May 1, 2017

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 10/19/12

Nataly Blas has been named the 2012–14 Diversity Resident at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries. She was awarded a master’s degree from the School of Library and Information Studies at Florida State University, Tallahassee, in August.

Stephanie Chase has joined Seattle Public Library as Director of Library Programs and Services. Chase, a 2010 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, most recently was Assistant Director, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR.

Anne Elguindi has become Associate Director for the Virtual Library of Virginia. She most recently was Director of Information Delivery Services, American University, Washington, DC.

David Girshick has retired from Spokane County Library District after 23 years of service. He most recently was Technical Services Coordinator.

Elizabeth McChesney has been promoted to Director, Children and Young Adult Services Department (CYAS), Chicago Public Library. She was Assistant Director, CYAS.

Dale McNeill is the new Assistant Library Director for Public Services, San Antonio Public Library. He most recently was Director, Public Library Service, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY.

Laura Quilter is now Copyright and Information Policy Librarian, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries. Attorney Quilter has been a Consultant and Adjunct Lecturer, Simmons College, Boston.


Elizabeth Geiser, former Senior Vice President/Business Development, Gale Research Co., Detroit, died October 8. She earlier was Senior  Vice President, Book Division, R.R. Bowker.

Frances Tompson Rutter, Librarian and Cofounder and Publisher of Shoe String Press, Inc., CT, died September 13 at the age of 92.

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  1. Stephanie Chase was not assistant director at Multnomah. She was one of many administrators at the Central branch. The highest job she had was interim reference coordinator for a few months but that was below assistant director level.