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Mary Margaret “Maggie” Farrell, dean of libraries at the University of Wyoming since 2002, has joined Clemson University as dean of libraries. Farrell has also has served as associate dean of libraries at Montana State University, head of government publications at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and librarian at Arizona State University and the Scottsdale Public Library. She has been a member of ACRL since 1989, having served as ACRL division councilor on the Board of Directors (2010–13).

Mary Margaret “Maggie” Farrell

Heather Gendron is now director of the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University.

Emily Alford is now social sciences librarian at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Kelly Blanchat has been appointed electronic resources support librarian at the Yale University Library.

Renée Bosman is now government information librarian at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Davis Library.

Catherine Bowers has joined the faculty of Valdosta State University Odum Library in Valdosta, Georgia, as an assistant professor of library science and reference librarian.

Peggy Burge has been appointed coordinator of teaching, learning, and digital humanities at the University of Puget Sound’s Collins Library.

Jasmine Burns has been named image technologies and visual literacy librarian with the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Jason Burton has been appointed sciences librarian at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Kay G. Coates has been appointed librarian lecturer at Georgia Southern University’s Zach S. Henderson Library.

Katy Curtis has been named humanities librarian at the University of Puget Sound’s Collins Library.

Sebastian Derry has been appointed assistant dean for public services at Seton Hall University.

Bart Everts has been appointed to the faculty of the Paul Robeson Library at Rutgers University-Camden.

Jennifer W. Green has been appointed the digital scholarship librarian for the Dartmouth College Library.

Amber Janssen has joined the Cal Maritime Library as instruction and assessment librarian.

Erika Jenns has been named the Scholars’ Commons programming and outreach librarian at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Marty Kurth has been appointed associate university librarian for technical services at the Yale University Library.

Anne Langley is now the associate dean for research, collections, and scholarly communications at the Penn State Libraries.

Jeffrey Makala has been appointed special collections librarian and university archivist at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Brian Minihan has been appointed scholarly communications librarian at Hong Kong Baptist University.

Leanne Mobley is now scholarly technologies librarian at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Jeffrey M. Mortimore has been appointed discovery services and data curation librarian at Georgia Southern University’s Zach S. Henderson Library.

Kate Otto has been named the Learning Commons librarian at the Indiana University-Bloomington Libraries.

Christina Pabon-Buck is now user experience librarian at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland.

Melissa Randall has been named electronic resources cataloger at Clemson University Libraries.

Amanda Wakaruk has accepted the position of copyright librarian at the University of Alberta.

Kimberly A. Wirth is now the coordinator of information literacy/research librarian at Angelo State University.

Katie Wissel has been named term librarian at Seton Hall University.

Sarah Towner Wright is now clinical librarian and graduate medical education specialist in the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Library.


Teri R. Switzer has retired after 42 years as a librarian in Colorado. During her career she served as a school librarian, a special librarian at a government securities firm, and an academic librarian. For the past seven years, she has been dean and professor at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs’ Kraemer Family Library. Switzer is a past ALA treasurer and currently is an ALA Endowment trustee and retired New Members Round Table member-at-large.

Teri R. Switzer


Richard Fyffe, Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal librarian of the college at Grinnell College, has died. Since 2006, Fyffe worked to develop the Grinnell Library’s collections, promote initiatives in information literacy and research skills, strengthen its partnerships and consortia memberships, and advance technology in service of teaching, learning, and research. He worked collaboratively with faculty to develop intellectual property policies and pass an open access resolution. His innovations helped reinvent the college’s libraries through the creation of a peer-mentoring program for research literacy and by rethinking collections philosophy. Fyffe was also instrumental in the opening of Kistle Science Library and the renovation of Burling Library. Under his leadership, Grinnell received an the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2011. Fyffe has held leadership roles in the Iowa Private Academic Library consortium and the Oberlin Group consortium, served as cochair of ALA’s Scholarly Communications Committee, was an editorial board member of the peer-reviewed journal College & Research Libraries, and was twice elected as chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for Research Libraries in Chicago.

Richard Fyffe
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