21:4 (2006:12) Title Changes

November 29, 2006 at 6:43 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

Susan Andrews, Columns Editor

[Note: Please report promotions, awards, new degrees, new positions, and other significant professional milestones.  You may submit items about yourself or other members to Susan Andrews (Susan_Andrews@tamu-commerce.edu). Contributions on behalf of fellow members will be cleared with the person mentioned in the news item before they are printed. Please include your e-mail address or phone number.] 

AMIRA AARON, formerly Manager, Digital Content and Access Services at Harvard University, is now Director for Information Resources at Brandeis University.  Amira’s new contact information is:

Brandeis University Library
415 South Street MS045
Waltham, Massachusetts 02454
Phone: (781) 736-4647
Fax: (781) 736-4724
E-mail: aaaron@brandeis.edu

In August 2006, ELIZABETH BOGDANSKI started her new job as Public Affairs Officer at the Detroit Public Library.  She e-mailed about her new position that she “Develops relationships with community groups and the City of Detroit, initiates and collaborates on system wide library projects, works with marketing and other stakeholders to promote the library.”  Beth was Product Manager at Proquest Information and Learning.  Contact information is now: 

Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan  48202
Phone: (313) 833-4045
E-mail: ebogdanski@detroit.lib.mi.us

About her new job as Member Services Representative with OHIONET, MORAG BOYD said “Although I am adjusting to no longer being actually in a library, I find that my new position has a lot in common with what I did before – helping libraries and their staff do their work as effectively as possible. Another great thing is working with libraries of all kinds and having the opportunity to visit them. My main responsibilities are supporting OCLC cataloging and WorldCat services and providing training on a variety of topics, so I get a lot of variety each day. I am keeping a hand in the serials side of things by assisting libraries with local holdings and working with a committee planning an e-resources workshop.”  She joined OHIONET in August 2006.  Morag previously worked at llinois State University as Bibliographic Services Division Head.  She can be reached at: 

1500 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43221
(614) 486-2966 ext. 37
Fax: (614) 486-1527
E-mail: moragb@ohionet.org

Starting September 25, 2006, the new Serial Cataloger at Harvard Business School’s Baker Library is SARAH CORVENE.  She was Serials Cataloger at Harvard College Library.  Reach Sarah at: 

Harvard Business School
Baker Library
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA  02163
Phone: (617) 495-6990
Fax: (617) 495-7780

E-mail: scorvene@hbs.edu

Starting on September 25, 2006, ANN DOYLE FATH became the Head of Serials at the Getty Research Institute Research Library.  Her previous position was as Head, Collection Development Department at the University of Kentucky Libraries.  Her current contact information is:

Getty Research Institute
Research Library, Serials Section
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, California  90049-1688 
Phone: (310) 440-7515Fax: (310) 440-7779
E-mail: afath@getty.edu 

Beverly Geckle, Government Documents Librarian & Serials Cataloger at Middle Tennessee State University had a few comments to add to her entry from the last Newsletter.  She wrote, “I started my new job May 1, 2006. It is a big change for me since I had worked at the University of Baltimore’s Law Library since 1992.  In addition to relocating to a different part of the country, I have also moved from an academic law library to a general academic library. But I am still working with serials!”  Beverly’s contact information has not changed from the September Newsletter. 

Cumberland County Public Library’s new Library Director is MELODI L. GOFF.  Formerly, she was Serials & Systems Librarian at Carson-Newman College.  Current contact information is:

Cumberland County Public Library
PO Box 98
1539 Anderson Highway
Cumberland, Virginia 23040
Phone: (804) 492-5807

Fax: (804) 492-9551

E-mail: mel.goff@gmail.com

At the University of Alabama, Birmingham’s Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, SYLVIA MCAPHEE, moved from the paraprofessional position of Serials Library Associate I to the professional position of Serials Librarian.  She phoned to tell her NASIG colleagues of her promotion and also to let them know that she is very open to working with others on presentations and/or publications.  Her first appointment as a librarian began July 12, 2006.  Sylvia’s updated contact information is: 

University of Alabama, Birmingham
LHL 240A-1700 University Boulevard
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama  35294-0013
Phone: (205) 934-2299 
Fax: (205) 934-3545
E-mail: smcaphee@uab.edu

The new Electronic Resources and Serials Cataloging Librarian at theUniversity of Pennsylvania Libraries, SHANA L. MCDANOLD commented about her job change “I started my job here at Penn on September 5th and have really hit the ground running.  There were several things that attracted me to the position.  One of my reasons for applying was purely geographic.  I’m originally from the Northeast so moving to Philadelphia put me closer to family and back near the ocean.  The position here at Penn presents me with new challenges.  The biggest challenge at the moment is developing and implementing policies and procedures to handle the ever increasing amounts of electronic materials (all types: serials, integrating, monographs, the ?? stuff) and developing a workflow and working relationships with other departments such as Electronic Acquisitions.  In addition, Penn is a larger institution, so there’s the challenge of a new scale to conquer as well.  Right now getting a handle on our electronic resources is really my focus.  I have an experienced and very knowledgeable staff person (Bibliographic Specialist) working for me that has the print materials under control and can take care of the routine print serial issues, so I really can focus my efforts on the electronic stuff.  And I don’t have to catalog any media (videos, DVDs, etc.) except those that are serials here at Penn, but I still get to do websites.  My job at SLU was “serials and everything that’s not a book or manuscript”.  Here at Penn my job is focused back on just serials and electronic resources, which is what I really enjoy and want to focus my career on.  I wasn’t unhappy at SLU, what drove me to Penn was the new opportunities and challenges here.”  Shana was Serials and Non-print Formats Cataloger at Saint Louis University.  Current contact information is:

University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
3420 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206
Phone: (215) 746-0267

Fax: (215) 573-9610

E-mail: mcdanold@pobox.upenn.edu 

The former Serials Cataloger (and Editor, Bowker) at the Library of Congress’ National Serials Data Program, 2002 NASIG Student Grant Award winner, VANESSA MITCHELL, is now Senior Cataloger at  ASRC Aerospace.  Her current e-mail is:

E-mail: vanessa.mitchell5@verizon.net

Previously the Regional Sales Manager at Swets Information Services, ALISON C. ROTH moved to SAGE Publications to become their new Senior Journal Sales Manager – Northeast on July 31, 2006.  She said that “SAGE is a wonderful company to work for and I am glad to be working for them.”  Alison can now be reached at:

SAGE Publications
PO Box 148
Perkinsville, Vermont  05151

Phone: (802) 263-5730

Fax: (802) 263-5471

E-mail: alison.roth@sagepub.com

WILLIAM SHAKALIS wrote about his new position “I started my new position as Serials Librarian on August 4, 2006, at the Ruth Haas Library of Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, Connecticut, part of the Connecticut State University System. This special appointment, in a temporary position, is giving me a wonderful introduction to serials librarianship, electronic collections management, EBSCO electronic journals, and the problems of a move from the traditional serials librarian job description to a new title of “electronic resources librarian”. I am enjoying the support of my colleagues and the challenges of professional academic librarianship.  I am working to write an Electronic Resources Development Policy, working with government documents, especially as to its migration to digital copies, and writing a Government Documents Development Policy.  I received my MLS from Simmons College in 2005, and have transitioned from a career in MIS in the private sector.”  William was University Assistant at Central Connecticut State University.  William’s new contact information is:

Ruth A. Haas Library
Western Connecticut State University
181 White Street
Danbury, Connecticut 06810
Phone: (203) 837-3252
E-mail: shakalisw@wcsu.edu

JANET SIAR, the former Head of Acquisitions at the University of Maryland, became Head of Acquisitions at the University of Delaware on August 1, 2006.  She can be reached at:

Acquisitions Dept
Morris Library

University of Delaware
181 South College Avenue
Newark, Delaware 19717-5267

Phone: (302) 831-2670

Fax: (302) 831-6996

E-mail: jsiar@udel.edu

“2001 Horizon Award Winner, Jeff Slagell, has been appointed Director of Library Services at Delta State University.  He has previously served as Interim Director, Assistant Director, and Serials/ILL Librarian.  Jeff was also elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Mississippi Library Association.”  Only his phone number has changed:

Phone: (662) 846-4441  


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