November 26, 2015

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 10/01/12

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research User Behavior Studies & Synthesis group, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Nancy Howe is the new County Librarian, Santa Clara County Library District, Los Gatos, CA. She had served as Deputy County Librarian for Information Technology and Collection since 2008 and has been Acting County Librarian since Melinda Cervantes retired in April.

Elizabeth Myers has been appointed Director, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit. She most recently was Director, Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago.

Gerald A. Notaro, who retired May 5 from his position as University Librarian, University of South Florida, St. Petersberg, has been named Librarian Emeritus.

LaWanda Roudebush, Director, Davenport Public Library, IA, for the past nine years and a 2002 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, will retire January 31, 2013.

Elliot Shore will become the next Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries, effective January 1, 2013. He is Chief Information Officer, Constance A. Jones Director of Libraries, and Professor of History, Bryn Mawr College, PA. Shore will succeed Charles Lowry, who will be retiring on December 31.

Decatur Public Library, IL, has promoted Robert Edwards to Assistant City Librarian from Technical Services Supervisor. Rebecca Damptz is the newly created Librarian/­Archivist for the Local History Collection; she was Archivist, Dominican University, River Forest, IL. Constance Strait is the new Head of Technical Services; she was Manager, Technical Services, Circulation Services, Oak Park Public Library, IL.


Ashley Moore, Director, Dougherty County Public Library, Albany, GA, since November 2011, died September 18 of an apparent heart attack at the age of 36. Assistant Director Mary Antoine will serve as Interim Director.

Bette-Lee Fox About Bette-Lee Fox

Bette-Lee Fox ( 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.

Craft Exceptional Digital Experiences for Your Users
Digital UX LJ and ER&L present an exceptional roster of library and user experience (UX) experts for our newest online course, Digital UX Workshop: Crafting Exceptional Digital Experiences for the User-Centered Library. During this 5-week online workshop, you will explore why UX matters, and how to sell user-centered design (UCD) to leadership within your organization. Whether you want to redesign your website, revamp your user interface, create a new discovery tool, implement e-resources, or develop a mobile app—you’ll have a tangible product by the end of the course.
Lead the Change logoLTC register Lead the Change
Library Journal's Lead the Change offers timely resources and tools to stay ahead of the innovations and changes impacting the library profession. Library staff at all levels can participate in hands-on live events, access insightful on-demand webcasts, and enroll in LTC Leadership Academy - Online, a new online learning program that will help staff learn essential skills to advance their careers, solve problems unique to their libraries, and put strategic plans into action. LEARN MORE