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* District Director Dan Armstrong retired February 28 from Cook (III) Memorial Library.

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* On December 31 Joanne Baier retired as Pierce County, Wisconsin's first and only county librarian.

* Joyce Baumbach has retired as director of libraries for Plano(Tex.) Public Library System.

* Jonathan Bengston has been appointed librarian for the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies at the University of Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

* Scott Blume retired as head of the children's department of Bellingham (Wash.) Public Library December 31.

* In January, Joanne Budler was appointed Kansas State Librarian.

Joanne Butler, library/media specialist at Central School in Warren, New Jersey, has retired.

Julene Butler was appointed university librarian at Harold B.Lee Library at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, January 14.

Karen Coombs. former head of web services at University of Houston Libraries, became product manager for the OCLC Developer Network January 19.

Todd Cordrey has been appointed manager of the Rangeview (Colo.) Library District's Anythink Brighton branch.

Essy Day has been named director at Clinton (Tenn.) Public Library.

Barb Driesner has retired as youth services. librarian of Edwardsville (III.) Public Library.

* Tom Durbin has retired as bookmobile librarian for Warren County (Ky.) Public Library in Bowling Green.

* Darryl H.Eschete has been appointed director of Chippewa Falls (Wis.) Public Library.

* Margaret Evans has retired as director of Hammond (Ind.) Public Library.

* Andrea Falcone has joined the University of Northern Colorado's James A.Michener Library in Greeley, as an instruction librarian.

* Claudia Funke became curator of rare books at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill December 1.

* Rene L.Greenleaf became director of Hammond (Ind.) Public Library effective February 1.

* Sean Ileyliger has joined the University of Texas at San Antonio as university archivist.

* Rosemary Kilbridge has retired aas director of Chippewa Falls (Wis.) Public Library.

* Douglas Koschik became director of the Bald win Public Library in Birmingham, Michigan, February 1.

* Ronald P.Leonard has been named director of the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries in Montgomery

* Simon Y.Liu became director of the National Agricultural Library in Bellsville, Maryland, February 14.

* Mike Lora, curator for the rare books collection at Toledo--Lucas County(Ohio) Public Library, has retired.

* Holly Macriss was named the new executive director for the California Library Association effective February 1.

* Gary Marchionini has been appointed dean of the School of Information and Library Sciences at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

* The University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries has appointed Juli McCloone special collections librarian.

* Queens (N.Y.) Library has named Dale McNeill director of public library services.

* Tanya Novak has been named develpment officer for the Southern California Library Cooperative in Monrovia.

* Ling-yuh W.(Miko) Pattie retired December 15 as senior advisor, information and technology, for the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education in Frankfort.

* Katherine Plater has been named assistant librarian at Clinton (Tenn.) Public Library.

* Christine Schonhart has been named neighborhood services manager at Boston Public Library.

* Marilyn J. Sharrow, university librarian at the University of Galifornia at Davis, retired March 1.

* Charles Sherrill became new state librarian and archivist at the Tennessee State Library and Archives February 5. …