CURRENTS: American Libraries, Jan/Feb 2014


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CURRENTS: American Libraries, Jan/Feb 2014

  1. 1. PEOPLE | Announcements Currents n  October 7 Christine Angeli became director of Milford (Conn.) Public Library. n  November 4 Katie Blank became electronic records manager for Raynor Memorial Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives at Marquette University in Milwaukee. n  October 1 Adam Dodd became head of the web developer group at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Science Libraries. n  January 10 Jean Elderwind is retiring as administrator of the Carroll and Madison County (Ark.) Library System. n  November 4 Maria Elia became processing archivist in the Poetry Collection at University at Buffalo (N.Y.) Libraries. n  September 16 Esmeralda Fisher became director of communications for University of Houston Libraries. n  September 9 Lisa Gregory became digital projects librarian for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. n  November 18 Eric Howard became assistant director of Palo Alto (Calif.) City Library. n  September 16 Cynthia Landrum became assis- 66  |  january/february 2014 CITED n  October 17 Durham County (N.C.) Library Director Tammy Baggett won the North Carolina Library Association’s Roundtable for Ethnic Minority Concerns Roadbuilders’ Award for Public Librarianship for 2013. n  Las Vegas–Clark County (Nev.) Library District Executive Director Jeanne Goodrich was named 2013 Librarian of the Year at the 68th annual Nevada Library Association Conference. n  Kansas City (Mo.) Public Library Director Crosby Kemper III was named 2013 Public Administrator of the Year (for the nonprofit category) by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. n  Robert C. Maier won the New England Library Association’s 2013 Emerson Greenaway Distinguished Service Award for Librarianship. Jeanne Goodrich Cynthia Landrum tant director for public services at the Oak Park (Ill.) Public Library. n  October 7 Tyne Lowe became senior library technician at Miami University’s Wertz Art and Architecture Library in Oxford, Ohio. n  October 1 Dawne Lucas became special collections librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Science Libraries. n  December 31 Mary Jane Mannherz retired as director of Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol, Pennsylvania. n  November 1 Elizabeth McCraw became special collections and humanities cataloger at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Wilson Special Collections Library. n  November 1 Patricia Morris became coordinator of library research at Florida Gateway College in Lake City. n  November 15 Jennifer J. Natale became academic resident librarian at Miami University Libraries in Oxford, Ohio. n  December 31 Lee O’Brien retired as associate director of Cecil County Public Library in Sonal Rastogi Brian Shepherd Elkton, Maryland. n  October 28 Suzanne Olawski became deputy director at Berkeley (Calif.) Public Library. n  October 10 Cynthia Parkhill became educational assistant in the library media center at Bellview Elementary School in Ashland, Oregon. n  December 13 Dorothy Peppard retired as children’s librarian at Haddonfield (N.J.) Public Library. n  October 14 Sonal Rastogi became director of libraries at Norfolk (Va.) Public Library. n  November 4 Mary Rieder became coordinator of acquisition and discovery services at Marquette University’s Raynor Memorial Libraries in Milwaukee. n  In December Lambert Shell became director of Danbury (Conn.) Public Library. n  October 28 Brian Shepherd became director of Indian Trails Library District in Wheeling, Illinois. n  November 1 Tom W. Sloan became executive director of the Mid-Hudson Library System in
  2. 2. Denise Soufi At ALA n  November 15 Angela Hanshaw, program officer and web editor in the Public Programs Office, left ALA. n  October 11 Megan Humphrey, manager, Campaign for America’s American music, including the African origin of the banjo. She was president of the Music Library Association from 1977 to 1979. n  October 29 Catherine Romanelli, 87, former director of Sachem Public Library in Holbrook, New York, died. n  November 25 Sylvia Royt, a retired former ALA staff member, died. She was employed from 1969 to 1984 in ALA Publishing. Her last position was that of rights and permissions editor. n  November 1 Anita Ladden Rudolf, 90, former head librarian at Norwalk (Conn.) High School, died. n  October 2 Ann Wolpert, 70, director of libraries at Massachusetts Institute of Technology for 17 years, died. n  November 9 Bohdan Stephan Wynar, 87, founder of publishing company Libraries Unlimited, died. Born in Ukraine, he emigrated to the US and earned an MLIS from the University of Denver, where he later taught. He authored many books in library science, including Introduction to Cataloging and Classification. He also created the renowned guide to reference works, American Reference Books Annual. Wynar received the Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award for his distinguished contributions to reference librarianship in 1977. Libraries/Public Information Office, left ALA. n  October 16 Brian Russell became program coordinator in the Public Programs Office. n  November 4 Kristen Sutherland became Asso- ciation for Library Service to Children program officer for continuing education. n  October 10 Russ Swedowski, manager of financial reporting in the accounting department, left ALA.  z Send notices and color photographs for Currents to Mariam Pera, january/february 2014 November 5 Virginia Albright, 85, former director of the East Lansing (Mich.) Public Library, died. n  September 19 Linda Brooks Burton, 51, southeast district manager for the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) and managing librarian at the Bayview branch, died. In more than 30 years with SFPL, Burton cofounded the Bayview Footprints Network of Community Building Groups and the Bayview History Preservation Project to build an archive of materials about African-American migration to the area and other aspects of local history. n  October 19 Miriam “Mimi” Chapman, librarian at the Ypsilanti (Mich.) District Library, died. In her 33 years of service at the library, she served as an adult services librarian, branch manager, interim director, and head of acquisitions. n  November 22 Ardath A. Danford, 83, former director of the Toledo–Lucas County (Ohio) Public Library, died. n  December 1 Lorna Donley, 53, librarian and former archival specialist at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago, died. Donley was a member of the post-punk band DA! in the early 1980s. n  November 14 Dena Epstein, 96, former assistant music librarian at the University of Chicago, died. Epstein documented the history of black |  n  Tom W. Sloan OBITUARIES 67 Poughkeepsie, New York. n  November 1 Lori Ward Smith became director of Jackson-George Regional Library System in Pascagoula, Mississippi. n  November 1 Denise Soufi became Middle Eastern cataloger at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. n  November 30 Thomas Stave retired as head of the document center and subject liaison to the departments of International Studies and Planning, Public Policy, and Management at the University of Oregon Libraries after 34 years of service. n  November 1 Claudia Sumler retired as public services administrator for Harford County (Md.) Public Library. n  November 17 Porcia Vaughn became biology and biochemistry librarian at University of Houston Libraries. n  September 1 Brent Wagner became department chair of the Alfred M. Bailey Library and Archives at the Denver (Colo.) Museum of Nature and Science. n  October 12 Eric D. Weaver became library associate at Miami University’s Amos Music Library in Oxford, Ohio.