Magazine article American Libraries

Currents: Professionals on the Move

Magazine article American Libraries

Currents: Professionals on the Move

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Bette Ammon left the Missoula (Mont.) Public Library to become director of the Coeur d'Alene (Idaho) Public Library April 8. * Lori Barkema became director of the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Public Library in February. * Erope Beckum has been promoted to assistant manager of circulation services at the Rockford (Ill.) Public Library. * Ocean County (N.J.) Library System has appointed Valerie Bell chief of branch services. * Linda Bessmer is the new vice president of sales for Houston-based Questia Media. * Chuck Billodeaux, manager of the Lancaster branch of the Los Angeles Public Library, retired after 31 years March 25. * March 14 Trish Burns joined Saginaw (Mich.) Public Libraries as director. * February 22 Christopher Cole joined the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland, as associate director for technical services. * Roberta Craig is the new youth services department manager at Rockford (Ill.) Public Library's main branch. * Erika De-Mille resigned as director of the Mendocino County (Calif.) Library March 16. * Luren Dickinson, director of the Jackson (Mich.) District Library, recently resigned to become director of the Shaker Heights (Ohio) Public Library. * The University of Chicago Press has named Anna Allegra Fleming to the newly created post of library relations manager. * Darlene Ford recently became director of the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. * Roberta Gerber has been promoted to assistant manager of collection development at the Rockford (Ill.) Public Library. * Edwin S. Gleaves, Tennessee state librarian and archivist since 1987, retires July 1. * D. J. Hoek has been appointed head of the Music Library at Northwestern University Library in Evanston, Illinois. * David Isaacson, humanities librarian at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, will retire January 2, 2006. Virginia Kelsh, law librarian, professor, and director of the University of San Francisco's Zief Law Library, will retire June 30. * Karen Kemi became director of the Carlton (Minn.) Library in January. * Gina La Force has resigned as director of the St. Paul (Minn.) Public Library. * March 16 Rozalynd McConnaughy was promoted to assistant director for education and outreach at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Library in Columbia. * Debra Mills Nolan recently became executive director of the Library Binding Institute in Tequesta, Florida. …

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