February 16, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 09/07/12

Glenda Dixon, Children’s Librarian, Henderson County Public Library, KY, for 37 years, retired August 31.

Julie Holden has been named Information Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Cranston Public Library, RI. She previously served as Reference Librarian, Pawtucket Public Library, RI.

Timothy McGeary has been appointed Head of Library Systems, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library. He previously was Manager of Library Technology, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA.

Kim Massana has joined Innovative Interfaces Inc. as CEO. He was President, Thomson Reuters Elite and earlier worked at Sweet & Maxwell and Equifax.

Mary Nixon is the new Librarian/Coordinator, Umatilla County Special Library District, Pendleton, OR. She formerly was Director, Gladstone Public Library, OR, and succeeds Ken Reading, who retired in June.

Dan Ream, Associate Professor and Director of Outreach & Distance Education, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Richmond, is the new Library Director, Richard Bland College, College of William & Mary, Petersburg, VA. He succeeds the retiring Virginia Cherry.

Scott Staub is the new Executive Director, Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. He recently was Vice President of Development & Advancement, Glide Foundation.

Andy Stewart, Director of Library and Learning Resources, Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, has retired. He began his career at the library as Reference Librarian in 1987.

Kelvin Watson (not Kevin, as mistakenly reported in LH, 8/24/12) is the new Director of E-Content Services and Strategy, Queens Library, Jamaica, NY.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries has made two new appointments. Marcy Bidney is Curator, American Geographical Society Library; she most recently was Assistant Professor and Head, Donald W. Hamer Maps Library, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Tim Gritten is Assistant Director for User and Research Services; he was Head of Library Systems and Interim Dean of Library Services, Indiana State University, Terre Haute.


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