September 19, 2014

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 10/05/11

Toni Buckner, Director, Sierra Madre Public Library (SMPL), CA, has retired after a 34-year career. Director since 1985, she earned a John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award from the American Library Association in 1987 for SMPL’s Centennial Celebration. Samantha Chada has joined the Sandusky Library, OH, as Emerging Technology Librarian. She had been Account […]

Credo and Crowley Announce New Hires

Two companies that offer different services to the library community—online reference library company Credo Reference and scanning equipment maker and service provider The Crowley Company—announced new personnel this week. Credo Reference reported that John Shawler will be the new solutions analyst in the company’s Boston office, working directly with Credo Reference libraries. He holds a […]

New Hires at SirsiDynix, ByWater Solutions

Library automation company SirsiDynix and Koha integrated library system support company ByWater Solutions officially announced new personnel this week: SirsiDynix named Sheridan Richey as its new VP of product development. According to the announcement, Richey “built a leading cloud-based medical software platform” in his previous position at medical software company AdvancedMD. Before that, he worked […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 08/09/11

Shanesha Brooks-Tatum has been hired as Project Coordinator and Writer for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Library Alliance. She will conduct research in support of the HBCU Library Alliance’s Preserving Our History project. Karlen Chase has been appointed Digital Services and Circuit Librarian, Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), Buffalo. She previously […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 07/14/11

Terry Ehling has been appointed Associate Director, Content Development and Publisher Relations, Project MUSE, beginning August 1. Most recently, she was Scholarly Publishing Strategist, Cornell University Press. Rachel Fewell is the new Collection Services Manager, Denver Public Library. She most recently was Collection Development Manager, Anythink Libraries, Rangeview Library District, Thornton, CO. Betty Drees Johnson, […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 06/30/11

Sallie Brodie, Adult Department Head, Cromaine District Library (CDL), Hartland, MI, has retired. Brodie worked at CDL since 1982. Natasha Casteel has been appointed Head Librarian, Roseville Public Library, CA. Casteel most recently was Assistant Director, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Libraries, NM. Abby Cooley is the new Manager, Reistertown Branch Library, Baltimore County Public Library, MD. She […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 06/22/11

Laura Bramble, CEO, Indianapolis–Marion County Public Library, for the past four years, preceded by a year as Interim CEO, has announced her retirement. She has been with the library system for 19 years. A national search is under way to hire her successor by November. Irene Briggs has joined the Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 06/08/11

Brenda Branson will become Director, Chesterfield County Library, Cheraw, SC, on August 1. She previously was School Library Media Specialist, Crowders Cree Middle School, Fort Mill, SC, and currently serves on the South Carolina Junior Book Award Committee. Mary Beth Campe has been named Director, Elmhurst Public Library, IL, effective July 29, replacing the retiring […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 06/02/11

Marilyn Jean Brown, Children and Teen Librarian, Herrick District Library (HDL), MI, died May 17 at the age of 61. She was employed by HDL for 33 years, most recently as Children’s Librarian, in charge of all children’s and teen programs and services. Karen Calhoun, Vice President of Metadata Applications, OCLC, has retired. She worked […]

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 05/26/11

Jinny Baeckler is retiring from her position of Director, Plainsboro Public Library, NJ, after 20 years of service. Michael Bell and Katie Clark will serve as Interim Co-Deans, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester, NY; their terms begin July 1. They replace Susan Gibbons, Vice Provost and Andrew H. and Janet Dayton Neilly Dean, who […]