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Ann-Christe Young

Graham R. Hillhas received the first Canadian Association of Research Libraries (CARL) Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship Award, sponsored by Chadwyck-Healey. Hill was awarded the $1,000 prize for his longstanding commitment in the areas of copyright reform and education. Hill is university librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, where he has held this position since 1979. He has been a member of the Association of Colleges and Canada Copyright Advisory Group since 1991. In 1996, he wrote the CARL Brief on Bill C-32 (an act to amend the copyright act of Canada) for submission to the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. Most recently, Hill has been responsible for drafting the Statement of Principlesfor the Management of Copyright in the Digital Environment (October 1998). This document is expected to shape copyright policy for CARL and other copyright user groups as they prepare for the next round of Canadian and international copyright reform.

Gary Wiggins,head of the Indiana University Chemistry Library since 1976, was the recipient of the 1998 Skolnik Award, given by the American Chemical Society Division of Chemical Information, for outstanding contributions in the practice of chemical information science.

Appointments

James Estradahas been named vice president of Information Resources and Services and university librarian at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Estrada is vice-chair/chair-elect of ACRL’s University Libraries Section (ULS).

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William A. Gosling,interim director of the university library at the University of Michigan (UM) since 1997, has been appointed director. As interim director, Gosling worked to strengthen collection development processes, expanded staff development and diversity initiatives, built the fundraising program, and worked with staff to expand and improve operations. He came to UM in 1986 as assistant director for technical services, following work at Duke University Library and the Library of Congress. Gosling is active in a number of library organizations, including the ALA, ACRL, Association of Research Libraries, Michigan Library Association, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the Digital Library Federation. He also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Academic Librarianship, Library Acquisitions: Practice and Theory, and the Journal of Internet Cataloging.

William A. Gosling

Tracey Leger-Hornbywas named director of Regina Library at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire. She was most recently associate director for Instructional Computing and User Services at Simmons College Libraries in Boston, where she worked for 11 years. Leger-Hornby previously served as assistant director for Library Systems, as well as library automation project manager at Simmons. She currently serves as secretary for the Board of Trustees of the New England Regional Affiliate of Educause, and chaired the New England Innovative Interfaces User’s Group.

Glenda Thorntonhas been appointed director of the Cleveland State University Library. Prior to this position, Thornton served as the associate director for Library Services at the Auraria Library at the University of Colorado in Denver. Thornton’s experience includes the overall administration of the Auraria Library and several years of implemeriting information technology systems including distance learning.

Trevor J. Bondhas been appointed temporary manuscripts librarian at Washington State University in Pullman.

Kitty Bridgeshas been appointed coordinator of Science Libraries and head of the Shapiro Science Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

J. Paul Buchananhas been appointed vice president in charge of Information Technology at the Academic Book Center.

Laura G. Burtleis now assistant head for library instruction in the Information Services Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Rod A. Bustoshas been appointed systems librarian at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Larry Comptonhas been appointed research librarian for the National Environmental Respiratory Center at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Brian Dohertyhas been appointed head of the Music Library at Southwest Missouri State University.

Jean Farringtonhas been appointed special projects librarian at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Betty Galbraithis now collection development coordinator/public services librarian at Washington State University in Pullman.

Kimberly Graberhas appointed reference librarian and user education coordinator in the Owen Science and Engineering Library at Washington State University in Pullman.

Doreen Harwoodhas been appointed reference/business librarian at the University of Washington in Seattle.

John P. Hugheshas been appointed science liaison/reference librarian at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Cheryl Jonesis the new education librarian at Southwest Missouri State University.

Lee P. Keenehas been appointed reference librarian at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

Allison Levelis now the head of the Reference Department at Southwest Missouri State University Libraries.

Bonnie J. MacEwanhas been appointed assistant dean for collections for Pennsylvania State University.

Alison Manninghas been appointed social sciences reference/collection development librarian at Washington State University in Pullman.

J. Gregory Matthewshas been appointed electronic resources cataloging librarian at Washington State University in Pullman.

Mary Millerhas been appointed technology coordinator in the Reference Department at the University of Kansas Libraries.

Julia K. Nimshas been appointed director of the LOEX Clearinghouse at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

J. B. Pettyhas been named coordinator of the Library Science Program and Library Development at Southwest Missouri State University.

Roger L. Presleyhas been appointed associate university librarian for Resource Management at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Phyllis L. Ruscellahas been appointed associate university librarian for Public Services at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Barton Spenceris now library development officer at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

William Spiveyis now coordinator of Education and Outreach Services at the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Joan M. Stephenshas been appointed head of the Acquisitions Department at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Tammy S. Sugarmanhas been appointed humanities liaison/reference librarian at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Cordelia Swintonhas been appointed head of access services for Pennsylvania State University.

Ann Thorntonhas been appointed assistant director for electronic resources at the New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library.

Marie Tomlinsonhas been appointed information specialist to the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies at the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Stephen Trumbleis now social sciences reference/collection development librarian at Washington State University in Pullman.

Scott Walterhas been appointed humanities and education reference librarian at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

Brian Webbhas been appointed social sciences reference librarian at Troy State University in Troy, Alabama.

David K. Weekshas been appointed reference librarian/coordinator of document delivery at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Stefanie A. Wittenbachhas been appointed head of the acquisitions department at the University of California, Riverside.

Susan Yarboroughhas been appointed education reference librarian at Troy State University in Troy, Alabama.

Gail Yokotehas been appointed assistant university librarian for the sciences at the University of California, Davis.

Retirements

Dorothy E. Davishas retired after 46 years of service to Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She joined the Southern Library staff in September 1952 as an instructor. Davis has served in various capacities in the library: assistant cataloger, film librarian, 1952-55; assistant circulation librarian, 1955-60; assistant reference librarian, 1960-64; circulation librarian, 1964-68; black heritage librarian and university archivist, 1968-84; reference librarian, 1984-86; art and architecture librarian/reference librarian, 1986-98. She has made many contributions in Black Studies, including the proposal for and organization of the core Black Heritage Collection at Southern.

Kathryn Johnsonhas retired from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, after 28 years of service. Johnson began her career at Southern as a cataloger. She then served as head of serials, head of circulation, and bindery/catalog librarian. In 1982, she was named acquisitions librarian, a position she held until 1986, when she was named collection development librarian. In 1987, Johnson became a reference librarian, and in 1992, her title was changed to head of reference and team leader. She has served on the University Academic Honors standing committee since 1982.

Marcia J. Myers,director of libraries at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in Richmond, has announced her plans to retire in June 1999 after 35 years of library service. Before joining EKU, she held positions as head of circulation at the Warren Library Association; chair of the Library Program Department at Miami-Dade Community College; and associate dean of libraries for Administration Services at the University of Tennessee. Myers also served as chair of ACRL’s Community and Junior College Libraries Section, was a member of the RASD Board, and the Library Research Round Table Steering Committee. She is best known for her work on the effectiveness of reference services.

Marcia J. Myers

Ann Baker Wardretired from the North Carolina State (NSU) University Libraries after more than 30 years of service. She began her career at NSU in 1970 as a librarian in the Interlibrary Center, became humanities reference librarian in 1973, and returned to the Interlibrary Center as its head in 1985. She retired as the library’s principal bibliographer in October 1998. ■

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