November 30, 2015

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 11/23/12

Gloria Hibbett, Collection Supervisor, Regional Foundation Center, Free Library of Philadelphia, has won the Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals–Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Shannon Roy, Continuing Education Coordinator, State Library of Kansas (SLK), Topeka, will retire December 7. For many years, she has run SLK’s KPLACE leadership program for nondegreed librarians.

Cleveland Public Library (CPL) has announced two new hires. Buffy Hamilton (a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker), formerly School Librarian, Cherokee County School District, Canton, GA, and the Unquiet Librarian blogger, is now Learning Strategist, CPL Knowledge Office. Sherri Jones is Literacy & Education Coordinator; she most recently was Director, Educational Opportunity Center, Cuyahoga Community College, Cleveland.

Eight new members were appointed by President Obama to the National Museum and Library Services Board, which advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Among them are three members representing the library profession: Christie Pearson Brandau, Adjunct Professor, School of Library and Information Management, Emporia State University, KS, and former State Librarian of Kansas and Michigan; Luis Herrera, City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library, and LJ’s 2012 Librarian of the Year; and Suzanne Thorin, Dean of Libraries and University Librarian, Syracuse University, NY.


Barbara Hinton Bragg, retired Public, School, and Special Librarian, died October 19; she was 71. Bragg retired from the District of Columbia Public Library in 2008 after serving ten years as Branch Librarian.

Virginia Lee Close, former Head Reference Librarian, Dartmouth College Library, Hanover, NH, for 41 years, died November 1 at the age of 91. By the time she retired in 1993, she also was Bibliographer and Editor, Dartmouth College Library Bulletin.

Charlesanna Fox, retired Director, Randolph County Public Library (RCPL), Asheboro, NC, has died at the age of 102. Under her leadership, seven libraries joined to become the countywide system that exists today; she worked there from 1949–77.

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