25:2 (2010:05) Title Changes

May 27, 2010 at 9:11 am | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

Title Changes
Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

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Michael A. Arthur leads off this month with news of his recent promotion from assistant to associate librarian at the University of Central Florida.

Michael’s contact information remains:

Michael A. Arthur
Head of Acquisitions and Collections Services
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando, FL  32816-2666
Phone: 407-882-0143
Fax: 407-823-6289

Clinton K. Chamberlain’s contact information does not remain the same given his move to another university within the University of Texas system.  “Formerly coordinator for electronic resource acquisitions at UT Austin, I’m now coordinator for information resources at UT Arlington.  In my new position I oversee collection development and acquisitions (serials, electronic resources, monographs), as well as preservation.

Clinton K. Chamberlain
Coordinator for Information Resources
University of Texas at Arlington
Phone: 817-272-2949
E-mail: clint.chamberlain@uta.edu

Another man who has moved is Adam Chesler, who writes, “I’m the new director of content for the American Society for Training and Development.”  ASTD (based in Alexandria, VA), established in 1943, is the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals.  Adam adds, “We provide resources for learning and performance professionals, educators, and students — research, analysis, benchmarking, online information, books, newsletters, training guides, and T+D, our monthly magazine.  I’ll be managing the teams responsible for acquiring and publishing all that content.”

Adam may now be reached at:

Phone: 703-683-8141
E-mail: achesler@astd.org

July 2009 found Kate B. Moore moving into a tenure-track position at Indiana University Southeast.  Kate reports, “My title at IUS is coordinator of electronic resources/assistant librarian.  Previously I worked as a staff member in the Serials Acquisitions Unit at the Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University Bloomington, and graduated with my MLS from IUB in May 2009.”  Kate also took over as the PDF editor of the NASIG Newsletter, and was one of last year’s NASIG Student Award winners.

Allow your faithful column editor to offer his congratulations and to state that Kate may be found at:

Kate B. Moore
Assistant Librarian
Coordinator of Electronic Resources
Indiana University Southeast
Phone: 812.941.2189
E-mail: kabmoore@ius.edu

“Same place, different title” for Buddy Pennington, who recently had his title changed from serial acquisitions librarian to electronic resources & serials librarian to better reflect his growing responsibilities with electronic resources.

Buddy’s contact information is still:

Buddy Pennington
Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
University of Missouri – Kansas City
800 East 51st Street
Kansas City, MO  64110
Phone: 816-235-1548
Fax: 816-333-5584
E-mail: penningtonb@umkc.edu

25:1 (2010:03) Title Changes

March 20, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

Title Changes
Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

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With the New Year and spring come changes in the situations of four of our friends and fellow members of NASIG.  Please allow me to extend my congratulations to Angela, Rebecca, and Lu on their new locations and titles, and to Linda on her retirement. Continue Reading 25:1 (2010:03) Title Changes…

24:4 (2009:12) Title Changes

December 11, 2009 at 7:27 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

Title Changes
Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

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This quarter’s column features only seven title changes, but within that number is found one retirement, two graduations leading to new positions, and four professional moves, all of which combine to paint a picture of the diversity of endeavors engaged in by NASIG’s members. Continue Reading 24:4 (2009:12) Title Changes…

24:3 (2009:09) Title Changes

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

TITLE CHANGES
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.” Continue Reading 24:3 (2009:09) Title Changes…

24:1 (2009:03) Title Changes

March 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

TITLE CHANGES
Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

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This quarter’s column features five changes in the lives of four librarians: two of our colleagues have relocated, one has been promoted, that same librarian has married, and a colleague has retired.  Without further ado: Continue Reading 24:1 (2009:03) Title Changes…

23:4 (2008:12) Title Changes

December 17, 2008 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

TITLE CHANGES
Kurt Blythe, Column Editor

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With only two title changes (and one make-up change from long ago) this was a quiet quarter for members moving inter- or intra-institutionally, but that makes it no less important for the membership to be aware that: Continue Reading 23:4 (2008:12) Title Changes…

23:3 (2008:09) Title Changes

September 16, 2008 at 2:29 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

TITLE CHANGES
Kurt Blythe, Column Editor

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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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23:1 (2008:03) Title Changes

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

TITLE CHANGES
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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: Continue Reading 23:1 (2008:03) Title Changes…

22:4 (2007:12) Title Changes

December 6, 2007 at 3:15 pm | Posted in Title Changes | Leave a comment

TITLE CHANGES
Kurt Blythe, Columns Editor

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For over ten years PAT ADAMS has worked for Blackwell Book Services, first as a Sales Representative for the Northeast, more recently as Eastern District Sales Manager, and now – after her promotion last February – as Director of Sales. Pat says of her job that she “truly enjoys working with academic libraries with her vendor hat on.” A member of NASIG since 1991, when she joined as the Acquisitions and Serials Librarian at Union College in Schenectady, New York, Pat notes that “remaining active in professional organizations helps to keep her grounded in the profession.” She may be reached at:

Blackwell Book Services
198 School Hill Rd.
Cobleskill, NY 12043
(518) 254-0155

As of August 16, RICK ANDERSON is the Associate Director for Scholarly Resources and Collections at the University of Utah. Formerly the Director of Resource Acquisition at the University of Nevada-Reno, Rick’s new position includes “oversight of collection development, acquisitions, serials, preservation, cataloging, and the institutional repository.” Rick gives his contact information as:

University of Utah
Marriott Library
295 S 1500 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
(801) 721-1687

MORAG BOYD is “pleased to be returning to the academic library setting,” having left her position as Member Services Representative at OHIONET to start on September 17 as Special Collections Metadata Librarian at Ohio State University. She adds, “I am excited about working with the interesting and diverse materials in the Special Collections. I am also the first metadata librarian in the department, and I am thrilled to be working in a dynamic area of librarianship.”

CLINT CHAMBERLAIN also started a new job on September 17. Clint left Trinity University where he worked as the Electronic Access/Serials Librarian to take a position as Coordinator for Electronic Resource Acquisitions at the University of Texas at Austin. As he puts it, “although I’ll miss my colleagues and my old job at Trinity, I’m excited by the opportunity to work at UT-Austin. It’s a bit overwhelming going from such a small library as the one at Trinity to such a huge one, but my new boss, Jill Emery, is making the transition as smooth as possible for me.” Clint’s new contact information is:

University of Texas Libraries
PO Box P
PCL 2.308 Mail Code: s5451
Austin, TX 78713
(512) 495-4143

ADAM CHESLER says of his move from Assistant Director, Sales and Library Relations to Assistant Director, Library Relations and Customer Service at the American Chemical Society, “my responsibilities changed in March. The key difference is I’m no longer managing our sales team, but rather am focusing more on customer relations/services, which were always an important component of my job, but which previously were not the only part. I’ll still be working closely with our sales and marketing teams, but my eye will be less on subscriptions and more on ensuring that ACS is developing its partnerships with librarians and the global scholarly community.” Adam may be reached at:

American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Office: (202) 872-6183
Mobile: (202) 465-0057
Fax: (202) 776-8290
a_chesler@acs.org

With the merger of Haworth Press into Taylor & Francis BILL COHEN, formerly Haworth’s Publisher, becomes Publisher & Editor-in-Chief for Haworth Press/Taylor & Francis. Of Haworth, the merger, and his role – past, present and future – Bill says,

“I was of course most pleased and gratified to see Haworth Press grow and prosper over its 30-year history. My interest in serials and serials librarianship grew because so many orders were received from libraries, as well as from a great many “social welfare institutions,” as we published so heavily in social work. Some further investigation seemed to be warranted into libraries, and I did the best I could without the benefit of an MLS. Our first librarianship periodical was Library Security Newsletter, which grew into Library & Archival Security, and then next, The Serials Librarian. The founding editor was Peter Gellatly. We then launched another newsletter, The De-Acquisitions Librarian, which dealt with weeding, with the help of Consulting Editor Lee Ash. This became the more formal journal, Collection Management, under the editorship of Richard Trueswell, who devised “Trueswell’s Law” or the 80-20 rule of library usage. Within Taylor & Francis, I am hoping firstly to make sure the merger is a complete success, and then hopefully continuing as a specialist editor/ publisher, possibly in library & information science, or else one subject field which might be acceptable to the new owners. We both left this open to see first if the chemistry is OK. If this comes about, one ambition will be to help make certain that The Serials Librarian takes center stage in the world market, with the help of consortia and licensing sales reps that Taylor & Francis brings to this great equation of synergy and growth. The churning world of serials–their development, their types and sub-types, their pricing, their management–has always been my greatest, burning interest.”

On May 1, LOLA HALPIN moved from Serials Cataloging Group Leader to Electronic and Continuing Resources Team Leader at Emory University. According to Lola, “the Electronic & Continuing Resources (ECR) team has responsibility for licensing, acquiring, cataloging and managing e-resources for the General Libraries at Emory. We are implementing an ERM and a federated/meta-search system this year and we all love dark chocolate which I’m sure will be especially helpful to us.” Lola’s contact information is:

Woodruff General Libraries
Emory University
Atlanta, GA 30322
(404) 727-1132

JULIE KABELAC says of her April 1 move from Technical Services Assistant to Coordinator of Technical Services and Systems Management at Wells College, “I was promoted to this professional position after a library staff restructuring in the spring. Our structure is now team-based allowing us to better serve our patrons, offer more services, and cross-train as a staff of seven. I continue to catalog materials and am very happy to report that I am again able to work closely with serials in addition to overseeing electronic resources, acquisitions, and the mending program. Being the systems librarian and a member of the management team simply adds new dimensions to this position. Also in April, Long Library merged with the IT Dept. to form the new Library and Information Services unit on campus. This is a new paradigm for the institution, and we are seeing positive changes.”

KATHLEEN MENEELY has retired from her position as Serials Librarian at Cleveland Health Sciences Library, Case Western Reserve University. She says, “retired is normally defined as being ‘withdrawn or apart from the world; in seclusion…withdrawn from business, active service…,’ however, for me, retirement has been a re-awakening and re-engagement with the world on a different level and at a more leisurely pace. I am devoting more time to enriching activities such as travel, gardening, taking classes, volunteering services, etc., that my 32-year work schedule could not adequately accommodate. I cherish the friendships that I have made during these years and plan to continue cultivating these friendships and continuing my membership in NASIG.” Kathleen may be reached at:

382 Huntmere Drive
Bay Village, OH 44140
(440) 835-0708

As of July 30, BRIDGET H. MILLER has become the Acquisitions Librarian at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Building on the serials experience from her previous position as Head, Serials and Periodicals/ Microforms at George Mason University, Bridget now manages the acquisition of resources in all formats. She oversees ordering, receiving, licensing, and vendor relations. Bridget is enjoying working with the dedicated staff of the Collection Management department at Duquesne’s Gumberg Library and is also enjoying the great city of Pittsburgh. “Go Steelers!” Bridget can now be reached at:

Duquesne University
Gumberg Library
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15282
(412) 396-5260
miller6677@duq.edu

Of her move from Serials/Indexing Librarian at the Illinois College of Optometry to Library Systems Coordinator at Reed Smith LLP, SARAH E. MORRIS says, “I changed jobs shortly after NASIG this year. Taking comfort in the conference presentation about other career paths, I switched from an academic/medical library to a library at one of the 15 largest law firms in the world. Life at Reed Smith LLP is great, and I get to work with library staff from our 18 US offices, while doing everything technical services related. As always, though, the serials take up most of my time and energy, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!”

TERRENCE O’MALLEY, formerly Serials Librarian at Case Western Reserve University, started his new job as Serials and Bibliographic Control Librarian at Case Western September 4.

ERIN SHARWELL reports, “I started my new job as Technical Services Librarian at the Hillsboro Public Library on October 1. I spent seven years at the University of Washington Libraries, the first five in Monographic Acquisitions and the last two as a Specialist in Serials Acquisitions. I suppose the most significant thing about my new job as Technical Services Librarian for the Hillsboro Public Library is that it’s my first professional position; I just graduated from the University of Washington Information School on June 8. It’s also very exciting because my husband and I have wanted to live in the Portland, Oregon, area for a long time. At Hillsboro, I will be responsible for all aspects of serials work: collection development, acquisitions, check-in, cataloging, etc.”

ROBERT J. VAN RENNES says, “I started my new job as Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Iowa on May 29, just in time to attend the NASIG Conference in my new capacity.” After serving as Electronic Resources Coordinator, Robert says of his new job, “my main point of emphasis is on continuing resources in electronic format, but I’m involved in all the other aspects of acquisitions as well.” He may be found at:

Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
(319) 335-5890

ANN WARRINGTON has left her position as Serials/Acquisitions Technician at Lakeland College to embark on a new career as a library consultant.

In June, GLEN WILEY changed jobs from Digital Resources & Metadata Librarian at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, to Metadata Librarian at Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York. About his change, Glen says, “I wasn’t really looking for a job. However, I could not resist the opportunity to participate in the larger scale and more diverse metadata activities at Cornell.” His new contact information is:

Metadata Services
107E Olin Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
(607) 254-5445
gsw55@cornell.edu

SHERYL WILLIAMS is no longer Head of the Serials Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Instead she is Head of the Materials Processing Department at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. According to Sheryl, “my new position in the result of a reorganization of the Library Resources & Technology Division (known elsewhere as Technical Services), combining the Serials and Cataloging departments. This has been a natural outcome of the increase of electronic resources and access, plus budget cuts and declining staff numbers. Our efforts in cross-training had steadily increased, mostly through necessity because we can’t let materials sit while someone is absent. While I now have one professional cataloger and three support staff under my wing, one of the support staff has announced her retirement; and she will probably not be replaced.”

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