The New York publishing world—and beyond—turned out in force on May 14 to pay tribute to Peter Workman, whom Barnes & Noble chairman Len Riggio termed “one of the brightest stars, and greatest minds, in the history of publishing.” Few of the nearly 1,000 attendees at the memorial service held at Columbia University would disagree.
The Four County Library System Board of Trustees, Vestal, NY, appointed Steven J. Bachman as the library’s new Executive Director, following David J. Karre’s retirement. Bachman was previously Director, Your Home Public Library, Johnson City, NY. Susan Brown was named Director of the Chapel Hill Public Library, NC. She was previously the Marketing Director for [...]
Writer Stephen King is known for many things: suspenseful storytelling, horror tales, and literary rock band music. But another long-time role is now capturing worldwide attention: library philanthropist. The Bangor Public Library announced last week that Stephen and his wife and fellow author Tabitha King will donate $3 million toward the library’s $9 million renovation, redesign, and capital campaign, as long as the library can find other funds to reach the rest of its goal.
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 [...]
Lib Chat Vitals CURRENT POSITION Librarian University Hospital Limerick, Ireland DEGREE MLIS, University College Dublin, 2009 FOLLOW @libfocus; @mishdalton; #irelibchat; www.libfocus.com; www.michelledalton.ie When Michelle Dalton finished library school in Dublin in 2009, she graduated into a tough professional climate with few available jobs. After nine months as an unpaid intern cataloging at the National Library [...]
Humanist at Work Vitals CURRENT POSITION Youth Librarian Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR DEGREE MLIS, UCLA, 2008 CHAIR Orientations Committee, ALA New Members Round Table ON HER WALL A postcard of a little girl and the question, “Do you UBUNTU?” McCurtis explains, “Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘Humanity to others’ ” and the name [...]
Open “Sourcerer” Vitals CURRENT POSITION Manager of Implementation Equinox Software, Duluth, GA DEGREE BS, Mathematics, Millersville University, PA, 1998 EBOOKS Charlton and his wife, an LJ reviewer, have moved most of their 4,500-volume personal book collection into a digital library, but there’s one series he’ll always have in hard copy: J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy The [...]
DIY Mind-Set Vitals CURRENT POSITION Scholarly Communications Librarian Florida State University, Tallahassee DEGREE MLIS, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 2011 COMMUNITY hacklibschool.wordpress.com FOLLOW @micahvandegrift; micahvandegrift.com; www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org; micahvandegrift.tumblr.com Photo by Stuart Rochford, Technology Center Coordinator Micah Vandegrift’s first job after getting his MLIS from Florida State University (FSU) in 2011 was as a part-time project manager for [...]
Winner’s Wii World Vitals CURRENT POSITION Teacher Librarian Longfellow Elementary School, Columbia, MD DEGREES MS, School Library Media, McDaniel College, Westminster, MD, 2009; BS, Elementary Education, Towson University, MD, 2005 RECOGNITION Maryland Outstanding User of Technology Educator, 2012, Maryland Society for Educational Technology FOLLOW @MatthewWinner; busylibrarian.com; The Level Up Book Club; wiilearning.wikispaces.com Photo by Larry [...]