November 28, 2015

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 9/14/12

Christopher Cox has begun his new job as Dean of Library Services, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. He most recently served as Dean of Libraries, Western Washington University, Bellingham.

Deborah Ervin is the new Assistant Library Director, Concord Public Library, MA. Most recently, she was Head of Reference Services, Framingham Public Library, MA.

Rachel Fecho is the new Branch Manager, Conshohocken Free Library, PA. She most recently worked at the Montgomery County–Norristown Public Library, PA.

Jeremy Johannesen has been promoted to Executive Director, New York Library Association, Albany, succeeding Michael Borges. Johannesen formerly was Deputy Director.

Malinda “Mandie” Roberts is the new Director, Spencer Public Library, IA. She previously was Reference Librarian, Tippecanoe Public Library, Lafayette, IN.

Bill Schultz has joined Cataloging Services as Faculty at Booth Library, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston. He previously was Cataloging Librarian, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Gail Sweet, Director, Burlington County Library System, Westhampton, NJ, for 12 years, retired September 1.

Rebecca Troup-Hodgdon is the new Children’s Librarian, West Liberty Public Library, IA. She is a 2010 graduate of the University of Iowa School of Library and Information Science, Iowa City.

In Memoriam

Eileen Kavanagh, Director, Bay Shore-Brightwaters Public Library, NY, died on August 13; she was 66. She began working at the library in 1970 and became director in 1991.

Jay Lucker, former Director, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA, has died at the age of 82. He came to MIT in 1975 and retired in 1995.

Milton Wolf, Director, Reta King Library, Chadron State College, NE, died August 30 at the age of 70. He had been Director since 2005.

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