Currents

Appointments and Retirements

Oscar Hernandez joined the Freedom branch of Watsonville (Calif.) Public Library as children's librarian December 2, 2013.

Scott Juskiewicz has been named interim director at Montana Tech Library in Butte.

March 4 Wenli Gao became communication, sociology, and anthropology librarian at the University of Houston Libraries.

Cameron B. Burton recently became supervisor of the Bland (Va.) branch of Smyth-Bland Regional Library.

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At ALA

February 18 Sarah Ostman joined the Public Programs Office as communications manager.
February 14 Brad Mueller became assistant director of the Development Office.
January 6 Colleen Barbus was promoted to program coordinator in the Public Programs Office.

In February Cynthia Vivian retired as head of Human Resources.

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Cited

Loida Garcia-Febo, president of Information New Wave in Brooklyn, New York, represented the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions as a speaker at the United Nations Development Programme Meeting on Data Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda in New York January 29–31.

February 18 Elizabeth Atack, leader of the Bringing Books to Life program at Nashville (Tenn.) Public Library, was named Toyota Family Teacher of the Year by Toyota and the National Center for Families Learning.
Deborah Charbonneau, assistant professor at the Wayne State University School of Library and Information Science in Detroit, received the Medical Library Association’s $10,000 Donald A. B. Lindberg Research Fellowship, which funds research aimed at expanding the research knowledge base by linking information services provided by librarians to improved health care and advances in biomedical research.

Donald A. B. Lindberg, director of the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland, has been named as recipient of the Coalition for Networked Information/Association of Research Libraries/Educause Paul Evan Peters award recognizing notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity.

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Obituaries

Jeannette Glynn, 86, died February 2 in Berkeley, California. Glynn founded Oakland (Calif.) Public Library's Business and Government Library and published the original Who Knows Who: Networking Through the Corporate Boards. Her career also included stints at Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Library System, Inyo (Calif.) County Free Library, Alameda County (Calif.) Library, and Bank of America.

Ruth P. Ronning, 86, longtime librarian/media specialist at Prescott School in Lincoln, Nebraska, died February 10. She had taught in schools in South Dakota, Ohio, and California before moving to Nebraska.
Ruth N. Arsem, 94, an information specialist and reference librarian who worked for the federal government for 29 years until her 1973 retirement from what is now the US Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland, died January 24.
Sharon Key, 56, interim assistant director at the Marianna branch of Jackson County (Fla.) Public Library, died February 2. Key was instrumental in bringing a new cataloging system online, organized a new library newsletter and a genealogy club at the library, and was involved in planning the library’s Black History Month events.

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