February 5, 2016

People

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Michelle Bickert named Ebook Program Manager at the Digital Public Library of America; Brett Bonfield appointed Executive Director, Princeton Public Library, NJ; Mark A. Smith chosen Chair-elect, State University of New York Council of Library Directors; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the January 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Sharona Ginsberg

Sharona Ginsberg

In our latest 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Sharona Ginsberg, MakerBridge Coordinator and learning technologies librarian, at the State University of New York at Oswego. Ginsberg launched the MakerBridge Project—a community with Maker information, tools, and best practices for librarians and educators—when she was still in graduate school at the University of Michigan School of Information, and has made it a point to advocate for inclusiveness in the Maker movement.

Nicolle Ingui Davies: LJ’s 2016 Librarian of the Year

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There is more than enough evidence to confirm the choice of Nicolle Ingui Davies as the 2016 LJ Librarian of the Year, our award sponsored by Baker & Taylor. Take her special skills at communicating with community members in and outside of the library. Then there is her leadership in building and developing a committed and passionate staff dedicated to patron service. That is complemented by her unequivocal belief that libraries are essential services, not just “nice” assets, and the best medium to achieve an informed citizenry. The results of Davies’s leadership convinced voters in 2015 that they ought to tax themselves to the tune of $30 million a year, increasing the Arapahoe Library District (ALD) budget by $6 million.

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Jenna Nolt

Jenna Nolt

In our latest 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Jenna Nolt, digital initiatives librarian at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH. After a stint digitizing rare books for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Nolt moved to Kenyon’s Olin Library in 2014. In her short time there she has transformed Digital Kenyon, the college’s institutional repository, into a viable and robust resource for both students and faculty.

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Adam Rogers

Adam Rogers

In LJ’s latest 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Adam Rogers, emerging technology services librarian at North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries. Rogers leads the DIY creation and collaboration space in NCSU’s D.H. Hill Library and Hunt Library’s fully-equipped Maker space, which features 3-D printing, scanning, and laser cutting; electronics prototyping kits; and instructional workshops.

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Pete Petruski named Executive Director, Library System of Lancaster County, PA, Donald L. Gilstrap named Dean of the University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the December 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Colleen Theisen

Colleen Theisen

In our latest 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Colleen Theisen, special collections outreach and engagement librarian and social media manager at the University of Iowa (UI) Libraries in Iowa City. Theisen has worked to promote the university’s special collections since she arrived in 2012, taking advantage of the ubiquity of social media to reach a popular audience as well as academic colleagues. News, highlights, and information about the library’s special collections—including the university archives, map collection, Hevelin fanzine collection, and the Iowa Women’s Archives can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, YouTube, and Vine (and archived on a retired Pinterest page); the special collections Tumblr channel alone has 44,000 followers worldwide.

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Dennis Krieb named Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year; William J. Rozek appointed Chief Financial Officer for OCLC; Kelvin Watson promoted to Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the November 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

In our latest 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Matthew Cook, emerging technology librarian at the University of Oklahoma (OU) Libraries, Norman, OK. Cook, who earned a Master of Arts in philosophy with a focus on cognition, has brought a level of outside-the-box thinking to his work in the library. Among other innovations, he implemented the digital Sparq Labyrinth, a walking meditation tool within the library that helps stressed students unwind and recharge at exam time, for which he won the University of Oklahoma Libraries Innovator’s Award in 2014. Currently, Cook is developing a campus-wide indoor navigation app and the O.V.A.L. (Oklahoma Virtual Academic Laboratory) virtual reality interactive teaching system.

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Barton Jr. appointed as CIO of Library of Congress, Freemon named Executive Director of Tuscaloosa Public Library, Morton-Owens selected as Director of Digital Library Development and Systems at University of Pennsylvania Libraries, and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the November 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal.