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Texas Tech Names Earnstein Dukes as Interim Dean of Libraries

Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on September 26th, 2014

Texas Tech has named Earnstein Dukes as Interim Dean of Libraries.

Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

Texas Tech University has appointed Earnstein Dukes as interim dean of libraries, effective September 1, 2014. Dukes has served as associate dean of libraries at Texas Tech since 2003.

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    Open Access Advocate Robin Peek Retires

    Posted in Open Access, People in the News on September 4th, 2014

    Noted open access advocate Robin Peek has retired from the Simmons GSLIS.

    Here's an excerpt from the press release:

    "Robin Peek was one of the earliest advocates for open access to research, one of the first to write about it regularly, and one of the first to teach a course about it, which she taught at Simmons." said Dr. Peter Suber, Director of the Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication, the Harvard Open Access Project and co-founder of the Open Access Directory. "She is also the editor and co-founder of the Open Access Directory, a globally recognized encyclopedia of open access hosted by Simmons. The Open Access Directory is unique in that it is hosted and preserved by a library school, open to public contributions, edited for quality, and featured on every major list of essential resources on the topic." The six-year old Open Access Directory, a wiki managed by the OA community that provides reference lists about open access to scientists and scholars and has had more than four million views. Peek will continue to be the editor of the Open Access Directory.

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      Kristin Antelman Now University Librarian at Caltech Library

      Posted in People in the News, Research Libraries on August 27th, 2014

      On 8/11/2014, Kristin Antelman became the University Librarian at the Caltech Library.

      Here's an excerpt from "Improving Access to Data Across the Board: An Interview with Kristin Antelman"

      Antelman worked as the associate director of libraries at North Carolina State University before coming to Caltech. Originally from Chicago, she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and a master's degree from Columbia University, both in political science, before returning to Chicago to complete her master's degree in library science at the University of Chicago.

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        Adriene Lim Named University of Oregon’s Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries

        Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 25th, 2014

        The University of Oregon has named Adriene Lim as its Philip H. Knight Dean of Libraries.

        Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

        Lim has served as Oakland University's chief administrative officer for the school's main Kresge Library and Medical Library since 2011. Before that, she was at Portland State University since 2005, holding positions that included interim university librarian, associate university librarian and head of library technologies.

        Lim earned a bachelor of fine arts degree and a master's degree in library and information science from Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She received a doctorate in library and information science from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., where she was in the managerial leadership in the information professions program.

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          University of Georgia Names Toby Graham as University Librarian and Associate Provost

          Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News on June 18th, 2014

          The University of Georgia has named Toby Graham as its new University Librarian and Associate Provost.

          Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

          Graham has served as deputy university librarian since 2009, a role in which he supported strategic planning, administration and resource allocation for the libraries and oversaw fundraising. He also directs the university's Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library and oversees the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries, which holds 70,000 cubic feet of archives, 200,000 volumes and 200,000 media items.

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            Mike Furlough Named Executive Director of HathiTrust

            Posted in Digital Curation & Digital Preservation, People in the News on February 27th, 2014

            Mike Furlough has been named Executive Director of HathiTrust.

            Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

            The HathiTrust Board of Governors is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Furlough as the Executive Director of HathiTrust. Furlough comes to HathiTrust from The Pennsylvania State University, where he is currently Associate Dean for Research and Scholarly Communications. Furlough has more than a dozen years of experience leading initiatives in digital scholarship, content stewardship, and scholarly communications, and has served for the last nine months as an inaugural member of HathiTrust's Program Steering Committee. Furlough will begin his tenure as Executive Director on May 19.

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              Anne Kenney Given 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award

              Posted in ALA, ARL Libraries, People in the News on February 17th, 2014

              Anne Kenney has been given the 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award.

              Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

              Anne R. Kenney, the Carl A. Kroch University Librarian at Cornell University, has been named the 2014 winner of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. The American Library Association (ALA) will present the award to Kenney at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas this summer. Kenney is being honored for her innovative achievements and service to the profession, especially her leadership on such projects as 2CUL, arXiv, Project Euclid, and Making of America; her work on large-scale digitization and digital preservation standards; and her global contributions in Myanmar, Cuba, China, and elsewhere.

              See also: "Anne R. Kenney Wins 2014 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award."

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                Dana C. Rooks to Step Down as Dean of the University of Houston Libraries

                Posted in ARL Libraries, People in the News, Texas Academic Libraries on January 28th, 2014

                Dana C. Rooks has announced her intention to step down as Dean of the University of Houston Libraries when her successor is appointed.

                Here's an excerpt from the announcement:

                "Dana has helped shape library services in the state of Texas," [Provost Paula] Short said in the email. "She is recognized as one of the founders of TexShare, an innovative model for statewide library resource sharing. She is also one of the founders of the Texas Digital Library and currently serves as chair of its governing board." . . .

                "I am pleased that upon her stepping down, she has agreed to assist me on several new initiatives in a new role in the provost office," Short said in the email.

                Among her many accomplishments, Rooks was active in the UH Libraries' pioneering digital publishing program, serving as an associate editor of The Public-Access Computer Systems Review, the first open access journal in the field of library and information science, founding co-editor of Public-Access Computer Systems News, an early electronic newsletter, and moderator of PACS-L, an early LISTSERV mailing list about public-access computers in libraries.

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