Appointments & Retirements

  • Akinde, Victoria

    June 28 Victoria O. Akinde became head of organizational development and diversity at Northwestern University Libraries in Evanston, Illinois.

  • Baxter, Isabella

    Isabella Baxter joined University of Maryland in College Park as STEM/agriculture librarian August 23.

  • Bredeson, Stevie

    In August Stevie Bredeson became librarian for St. Alphonsus School in Langdon, North Dakota.

  • Callegari, Catherine

    Catherine Callegari started as assistant director of patron services at Scarsdale (N.Y.) Public Library June 21.

  • Cumbo, Piper

    July 8 Piper Cumbo joined Auburn (Ala.) University Libraries as instruction librarian.

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  • Day, Emily

    Emily Day, conference content manager for Conference Services, left ALA July 30.

  • Diaz, Ellie

    Office for Intellectual Freedom Program Officer Ellie Diaz left ALA July 14.

  • Jamison, Carla

    July 19 Carla Jamison joined the Young Adult Library Services Association as program officer.

  • Malone, Robert

    Robert “Jay” Malone became executive director for the Association of College and Research Libraries September 7.

  • Ostman, Sarah

    Sarah Ostman was promoted to deputy director of the Public Programs Office in March.

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  • Alvino, Jennifer, and Garcia, Ed

    Jennifer Alvino, director of Windham (Maine) Public Library, and Ed Garcia, director of Cranston (R.I.) Public Library, received the New England Library Association’s Emerson Greenaway Award for distinguished service in librarianship in October.

  • Bouwsma, Julia

    Julia Bouwsma, director of Webster Library in Kingfield, Maine, was appointed the state’s poet laureate in August.

  • Alford, Larry

    Larry Alford, chief librarian at University of Toronto Libraries, received the Canadian Association of Research Libraries Award for Distinguished Service to Research Librarianship May 18.

  • Kear, Robin

    Robin Kear, liaison librarian in research and educational support at University of Pittsburgh, became the first librarian elected university senate president, effective July 1.

  • California Library Association

    The California Library Association has inducted Michael Buckland, professor emeritus and former dean of University of California, Berkeley; the late poet and former librarian at San Francisco Public Library Hiroshi Kashiwagi; and Bonny White, retired deputy director of Marin County Free Library, into the California Library Hall of Fame.

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  • Travillian, Maurice

    J. Maurice Travillian, 83, former state librarian of Maryland, died July 14. He previously worked for the state’s Division of Library Development and Services in the Department of Education for two decades, as library consultant, chief of public libraries, and, ultimately, state librarian. In the early 1990s, he envisioned and led the development of Sailor, a statewide network that brought internet access to underserved populations, which received the James Madison Award from the Coalition on Government Information in 1995. He also led development of MILO, the statewide interlibrary loan system. He had previously served as state librarian of Iowa; director of Marshalltown (Iowa) Public Library; a librarian at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa; and bookmobile driver at Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, Missouri.

  • Wood, Lisa

    Lisa Harper Wood, 64, director of Keller (Tex.) Public Library from 1987 to 2007, died April 27. She also served as director of Richland Hills (Tex.) Public Library for five years. The Texas Municipal League named her Library Director of the Year in 1994.

  • Adcock, Donald

    Donald C. Adcock, 86, director of library services at Glen Ellyn (Ill.) School District 41 from 1963 to 1989, died July 15. He served as coordinator for program support of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and later as interim director. After leaving AASL, he became university supervisor and then interim director for the school library media program at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

  • Hines, Richard

    Richard “Rich” Hines, 74, librarian emeritus at University of Portland in Oregon and dean for information services until his 2006 retirement, died May 11. Hines worked in academic libraries for more than 20 years at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge; Duke University in Durham, North Carolina; and Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

  • Muir, Patricia

    Patricia Muir, 91, longtime executive secretary at the American Library Association (ALA) until her 1997 retirement, died February 12.

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