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California, Irvine: Lorelei Tanji, Associate University Librarian for Collections,
was appointed Acting University Librarian, effective March 1, 2011. Gerald
Lowell, Interim Library Director and Assistant Dean of the Claire Trevor School
of the Arts, retired February 28, 2011.
California, Santa Barbara: Denise Stephens has been named University Librarian,
effective July 1, 2011. She is currently the Strategic and Organizational Research
Librarian at the University of Kansas.
Harvard: Helen Shenton, a member of the Harvard Library Implementation
Work Group and a veteran of the British Library, has been named Executive
Director of the Harvard Library.
National Library of Medicine: Becky J. Lyon, Deputy Associate Director,
Library Operations, retired on April 29, 2011.
Tennessee: Steven Escar Smith has been appointed Dean of Libraries,
effective July 1, 2011. He is currently Interim Executive Associate Dean at
Texas A&M Libraries.
Yale: Susan Gibbons has been appointed University Librarian, effective July 1,
2011. She is currently Vice Provost and the Andrew H. & Janet Dayton Neilly
Dean of the River Campus Libraries at the University of Rochester.
ARL Staff Transitions
Kaylyn Groves, Communications Program Officer, returned from maternity
leave March 28, 2011. Her temporary replacement, Sarah Lippincott, is pursuing
a master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of
Information and Library Science.
Peter Suber, SPARC Senior Researcher, has been named by the American
Library Association (ALA) as this year’s winner of the L. Ray Patterson
Copyright Award. The annual award recognizes contributions of an
individual or group that pursues and supports the Constitutional purpose
of the US Copyright Law, fair use, and the public domain.
JUNE 2011 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A QUARTERLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC