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. RLI 266 23 News and Calendar ( C O N T I N U E D ) OCTOBER 2009 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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