February 17, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 10/01/12

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Senior Research Scientist, OCLC Research User Behavior Studies & Synthesis group, has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Nancy Howe is the new County Librarian, Santa Clara County Library District, Los Gatos, CA. She had served as Deputy County Librarian for Information Technology and Collection since 2008 and has been Acting County Librarian since Melinda Cervantes retired in April.

Elizabeth Myers has been appointed Director, Walter P. Reuther Library, Wayne State University, Detroit. She most recently was Director, Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago.

Gerald A. Notaro, who retired May 5 from his position as University Librarian, University of South Florida, St. Petersberg, has been named Librarian Emeritus.

LaWanda Roudebush, Director, Davenport Public Library, IA, for the past nine years and a 2002 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, will retire January 31, 2013.

Elliot Shore will become the next Executive Director, Association of Research Libraries, effective January 1, 2013. He is Chief Information Officer, Constance A. Jones Director of Libraries, and Professor of History, Bryn Mawr College, PA. Shore will succeed Charles Lowry, who will be retiring on December 31.

Decatur Public Library, IL, has promoted Robert Edwards to Assistant City Librarian from Technical Services Supervisor. Rebecca Damptz is the newly created Librarian/­Archivist for the Local History Collection; she was Archivist, Dominican University, River Forest, IL. Constance Strait is the new Head of Technical Services; she was Manager, Technical Services, Circulation Services, Oak Park Public Library, IL.


Ashley Moore, Director, Dougherty County Public Library, Albany, GA, since November 2011, died September 18 of an apparent heart attack at the age of 36. Assistant Director Mary Antoine will serve as Interim Director.

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