22:3 (2007:09) Title Changes

September 7, 2007 at 3:09 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

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CHRIS BRADY says of his June 5th change from being Serial and E-Resources Catalog Librarian at Baylor University to being Catalog and Government Documents Librarian at Baylor Law School that, “Six months ago I wouldn’t have thought I would be making this move now.  I was quite happy with my old job.  But I liked helping out over at the law school this spring while there was a vacancy, and now I am over here full time.”  Chris may now be found at:

Chris Brady
Catalog and Government Documents Librarian
Baylor Law School Library
PO Box 97128
Waco, TX 76798-7128
Tel.: (254) 710-4914
Fax: (254) 710-2294
E-mail: C_Brady@baylor.edu

Similarly staying at his institution is PATRICK CARR, who has switched, as of December 2006, from being Mississippi State University’s Serials Librarian to being their Serials Coordinator.  His contact info is now:
Patrick L. Carr
Assistant Professor/Coordinator of Serials
Mississippi State University Libraries
PO Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Tel.: (662) 325-8184
E-mail: pcarr@library.msstate.edu

PETER FLETCHER has changed institutions along with titles, having begun work onJuly 2, 2007 as Cyrillic Catalog Librarian at the UCLA Cataloging and Metadata Center, after working as Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger at Tulane University.

JULIE KANE has likewise moved across the country, having reported to her new position as Head of Technical Services at Sweet Briar College on August 6, 2007.  Of leaving Stanford Law School, where she was a Serials Librarian/Cataloger, Kane says, “Since my husband and I are originally from Vermont, we wanted to get back to the East Coast to be closer to our families after 6 years in California.  I’m excited for the challenge of a new position with greater responsibilities in a very close-knit community setting – all of the faculty and staff I’ve met have been extremely welcoming and supportive.  I will miss my colleagues at Stanford Law but am thrilled to begin work in this wonderful new community, to be in the same time zone as our families, and to experience all four seasons again!”

Staying in the eastern United States, but with a long move behind him, nonetheless, is LEE KRIEGER, who left his position as Collection Development Special Projects Librarian at the University of Miami to start work April 16, 2007 as Manager, Collection Development & Technical Services for the Library System of Lancaster County (PA).  Krieger says of the move that, “It gave me an opportunity to move back to my home state and to an area (Central Pennsylvania) that I already had lived in before and loved, with the added bonus of not having to worry about hurricanes anymore!  Also, after 18 years of dealing exclusively with acquisitions, this position gave me a chance to revitalize my interest in technical services librarianship by giving me new responsibilities in related areas and in a different environment, that is, public libraries.”  However, Krieger adds that, “Unfortunately, I have very little to do with serials anymore, but I still follow the news with interest.” 

ALISON MAJEAU remains at Worcester State College, but, as of March 12, 2007, has left her position there as a serials consultant for a permanent position as Serials Librarian.  Majeau says of the opportunity that, “Worcester State College had been without anyone in the Reference/Periodicals librarian position for a number of years.  My first order of business was to catalog and create access through our website and OPAC to the 100+ online journals that we have been paying for but unable to access.  I’m now responsible for reorganizing the entire serials workflow into one instead of three departments, in addition to collection analysis and preservation.” Majeau adds that, “It’s nice to be back in NASIG, which I was a member of from 1983-1997 when I was Editor of the Boston Library Consortium Union List of Serials.”

DENA SCHOEN began work at East View Information Services, Inc. as Director of Sales on January 15, 2007.  Schoen’s new employers noted in a February 2007 press release that her “strengths include a substantial career serving scholarly and academic libraries with print, subscription and electronic resources. She comes to East View from German bookseller and subscription agent OTTO HARRASSOWITZ GmbH & Co., where she led a sales team as Director of Sales for North America.” From her office in Seattle, WA, Schoen feels “ideally situated to develop East View’s business relations with western United States and Canadian libraries and research institutions. I will support customers worldwide.”

Still at Grand Valley State University, but with a new title and new job focus is BOB SCHOOFS.   Schoofs reports of his change from Periodicals Librarian to Arts & Humanities Librarian that, “I began my new job in May of 2006. It happened as the result of a restructuring in the library that did away with the Periodicals Department.  I wrote an article about the restructuring titled ‘Abolish the Periodicals Department,’ which I think NASIG members will find interesting.”  Published in College & Research Libraries News, the article may be found at: http://tinyurl.com/y6excj.  Schoofs goes on to say, “I am still involved with serials in various ways, but I now spend much more time teaching and working with the 5 academic departments to which I am now assigned as liaison: history, writing, philosophy, classics, and liberal studies.”  Schoofs may be contacted at:
Bob Schoofs
Arts & Humanities Librarian
Grand Valley State University
E-mail: schoofsr@gvsu.edu

JOHN SKRTIC is also no longer a Periodicals Librarian, having left his position in the Periodical Center of the Cleveland Public Library to assume a new role as Cleveland Public’s Assistant Head, General Reference Department, in addition to serving as its Serials Committee Chair.


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