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Mark Christel has been appointed the Samuel R. and Marie-Louise Rosenthal Librarian of Grinnell College. Christel formerly served as director of libraries at the College of Wooster in Ohio. He will begin his new position on August 1.

Mark Christel

Julie A. Garrison is now the dean of university libraries at Western Michigan University. Garrison had served as associate dean of research and instructional services at Grand Valley State University. Her background includes library and information services roles at Central Michigan University, Duke University Medical Center, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the University of California-Los Angeles. She is also active in a number of professional library organizations: chair-elect of the Michigan Academic Library Association’s Administration Section, a member of the editorial board of portal: Libraries and the Academy, an ACRL board member, and an advisory board member for SAGE Library.

Julie A. Garrison

Alexia Hudson-Ward has been appointed Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries at Oberlin College. As director, Hudson-Ward will be responsible for the four campus libraries—Mudd Center library, the science library, the conservatory library, and the Clarence Ward Art Library—as well as special exhibits, collection development, technology integration, and space planning and utilization. Hudson-Ward was previously a tenured associate librarian at Penn State, where she had worked since 2006—serving at the university’s Great Valley campus from 2006 to 2008, before transferring to its Abington campus. She has also worked in the Camden County Library System, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. Prior to her transition into academia, Hudson-Ward served as a marketing manager for the Coca-Cola Company.

Alexia Hudson-Ward

Nandita S. Mani has been named director of the Health Sciences Library and associate university librarian for the health sciences at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC). Mani comes to UNC from the University of Michigan, where she was assistant director for academic and clinical engagement at the Taubman Health Sciences Library. She was previously medical librarian and coordinator of education and consumer health at the Henry Ford Hospital’s Sladen Library in Detroit, Michigan. She has held medical librarian and IT positions at the Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library of Wayne State University in Detroit, and the Cross Cancer Institute of the Alberta Cancer Board in Alberta, Canada. Mani is managing editor for the journal Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease. She has published extensively on topics related to librarianship and technology.

Nandita S. Mani

Jason Byrd was appointed head of the Information Services Team at the George Mason University Fenwick Library in January 2016.

Samara Carter was appointed university records manager at the George Mason University Libraries in September 2015.

Bridget Euliano was appointed director of the Technical Services Group at the George Mason University Libraries in January 2016.

Jonathan Manton has been appointed music librarian for access services at Yale University Library.

Kyung-Im (Kim) Noh was appointed assessment and planning officer, in the George Mason University Libraries in February 2016.

Genya O’Gara was appointed associate director of the Virtual Library of Virginia, located in the George Mason University Libraries in August 2015.

Denise Pan has been appointed associate dean for collections and content at the University of Washington Libraries.

Michelle Polchow was appointed electronic resources librarian in the George Mason University Libraries in September 2015.

Danielle Reay has been appointed Arts librarian for digital and access services at the Yale University Library.

Yusel Serindag has been appointed acquisitions librarian, Law Library, at the Yale University Library.

Aaron Trehub, assistant dean for technology, has been named the new head of Auburn University Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives Department.


Selina Lin, continuing resources cataloging librarian, has retired from the University of Iowa Libraries after nearly 39 years of service. During her three-decade tenure, first as a monographs cataloger, then as a serials cataloger, Lin had experienced the technical evolution in cataloging from card catalog to today’s online catalog. She was professionally active in ALA/ALCTS, having served as chair and member on numerous committees in continuing resources cataloging, holdings information, and divisional strategic planning.

Randy Roeder, head of the Cataloging-Metadata Department at the University of Iowa Libraries, has retired after 11 years of service. Roeder joined the University of Iowa after serving 26 years as head of technical services at Coe College. Active in ALA and the Iowa Library Association, his primary professional involvement was within ALA’s ALCTS division.


Charles Martell, who served for 48 years in library sciences as dean and university librarian at California State University-Sacramento (CSUS) and associate librarian at various universities, has died. As a scholar, he was associate editor of the Journal of Academic Librarianship and editor of College and Research Libraries. He contributed more than 85 articles to the field of library science. He also established Friends of the Library at CSUS and served as board president (2010–15) and treasurer (2016). Martell established the CSUS Japanese American Archival Collection and Cambodian Oral History Collection. After he retired in 2000, Martell was an on-call librarian at 14 Sacramento public library branches and went on to teach graduate students for three years at Drexel University in Sacramento.

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