National Archives and Records Administration: David S. Ferriero, previously
Andrew W. Mellon Director of the New York Public Library (NYPL), was
confirmed as the 10th Archivist of the US by the Senate on November 6, 2009,
and was sworn in on November 13.
National Science Foundation (NSF): President Obama announced his intent to
nominate Subra Suresh, Dean of the MIT School of Engineering, to serve as the
next Director of NSF. Suresh has made significant contributions to the emerging
field of nanobiomechanics and is a vocal advocate for greater interdisciplinary
OCLC Board: James G. Neal (Columbia) and Brian E. C. Schottlaender
(California, San Diego) were elected to the OCLC Board of Trustees. Neal’s
term began in April 2010; Schottlaender’s term starts in November 2010.
The OCLC Global Council also elected Berndt Dugall (University of Frankfurt)
Vice President/President-Elect, effective in July 2010.
Research Libraries UK (RLUK): David Prosser was appointed Executive
Director, effective March 2010. He was previously Director of SPARC Europe.
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