February 11, 2016

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 8/24/12

Kenning Arlitsch, Associate Dean for Information Technology Services, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and a 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, has been selected as the new Dean, Montana State University Library, Bozeman, beginning October 15.

Margaret Barthe, Director, Haines City Public Library, FL, for the past 26 years, will retire at the end of September.

Michelle Gebhart is now Web Support Consultant, Communications Office, Colorado State Library (CSL). She was Web Content Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at CSL.

Michael Hansen has been named CEO, Cengage Learning, succeeding Ron Dunn, who has been appointed Executive Chairman. Hansen was CEO, Elsevier Health Sciences.

Courtney Loder, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Informatics, University of California at Irvine, is the 2012 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Fellowship, awarded by the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

Napervile Public Library, IL, has announced three new hires. Mary Golden is ILS System Administrator; she previously was Technology Librarian, Joliet Public Library (JPL), IL. Kim Neidermyer is Marketing Manager; she was Marketing Coordinator, JPL. Kent Palmer is Business Librarian; he earlier was Reference Librarian, Crystal Lake Public Library, IL.

Queens Library, Jamaica, NY, has appointed two Directors for newly created positions. Tracie Hall is Director, Strategy and Organizational Development. She most recently was Chicago Community Investor, Global Corporate Citizenship Division, Boeing Co. ­Kelvin Watson is Director, E-Content Services and Strategy. He previously was Branch Head, Acquisitions & Collection Development, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD.


Kathryn Stephanoff, former Director, Allentown Public Library (APL), PA, has died at the age of 83. She spent 42 years at APL, retiring in 2009.

Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Celebrating her 43rd year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ’s Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews.

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