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According to InfoDOCKETStacey Aldrich has been named state librarian to oversee Hawaii’s system of 50 public libraries. Previously, Aldrich served as state librarian of California and as deputy secretary for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries of Pennsylvania. Aldrich, who holds a master’s degree in library science, replaces Richard Burns, who retired at the end of the year after 30 years with the library system.

Stacey Aldrich was a 2003 Library Journal Mover & Shaker.

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See Also: Amy Johnson Named Florida’s New State Librarian (February 13, 2015)

Peter Ellinger, Manager, Portfolio Management Office, Information and Technology Services Division, Ontario Legislative Library, received the 2014 OLITA Award for Technological Innovation for his contributions to the Government & Legislative Libraries Online Publications Portal (GALLOP/PPGPE). OCLC Canada sponsors this award for the Ontario Library Association, which recognizes the best example of technological innovation that benefits library users, library operations, library partnerships or leadership. The award was presented to Mr. Ellinger by Public Library Gala Awards on Thursday, January 30, 2014. The award was presented by May Yan, 2014 OLITA President and the ceremony took place at the InterContinental Toronto Centre during OLA’s Super Conference.

Library Technology Guides reports that “Tom Clareson, LYRASIS Senior Digital & Preservation Services Consultant, has been named Acting President of Heritage Preservation, a nationally recognized public policy organization dedicated to preserving the cultural, historic, and scientific heritage of the United States. Clareson will maintain his position and projects at LYRASIS. He began his term as Acting President on February 9, 2015, and he will oversee a transition plan that ensures the continuation and completion of key Heritage Preservation projects.

In his current capacity for LYRASIS, Clareson consults nationally and internationally on preservation, digitization, special collections/archives, remote storage, funding, and advocacy issues. He has served as a lead consultant on seventeen IMLS “Connecting to Collections” statewide preservation planning grants and six implementation grant programs. In addition, Clareson was the recipient of the 2014 George Cunha and Susan Swartzburg Award from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), recognizing the recipient’s career work in cooperative/collaborative preservation initiatives. He has served on the Heritage Preservation Board of Directors for the past 14 years…”