she has been named a National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow for 2009–10, effective August 31. To take their places, David Green, a recent MSLS graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been appointed Library Relations Coordinator, Statistics and Measurement, effective May 11. Mark A. Puente was appointed Director of Diversity Programs, effective March 16. He was previously Coordinator of Digital Projects and Special/Gift Collections for the Music and Performing Arts Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Crit Stuart retired as Director, Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL). Crit is relocating to San Diego to be near his family and plans to be available for short- term consultations. To lead the RTL program, Karla Hahn was appointed ARL Assistant Executive Director, Research, Teaching, and Learning. Karla was formerly Director, ARL Office of Scholarly Communication. To lead the Scholarly Communication program, Julia Blixrud was named ARL Assistant Executive Director, Scholarly Communication. Julia was formerly ARL Assistant Executive Director, External Relations, and SPARC Assistant Director, Public Programs. These changes in program leadership were effective April 1. Other Transitions American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity: Miguel A. Figueroa was named Director of the ALA Office for Diversity, effective May 5. Figueroa was previously Network Services Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region, Ehrman Medical Library, New York University Langone Medical Center. Association of Public and Land-grant Universities: NASULGC (National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges) changed its name to the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), effective March 30. Digital Library Federation (DLF): The board of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) voted to merge DLF into CLIR as a program of the council, effective July 1. DLF Executive Director Peter Brantley accepted a position as a Director with the Internet Archive CLIR announced plans to hire a program officer to lead the DLF. Knowledge River, University of Arizona School of Information Resources and Library Science: Sandra Littletree, currently a Fellow at North Carolina State University Libraries, has been appointed Knowledge River Program Manager, RLI 263 39 News ( C O N T I N U E D ) APRIL 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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