California, Davis: Marilyn J. Sharrow retired as University Librarian, effective
March 1, 2010. Helen Henry and Gail Yokote continue to serve as Acting
Co-University Librarians; they have been serving in this capacity since
January 2009, when Sharrow went on medical leave.
California, Irvine: Gerald Munoff retired as University Librarian at the end of
the 2009–10 academic year. Gerald Lowell, Assistant Dean of the Claire Trevor
School of the Arts at UC Irvine, was appointed Interim Library Director, effective
June 1, 2010.
California, Santa Barbara (UCSB): Sherry DeDecker and Lucia Snowhill were
named Co-Acting University Librarians, effective February 1, 2010, upon the
departure of Brenda Johnson for Indiana University Libraries. Lucia Snowhill is
Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Sherry
DeDecker is Associate University Librarian for User and Instructional
Services. Lucia Snowhill is now UCSB’s representative to ARL.
Case Western Reserve: Arnold Hirshon, Chief Strategist and Executive
Consultant for LYRASIS, has been appointed University Librarian and Associate
Provost, effective August 16, 2010. He succeeds Joanne Eustis, who retired in
December 2009.
Colorado State: Pat Burns, Vice President for Information Technology, was also
named Dean of Libraries in May 2010. He served as Interim Dean since May
2008, when Catherine Murray-Rust resigned to become Dean of Libraries at
Georgia Tech.
Howard: Arthuree Wright, Associate Director of Reference, was named Interim
Director of Libraries upon Mod Mekkawi’s retirement in January 2010.
Indiana: Brenda Johnson was named Ruth Lilly Dean of the Indiana University
Libraries, effective March 1, 2010. She was previously University Librarian at the
University of California, Santa Barbara.
Kent State: James K. Bracken has been appointed Dean of University Libraries,
effective August 1, 2010. He is currently Assistant Director for Collections,
Instruction, and Public Services at the Ohio State University Libraries. Bracken
will replace Mark Weber, who retired July 1, 2010.
Kentucky: Terry Birdwhistell, Associate Dean for Special Collections and Digital
Programs at the University Libraries and Co-Director of the Wendell H. Ford
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