Horrors! I left this out of the June Print ATG Rumors!!!! How could I be so stupid??! The incredible and wonderful and perfect Joyce L. Ogburn, university librarian and director of the University of Utah Marriott Library, has been elected vice-president/president-elect of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). She will become president-elect following the 2010 ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C. and assume the presidency in July 2011 for a one-year term. “Being chosen to lead ACRL as vice-president and president-elect is the highlight of my career,” Joyce says. “I am enormously grateful for the confidence of the members in my leadership skills and will do my utmost to advance ACRL’s initiatives and programs.” Joyce’s activities in ACRL include serving as the scholarly communications column editor for C&RL News (2006-2009), as co-chair of the Scholarly Communications Committee (2006-08), and as a member of the Choice Editorial Board (2000-04). She was the founder and editor of ANSSWeb (1995-2003), and was chair of the Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) (1997-98). Joyce also served as editor of ANSS Currents (1996-97). She received her master’s of library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her master’s degree in Anthropology from Indiana University, and earned her bachelor of arts degree in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Congratulations, Joyce!
And got word that, effective August 8th, the awesome Mary Page will be Associate Director for Collections and Technical Services at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. Mary says she is looking forward to being part of the third largest public university in the States. Mary has been at UC Davis for two years and says that she will remember the wonderful friends and colleagues and Davis fondly. Mary says that her contact information will change but her email address should stay static. [email protected]
Speaking of UC Davis, one of my favorite people in the whole world, Pam Cenzer (the retired and living in Florida) just got back from a visit at UC Davis where her lovely daughter Meredith is a PhD student in entymology. Pam says she didn’t see any insects just lots of bicycles and buses.
And Pam says that she will be at the 30th Charleston Conference, November 3-6, 2010, here in Charleston, SC. Speaking of which, registrations are double what they were at this same time last year! We have a great lineup of speakers. Check out our website at www.katina.info/conference.
More great news. The she-is-always-upbeat Laura Berg (Walker) has just gotten a promotion. This is good for her but sad for those of us who loved working with her. Anyway, after four years as Account Manager at Gale, Laura has been promoted to the Market Strategy team at Gale working more with product teams and marketing teams. Laura says she will reach out to us in different ways now via focus groups, advisory boards, and she will get to do some travelling (so we may be able to meet her in person 🙂 at Charleston. The new Laura is Gale Account Manager Kathe Gignac.
So excited to learn that the capable Alice Keller <[email protected]> (once at the Bodleian) will be the new Editorial Director for Library and Information Science at DeGruyter Saur, effective August 1. (Did you read her fascinating article in Against the Grain from the Oxford Conference? V.22#1, February 2010, p.24, “The Perfect Library” where she asks Is the perfect library limited to the online environment?