February 19, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 6/15/12

Evette Atkin is the new Director, Branch District Library, Coldwater, MI. She most recently was Coordinator, Michigan Evergreen Project, Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Lansing, and was a 2008 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

Jack Blount is the new OCLC President and CEO. He was Founder and CEO of Alpha Bay Corporation and before that was President and CEO of Dynix Corp. Blount succeeds Jay Jordan, who retires this month after 14 years at OCLC.

Anne Cooper Moore will become Dean of Library Affairs, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, effective July 16. She is currently Dean of Libraries for University Libraries, University of South Dakota (USD), Vermillion; Director of Wegner Health Sciences Information Center, Sioux Falls, SD; and Associate Professor of Educational Administration, School of Education, USD.

Vivica Pierre has been appointed Director, Library & Learning Commons, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston. She was Manager, Records and Information Management, Legal and Compliance, University of ­Louisiana, Lafayette.

Thomas Peters, Assistant Dean for Strategic Technology Initiatives, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal, has been named Dean of University Libraries, Missouri State University, Springfield. He will begin his duties August 1.

Christine Tkaczyk is the new Children’s Librarian, Waterford Public Library, CT, succeeding the retiring Nadine Lipman. She most recently was Teen Librarian, Durham Public Library, CT.

Natasha Trethewey has been named the nation’s 19th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012–13 by Librarian of Congress James Billington. She is an English and Creative Writing Professor, Emory University, Atlanta. Her term begins September 13.

Carrie Waibel has been appointed Electronic Resources Coordinator, OHIONET. She previously was Executive Assistant, Bexley Public Library, Westerville, OH.

Lloyd “Buzz” Waterhouse has been appointed President and CEO, McGraw-Hill Education (MHE), reporting to Terry McGraw. He earlier was CEO, Harcourt Education.


Jackie Faust-Moreno, Director, Arcadia Public Library, CA, died on June 2; she was 63. She began working at the library in 1984 as a reference librarian and became Director last year.

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Celebrating her 46th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ’s Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews.

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