March Liz Lynch became library director of Lake Agassiz Regional Library in Moorhead, Minnesota.
Connie Van Fleet, 62, professor at the School of Library and Information Studies at University of Oklahoma in Norman and author of multiple books on library science, died February 5 after a brief illness.
Van Fleet received an MLIS from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and PhD from Indiana University in Bloomington. Prior to joining the University of Oklahoma faculty, she was assistant professor at Louisiana State University and Kent (Ohio) State University.
She was actively involved in library leadership, serving on ALA’s Conference Planning Committee (2008–2009) and was elected to Council in 2012. Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) leadership positions included serving as cochair of the RQ Editorial Advisory Board (1991–1997), cochair of the Reference & User Services Association Quarterly Editorial Board (2000–2006), being an ex-officio member of RUSA’s Board of Directors (1991-1997 and 2000-2006), and RUSA CODES Readers’ Advisory Research and Trends Forum since 2009. She was also 2006–2007 president of the Association for Library and Information Science Education.
February 19 Joaquin Falcon became communications specialist for the Office for Library Advocacy.
February 16 Jerry Johnson retired as youth librarian at Fitchburg (Mass.) Public Library.
Karen Veramay, 61, died February 11 of cancer. She served as manager of Jackson District Library’s Concord (Mich.) branch for 15 years.
In March Élene Gedevani became director of Wharton County (Tex.) Library.
February 1 Eli Arnold joined Horace W. Sturgis Library at Kennesaw (Ga.) State University as information commons librarian.
February 1 Michael Luther became assessment librarian at Horace W. Sturgis Library at Kennesaw (Ga.) State University.
February 1 Adam Olsen joined Horace W. Sturgis Library at Kennesaw (Ga.) State University as virtual services librarian.