November 26, 2015

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 06/02/11

Marilyn Jean Brown, Children and Teen Librarian, Herrick District Library (HDL), MI, died May 17 at the age of 61. She was employed by HDL for 33 years, most recently as Children’s Librarian, in charge of all children’s and teen programs and services.

Karen Calhoun, Vice President of Metadata Applications, OCLC, has retired. She worked at OCLC from 1986 to 1997 and again from 2007 to the present after being at Cornell University Library for ten years as Senior Associate University Librarian for Information Technology and Technical Services. In July, she will begin a part-time gig at the University Library System, University of Pittsburgh.

Diane Courtney, Director, Larchmont Public Library, NY, since 1995, will retire in July. During her tenure, some 36 building projects were completed, including a $3.2 million children’s room renovation.

Gary Fraser is the new Director, Lima Public Library, OH, replacing the retiring Scott Shafer. He previously was the library’s System Administrator.

Nina Hull has been named Community Library Manager, Agoura Hills Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library. She previously worked at the system’s Westlake Village ­Library.

Richard Mott is now Manager of Strategic Initiatives, Jacksonville Public Library, FL. He most recently was Training Manager.

Anne Mundy, Head of the Children’s Department, Bangor Public Library, ME, will retire June 1 after 30 years of service.

Niko Pfund has been appointed President of Oxford University Press (OUP) USA, where he has served as Acting President since December 2010. He also will continue in his role as Academic Publisher of OUP USA.

Mary Richardson will retire at the end of July after more than 26 years as City Librarian, Sausalito Public Library, CA.

Amanda Standerfer is the new Head of the Adult Division at Decatur Public Library, IL. She previously was Director, Helen Matthes Library, Effingham, IL.

Tim Wales has been appointed Head of Library, London Business School, UK. He most recently was Associate Director (E-Strategy), Royal Holloway, University of London Library Services.

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