23:1 (2008:03) Title Changes

March 12, 2008 at 5:54 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

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JENNIFER ARNOLD is now the Assistant Director for Technical Services at Central Piedmont Community College.  Formerly Central Piedmont CC’s Senior Librarian for Technical Services, Jennifer’s position was upgraded as part of a larger reorganization of the library.  As if all that wasn’t enough, Arnold reports that CPCC’s “Dean left the college and I am currently serving as the Acting Director of Library Services, while still holding down the fort in Technical Services, with a lot of help from a great TS staff.  It’s been quite a whirlwind, but I’m still having fun and learning new things everyday.”  Jennifer may be reached at:

Central Piedmont Community College
P.O. Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235-5009
Phone: (704) 330-6635
Fax: (704) 330-6724

While the change happened back in 2005, this column is happy to report for the record that CAROL CHRISTENSEN is now the Serials Coordinator at Utah State University, after serving there as a Library Associate.  Carol’s contact information is as follows:

Utah State University
Merrill-Cazier Library
Serials Department
Logan, UT 84322-3105
Phone: (435) 797-2671
Fax: (435) 797-1546

ANNA CREECH says she has NASIG to thank for her move from being the Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian at Central Washington University to being the Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of Richmond, “since it was at the Louisville conference where I first learned of the position.”  Anna goes on to say that, “my new job began on December 10, and [while] I am still working with serials, [I am now] mainly focusing on electronic resource management issues as they relate to them.”  Anna is “happy to be back in Virginia after spending eight years away,” and to be “working at a small, private liberal arts college, which reminds me of my undergraduate years.”  Anna may now be found at:

Boatwright Memorial Library
University of Richmond
Phone: (804) 289-8457

LILLIAN DeBLOIS has retired from the Arizona Health Sciences Library, effective March 2007, and moved to Texas to be closer to family.  Lillian is far from through with libraries, however, and intends to “return to the workforce full time in the library field” in addition to “[remaining] active in NASIG.”  Lillian goes on to note her particular pleasure at being the NASIG Newsletter’s conference editor for the past three years and she “[hopes] to continue that role this year.”

As of October 22, 2007, KRISTINA DeSHAZO is the Acquisitions Librarian for the Oregon Health and Science Library.  Formerly the library’s Electronic Collections Librarian, Kristi now “[acquires] all formats for the OHSU Library, combining the acquisition of serials and monographs, both print and electronic, into one position.”  Kristi is “excited to add monograph purchasing to my serials work and [I] look forward to the challenge of consolidating and balancing the purchase of all formats.”  Kristi’s phone number and email address are:

Phone: (503) 494-1637
Email: deshazok@ohsu.edu

In July of 2007, NANCY DEYOE was promoted from her position as Coordinator of Metadata Services to that of Assistant Dean of Technical Services at Wichita State University.  Of her career, Nancy likes to remember that, “In every position I’ve held for the last number of years, my membership in NASIG has provided me with colleagues who are generous in offering their expertise and assistance, and I appreciate the collaborative nature of the organization and its members.”  This column is sure the feeling is mutual.  Nancy may be reached at:

Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0068
Phone: (316) 978-5140.

In November 2007, RACHEL FRICK left her position as Director, Bibliographic and Digital Access Services at the University of Richmond, to take on the position of Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Rachel goes on to explain that, “IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums.”  Rachel is responsible for the National Leadership Grants program, which supports “projects that have the potential to elevate museum and library practice.”  According to Rachel, “the Institute seeks to advance the ability of museums and libraries to preserve culture, heritage and knowledge while enhancing learning.”  Rachel manages the applications and projects that deal primarily with research, digital resources and preservation, as well as continuing education of professionals in relation to digital collections.  Rachel’s contact information is:

Institute of Museum and Library Services
National Leadership Grants, Library Services
9th Floor, 1800 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Phone: (202) 653-4667
Fax: (202) 653-4601
Email: rfrick@IMLS.gov

SALLY GIBSON was promoted from Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian to Head of Technical Services at Creighton University on March 1, 2007, a day which found the University “closed due to snow” making Sally’s first day as department head “rather eventful.”  Sally goes on to say that, “I am still the primary person responsible for serials and electronic resources so in many ways my job duties have not changed.  I am enjoying the challenges of my new position.”  Sally’s contact information remains the same.

KATY GINANNI says, “After 15 years with EBSCO Information Services (and almost 20 in Alabama), I’m returning to the ranks of academic librarians when I become the new E-Access and Serials Librarian at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  I really hate to leave all my friends and colleagues in Alabama, but if I have to leave Birmingham, at least I’m going to a historical, interesting and FUN city!”  Katy’s contact information (as of March 3, 2008) will be:

Trinity University
Elizabeth Huth Coates Library
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: 210-999-7613
Email: katy.ginanni@trinity.edu

Head of Serials Cataloging, KONSTANTIN GUREVICH reports that, “as of Oct. 16, 2007, I am Acting Head of Catalog and Metadata Management (formerly known as the Catalog Department), River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.  My Department Head, along with other key people at the library, received a major two-year grant to work on a set of open-source software tools to simplify access to library resources on the web (http://www.extensiblecatalog.info/), so I’m stepping in for her.  Luckily, I am keeping all my serials-related duties, which means that I should be able to continue to attend NASIG conferences.  It remains to be seen whether I’ll be attempting to sneak in some monographic agenda…”  Konstantin’s contact information remains the same.

Formerly the Serials Librarian at the Library of Virginia, MAUREEN HADY is now the Coordinator for Technical Services for J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, where she “[coordinates] the cataloging and processing for J Sargeant Reynolds CC’s three campuses.”  Of the change, Maureen says, “it is an opportunity for me to work with more electronic formats in a wider variety of subjects.  In addition, I have responsibilities for acquisitions, financial operations and will be participating in the budget making process.”  Maureen may now be found at:

J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
1851 Dickinson Road
Goochland, VA 23063
Phone: (804) 523-5442
Email: mhady@reynolds.edu

SMITA JOSHIPURA would like the readership to know that, “I have joined the Arizona State University Libraries as an Electronic Resources Management Coordinator,” starting in October, 2007.  “Previously, I managed acquisitions of electronic resources on a smaller scale at the west campus of ASU, where I developed my skills … and enjoyed the challenges associated with e-resources.”  A chance to work with e-resources on a larger scale could not be resisted, however, and Smita reports a feeling of excitement at the opportunity.  Smita is currently “focusing on the implementation of an Electronic Resources Management module and is hopeful that it will serve as a valuable tool for ASU’s users and library staff.”  Smita may now be contacted at:

Bibliographic & Metadata Services Department
Arizona State University Libraries
PO Box 871006
Tempe, AZ 85287-1006
Phone: (480) 965-5431
Fax: (480) 965-1043
Email: sjoship@asu.edu

November, 2007, found RAFAL KASPROWSKI move from being the Electronic Resources Coordinator at the University of Houston to be the Electronic Resources Librarian at Rice University.  Rafal may be reached at:

Rice University
Fondren Library MS235
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone: (713) 348-2621
Fax: (713) 348-5862
Email: kasprowski@rice.edu

REBECCA KEMP’s job title has changed not once, but twice within recent time, from “Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian to Serials Supervior to Serials Coordinator” at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.  With the changes has come an increased responsibility for supervision, along with an increased recognition of experience.  Rebecca’s contact information follows:

University of North Carolina at Wilmington
William Randall Library
601 S College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 962-7220
Email: kempr@uncw.edu

Formerly Director of Sales & Marketing at the American Institute of Physics, DOUGLAS LaFRENIER is now Director, Publication Sales & Market Development.  LaFrenier will “devote less time to daily marketing operations in order to focus more on consortia sales, the administration of overseas sales agents, and new markets.”  His contact information is:

American Institute of Physics
Ste 1NO1
2 Huntington Quadrangle
Melville, NY 11747-4502
Phone: (516) 576-2411
Fax: (516) 576-2374

“I started my new position in September 2007,” writes AMANDA LOUIE.  Having moved from being a Cataloger for Serials Solutions to being a Software Test Engineer, Amanda notes that, “I’m enjoying the challenge of entering a new field (and it’s definitely a challenge!), particularly applying my serials and cataloging domain knowledge to the world of software development and quality assurance.”  Amanda is at:

501 N. 34th St.
Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 545-9056 ext. 1018

BARBARA McARTHUR is excited about her May 1, 2007 promotion from Library Associate to Special Formats Cataloger at Texas Tech University.  Her new duties include responsibility for supervising the Special Formats unit “which has catalogers who process music, government documents and rare books.”

ANNE MITCHELL’s February 1, 2007, promotion from Metadata Coordinator to Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services at the University of Houston finds her “responsible for overseeing cataloging and metadata production for all physical and digital collections, and I’m closely involved in the development of emerging digital projects.”  Anne reports that, “I have been a part of this terrific department for several years in various capacities – my new position provides an exciting opportunity to introduce new materials and processes into the cataloging department and help them to peacefully co-exist with traditional collections.”  Anne may be found at:

University of Houston
114 University Libraries
Houston, TX  77204-2000
Phone:  713-743-9685
Fax:  713-743-9748
Email:  amitchell@uh.edu

Wm. JOSEPH THOMAS left his position as Collection Development Librarian at East Carolina University to be Cornell University’s Electronic Resources Librarian in December, 2007.  Joseph says of the change, “my new position provides me opportunities to work with acquiring, licensing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cornell’s electronic resources. I’m excited about the possibilities for growth, as I work with individual librarians and teams, as well as representatives from publishers and vendors.”

PAOSHAN YUE started September 1, 2007 as the University of Nevada’s Director of Technical Services.  Formerly Nevada’s Electronic Resources Librarian, Paoshan writes that, “this [new] position is responsible for the Technical Services Division, which includes acquisitions, electronic resources & serials management, metadata & cataloging services, government document processing, and ILS administration.”  Paoshan “took on the new role at a very interesting time when we were preparing to move to a brand new library building (which is twice the size of our current library and scheduled to be completed in summer 2008), with significant staff shortages, and in the face of budget cuts.”  Paoshan goes on to say of the new job that, “it is very challenging but full of possibilities.  It also stimulates one’s creativity.”

Getchell Library, MS 322
University of Nevada
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557-0044
Phone: (775) 682-5599
Fax: (775) 784-1328
E-mail: yue@unr.edu


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