February 16, 2018

Library People News | June 1, 2015

Colin B. Bailey was appointed Director of the Morgan Library & Museum, New York. He previously held the same title at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Stephen Bero was appointed Executive Director of Algonquin Area Public Library District, IL. He had retired as Executive Director of Warren-Newport Public Library, Gurnee, IL, last July.

Lisa B. German was named Dean of Libraries and Elizabeth D. Rockwell Chair at the University of Houston, TX, effective August 1. She is currently Associate Dean for Collections, Information, and Access Services at Penn State University Libraries, University Park.

Teresa Harris was named Curator of Avery Classics at Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, New York. She was previously Project Coordinator for the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive at Syracuse University Libraries, NY.

Rebecca R. Jessop was named Foundation Director of Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD. She was previously Coordinator of the Harford County Cultural Arts Board and Director of Special Events and Community Outreach for the Center for the Arts.

Larry Justiss, retired Director of the Tom Green County Library System, San Angelo, TX, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Library Association.

Joy Kirchner was appointed University Librarian for a five-year term at York University, Toronto, effective July 1. She is currently Associate University Librarian for Content & Collections and Interim Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning at the University of Minnesota, ­Minneapolis.

Jeanette Larson, a retired Librarian, formerly with the Austin Public Library, TX, received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Library Association.

James G. Neal, University Librarian Emeritus at Columbia University, New York, received the 2015 Joseph W. Lippincott Award from the American Library Association.


Zelantha A. Phillip, Division Manager at Queens Library, Jamaica, NY, died on April 20. She was 44 years old.

This article was published in Library Journal's June 1, 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.