Appointments & Retirements

  • Dubin, Jordan

    February 2 Jordan Dubin, awards coordinator for the Association for Library Service to Children, left ALA.

  • Tate, Maurice “Reecie”

    In December Maurice “Reecie” Tate retired after 41 years as director of Brunswick County (N.C.) Libraries.

  • Tai-Lauria, Elaine

    Elaine Tai-Lauria retired as executive director of Wilton (Conn.) Library in January.

  • Simpson, Martha

    Martha Simpson retired as head of children’s services at Stratford (Conn.) Library February 18.

  • Jones, Karen

    Karen Jones, technical services librarian at Lewiston (Maine) Public Library, retired in February after 33 years with the library.

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  • Willard, Brian

    February 15 Brian Willard, deputy director of IT, left ALA.

  • Simon, Chris

    Chris Simon, Booklist production editor, left ALA in December.

  • Panuncial, Diana

    Diana Panuncial joined American Libraries as associate editor February 28.

  • Kessler, Stan

    January 27 Stan Kessler, IT data analyst and reports specialist, left ALA.

  • Colbert, Mariel

    Mariel Colbert, program officer for the Chapter Relations Office, left ALA January 4.

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  • 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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  • Molz, Jean-Barry

    Jean-Barry Molz, 95, director of public services at Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library for 33 years until retiring in 1996, died November 22. She provided leadership at the library as it expanded from 10 to 24 branches, instituted face-out shelving and flexible floor arrangements, and implemented a computerized card catalog. Molz also served for 13 years at Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore.

  • Liptak, Catherine Ann

    Catherine Ann Liptak, 90, longtime reference librarian and director at Virginia (Minn.) Public Library until her retirement in 1993, died August 7. Liptak was an ALA member for 62 years.

  • Kierstead, Marvin

    Marvin Kierstead, 84, librarian at the law firm Wiley Rein from the mid-1980s until retiring in 1995, died December 31.

  • Kenney, Anne R.

    Anne R. Kenney, 72, university librarian emerita at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, died February 5. Kenney was a recipient of ALA’s Hugh C. Atkinson Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in library automation or management, in 2014. In her 30 years at Cornell, she earned a reputation as a digitization pioneer, developing standards that were widely adopted starting in the 1990s. She coauthored three books on preservation and digitization, published more than 50 articles and reports, and was a regular speaker on digital imaging and preservation.

  • Sanford Kabelac, Karl

    Karl Sanford Kabelac, 79, who held several positions in the special collections department at University of Rochester’s (N.Y.) Rush Rees Library between 1968 and 1998, died October 22. During his career and in retirement, Kabelac published articles and compiled several bibliographies and indexes on local history and served as chair of the Rochester Regional Library Council’s Local History Committee.

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