Mary Anne Thompson retires as Kansas Room librarian at Hays Public Library.
Lynn Phillips, 38, librarian at Skyline Elementary School in Portland, Oregon, died May 26 from cancer. She was also a volunteer for the Missouri Association of School Librarians' Show Me Readers Award Committee helping to identify new higher-quality literature for young readers.
Susan Ryan begins as dean of the Stetson University's duPont-Ball Library and Digital Learning Resources in DeLand, Florida.
Debbi Dinkins begins as associate dean at Stetson University's duPont-Ball Library in DeLand, Florida.
Sarah K. Vann, 96, professor emerita of the University of Hawaii’s Library and Information Science Program in Honolulu, died May 25. She was a widely recognized authority in library history and international librarianship and a master teacher in library education. Vann also taught at Carnegie Library School of Pittsburgh, then at Columbia University and University of Texas at Austin. She was instrumental in establishing library schools at the State University of New York in Buffalo as well as overseas in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Pakistan. Her publications on Melvil Dewey and his contributions to librarianship as well as her extensive study of the Charles Williamson reports are considered enduring and seminal works providing detailed and scholarly commentary on the pre-Williamson and Williamson era of library service and library education.
Liz Catalano is senior registration coordinator for Membership and Customer Service.
Sandy Bumgardner retired as director of Upshur County (W.V.) Public Library,
Diane Bazyk, librarian, media specialist, and social studies teacher at Southwick-Tolland (Mass.) Regional High School, retired after 35 years.
American Libraries just learned that Bonnie Gratch Lindauer, coordinator of instructional services at City College of San Francisco, retired in July 2011.
Tomas A. Lipinski begins as director of the School of Library and Information Science at Kent (Ohio) State University in January 2013.