February 17, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Bernard A. Barton Jr. was appointed Chief Information Officer at the Library of Congress. He was previously Chief Information Officer and Deputy Administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center.

Mara Blake, Spatial and Numeric Data and German Studies Librarian at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, received the 2015 EBSCO Charleston Conference Scholarship from EBSCO Information Services.

Cathy Felgar was named Director of Editing, Design, and Production at Columbia University Press. She was previously Publishing Operations Director at HarperCollins.

Richard Freemon was named Executive Director of the Tuscaloosa Public Library, AL. He has served as Interim Director since the resignation of Mary Elizabeth Harper in December 2014.

Elizabeth Larson was named a Librarian III at Prince George’s County Memorial Library’s Largo-Kettering Branch, MD. She has an MLIS degree from the University of Maryland, ­College Park.

Karen Lemke was appointed Head of Marketing and Community Engagement at Rochester Public Library, MN. She was previously Public Relations Director at Pine River Library, ­Bayfield, CO.

Julia Mielish was promoted to Dean of Library Services at Wake Technical Community College, Raleigh, NC. She was previously its Reference and Instruction Librarian.

Emily G. Morton-Owens was named Director of Digital Library Development and Systems at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Philadelphia. She was previously Applications and Systems Manager at Seattle Public Library.

Jeanna Rossi was appointed Technical Services Librarian at Yakima Valley Libraries, WA. She was previously a Cataloging Technician at the Indiana Historical Society.

Karin Trainer retired as University Librarian at Princeton University, NJ. She had been in the position for 20 years.


Linda Sanderson, retired Manager of Suwannee River Regional Library, FL, died on August 23. She was 68 years old.

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