August 1, 2014

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 03/15/13

The Colorado Library Consortium, Centennial, appointed Jim Duncan as its Executive Director. He was formerly Director of Networking and Resource Sharing, Colorado State Library, ­Denver.

Carl Grant was named to the newly created position of Associate Dean for Knowledge Services and Chief Technology Officer, University of Oklahoma Libraries, Norman. He previously worked for many library services companies, including Ex Libris, and his own company, CARE Affiliates.

Gail Haar announced that she will retire as Director of County Library Services for Marin County, CA, effective March 30. She has been with the library for 23 years.

Lesa Holstine is now Public Services Officer at the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, IN. She had been Library Manager, Velma Teague Branch, Glendale Public Library System, AZ.

Innovative Interfaces has appointed Christopher Le Blanc as its Senior Vice President of Global Sales. He was previously Vice President of Global Partnerships and Channels at Pitney Bowes Service Solutions.

Terrence J. McDonald has been named the sixth Director of the University of Michigan’s (UM) Bentley Historical Library, Ann Arbor, effective September 2013. He is currently the Dean of UM’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Andrew Medlar was appointed Assistant Commissioner for Collections for the Chicago Public Library. He was previously the library’s Youth Materials Specialist in Children and Young Adult Services.

Suzanne Thorin announced her retirement as Dean of Libraries at Syracuse University, NY, effective June 30. She has been with the university for eight years.

The LYRASIS Board of Trustees Nominating Committee announced its candidates for positions on the board. For two At-Large Representatives: Richard Clement, Utah State University, Logan; Alberta Comer, Indiana State University, Terre Haute; Elizabeth McClenney, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library; and John Szabo, Los Angeles Public Library. For one Public Librarian: Gina Millsap, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, KS, and David Singleton, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, NC. For one State Librarian: Julie Walker, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta, and Ken Wiggin, Connecticut State Library, Hartford.

obituary

Rene Kuhn Bryant died on January 30. She was a former Associate Editor of the Harvard Library Bulletin.

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