Charley Barth has been named Director, Office of the Federal Register (OFR), National Archives. Barth has 20 years of records management experience in the federal government.
Laura Christiansen is the new Director, Clarke County Historical Association, Berryville, VA. She most recently split her time between Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, and Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA.
Karen Gonzales is retiring after 37 years of service to the Missoula Public Library, MT. Currently the Children’s Librarian, she began her career as Circulation Clerk.
Julie Lepore has been named Director, North Scituate Public Library, MA. She previously was Director, Blackstone Public Library, MA.
Chris Markley is the new Librarian, Selma Public Library, NC. She was Children’s Librarian, Wilson County Public Library, NC.
Gerry Meek, CEO, Calgary Public Library, Alta., will retire on September 1 after 21 years in the position and 39 years in the profession.
Cynthia St. Amour is the new Director, Swansea Public Library, MA, replacing Kevin Lawton, who retired after 26 years of service. St. Amour most recently was Coordinator of Information Technology, Providence Public Library.
Colleen Shogan has been selected as Deputy Director, Congressional Research Service (CRS), a unit of the Library of Congress. She currently is Assistant Director, Government and Finance Division, CRS, and will begin her new duties on August 26.
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has selected 14 MLS students as ARL Diversity Scholars to participate in the 2012–14 Initiative To Recruit a Diverse Workforce. See the press release and list of scholars at ow.ly/czZiO.