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The Library Association (U.K.) has announced that Bob McKee is to be its new chief executive. According to the announcement, McKee is a leading figure in the U.K. library and information community with a background in education, the information industry, local government, and policy advice to central government.

As a member of the Library and Information Commission, McKee has been closely involved with the development and delivery of the commission's cross-sectoral strategy, particularly the work on lifelong learning, national information policy, and research strategy. He is currently assistant chief executive with Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, and is responsible for a number of key corporate functions.

Formerly director of libraries and arts with Solihull, McKee has served on the British Library Advisory Council, the former Library and Information Services Council for England, and as deputy chairman of BLCMP Library Services, Ltd. (now Tails Information Systems). He has been a chartered member of The Library Association since 1979 and a full member of the Institute of Information Scientists since 1986.

PALINET, a cooperative membership organization of libraries, information centers, museums, archives, and other similar organizations situated in Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, has announced the appointment of Bernadette Freedman as the new executive director.

Most recently Freedman was employed for 11 years at BIOSIS. Her roles there included head of the editing and indexing department and director of the database production department. Previously, she was director of editorial services at the Institute for Scientific Information. Prior to that, Freedman worked for the Franklin Research Center (a division of The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia).

Freedman received her B.S. in biology from Newcomb College of Tulane University and her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

The University of Chicago Publications Board has announced that it has reappointed John V. Richardson Jr., a professor in UCLA's Graduate School of Education and Information Studies' Department of Information Studies, as editor of The Library Quarterly for another 5-year term, ending April 2005.

The author of 10 books (including the 1995 ASIS Best Information Science Book of the Year), 2 dozen articles, and more than 100 book reviews, Richardson is a noted international scholar. He has been recognized by the American Library Association, the Association for Library and Information Science Education, Beta Phi Mu, and OCLC. Indiana University recognized him with its Louise Maxwell Award for outstanding achievement in the field of library science in 1995.

Richardson earned his bachelor's degree in sociology from Ohio State University, his M.L.S. from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College, and his Ph.D. from Indiana University.

Pacific Data Conversion Corp. (PDCC) has announced the promotion of Iris Hanney to general manager, U.S. operations. Hanney will retain her responsibilities as vice president of sales and marketing, while also managing the administrative, financial, and production functions of the company. …

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