October 30, 2014

Weinshall Joins NYPL as COO, Slyman To Direct Brookline, & More Library People News

Iris Weinshall was named Chief Operating Officer, New York Public Library; Sara F. Slymon was named Director, Public Library of Brookline, MA; Cheryl Morales was named Executive Director, Pinellas Public Library Cooperative, FL; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the August 2014 issue of Library Journal.

The Spirit of Service: An interview with Sandra Ríos Balderrama

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REFORMA (National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking) presented the first Elizabeth Martinez Lifetime Achievement Award to Sandra Ríos Balderrama at the at the Third Annual Denim and Diamonds Gala, a fundraising event for the REFORMA Educational Foundation, which was held at the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Las Vegas. The award is named after one of the founding members of REFORMA, and was established to recognize excellence in librarianship, as well as substantial contributions to REFORMA and the Latino community.

Ernie DiMattia: A Remembrance

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Ernest A. DiMattia Jr., president of Stamford, CT’s Ferguson Library, where he had worked since 1976, died of cancer on June 26 at the age of 74. Alice Knapp, Director of User Services at the Ferguson Library, shares some of her memories of him with LJ below.

Santiago Retires, Marcus-Bey To Direct E. Cleveland, and More Library People News

Raymond Santiago retired as Director of the Miami–Dade County Public Library System, Sheba Marcus-Bey was named Executive Director of the East Cleveland Public Library, and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the July 2014 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Stephanie Davis-Kahl

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In our latest In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke to Stephanie Davis-Kahl, the scholarly communication librarian at Illinois Wesleyan University. In building an institutional repository for the college, Davis-Kahl and her colleagues wanted to showcase not only the work of the Illinois Wesleyan faculty, but also their students. She has helped to find several student-run journals homes at Illinois Wesleyan, and serves as faculty coeditor on the student led journal Undergraduate Economic Review. She spoke about the challenges of hosting student-led journals, the luxuries of doing so at a small school, and offered a few tips for librarians looking to enter this rapidly growing field.

Cherubini ED of COSLA, Jacobs CIO of OCLC, Miller To Direct Baltimore and More Library People News

Timothy Cherubini named Executive Director, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Jeff J. Jacobs named Chief Information Officer at OCLC, Paula Miller appointed Director of Baltimore County Public Library, and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the June 15, 2014 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Emily Drabinski

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In the latest of our In-Depth Interviews with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we caught up with LIU Brooklyn Instruction Coordinator Emily Drabinski. Drabinski presents regularly on the intersections between information studies and gender studies, and is also involved in the publishing end of library work, editing a series of titles on gender and information studies and sitting on the board of the journal Radical Teacher, which she helped in moving to an open access format earlier this year.

Sandusky CEO Retires; Southern Miss Names Dean; New GA State Librarian | People

Julie Brooks will retire as CEO of Sandusky Library, OH, this fall; John Eye was appointed Dean of the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries, effective July 1; Julie White Walker was promoted to State Librarian for the Georgia Public Library Service; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the June 15 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Rachel Vacek

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In the latest of our In Depth interviews (sponsored by Sage) with Movers and Shakers from the academic realm, we spoke with Rachel Vacek, head of web services for the University of Houston libraries. Vacek made her way onto our 2014 Movers list by doing a lot with a little, making the most of microgrants available at her library to produce events that reached out to the campus and community alike.

Library People News: Chandler To Direct TX Library, Dailey Retires from Upstate NY County Lib.

Susan Chandler was named Director, Nesbitt Memorial Library, Elizabeth Dailey announced her retirement as Director of Onondaga County Public Library, and other new hired, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the May 15, 2014 issue of Library Journal.