May 29 Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian of the District of Columbia Public Library, announced she plans to retire later this year.
Appointments and Retirements
September 30 Trish Ridgeway retired as director of Handley Regional Library in Winchester, Virginia after 20 years.
July 31 Dare Wilson retired as children’s librarian at Lexington Library with the Davidson County (N.C.) Public Library after 35 years of service.
August 5 Karen Williams became dean of libraries at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
July 18 Jim Kanis, manager of operations for ITTS, left ALA.
July 18 Jeff Dong, association management systems administrator for ITTS, has left.
August 1 Casey Bayer, graphic designer/production editor for ALA Editions, has left.
Irving E. Rockwood has retired as editor and publisher of Choice magazine, ACRL’s review journal for undergraduate libraries, after 17 years of service.
June 28 Corinne Hill, director of the Chattanooga Public Library, was honored at the 2013 Urban Libraries Council Annual Forum. Hill received the Joey Rodger Leadership Award, which provides $5,000 for a director or senior manager to strengthen skills through a structured professional development program.
June 28 Susan Adkins, longtime board member of the Seattle Public Library Foundation, was honored at the 2013 Urban Libraries Council Annual Forum. Adkins received the Urban Player Award in recognition of her civic leadership on behalf of the library as well as her commitment to expanding learning services, particularly for children.
May 1 Carol D. Fiore received the Florida Library Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for more than 30 years of service, including significant contributions to library services for youth in Florida and across the United States.
May 24 Beverly Lynch was named the 28th Illinois Library Luminary by the Illinois Library Association. Luminaries comprise ILA’s Roll of Honor.
Edward Supplee Terry Jr., 77, former head science librarian for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a decades-long stalwart of Baltimore’s Arena Players, died July 1 of leukemia.
Francis X. Scannell, 95, former Michigan State Librarian, died on June 17. At the time of his appointment in 1968, Scannell was the head of Michigan State University’s reference department. He also worked as head of reader services at the Michigan State Library (Library of Michigan) from 1953 to 1965. Scannell led the state library through major changes, including significant austerity measures due to cuts in federal and state funding and a controversial new reorganization of library services around the state into a system of regional cooperatives. Scannell resigned as Michigan’s State Librarian in 1983, having worked at the state library for a total of 27 years.
William C. Highfill, 77, dean of libraries at Auburn University from 1973 to 1995, died July 10. Highfill led Auburn University Libraries through a period of unprecedented expansion. Under his guidance the library collection tripled in size and the Ralph Brown Draughon Library more than doubled in size through an expansion completed in 1991. He was a founding member of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries and the Southeastern Library Network. In addition, he served in leadership roles within ALA and several other professional organizations. Prior to Auburn he served as the director of libraries at East Texas State University.
Lorna Daniells, 94, died June 11. Daniells was a prominent research librarian who worked at Harvard Business School (HBS)’s Baker Library from 1946 until her retirement in 1985. During her nearly 40 years at HBS, she served as chair of the library’s reference department from 1970 to 1974, head of the department from 1974 to 1979, and as bibliographer from 1979 to 1985. In 1978, Daniells published a book titled Business Information Sources, which for many years was the leading comprehensive financial information source guide for universities and business leaders across the country.