Brenda Branson will become Director, Chesterfield County Library, Cheraw, SC, on August 1. She previously was School Library Media Specialist, Crowders Cree Middle School, Fort Mill, SC, and currently serves on the South Carolina Junior Book Award Committee.
Mary Beth Campe has been named Director, Elmhurst Public Library, IL, effective July 29, replacing the retiring Marilyn Boria, who devoted 27 years to the position. Campe currently is Director, Ela Area Public Library District, Lake Zurich, IL.
Lisa Hoenig is the new Director, Redford Township District Library, MI, successor to Kim Potter, who retired in April. Hoenig previously was Director, Wixom Public Library, MI.
Geri Olmstead has been named Branch Manager, Republic Branch Library, Springfield-Greene County Library District, MO, replacing Kim Flores, who became Branch Manager, Brentwood Branch Library. Olmstead previously was Branch Manager, Thornhill Branch, St. Louis County Library, MO.
Maria Pallante has been appointed 12th Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office. She served as the Acting Register for the past five months, following the retirement of Marybeth Peters. A 1990 graduate of the George Washington University Law School, Pallante most recently was Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs (2008-2010) and Deputy General Counsel (2007-2008). She earlier served as Executive Director, National Writers Union (1993-1995).
Virginia Tanji, Director, Health Sciences Library, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, has been elected to serve as Chair, Board of Regents, National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health. Tanji is one of two health sciences librarians currently serving on the ten-member board.
Albuquerque Bernalillo County (ABC) Libraries, NM, has promoted Cindy Burns and Linda Morgan Davis to Assistant Directors. Most recently, they have been Library Area Managers at ABC Libraries.
The School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) has appointed three new assistant professors, effective July 1. Jaime Arguello is a Ph.D. candidate in Language Technologies, Language Technologies Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh; his research focuses on vertical search engines. Robert Capra has been Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist at UNC-CH since 2006; his research interests include human-computer interaction. Zeynep Tufekci comes from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she was Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology; she is Principal Investigator on the National Science Foundation grant, “Beyond the Deficit Model: Gender Schemas, Computing, Preferences and IT Career Choices.”