News
National Archives and Records Administration
Becomes Newest Member of ARL
The membership of ARL voted in October to invite the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA) to join as the 126th member. David S. Ferriero,
Archivist of the United States, accepted the invitation. Located in Washington,
DC, NARA serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the
records of our Government, ensuring that the people can discover, use, and learn
from this documentary heritage. For more information, see the ARL press release
at http://www.arl.org/news/pr/NARA-nov10.shtml.
ARL Transitions
California, Davis: Randolph M. Siverson, a distinguished professor emeritus
and research professor of political science, was appointed Acting University
Librarian, effective December 1, 2010. He assumed administration of the General
Library from Helen Henry and Gail Yokote, who served as Acting Co-University
Librarians since January 2009, when then-University Librarian Marilyn Sharrow
went on leave. Sharrow retired as University Librarian Emerita in March 2010.
Harvard: Nancy M. Cline announced her intention to retire from the position
of Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College, effective at the end of this
academic year.
Texas A&M: Charles Gilreath, Executive Associate Dean of University Libraries,
was named Interim Dean of Libraries, effective December 1, 2010. Dean of
Libraries Colleen Cook has been appointed Trenholme Dean of Libraries at
McGill University, effective January 2011.
Utah: Joyce L. Ogburn’s title has changed from University Librarian and
Director of the J. Willard Marriott Library to Dean of the J. Willard Marriott
Library and University Librarian
Yale: Jon Butler, the Howard R. Lamar Professor of American Studies, History,
and Religious Studies, and former Dean of the Graduate School, was appointed
Acting University Librarian, effective December 1, 2010.
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