ARL Transitions McGill: Colleen Cook has been appointed Trenholme Dean of Libraries, effective January 2011. She is currently Dean of University Libraries at Texas A&M. Virginia Tech: Eileen Hitchingham announced her intention to retire from her position of Dean of University Libraries, effective February 1, 2011. Other ARL Appointments National Museum and Library Services (NMLS) Board: On October 18, 2010, Winston Tabb (Johns Hopkins) was sworn in to serve on the NMLS Board, which advises the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) on policy and practices. ARL Staff Transitions Shaneka Morris was appointed Statistics Editorial Assistant, effective September 1, 2010. She recently earned her MSLS from the University of North Texas and was a 2008–10 ARL Diversity Scholar. Kristen Riccard was named ARL Law and Policy Fellow, effective September 7, 2010. Her one-year assignment at ARL to work on public policy matters is being supported by the Washington DC law firm Ropes & Gray. Other Transitions Association of American Universities (AAU): Robert M. Berdahl announced that he will retire from his position of AAU President, effective May 1, 2011, when his current contract expires. Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU): R. Michael Tanner, Provost at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has been appointed Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of APLU, effective January 10, 2011. Tanner will replace David Shulenburger, who retires December 31, 2010. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS): President Obama announced his intention to nominate Susan H. Hildreth as IMLS Director. She is currently the City Librarian of the Seattle Public Library and was previously appointed as California’s State Librarian by Governor Schwarzenegger. RLI 272 29 News ( C O N T I N U E D ) OCTOBER 2010 RESEARCH LIBRARY ISSUES: A BIMONTHLY REPORT FROM ARL, CNI, AND SPARC
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