Appointments & Retirements

  • Carter, Lisa

    August 1 Lisa R. Carter became vice provost of the University of Wisconsin– Madison Libraries.

  • Freas, Stephanie

    Stephanie Freas joined Muskingum County (Ohio) Library System as assistant director in June.

  • Furlong, John

    John FurlongAugust 1 John Furlong became associate university librarian for the research and academic collaboration services division at Washington University Libraries in St. Louis.

  • Green, Harriett

    Harriett E. GreenSeptember 1 Washington University Libraries in St. Louis appointed Harriett E. Green as associate university librarian for its digital scholarship and technology services division.

  • Hicks, Deborah

    San José (Calif.) State University School of Information appointed Deborah Hicks as assistant professor in August.

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  • Carmichael, Jan

    Jan Carmichael was promoted to web/new media manager July 13.

  • Kraus, Daniel

    Booklist Senior Editor Daniel Kraus left ALA July 20.

  • Yoke, Beth

    Young Adult Library Services Association Executive Director Beth Yoke left ALA August 3. On August 13 she became chief strategy officer at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

  • Oakley, Samantha

    The Public Programs Office promoted Samantha Oakley to program officer June 4.

  • Parsons-Diamond, Gena

    May 14 Gena Parsons-Diamond became program coordinator for member services for the Association of College and Research Libraries.

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  • Andreu, Frances

    The Society for Scholarly Publishing has awarded Frances Andreu, digital initiatives librarian at Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology, an Early-Career Fellowship.

  • Pellowski, Anne

    Author and former librarian Anne Pellowski is the subject of a documentary, Anne Pellowski: Storyteller to the World, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona, Minnesota, in February.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology Libraries

    Rochester Regional Library Council has named Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology Libraries as its 2018 Academic Library of the Year.

  • Vandegrift, Micah

    Micah Vandegrift, open knowledge librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh, has been named a 2018–2019 Fulbright-Schuman Innovation Fellow studying open research practices and infrastructure in the Netherlands and Denmark.

  • Athens Regional Library System

    Georgia Public Library Service has named Athens Regional Library System as Georgia’s Public Library of the Year.

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  • Aagaard, James

    James Aagaard, 87, an alumnus, professor, and librarian at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, for 63 years until retiring in 2011, died June 22. In 1970, Aagaard helped create the Northwestern Online Total Integrated System (NOTIS), a cataloging system for the library. NOTIS was installed at other sites beginning in 1979, and at its peak, more than half of the largest research libraries in the US used it. Sales of NOTIS funded two multimillion-dollar endow- ments at Northwestern, supporting library collections and library technology. Aagaard was awarded the Library and Information Technology Association/Gaylord Award in 1985.

  • Clark, Robert

    Robert ClarkRobert L. Clark, 72, director of Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) from 1976 until his 2000 retirement, died May 26. As state librarian, he headed two Governor’s Conferences on libraries and led a strategic planning process to redefine Oklahoma State Library’s role in the information age. Clark championed records preservation programs, government openness laws, literacy programs, and library technology. He and ODL made news in 1997 when a federal judge granted ODL intervenor plaintiff status in a court case surrounding the Academy Award–winning film The Tin Drum. When an Oklahoma County judge ruled the film contained obscenity, VHS copies of the movie were confiscated from the library system and area video stores. The Video Software Dealers Association (VDSA) sued, and ODL was granted standing in representing access and censorship concerns on the local level. The VSDA prevailed, and the film was ultimately returned to library and store shelves. Clark received Oklahoma Library Association’s Oklahoma Library Legend Award in 2007.

  • Garcia-Ayvens, Francisco

    Francisco Garcia-Ayvens, 69, who held positions at Chicano Resource Center Library in Los Angeles, California State University in Fullerton and Dominguez Hills, and the University of California, Berkeley, died March 12. Garcia-Ayvens created notable bibliographic tools, including The Chicano Periodical Index; Chicano Anthology Index: A Comprehensive Author, Title, and Subject Index to Chicano Anthologies, 1965–1987; and Quién Sabe?: A Preliminary List of Chicano Reference Materials.

  • Lubelski, Gregory

    Gregory Lubelski, 67, former director of Wayne County (Ohio) Public Library and Erie County (Pa.) Public Library, died May 21.

  • Derner, Carol

    Carol Derner, 83, director of Lake County (Ind.) Public Library from 1985 until her 1999 retirement, died April 20. She had stints at several public libraries in Indiana and Illinois throughout her career, which began in 1958. She was named Woman of the Year by Merrillville (Ind.) Business and Professional Women in 1990, and the Indiana Library Federation named her its Outstanding Librarian in 1997.

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