SPARC Transition
SPARC Europe: Astrid van Wesenbeeck was appointed Director, effective part-
time on June 15, 2010, and full-time on July 12. She succeeds David Prosser, who
was appointed Director of Research Libraries UK (RLUK). Van Wesenbeeck was
previously Project Manager and Publishing Consultant at IGITUR, Utrecht
Publishing & Archiving Services at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
Other Transitions
American Library Association (ALA): James G. Neal (Columbia) was elected
ALA Treasurer, effective in June 2010 following the ALA Annual Conference in
Washington DC. He will serve as Treasurer through June 2013.
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): Joyce L. Ogburn
(Utah) was elected ACRL Vice President/President-Elect, effective in June 2010
following the ALA Annual Conference in Washington DC. She will assume the
presidency in July 2011 for a one-year term.
Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU): David
Shulenburger announced his intention to retire as Vice President for Academic
Affairs, effective December 31, 2010.
Boston Library Consortium (BLC): Melissa Trevvett, Vice President and
Director of Programs and Services for the Center for Research Libraries, has
been named Executive Director of the BLC, effective September 7, 2010. Trevvett
succeeds Barbara Preece, who was Executive Director of the BLC from 2000
through 2009.
Government Printing Office (GPO): President Obama announced his intent
to nominate William J. Boarman as the Public Printer of the US. Boarman is
President of the Printing, Publishing & Media Workers Sector of the
Communications Workers of America (CWA), and the Senior Vice President of
CWA. The Public Printer serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the US GPO.
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): Marsha Semmel, Deputy
Director for Museums and Director for Strategic Partnerships, was named
Acting Director, effective March 14, 2010, following the departure of IMLS
Director Anne-Imelda M. Radice.
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