September 17, 2014

Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Emily Drabinski


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


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.

Library People News: Nadler Retires, DiFeterici Joins Credo and More

Hedi BenAicha appointed Vice President and Dean of the Library and Electronic Course Materials at American Public University System, Judith Nadler retires as Library Director and University Librarian at the University of Chicago, Amanda DiFeterici named Instructional Design and Assessment Consultant at Credo, and other new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the May 1, 2014 issue of LJ.

Round of Elections Means Change at the Top for Major Library Orgs

In elections ending in April, three of the country’s major library organizations—the American Library Association (ALA), Public Library Association (PLA), and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)—selected new leaders for the coming years.

Academic Movers 2014: In Depth with Vincent Scalfani


In the latest in our series of interviews with 2014’s Library Journal Movers & Shakers from academic backgrounds, sponsored by SAGE, we talk to University of Alabama (UA) librarian Vincent Scalfani. With a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Colorado, Scalfani now serves as the Science and Engineering librarian at UA, where he oversees programs like the university’s 3-D printing studio, while also teaching classes in the chemistry department to help graduate students better understand the research tools available to them, as well as how to more effectively communicate their work in journal articles and presentations.

Wapner Joins ALA, Chadwick to Advise on Small Libs, and more | Library People News

Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter was named City Librarian, Santa Monica Public Library System; Kristi Chadwick was appointed Advisor for Small Libraries for the Massachusetts Library System; Catherine Steeves was named University Librarian at Western University; and Charles P. Wapner was named Information Policy Analyst for the American Library Association, plus more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the April 15, 2014 issue of Library Journal.

Library People News from Princeton U. to Fullerton, CA

Stephen Abram joins the board of Librarians Without Borders; Robert Wolven wins 2014 Melvil Dewey Medal; Mindy Hackner is named Director, North Adams Public Library, MA; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the April 1, 2014, issue of Library Journal.

Meet the Candidates: ALA President 2015-16

Maggie Farrell left, Sari Feldman right

The campaign to elect the 2015-2016 President of the American Library Association (ALA) ends this month. To help inform ALA members who haven’t yet voted, and to give other librarians some additional insight into key issues currently on the ALA agenda, LJ asked each of the candidates to respond to five questions. The candidates, Maggie Farrell, dean of libraries at the University of Wyoming, Laramie, and Sari Feldman, executive director of the Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, Ohio, responded. (Full biographies of both candidates are available on the ALA Election Guide.)