Appointments & Retirements

  • Stambaugh, Laine

    Laine Stambaugh, human resources librarian at the University of Oregon Libraries in Eugene, retired on August 1 after nearly 29 years of service.

  • Leonard, Katie

    Katie LeonardKatie Leonard has joined LAC Group in Los Angeles as senior director of client engagement for the LibSource unit.

  • DiGilio, John

    John DiGilioJohn DiGilio has joined LAC Group in Los Angeles as senior director of research and intelligence for its LibSource unit.

  • Horrell, Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Horrell, dean of libraries at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, retired in June.

  • Trainer, Karin

    Karin Trainer retired as university librarian at Princeton (N.J.) Library in July.

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  • Hines, Shawnda

    Shawnda Hines joined the ALA Washington Office as press officer July 25.

  • Cross, Jennifer

    Jennifer Cross started as web services specialist for ASCLA and RUSA July 18.

  • Wood, Melissa

    Melissa Wood became Booklist marketing director in May.

  • Williamson, Eugenia

    Eugenia Williamson joined Booklist as associate editor, digital products, on May 23.

  • Murphy, Christopher

    June 20 Christopher Murphy became publisher for ALA Editions.

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  • Robinson, Alice

    Alice RobinsonAt the Suffolk School Library Media Association Awards Ceremony May 18, Alice Robinson, West Babylon (N.Y.) Junior High School librarian, received a Dr. Joette Stefl-Mabry Honorarium Donation for creating a makerspace program at the school library.

  • Person, Ruth

    Ruth J. Person, chancellor emerita at Indiana University Kokomo, received an honorary doctorate from the university in May.

  • Holtslander, Linda

    Linda Holtslander, who retired in May as programming division manager for Loudoun County (Va.) Public Library, received the first Friends of Fulbright Finland Alumni Enrichment Award for her research and planning for Helsinki City Library during and since her 2008 Fulbright fellowship in Finland.

  • Schaefer, Steve

    Steve W. Schaefer, recently retired director of Uncle Remus Regional Library System in Madison, Georgia, was named Georgia’s 2015 Public Librarian of the Year by the Georgia Public Library Service.

  • Ash, Kathryn

    Kathryn Ash, president of Friends of Georgia Libraries and trustee of Piedmont Regional Library System in Jefferson, was named Georgia’s 2015 Public Library Champion of the Year by the Georgia Public Library Service.

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  • Morehouse, Harold

    Harold Geddes “Hap” Morehouse, 88, dean emeritus of the University Libraries at the University of Nevada at Reno (UNR), died May 5. He started at UNR in 1961, became director of libraries in 1969, and served 24 years in that position. He continued cataloging books at UNR after his retirement until 2007. Geddes also mentored many librarians at the university and throughout Nevada during his career.

  • Martell, Charles

    Charles Martell, 79, dean and university librarian at California State University Sacramento (CSUS) until his 2000 retirement, died April 23. Martell had previously been an associate librarian at several universities. He wrote more than 85 articles on library science and served as associate editor of the Journal of Academic Librarianship and editor of College and Research Libraries. He also established CSUS’s Friends of the Library group, its Japanese American Archival Collection, and its Cambodian Oral History Collection.

  • Kohler, Carolyn

    Carolyn Willa Kohler, 72, head of the Government Documents Department at the University of Iowa Libraries from 1971 until her 2004 retirement, died May 5 after a short illness. Kohler was active in ALA’s Government Documents Round Table and received ALA’s James Bennett Childs Award in 2003 for her lifetime contribution as a documents librarian. She served as executive editor for United Nations and Foreign Government Documents for Government Publications Review from 1980 to 1985. Kohler also worked on the Iowa State Library Commission and helped the US Government Printing Office with programs for libraries that contain federal documents.

  • Havlik, Robert

    Robert J. HavlikRobert J. (Bob) Havlik, 90, director emeritus of the Architecture and Engineering Libraries at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, died February 29. Havlik was part of the Notre Dame library faculty from 1973 until his 1992 retirement. He had previously been a librarian at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana; Iowa State University in Ames; Union Carbide in Buffalo, New York; and the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Abraham Lincoln Group in Washington, D.C. He was also a lifetime member of ALA and contributor to the book Argon, Helium, and the Rare Gases (1961).

  • Hallett, Jack

    Jack L. HallettJack L. Hallett, 83, a founding brother of Hallett & Sons Expert Movers, died February 3. Hallett oversaw thousands of library moves in the United States and abroad during a career spanning more than 60 years. Hallett was an ALA member and library champion for several decades, and trained and mentored many in the industry.

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