Tennessee (UT): Linda Phillips, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor and
Head of Scholarly Communication for UT Libraries, was appointed Interim
Dean of UT Libraries, effective July 1, 2010. Phillips succeeds Barbara Dewey,
who is leaving to become the Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly
Communications at Penn State.
Yale: Frank M. Turner, the John Hay Whitney Professor of History and Director
of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, was named Interim
University Librarian, effective January 2010, following the departure of Alice
Prochaska.
ARL Staff Transitions
M. Sue Baughman was appointed Associate Deputy Executive Director,
effective March 29, 2010. She was previously Assistant Dean for Organizational
Development at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Les Bland resigned as Statistics Liaison, effective February 8, 2010, to accept
a position as an Intelligence Analyst in the Office of Outreach, Bureau of
Intelligence and Research, US State Department.
In January 2010, Mary Jane Brooks was promoted to Assistant Executive
Director for Finance and Administration and Kaylyn Groves was promoted to
Communications Program Officer.
Abbey Gerken was appointed as a part-time Program Assistant providing
support for the Career Enhancement Program and other ARL Diversity
Initiatives, effective June 9. She is a recent MSLS graduate from the Catholic
University of America and holds a BA in English from the Ohio State University.
Charles B. Lowry extended his contract as ARL Executive Director through
June 30, 2013. He had initially intended to return to the University of Maryland
library school faculty in July 2011. However, following the ARL Board’s strong
endorsement of his first year as ARL Executive Director, the Executive Committee
pursued an extension to his contract. He retired from the University of Maryland
effective July 1, 2010, and was appointed Professor Emeritus by the President of
the University.
Gary Roebuck resumed his position as Technical Operations Manager, Statistics
and Measurement, effective November 23, 2009.
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