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Appointments & Retirements

  • Boughida, Karim

    Stony Brook (N.Y.) University appointed Karim Boughida dean of university libraries effective September 15.

  • Cabrera, Johana

    Johana E. Orellana Cabrera became library service manager for branch services at Arlington (Tex.) Public Library effective April 4.

  • Darais, Suzanne

    In July University of Utah in Salt Lake City named Suzanne M. Darais director of the James E. Faust Law Library, associate dean of university libraries, and professor of law.

  • Donovan, Dot

    In May Dot Donovan became special and digital collections program lead at University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library.

  • Edwards, Brian

    Brian Edwards started as director of Monterey (Calif.) Public Library August 12.

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At ALA

  • Coleman, Marleen

    Marleen Coleman joined the Public Policy and Advocacy Office as project coordinator July 11.

  • Drago, Lian

    Lian Drago, meetings manager for the Public Library Association, left ALA August 12.

  • Janicki, Megan

    June 27 Megan Janicki was promoted to deputy director of strategic initiatives in the Public Policy and Advocacy Office.

  • Schnake, Abeje

    Abeje Schnake became editorial assistant for Booklist July 18.

  • Zabaneh, Lina

    August 11 Lina Zabaneh, conference coordinator for Conference Services, left ALA.

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Cited

  • Armstrong, Kacie

    In August, Ohio Library Council named Kacie Armstrongdirector of Euclid (Ohio) Public Library, its 2022 Librarian of the Year. Armstrong—who is being recognized for her efforts to curb learning loss during the pandemic, provide more afterschool activities, and recruit minority librarians, among other achievements—is the first Black woman to receive this honor.

  • Johnson Quinn, Arianne

    Arianne Johnson Quinn, music special collections librarian at Florida State University’s Warren D. Allen Music Library in Tallahassee, received the inaugural Noël Coward Fellowship from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Noël Coward Foundation in February. She will spend the 2022–2023 academic year in New York City with direct access to never-before-seen Coward artifacts for research.

  • St. Louis County (Mo.) Library

    St. Louis County (Mo.) Library received an Outstanding Local Government Achievement award from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments November 17 for its Pandemic Response through Collaboration of Community Resources project.

  • Kambitsch, Tim

    In October the Ohio Library Council named recently retired Dayton Metro Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch its Hall of Fame Librarian of the Year.

  • Kapoor, Kanta

    Milton (Ont.) Public Library Manager of Support Services Kanta Kapoor received the Internet Archive Hero Award in October.

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Obituaries

  • Benson, James

  • Dillingham, Missy

  • Schiff, Judith Ann

  • Anderson, LeMoyne

  • Cane, Suzanne

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