People in the News 5/7/2013

Young Wins 2014–2015 ALA Presidency

Election results are in: Courtney Louise Young, head librarian at Penn State Greater Allegheny has been elected the 2014–2015 president of the American Library Association, defeating Barbara Froling Immroth, professor at the University Texas at Austin School of Information.

Young received 5,391 votes, while Immroth received 5,029 votes.

Susan Wolper, President and CEO of Wolper Information Services, has been named by Lehigh Valley Business as one of the Lehigh Valley’s 2013 Women of Influence.

The Women of Influence awards honor the Lehigh Valley’s most dynamic women. An independent panel of judges selected the honorees based on their dedication to businessgrowth, professional and personal accomplishments, community involvement and advocacy for women.

“We are truly fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize this outstanding group of women,” said Troy T. Bausinger, Publisher of Lehigh Valley Business. “As business and community leaders they are constantly redefining success inside and outside the business arena.”

Susan’s award-winning nomination highlighted her success as President & CEO of Wolper Information Services over the past 20 years and leadership in the global information management industry as well as her local civic activities, including service on the Advisory Board of the Easton Area Neighborhood Center.

Awards will be presented at a luncheon on May 6, 2013 at ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA. The honorees will also be highlighted in a supplement to Lehigh Valley Business on May 13, 2013. The program is sponsored by Lehigh Valley Financial Group, Kitchen Magic and Northampton Coin & Jewelry. Learn more about the Lehigh Valley Business Women of Influence awards at http://www.lvb.com/events.

Concordia University Librarian Gerald Beasley has been appointed vice-provost and chief librarian at the University of Alberta, effective July 1, 2013, for a five-year term…  As chief librarian, Beasley will be a member of the Deans’ Council and will be assisted by an 11-person leadership team and more than 400 staff.

Beasley has been university librarian at Concordia since July 1, 2008.

Bill Kehler ushered Rocky Mountain College’s library into the digital age.  And while he still prefers to read a printed book himself, he thinks the tectonic shift in libraries is a good thing.

Kehler, 63, is retiring as director of the RMC library this spring…

In 1995, he moved to the Rocky library where he became assistant director. He was named director in 2006…”


 

 

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