August 28, 2015

Librarian of Congress James Billington Announces Upcoming Retirement

Librarian of Congress Dr. James H. Billington. Photo by Abby Brack Lewis.

James H. Billington, who has served as the 13th Librarian of Congress since he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1987, announced on June 10 that he would retire effective January 1, 2016.

Library People News | June 1, 2015

Bailey appointed Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, Bero named Executive Director of Algonquin Area Public Library District, Kirchner to be University Librarian at York University, and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the June 1, 2015 issue of Library Journal

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

Anderson named Assistant Director for Public Services in Darien, CT; McNeil appointed Dean of Iowa State University Libraries, and more people new from the May 15 issue of Library Journal.

Academic Movers 2015: In Depth with Kyle Courtney

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In our first 2015 In-Depth Interview with Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic libraries, sponsored by SAGE, we spoke with Kyle Courtney. In 2014 Courtney, Harvard University’s copyright advisor, brought together his first cohort of Copyright First Responders (CFRs)—a group of volunteer librarians who spent their summer in his Copyright Immersion Program in order […]

Charles Brown: Navigating the Headlines

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When Charles Brown took over the directorship of the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) in November 2011, the library system, like the city, was still struggling to get back on its feet in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A native of St. Louis, MO, Brown had previously served as director for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in Charlotte, NC, since 2007.

Stacey Aldrich: A Sense of Aloha

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Stacey Aldrich was named state librarian of Hawaii on February 18 by the Hawaii Board of Education, filling the position vacated by former state librarian Richard Burns when he retired in in December 2014. Aldrich, a 2003 LJ Mover & Shaker, is no stranger to state libraries: She served as state librarian for California from 2009–12 and as deputy secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania from 2012 until this year.

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

Alcantara-Antoine appointed Public Services Manager at Virginia Beach Public Library, Huprich named Director of Continuing Education at Georgia Public Library Service, Walden appointed Associate Dean of Learning Resources at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine Library, and more people new from the May 1, 2015, issue of Library Journal.

Colleagues Remember Ismael Alicea (1954-2015)

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Ismael Alicea, a long-time member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and retiree of the New York Public Library, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015. Below, he is remembered by several of his colleagues.

Rebecca Stavick, Omaha’s First Digital Librarian

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In February 2015, Rebecca Stavick was appointed executive director of Omaha’s first digital library, the newly-named Do Space, scheduled to launch in November. The new role is a logical bridge between Stavick’s previous five years as staff development specialist at Omaha Public Library (OPL) and her work as cofounder of Open Nebraska, which she describes as “a citizen-led civic hacking organization dedicated to solving community problems through civic application development, open data advocacy, and tech education.”

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

Geoffrey Dickinson to head Worcester Public Library, Lorraine Estelle to direct COUNTER, and more people news from the April 15, 2015 issue of Library Journal.