Recently Karen Levi-Lausa became executive director of the Words Beyond Bars Project at Limon Correctional Facility in Lincoln County, Colorado.
February 4 Andrea Estelle became director of the Otsego (Mich.) District Public Library.
In November 2012 Sarah Vantrease became library manager at Butte County (Calif.) Library’s Chico branch.
March 1 Holly White became reference/web resources librarian at the Muskingum University Library in New Concord, Ohio.
March 2 Jennifer Dixey became collection support and digital initiatives manager at the Whatcom County (Wash.) Library System.
February 24 Lynn Bassanese became director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, New York.
March 11 Rebecca Wolf was named director of the Winnetka–Northfield (Ill.) Public Library District.
January 4 Bobbie Morgan became director of the Putnam County (Ill.) Public Library District.
In March, James Galbraith became librarian at the Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of the Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking, located in Corning, New York.
On March 20 eva efron, 66, school library services supervisor at the Nassau Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) in Westbury, New York, died from pancreatic cancer. Prior to Nassau BOCES, efron—who spelled her name in lower case—served as an assistant to the school library system director at Eastern Suffolk BOCES and was a high school librarian at Brentwood (N.Y.) High School.
April 1 Joel Silver will become director of the Lilly Library at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Mary Minow has been reappointed Follett Chair at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, for the 2013–2014 academic year.
Barbara Klump, 78, former director of the Schultz-Holmes Memorial Library in Blissfield, Michigan, died March 17. She worked at the library from 1978 until her retirement in 2003. Klump attended Wheaton (Ill.) College and Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.
In March, Janice Del Negro was promoted to associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.
In February Sujin Huggins was promoted to assistant professor at Dominican University's Graduate School of Library and Information Science in River Forest, Illinois.
In March, Libby Feil became history and genealogy librarian at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston.
In March, Tanya Zanish-Belcher became director of special collections and university archivist at Z. Smith Reynolds Library of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In March, Cindy Kleback became branch manager at the Perry Hall branch of the Balitmore County (Md.) Public Library.
In March, Diane Kelly, associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science, received the British Computer Society Information Retrieval Specialist Group Karen Spärck-Jones Award 2012. The award was presented in Moscow during the annual European Conference on Information Retrieval.
In April Christine Perkins became director of the Whatcom County Library System (Wash.).