Tiara Chaney was named ARL Receptionist/Office Assistant on August 24
taking the position vacated by Lillian Fields who retired at the end of July.
Tricia Donovan joined the ARL staff as Administrative Assistant in support
of ARL’s three strategic directions, effective June 29.
Victoria Sanders began a two-year grant-funded assignment as Project
Assistant on August 18. She provides support for the ARL Career
Enhancement Program and the Research Library Leadership Fellows
program.
Gary Roebuck, Technical Operations Manager, Statistics and Measurement,
resigned September 18 to take a position in the private sector. Recruitment is
underway.
Other Transitions
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA):
Ingrid Parent (University of British Columbia) was elected to serve as IFLA
President-Elect for 2009–11 and President for 2011–13.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA): President Obama
nominated David S. Ferriero to be the 10th Archivist of the United States. He
has been the Andrew W. Mellon Director and Chief Executive of the
Research Libraries at the New York Public Library since 2004. Previously, he
was the University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs at Duke
University. Prior to Duke, he had worked for 31 years in the Massachusetts
Institute of Technologies libraries. Former Archivist Allen Weinstein, a
historian, resigned in December. The Senate confirmation process is
underway.
National Endowment for the Arts: The Senate confirmed Rocco Landesman
as the Chairman of the NEA.
National Endowment for the Humanities: On August 7 the Senate
confirmed former Congressman Jim Leach as the ninth Chairman of the
National Endowment for the Humanities. Most recently he was Visiting
Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs at Princeton. While serving as a member
of the House for the state of Iowa, he founded and co-chaired the
Congressional Humanities Caucus.
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