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Margaret Gregor, associate professor at Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, has been named the Martha and Nancy Lee Bivens Distinguished Fellow for Children and Reading. Gregor has served as Instructional Materials Center librarian at Appalachian for five years. She is also codirector of the second biennial Children’s Literature Symposium that will be held November 9, 2013.

Kim Schroeder, Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science lecturer, has been awarded one of four 2013 Library of Congress National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA) Innovation Awards, which recognize contributions to innovation in digital stewardship.

Appointments

Beth Anderson Schuck is now director of libraries at the College of Southern Nevada.

Kimberly Bloedel has been appointed head of the Marvin A. Pomerantz Business Library at the University of Iowa Libraries.

David E. Cassens has been appointed dean of libraries at Saint Louis University.

Alberta Davis Comer has been named dean and director of the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library and university librarian. Comer served as dean and associate dean of library services at Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library since 2004. Under her leadership at Indiana State University, Comer developed a number of innovations, including an academic library consortium across three universities (Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College) in partnership with a county public library to establish an integrated online library catalog system. She has served as editor of Indiana Libraries, published by the Indiana Library Federation, as well as editor of Cognotes, the daily paper of the ALA Annual Conference. She is a member of ACRL, American Indian Library Association, and the Indiana Library Federation.

Gerald “Jay” Gaidmore has been named Marian and Alan McLeod director of the Special Collections Research Center at Swem Library at the College of William and Mary. Gaidmore served as university archivist and head of University Archives and Records Management Services at University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill. Prior to his position at UNC, he was the university archivist at Brown University, where he led the Manuscripts and University Archives division of the Special Collections department. Gaidmore began his library career as a graduate student at Old Dominion University, serving as project archivist and Special Collections coordinator for the university’s library. After completing his graduate studies, he joined the Library of Virginia as its private papers archivist. While there, he served in several positions including senior finding aids description archivist and private papers program manager.

Jaclyn Grahl has been appointed the first executive director of the Chicago Collections Consortium (CCC). CCC is a newly formed organization that preserves, presents, and promotes the history and culture of the Chicago region by coordinating and leveraging the collections, programs, and expertise of its members: libraries, museums, and other institutions with Chicago-focused archival collections.


Jaclyn Grahl

Rebekah Kilzer has been named library director at Shawnee State University’s Clark Memorial Library.

Kari Kozak was appointed head of the Lichtenberger Engineering Library at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Ann Lindell is now head of the Art and Architecture Library at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.

Thomas Reed Caswell has been named Architecture and Fine Arts librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.

Leslie A. Warren has been appointed dean of Academic Information Services at Northern Michigan University.

Katherine Akers has been named science librarian in science, engineering, and data at the University of Michigan Library.

Grover Baker is now user services librarian for the visual and performing arts at Middle Tennessee State University.

Beth Bernhardt is now assistant dean for collection management and scholarly communications for the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.

Brenna Campbell has been appointed assistant conservator, preservation and conservation, at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Christopher Diaz is residency program librarian for scholarly communications and collections, Collection Management, at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Maria R. Estorino has been named Esperanza Bravo de Varona chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection at the University of Miami Libraries.

Liangyu Fu has accepted the position of Chinese studies librarian in the Asia Library at the University of Michigan.

Audrey Hamelers has been appointed digital humanities and Web services librarian in the Library Information Technology User Support Department at the University of Delaware Library.

Larry Hansard has joined Middle Tennessee State University, assuming responsibility for Integrated Systems.

Patricia Hartman has joined Auburn University Libraries as reference and instruction librarian in the subject specialties of science and mathematics.

Charissa Jefferson has been named business and data librarian at California State University-Northridge’s Oviatt Library.

Lauren Magnuson is now systems and emerging technologies Librarian in the Technical Services department at California State University-Northridge’s Oviatt Library.

Neal McClain has assumed responsibility for Library Technology at Middle Tennessee State University.

Emma Molls has been named social sciences and scholarly communications librarian at Iowa State University Library.

Hikaru Nakano has been appointed East Asian cataloger at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.

David Nelson is now head of collection development and management at Middle Tennessee State University.

Lisa Nickel is now associate dean of research and public services at William and Mary’s Swem Library.

Megan O’Donnell has been named scholarly communications librarian at Iowa State University Library.

Alexa Pearce is now American culture/ British history subject specialist in arts and humanities at the University of Michigan Library.

Jason Reed has been appointed faculty and graduate services librarian at Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, Kansas.

Karen Reed has been appointed user services librarian for education at Middle Tennessee State University.

Ariana Santiago has been appointed residency program librarian for undergraduate services, research and library instruction at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Sara Scheib has been appointed sciences reference and instruction librarian in the Sciences Library at the University of Iowa Libraries.

Sara Suiter is now learning services librarian at Howard Community College Library.

Laurie Taylor has been appointed digital humanities librarian at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida.

Kelly Thompson has been named cataloging and metadata management librarian at Iowa State University Library.

David Vail has been appointed public services archivist at Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, Kansas.

Retirements

Wanda V. Dole, dean of the Ottenheimer Library at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock (UALR) since 2006, has retired. Dole led the renovation of public areas of the library to create spaces conducive to learning and research. New technology was explored and opened to UALR users and the community, and print and online resources have been expanded. Dole also established the Ottenheimer Library Development Board to plan and support fundraising. Prior to coming to UALR, Dole held administrative positions in the libraries of Washburn University, SUNY Stony Brook, Penn State-Abington, and the University of Miami. She also worked in publishing (Scott, Foresman and Co.) and book selling (NE regional representative, B.H. Blackwell’s/ Blackwell North America). Dole served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist at the American University in Bulgaria.


Wanda V. Dole

Kendra St. Aubin has retired as head of collection development/acquisitions services at Bridgewater State University, after 13 years of service. She began her library career with positions in reference and government documents at the New York Public Library’s Mid-Manhattan Library and Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. After moving to Massachusetts she also held a reference position at Wheaton College, managed two corporate libraries, led the Rhode Island Newspaper Project, and served as bibliographic services coordinator at Southern New England School of Law. She served as a member (2002–06) and chair (2005–06) of the ACRL College Libraries Section Membership Committee and as secretary (2004–06) and membership committee chair (2006–10) of the ACRL New England Chapter.

Deaths

Lorna Daniells, 94, research librarian who worked at Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Baker Library from 1946 until her retirement in 1985, has died. During her nearly 40 years at HBS, she served as chair of the library’s reference department (1970–74), head of the department (1974–79), and as bibliographer (1979–85). In 1978, Daniells published a book titled Business Information Sources, which for many years was the leading comprehensive financial information source guide for universities and business leaders across the country. In addition to her work at HBS, she served as a consultant for several other business schools, contributed to numerous trade publications, taught business information science at Simmons College, and was chairman of the Boston chapter of the Special Libraries Association for several terms.

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