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Lynn Baird, dean of the University of Idaho Libraries, was elected the board chair for Orbis Cascade Alliance, a nonprofit consortium of 37 colleges and universities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho.


Matt Bejune has been appointed executive director of the library at Worcester State University, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

G. Marcille “Marci” Frederick, is now Eastern Mennonite University’s director of the Sadie A. Hartzler Library. Frederick was library director at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois, a post she had held since 2006. Before that she was director of library services for eight years at The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta. And previous to that, she was director of library and information services for five years at the Institute for Christian Studies, a graduate school in Toronto. In addition to her library work over the years, Frederick served on university committees on environmental sustainability, racial/ethnic diversity, gender equality, and spiritual formation. She has taught several courses over the years, including “Truth and Falsehood in the Marketplace of Ideas,” centering on information-seeking and retrieval.

G. Marcille “Marci” Frederck

Janice Lewis has been named director of the J. Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University (ECU). Lewis had been interim dean of academic library services at ECU since August 2012. She has overseen the creation and dedication of the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, expansion of Joyner Library operation to 24 hours/five days per week, increased grant activity, and intensified emphasis on support for research and teaching at ECU. She joined Joyner Library in 1999 as the first coordinator of library instruction and also held positions of business librarian, head of reference services, and associate dean of academic library services. Before joining ECU, Lewis was a staff attorney and special projects counsel for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now the American Association for Justice) and reference and collections librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. Lewis has written and published extensively on the topics of library assessment and trends affecting academic libraries. She is active in ACRL and the Library Leadership and Management Association. Lewis received the 2012 East Carolina University Centennial Award for Excellence in the area of service and is a three-time member of the ECU Servire Society.

Beth McNeil has been named dean of the library at Iowa State University-Ames. McNeil served as professor and associate dean for academic affairs at Purdue University-West Lafayette, since 2009. She held previous positions at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries and the Cullom-Davis Library at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. McNeil has been a member of ACRL since 1989 and was elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large in the 2015 ACRL elections.

Beth McNeil

James Procell is now director of the Dwight Anderson Music Library at the University of Louisville.

Keith Rocci has been appointed library director at Pima Community College’s Community Campus. Prior to joining Pima in 2013, Rocci was the first year experience librarian at Washburn University for five years. He is the national faculty coordinator in Emporia State University’s School of Library and Information Management and has served as a lecturer there since 2010. Rocci has also served in public services positions at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.

Tim Shearer has been named director of Library and Information Technology (LIT) at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Shearer will lead a comprehensive technology program for the library and will manage the LIT department, including planning, budgeting, and setting policy for information technology. He will represent the library on select campus committees, including the University Information Technology Executive Council, and will maintain collaborative relationships with organizations that provide information technology services to academic institutions and libraries. Shearer was most recently the head of software development within the LIT department. He has also held the positions of head of the Core Application Development Team and web access librarian at the UNC-CH Library.

Tim Shearer

Keith Webster, dean of libraries at Carnegie Mellon University, has been appointed director of the university’s Emerging and Integrative Media Initiatives. In taking this additional responsibility, Webster will facilitate the growth of the Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network, the Emerging Media Master’s Degree program, the Integrative Media Program in NYC, and the Entertainment Technology Center. Appointed dean in 2013, Webster was integral in establishing IDeATe’s intellectual commons in Hunt Library, where it is fostering interdisciplinary study and research. He will continue to serve as dean of University Libraries, and to hold the rank of principal librarian. He holds a courtesy academic appointment in the School of Public Policy and Management in the Heinz College.

Keith Webster

Beth Canzoneri is now reference/instruction librarian and liaison to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at the University of Idaho Library.

Sarah Carrier has been appointed North Carolina research and instruction librarian at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Library.

Christopher Dieckman has been named metadata and cataloging librarian (serials and media) at the Iowa State University Library.

Peggy Griesinger has been appointed metadata and cataloging librarian in the George Mason University Libraries.

Annah Hackett has joined the University of Idaho Library as reference/instruction resident librarian.

Megan Heuer is the new communication arts librarian at Southern Methodist University.

Madeline Kelly was appointed head of collection development in the George Mason University Libraries.

Piper Martin is now humanities liaison librarian at the University of Wyoming Libraries.

George R. Martinez has been appointed to the diversity residency position at the University of Louisville Libraries.

Nancy McEnery has been appointed a faculty librarian at Napa Valley College in Napa, California.

Ashley McMullin has been named assessment and marketing librarian at the DePaul University Library.

Eric Schares has been named science and technology (engineering and physical sciences) librarian at the Iowa State University Library.

Chris Schmit has been appointed metadata and systems librarian at National Louis University.

Jacob Shelby has been named metadata and cataloging librarian at the Iowa State University Library.

George Stachokas has joined Auburn University Libraries as the electronic resources librarian.

Erin Passehl Stoddart is the new head of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Idaho Library.

Erin Thomas has been named science and technology (engineering and physical sciences) librarian at the Iowa State University Library.

Philip White has joined the University of Wyoming Libraries as social sciences liaison librarian.

Jeri Wieringa is the new digital publishing production lead for the Mason Publishing Group in the George Mason University Libraries.

Jennifer Kelly Wilder has been named development and communications officer for the George Mason University Libraries.

Evan Williamson has been named digital infrastructure librarian at the University of Idaho Library.


Margaret Tufts Tenney has retired after 15 years as head of the Harry Ransom Center Reading Room at the University of Texas-Austin.


Mary George, senior reference librarian at Princeton University, has died. George began her professional career in interlibrary loan at the University of Michigan and later became a reference librarian and bibliographic instructor before joining Princeton to head the General and Humanities Reference Division (GHRD). While at University of Michigan, George also lectured in the graduate program of library science. She continued to teach library science at Drexel and then Rutgers University after her arrival at Princeton. In addition to heading GHRD for two decades, Mary coordinated user education, most notably the Writing Program. She served in many acting capacities: director of slides and photography, head of interlibrary services, head of public services, music librarian, German studies librarian, and politics librarian. She was elected and served eight years on the ALA Council. George was the UNESCO liaison for the International Documents Round Table of GODORT. She chaired the Policy and Planning Committee of ACRL’s University Libraries Section. She was also an accomplished author, most notably her two books Elements of Library Research (Princeton University Press) and Learning the Library: Concepts and Methods for Effective Bibliographic Instruction (Bowker).

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