24:3 (2009:09) Title Changes

September 17, 2009 at 4:38 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

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We have a retirement and three title changes this quarter, in addition to what might be considered an extracurricular title change, which I hope will serve as a lesson to the readers that “Title Changes” is a broadly-conceived column:  Please, send me all pertinent work-related changes, not just those that occur “on the clock.”

Effective February 2009, STEVE BLACK was promoted to the rank of full professor at the College of Saint Rose.  To that, Steve adds, “I’ve been Library Journal’s magazine reviewer since March 2008, which includes writing each May 1 issue’s ‘Best New Magazines of the Year’ column, and my ‘Periodical Radio’ series of interviews with editors has thirty-three installments as of June 2009, all available as MP3 files and transcripts at http://communications.strose.edu/Radio-PeriodicalRadio.htm.”

In other periodicals news, Michael and LISA BLACKWELL have taken over—with volume 9, issue 1 (2009)—editing responsibilities for the Journal of Hospital Librarianship’s “Reviews” column.  Having known Lisa as a regular contributor to the column, Carol Gilbert, the journal’s editor, asked her to take over the column when the previous editor left.  Lisa is responsible for soliciting review copies and reviewers and Michael, Regional Branch Manager for the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries, is the copy editor.  According to Lisa, “we’ve been having a lot of fun with this project and currently have about seventy-five volunteer reviewers (some of whom are members of NASIG).”

ABIGAIL BORDEAUX returned to academia in December as a Harvard University Systems Librarian working mainly on ERM implementation.  Formerly, Abigail was the Verde/SFX Implementation Team Leader at Ex Libris Group.

CHRIS BRADY recently relocated back to his hometown of Washington, D.C., and is now working at the Justice Department as a cataloging librarian.  Chris writes that, “While I leave Baylor behind, I take with me great memories and experiences.  But now I am much closer to family and was fortunate to land in another good workplace.”

Chris may be reached at:

U.S. Department of Justice Libraries
601 D Street, NW, Room 10200
Washington, D.C.  20540
And, last but certainly not least, STEVE MURDEN has officially retired.  In Steve’s own words, “After working part-time on a theatre archives for the last four years the money ran out, so I’m now doing the remainder of the work as a volunteer.  The library—at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Library—is also planning for a move into a new multi-million dollar museum addition.  We’ll be classifying the serials collection (heretofore organized alphabetically) and I will be helping with that process, too.  And yes, I do plan to attend NASIG in Palm Springs next year.”


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