Appointments and Retirements

Glee Willis retired as digital projects coordinator for the University of Nevada, Reno, June 30.

The University of Idaho Library in Moscow promoted Ben Hunter to associate dean and head of technical services in July.

Marcus D. Kilman retired as head of circulation at the University of Central Florida Libraries in Orlando June 5.

Annie Gaines has joined the University of Idaho Library in Moscow as scholarly communications librarian.



Alicia Bastl, former program coordinator for the Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment, became human resources assistant in the Human Resources Department June 2.

Amy Sargent Lundy was promoted to PLA professional development manager June 5.

Marisa Kossakowski, meeting manager for Conference Services, left ALA June 11.

June 23 Mark Beatty joined LITA as programs and marketing specialist.



Frederick J. Stielow, vice president and dean emeritus of libraries, electronic course materials, and ePress for the American Public University System, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Andrea Francisco, librarian at Forest Avenue Elementary School in West Babylon, New York, received the Western Suffolk BOCES School Library System's School Library Media Specialist of the Year Award in May.

June 21 Lorcan Dempsey, vice president and chief strategiest of OCLC Research in Dublin, Ohio, received an honorary doctorate from the Open University in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Rita Smith, executive associate dean of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Libraries has received the university's 2014 Chancellor's Citation for Extraordinary Service to the University.



Margaret Mary Kimmel, 76, 1982–1983 ALSC president, died June 10 of leukemia. Kimmel was professor emeritus of library and information science at the University of Pittsburgh, and had previously taught at Catholic University in Washington D.C., the College of Librarianship in Wales, and Simmons College in Boston. Kimmel also lectured throughout the United States, wrote and edited children's books, worked as an advisor for Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, and chaired the Best Books for Babies committee for 13 years. She received the ALSC Distinguished Service Award in 2001. Since retiring from the University of Pittsburgh, Kimmel helped to create the Center for Women with Disabilities at Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh, and served on the board of the FISA Foundation.

Thomas W. Schear, director of Passaic (N.J.) Public Library from 1961-1987, died June 14. Schear had been a member of the New Jersey Library Association since 1957, serving as treasurer from 1966 to 1972 and president in 1973 to 1974.

Charlene Davis, 61, director of field services and state library service divisions at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, died June 4. Having worked at KDLA since 1976, Davis was an early champion for technology at public libraries and worked with the state government to provide broadband access at every public library in the state. She was also a founder of the Kentucky Virtual Library, project director for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant that expanded public computing centers in 46 public libraries in Kentucky, and involved in the first Gates Foundation grants that helped 116 Kentucky library systems upgrade computers.

Anne Sinkler Whaley Le Clercq, 72, director of the Daniel Library at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, since 1996, died June 19. Le Clercq was also an author who published a number of articles and books based on her family's roots in the South Carolina Lowcountry.