhattan.

Mohammed Mirfakhraihas been appointed reference/business librarian at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Nancy Mitchellhas been appointed NCCP cataloger at Indiana University, Bloomington.

JackG. Montgomery is now monographs librarian in the Law Library at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Marilyn Myershas been appointed head of collection development and bibliographic services at Arizona State University, West Campus, Phoenix.

Janet Lee Nelsonis now circulation librarian in the Law Library at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Patricia Norcotthas been appointed assistant law librarian in the Law Library at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign.

ElizabethH. O’Brien has been appointed head of public services at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts.

LauraJ. Orr is now research librarian in the Law Library at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Charles Eliot Pierce Jr.has been named director of the Pierpont Morgan Library, New York City.

Carol Rescohas been named head of the Physical Sciences Library at the University of California, Riverside.

Frank Robertshas been appointed readers services librarian at Mobile College, Alabama.

JohnH. Roberts is the new head of the Music Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Catherine Rodhas joined the staff at Grinnell College, Iowa.

Sandra Sadowis now acquisitions librarian at Delaware Law School, Wilmington.

EdwinJ. Saeger is now rare book and art of the book librarian at the Phoenix Public Library, Arizona.

Kathy Scardellatohas been appointed libra- rian/analyst in the Systems Division at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

RobertaB. Schwartz has been appointed head of Technical Services at Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts.

CharlesA, Skewis is now acquisitions librarian at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

DonnaE. Smith has been appointed social science cataloger at Auburn University, Alabama.

Karen Snurehas been appointed reference librarian/database coordinator in the Information Services Department at the University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.

Mark Spiveyhas been appointed reference/on- line librarian at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Marcia Spruleshas been appointed library services coordinator at University Press Books, Middletown, New York.

DelsieA. Stayner has been appointed acquisitions librarian in the Law Library at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Virginia Steelhas been appointed head of the Access Services Department at the University of California, San Diego.

RichardW. Stephenson is now specialist in cartographic history in the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Oscar Strothershas been named head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s new Congressional Library, Washington, D.C.

Joy Tennisonhas been appointed reference librarian in the Law Library at Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California.

John Tessneris the new head of public services in the School of Law Library at Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Douglas Traberthas been named dean of learning resources at Greenville Technical College, South Carolina.

Carolyn Stewart Tynanhas joined the staff of the Undergraduate Library Services Department at Indiana University, Bloomington.

KatherineI. Tynan is now head of reference and public services at the Hartford Graduate Center Library, Hartford, Connecticut.

BarbaraJ. Weir has been appointed serials cataloger at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania.

Earl Weisbaumis the new foreign & international law librarian in the Law Library at the University of Houston, Texas.

Julia Wentzhas been appointed reference librarian at the William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Peggy Westlakehas rejoined the staff of Reference and Research Services in the Medical Library at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, on a part-time basis.

Jan Westrumhas been appointed reference librarian at Ottawa University, Kansas.

Pamela Whitehas been appointed reference librarian in the Biomedical Library at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Susan Whitmoreis the new head of the District of Columbia Reference Center of the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.

Janet Wrightis the new head of the Circulation and Information Desk services at the National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland.

Gregory Zuckis now librarian at Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas.

Retirements

Stuart Forth

Russell Davis,Utah’s first and only state librar- ian since 1957, retired last summer.

FannieS. Fishlyn, circulation librarian in the Law Library at the University of Southern Califor- nia, Los Angeles, retired at the end of the Fall 1987 semester. A graduate of the University of Califor- nia, Los Angeles, and the USC Graduate School of Library and Information Service, Fishlyn has served as circulation librarian since 1972.

Stuart Forth,dean of libraries at Pennsylvania State University, University Park, has announced his retirement effective September 30, 1988. Forth accepted the newly- created position in 1973 following service as di- rector of libraries at the University of Kentucky.

During his tenure at Penn State, Forth has overseen the computer- ization of the library system and a series of major fund-raising efforts. A native of Manistee,

Michigan, Forth has served as a library ad- ministrator for nearly 35 years and is a scholarlibrarian in American history and architecture and English literature.

In addition to service as president of the Pennsylvania Library Association in 1979 and 1980, Forth is a member of the board of governors of the Research Libraries Group and the board of directors of the Jane Austen Society of North America, which studies the author’s works. Fie is a member of numerous professional associations including the Manuscript Society and ACRL.

Forth was appointed to his position at Kentucky in 1965 and also served (1968-1970) as interim vice president for student affairs. Prior to then he served at the University of Kansas (1959-1965), first as head of the undergraduate library and later as associate and acting director of libraries.

Forth began his library career in 1950 as a member of the staff at Oregon State University, becoming reference librarian at the Seattle Public Library in 1955. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in library science from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in American history from the University of Washington.

Olga Ignon,associate university librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has retired.

JamesE. Poole, assistant head of the National Union Catalog Editorial Section II in the Catalog

Management and Publication Division of the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., retired August 21, 1987. Poole served in the government for 34 years, including 30 at the Library. He joined the Library in 1957 as a searcher in the Exchange and Gift Division, and was promoted the following year to translator in the Air Information Division. Thereafter he was research analyst with the Defense Research Division (later the Federal Research Division). In FRD Poole was promoted to unit supervisor and in 1967 was made head of the Reference and Control Section. In February 1972, he joined the Catalog Publication Division as project manager of the 1968-1972 NUC Quinquennial, and became assistant head of the NUC Publication Section in March 1975. In December 1977 he was promoted to project manager of the 1973-1977 NUC Quinquennial, a massive editorial undertaking that appeared in 128 volumes. Poole became assistant head of the Editorial Section II in 1982. A native of Beaumont, Texas, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of St. Thomas (1952), a master’s degree in Russian from Georgetown University (1957) and an MLS from the University of Maryland (1973). Poole served four years in the U.S. Army and was trained in the Russian language for military intelligence work.

DianeM. Priestly, librarian in the Law School Library at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, retired June 27, 1987. Friends and colleagues gathered to celebrate the naming of the library in her honor.

Marion Rioth,longtime library director at Ottawa University, Kansas, has announced plans to retire this spring.

Daisy Shenholm,director of the Mabel Smith Douglass Library at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, for the past 18 years, retired July 1, 1987. Shenholm served as chairperson of the University Senate during 1986-1987.

DorisT. Shockley, assistant head of the Newspapers and Microforms Department at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, retired effective December 31, 1987, after 30 years of service.

Death

MarionL. Mullen, head of the Reference Department at Syracuse University, New York, since 1973, died December 13,1987, after a long illness. Mullen was born in Syracuse and was a Syracuse graduate, having received her MLS there. Mullen was a member of ALA’s Government Documents Round Table and served on the Reference and Adult Services Division’s Committee on Bibliography. She was also a member of the New York Library Association and a former member of its Reference and Adult Services Section Reference Committee. A member of the Syracuse Alumni Association, Mullen was past president of the Libraries’ Staff Association and was a life member of the School of Information Studies Alumni Association. Mullen was also a member of the Beta Phi Mu, having served as president of the Pi Lambda Sigma Chapter and as a member of the National Assembly and Executive Board. ■ ■

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