23:2 (2008:06) Title Changes

May 30, 2008 at 11:46 am | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

TITLE CHANGES

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WILMA BASS has traded books for serials, having left her position as Head, Monographs, at the University of Maryland’s Health Sciences and Human Services Library for a new position as Head of the Unit III Cataloging Section at the National Library of Medicine. Of the August 2007 move Wilma writes, “I’ve been a medical cataloger for more than twenty years, so finally making my way to NLM is sort of the culmination of my career.” This column congratulates Wilma on her move, and wishes the readership to know she may now be reached at:

E-mail: bassw@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Congratulations are also in order for MELISSA BECK, now the Senior Cataloging Librarian for UCLA Law School. Formerly the Serials and E-resources Cataloger at UCLA, Melissa began her new job January 2, 2008. She writes, “I’m having a great time, being in the happy position of being able to continue cataloging in my area of expertise (and passion—I am a serials geek through and through!), but also having the opportunity to learn and grow in areas completely new to me. I am also very fortunate to be working with one of the recognized experts in legal materials cataloging, Rhonda Lawrence.” Melissa is listed at:

Phone: (310) 794-4799
E-mail: BECK@law.ucla.edu

JESSICA IRELAND certainly deserves recognition (and congratulations!). A (relatively) newly-minted librarian out of the University of South Florida (’07), Jessica is now putting her degree to good use at Radford University. Capitalizing on her years of experience with serials as a paraprofessional at South Florida, Jessica now serves as Radford’s Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian for Radford University. Contact Jessica at:

Phone: (540) 831-7158
Fax: (540) 831-6214
E-mail: jlireland@radford.edu

Title Changes welcomes ANNE RASMUSSEN back into the serials fold! After a four-year hiatus from library work to start a family, Anne has returned to the business as Serials Librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Anne began her new role July 1, 2007, and “is happy to be back in the challenge-rich field of serials.” A former NASIG student grant winner, Anne looks forward to continuing her understanding of the serials world with a “fantastic group of professionals” at Wisconsin-Parkside. Anne may be reached at:

P.O. Box 2000
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141
Phone: (262) 595-2420
E-mail: Anne.Rasmussen@uwp.edu

Last in this column, but certainly not least, comes SANDHYA SRIVASTAVA. Sandy started with the New York Institute of Technology on January 18, 2008 as Electronic Resources Librarian. Previously the Serials Librarian at Hofstra University, Sandy is still working with serials, managing the Periodicals Department and ILL, but is also now responsible for all things e-resources related, including collecting of usage statistics, recommending of new purchases, and addressing problems in databases. Sandy is now at:

P.O. Box 8000
Northern Boulevard
Old Westbury, NY 11568
Phone: (516) 686-3790
Fax: (516) 686-1152
E-mail: ssrivast@nyit.edu

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