Appointments & Retirements
Sara Duff became assessment librarian in Acquisitions and Collection Services at the University of Central Florida Libraries in Orlando in April.
In April Nicholas Faragan became director at Westport (N.Y.) Library Association.
Boca Raton (Fla.) Public Library named Vicky Fitzsimmons to the new position of digital librarian in May.
Kacy Guill became county librarian at Trinity County (Calif.) Library in June.
Ferndale (Mich.) Area District Library appointed Jenny Marr as library director, effective June 5.
Tory Ondrla has been promoted to Association of College and Research Libraries conference manager.
May 8 Elizabeth Serrano joined the Association for Library Service to Children as membership marketing specialist.
Lindsey Simon joined the Public Awareness Office as public awareness campaign coordinator April 24.
Valerie J. Williams joined ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman as senior administrative assistant May 8.
Payroll Coordinator Hugh Hoebbel left ALA June 7.
Jennea Augsbury, lead library technician for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Dallas, was named the Federal Library and Information Network’s Federal Library Technician of the Year May 5.
Vivian Davidson Hewitt, retired chief librarian for the Rockefeller Foundation, librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, and librarian and instructor at Atlanta University’s School of Library and Information Science, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh May 21.
Alice Knapp, president of Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut, received the Fairfield County Bar Association’s Liberty Bell Award for outstanding community service by a
layperson and the promotion of civic responsibility and good government.
Amy Mars, research and instruction librarian at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, has received the Minnesota Academic Innovators Award from the Academic and Research Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association.
Safi S. M. Safiullah, manager of Salt Lake City Public Library’s Marmalade branch, was named Librarian of the Year by the Utah Library Association May 18.
Mae Maxine Benne, 93, a professor of library science at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1965 to 1988, died March 26. Prior to becoming a professor, Benne worked at Yakima (Wash.) Valley Regional Library, Southfield (Mich.)
Library, and (as coordinator of children’s services) North Central Regional Library in Wenatchee, Washington.
Elodie Blackmore, 87, who retired in March as director of East Smithfield (R.I.) Public Library, died April 9.
Phyllis J. Hudson, 83, a librarian at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries in Orlando for 34 years until her 2005 retirement, died April 20. Hudson received the UCF Excellence in Librarianship award in 1989. During her career,
she chaired the United Faculty of Florida Women’s Rights Committee, served as president of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Florida Chapter, chaired the Florida Library Association Women in Libraries Caucus and
the Collective Bargaining in Libraries Caucus, and served as a director of the National Education Association Florida Teaching Profession Board.
Thomas Martine, 66, assistant order librarian at Princeton (N.J.) University Library, died April 19.
Mary Anen, 80, assistant librarian for more than 25 years at the Lake Hiawatha (N.J.) branch of Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library System, died March 6.