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John E. Buschman has been appointed dean of university libraries at Seton Hall University, effective July 1, 2012. Buschman comes from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where, since 2007, he has been associate university librarian for scholarly resources and services. Prior to Georgetown, Buschman was a professor, librarian, department chair, and acting dean of university libraries for 19 years tenure at Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and he served as an assistant reference librarian at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

Kimberly Abrams has joined Adelphi University as acquisitions librarian.

Karen Bjork has been appointed digital initiatives coordinator at Portland State University Library.

Allen Clayton has been named digital projects librarian at the University of Texas-Dallas Eugene McDermott Library.

Meredith Farkas is now head of instructional services at Portland State University Library.

Ty Lovelady has been appointed the first university archivist at the University of Texas-Dallas Eugene McDermott Library.

Theresa Mastrodonato has been appointed reference librarian and coordinator of library instruction for first-year students at Frostburg State University in Frostburg, Maryland.

Wanda Tanghlyn has been named librarian at the University of Texas-Dallas Callier Center Library.

Ngoc-Yen (Yen) Tran is now undergraduate services librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries.

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

Debbie Verhoff has joined Northwestern University Library as the art collection public services librarian.


Tom Dillard, head of the University of Arkansas Libraries’ special collections department since 2004, retired in January 2012. Dillard began working in the field of Arkansas history in 1977, when he was appointed the first historian on the staff of the Arkansas State Parks. In 1981 he became the director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, a cabinet-level post under Governor Frank White and later Governor Bill Clinton. During his tenure there, he organized and chaired the commemoration of Arkansas’s 150th birthday celebration and was selected as the “Humanist of the Year” by the Arkansas Endowment for the Humanities. In 1986 he was hired as the first archivist for the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), assigned the task of building a university archives from scratch. In 1997 Dillard left UCA to join the Central Arkansas Library System, with the goal of creating an archival program. There he created the Richard C. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. As curator of the Butler Center, Dillard worked with a statewide team to create the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture.

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