Albany, SUNY: Frank D’Andraia is stepping aside as Dean and Director of
Libraries and beginning a transition from practitioner to professor. He will teach
in the College of Computing and Information at Albany starting in the fall. Mary
Casserly is Acting Dean and Director of Libraries. She was previously Assistant
Director for Collections.
British Columbia: Ingrid Parent has been appointed University Librarian,
effective July 1. She is currently Assistant Deputy Minister for the Documentary
Heritage Collection Sector at Library and Archives Canada.
California, Davis: University Librarian Marilyn Sharrow began a one-year medical
leave of absence. During this leave period, the responsibilities of her position are
being shared by Associate University Librarians Helen Henry and Gail Yokote.
Library and Archives Canada: Daniel J. Caron was named Librarian and
Archivist of Canada, effective April 25. He was previously Senior Assistant
Deputy Minister, Corporate Management and Horizontal Integration Sector,
Library and Archives Canada. Ian E. Wilson, the former Librarian and Archivist
of Canada has retired and now holds the title of Librarian and Archivist of
Canada Emeritus as President of the International Council on Archives.
Ohio State: Joe Branin announced his resignation as Director of Libraries,
effective late summer 2009. He has accepted a new position as the founding
Director of the Library and Museum for King Abdullah University of Science
and Technology in Saudi Arabia, effective September 1.
South Carolina: Thomas McNally was named Dean of Libraries, effective in
February. He served as Interim Dean of Libraries since 2007, prior to which he
was Director of the Thomas Cooper Library beginning in 2003.
ARL Staff Transitions
There have been three staff developments within the ARL Statistics and
Measurement Program: Kristina Justh resigned as Customer Relations
Coordinator, Statistics and Measurement Program, effective February 12.
MaShana Davis announced plans to resign as Technical Communications
Liaison, Statistics and Measurement, effective at the end of the summer;
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