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Appointments & Retirements

  • Hayes, Nichelle

    Indianapolis Public Library appointed Nichelle Hayes interim CEO in March.

  • Holmgren, Jeanne

    Carteret County (N.C.) Public Library System named Jeanne Holmgren library director March 25.

  • Aaylor, Jessica

    Jessica Aylor joined University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill April 4 as director of development and interim executive director of library development.

  • Bruhn, Christopher

    April 1 Christopher Bruhn became music librarian at University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

  • Council, Floyd

    Floyd Council started as executive director at Jackson (Miss.)–Hinds Library System March 15.

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At ALA

  • Agada, John

    John Agada started as senior fellow in the Center for the Future of Libraries in April.

  • Bigger, Ken

    In March Ken Bigger joined the Center for the Future of Libraries as senior fellow.

  • Blixt-Shehan, Mia

    Mia Blixt-Shehan joined Core as continuing education assistant February 28.

  • Cummings, Mark

    Mark Cummings, editor and publisher of Choice, retired April 2.

  • Dixon, Alisha

    March 18 Alisha Dixon, project coordinator for the Public Policy and Advocacy Office, left ALA.

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Cited

  • 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.

  • King County Library System

    In October King County (Wash.) Library System received the 2021 Gov­ernment Technology Special Districts Award for Technology Innovation in the Citizens Category.

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Obituaries

  • Staley, Thomas

  • Todd, Ross

  • Anderson, LeMoyne

  • Cane, Suzanne

  • Cronkite, Janice

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