Appointments & Retirements

  • Fernandez, Michelle

    Michelle FernandezMichelle J. Fernandez became senior librarian (bookmobile) at New York Public Library, Bronx Network, December 23.

  • Harris, Monica

    Monica HarrisReaching Across Illinois Library System in Burr Ridge named Monica Harris associate execu­tive director in January.

  • Kinney, Scott

    Scott Kinney joined Evansville (Ind.) Vanderburgh Public Library as CEO­-director in January.

  • Laughlin, Kate

    Kate Laughlin became executive direc­tor for the Association for Rural and Small Libraries in Whitehall, Michigan, in January.

  • Morley, Gabriel

    New Orleans Public Library appointed Gabriel Morley executive director and city librarian November 12.

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  • Bane, Katie

    Katie Bane, marketing and sales man­ager for ALA Digital Reference, left ALA November 22.

  • Cameron, Erik

    Erik Cameron, director for data applica­tions in the Public Programs Office, left ALA November 15.

  • Carmichael, Jan

    The Communications and Marketing Office (CMO) promoted Jan Carmichael to web content manager November 4.

  • Celindro, Jazzy

    Jazzy Celindro joined the Public Policy and Advocacy Office as program assis­tant in December.

  • Day, Emily

    November 4 Emily Day joined Con­ference Services as conference content manager.

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  • Berman, Sanford

    Activist librarian Sanford Berman received the Edina (Minn.) Human Rights and Relations Com­mission’s Tom Oye Award, which honors residents’ socially minded pursuits, in recognition of his work to eliminate language that perpet­uates bias from library catalogs.

  • Lakvold, Pamela

    Pamela LakvoldEast Baton Rouge (La.) Parish Library’s Children’s Services presented its Spaht Scholar Award to Pamela Cambre Lakvold, librarian at Westdale Heights Academic Magnet School in Baton Rouge.

  • Richardson, Simone

    October 22 Simone Richardson, a librarian at Akron-Summit County (Ohio) Public Library’s business and government division, received the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correc­tion’s Impact Award for her work providing services to formerly incarcerated individuals.

  • Thomas, Felton

    Cleveland Magazine named Cleveland Public Library Exec­utive Director Felton Thomas Jr. its 2019 Community Leader of the Year.

  • Chicago Botanical Garden Lenhardt Library

    In September, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Lenhardt Library in Glencoe, Illinois, received the American Institute of Conservation’s 2019 Ross Merrill Award for Outstanding Commit­ment to the Preservation and Care of Collections.

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  • Chase, Nancy

    Nancy “Nan” Ellen Chase, 72, a librarian at West Bend (Wis.) Public Library from 1997 until her 2012 retirement, died November 5. She had previously worked at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.

  • Daniel, Evelyn

    Evelyn Daniel, 86, dean and professor emerita at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School oflnformation and Library Science (SILS), died Novem­ber 24. During her five-year tenure as dean, the school added two degrees and increased the amount of funded research. She received the SILS Award for Teaching Excellence in 1999 and 2009, the Edward G. Holley for the Good of the Order Award in 2010, and the Association for Library and Information Science Education Service Award in 2000.

  • Singh, Gayatri

    Gayatri Singh, 42, communication research librarian at University of Califor­nia San Diego (UCSD), died October 31. She had worked at UCSD since 2007 after working at several libraries in Southern California. Singh held leadership roles on the library’s Diversity and Inclusion and Sustainability committees and served on committees in the Reference and User Services Association, the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association, the California Academic and Research Libraries Association, and the Librarians Association of the Univer­sity of California.

  • Skallerup, Harry

    Harry SkallerupHarry R. Skallerup, 92, director of libraries at Florida Atlan­tic University (FAU) in Boca Raton for 15 years until retiring in 1992, died June 18. As director, he played a key role in the planning and construction of FAU’s S. E. Wimberly Library. Skallerup wrote many articles and papers as well as Books Afloat and Ashore: A History of Books, Libraries, and Reading Among Seamen During the Age of Sail (Archon Books, 197 4). He had previously worked as librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, South­ern Illinois University in Carbondale, and the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and as associate director at the US Naval Academy Library in Annapolis.

  • Sullivan, Michael

    Michael E. Sullivan, 52, director of Weare (N.H.) Public Library, died Decem­ber 10. During his tenure, the library filled the void left when the town’s only newspaper went out of business, creating Weare in the World, a weekly newsletter of local events and information. Sullivan was the author of the ALA Editions books Fundamentals of Children’s Services, second edition (2013), Connecting Boys with Books 2 (2009), and Serving Boys through Readers’ Advi­sory (2010).

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