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Claren M. Kidd, retired professor of bibliography and librarian of the L. S. Youngblood Energy Library at the University of Oklahoma, was honored with the Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award during the Geological Society of America’s Annual Meeting. The award is given by the Geoscience Information Society in recognition of significant contributions to the geoscience information profession. Kidd was the geology librarian at the University of Oklahoma for more than 30 years. She specialized in the identification and organization of gray literature important to geoscientists, particularly maps and field trip guidebooks. Kidd’s interest in gray literature led to her participation in the development of a union list of Australian field trip guidebooks, published by the Australian Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics. She also developed a union list of 4,000 unpublished manuscript and archival geological maps of New Zealand, which was published by the New Zealand Geological Survey. Closer to home, she endorsed the Geoscience Information Society’s initiative to improve access to guidebooks, serving as a contributor and compiler for the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th editions of The Union List of Field Trip Guidebooks of North America.

Michael Noga (MIT) presents the Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award to Claren M. Kidd.


Glenn Bunton has been named director of library technologies and systems at the University of South Carolina Libraries.

James Mullins has been appoint the Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science at Purdue University Libraries. Mullins has been dean of libraries and professor of library science at Purdue since 2004. Before that he was associate director for administration at MIT Libraries, and prior to MIT was university librarian at Villanova University. He also held administrative positions at Indiana University, while serving as a part-time faculty member in the Indiana University School of Library and Information Science. At Purdue, Mullins has helped create a vision for the Purdue Libraries to meet the challenge of the 21st century by redefining the role of libraries and its faculty, integrating them more into the university’s instruction and discovery efforts. He was instrumental in creating the Distributed Data Curation Center at Purdue, which has secured grants to study data management. Mullins just completed an elected term on the board of directors of the Association of Research Libraries and is currently on the board of directors of the Center for Research Libraries. He also serves on the Science and Technology Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and as a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries. He is on the editorial board of College and Research Libraries. Mullins has contributed to professional literature through his research and has given numerous national and international presentations.

Susanna Pathak is the new director of library and academic information services at the Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.

Elizabeth Sudduth has been appointed director of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at University of South Carolina Libraries.

Emily Alschback is now research and instruction librarian at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business Library.

Katherine (Katie) Blocksidge is the new reference and instruction librarian at the John L. and Christine Warner Library of Ohio State University at Newark and Central Ohio Technical College.

Linda Bourgeois has been appointed reference/catalog librarian at the University of the Rockies Library.

Laura Brown is now music cataloging librarian at the Old Dominion University Libraries in Norfolk, Virginia.

Jason Colman is now publishing project manager in the University of Michigan Library’s Digital Publishing Production unit.

Kristina Eden has joined the University of Michigan Library’s Copyright Office as program manager.

Yijun Gao has been appointed assistant professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

Janice “Jenny” Hock is now acquisitions librarian at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

David Ketchum has been appointed resource sharing librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries.

Jonathan McGlone has been named publishing project manager in the University of Michigan Library’s Digital Publishing Production unit.

Holly Mercer has joined the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Libraries as associate dean for scholarly communication and research services.

Anne Shelley has joined Illinois State University as the multimedia/music librarian.

Felicia Smith has joined the Stanford University Library as information and instructional services librarian.

Benjamin Tucker has been appointed business, economics, and social sciences librarian at the University of Pugent Sound’s Collins Memorial Library.


John S. Page, ALA life member, member of ACRL, and Black Caucus of the American Library Association member, has retired from the Learning Resources Division of the University of the District of Columbia after 42 years of service. His first job was as Young Adult Librarian at the Oceanside (NY) Free Library followed by establishing a library at the Stone-Brandel Center in Chicago. In 1969 Page became senior media special at the Federal City College before becoming the head of technical services; he served as deputy director from 1984 to 2000; and in 2000 he became associate dean of learning resources division. He transitioned into retirement by relinquishing the associate dean position in 2010 and retired December 31, 2011.


Glenn Anderson, Auburn University Libraries assistant dean for collections development, died January 21, 2012. Anderson served the libraries of Auburn University for more than 30 years, touching many lives as he provided the Auburn community with information services. As assistant dean for collections, Anderson provided guidance to build the library collection.

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