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* Lydia Acosta, director of East Baton Rouge (La.) Public Library, has resigned to become vice president of information services and university librarian at Nova South-eastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Floridia

* Marjorie Baker has been promoted to assistant director for human resources and union relation at Stark county (Ohio) District Library.

* Ocean County (N.J.) Library has promoted Valerie Bell to assistant director of public services.

* Don Boozer has been appointed statewide coordinator for the State Library of Ohio's Know It Now virtual reference services.

* Edith Wheeler Memorial Library in Monroe, Connecticut, has promoted Margaret Borchers to director.

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* Jan Buvinger has retired as director of Charleston County (S.C.) Public Library.

* Georgia Public Library Service has named Pat Carterette director of continuing education.

* In June, Christian Dupont steps down as director of the University of Virginia's special collections library in Charlot-tesville to become diretor of the Aeon Program for Atlas Systems.

* Elizabeth Elder became director of Salt Lake City Public Library April 28.

* April 1 Janet L. Flowers retired as head of acquisitions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

* Stark County (Ohio) District Library has appointed Rebecca Hartmann as circulation services manager.

* Deborah L. Jacobs will leave her position as city librarian at Seattle Public Library July 2 to become deputy director for the Global Libraries initiative at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation August 10.

* Beth Ann Koelsch has been appointed curator of the Women Veterans Historical Collection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

* Chung-Hei Lone has joined Montclair (N.J.) State University as head of multimedia resources.

* July 1 Charles B. Lowry, currently dean of libraries at the University of Maryland at College Park, will become executive director of the Association of Research Libraries.

* Kitty Lyons retired as children's services manager at Westport (Conn.) Public Library April 25.

* April 30 Ellen Marks stepped down as director of Wayne State University's Shiffman Medical Library to join the university's Library and Information Science Program faculty.

* Stark County (Ohio) Public Library has promoted Patty Marsh to branch services manager.

* July 7 Ann Miller becomes head of metadata services and digital projects at the University of Oregon in Eugene.

* January 21 Juliane Morian was promoted to associate director of Clinton-Macomb (Mich.) Public Library.

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* Karen Munro will become head of the University of Oregon at Portland library and learning commons June 9.

* Ruth O'Donnell has stepped down as executive director of the Florida Library Association to become a library consultant.

* The American Theological Library Association promoted Diane Pugh to manager of preservation projects April 3.

* Thomas Raines has been appointed executive director of Charleston County (S.C.) Public Library.

* January 28 Sean Reinhart joined Hayward (Calif.) Public Library as supervising librarian for adult services, collections, and literacy.

* The Florida Library Association has appointed Faye Roberts as executive director.

* Rebecca Taylor has retired as branch manager of St. Tammany Parish (La.) Library.

* Andeberhan Tensae became associate director for branch services at Johnson County (Kans.) Library in March.

* Edlyn Theiss has been promoted to associate director for public services at Stark County (Ohio) District Library. …