August 1 Dana Barber was promoted to associate director of the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Library in Bristol, Pennsylvania.
Stella Reed, 90, died of respiratory complications July 25. Reed served as children’s librarian at the Cherrydale, Central, and Aurora branches of Arlington (Va.) Public Library and the Duncan branch of Alexandria (Va.) City Library from the 1960s until her retirement in 1985.
Velma June Butler McKnight, 70, who had worked as a management librarian at San Diego Public Library, died July 28.
Elizabeth Burnette, 47, died August 9. For the past 10 years Burnette was head of the content licensing and acquisitions department at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She previously worked for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Library in Philadelphia.
Mary Ellen Quinn will leave ALA as editor of Booklist's Reference Books Bulletin August 31.
August 30 John Chrastka will leave ALA as director of membership development.
IIn August Linda Phillips retired as professor and associate dean at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Libraries and was appointed professor emerita.
Marie Marsh, 101, who served as director of MacDonald Public Library in New Baltimore, Michigan, for 41 years, died August 16. Marsh was the library’s first and longest-serving librarian, collecting books door-to-door in 1941 to start the collection.
August 1 Jean Bauer became digital humanities librarian at Brown University's Center for Digital Scholarship in Providence, Rhode Island.
Melzetta P. Laws, 90, died due to respiratory failure August 2. Laws was manager of the Dogwood Branch Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library from 1965 until her retirement in 1993.