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The University of Iowa Libraries has announced the appointment of Jean Williams Sayre to the position of director of Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

Most recently, Sayre was the associate director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the Greater Midwest Region. She worked through the University of Illinois-Chicago Library of the Health Sciences to administer outreach programs for the National Library of Medicine. While there, she administered subcontracts with universities, training sessions for health professionals and consumers, and government grants and contracts. Before that, Sayre was director and chief medical librarian at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where she was also on the faculty. Prior positions include librarian at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, assistant director of Medical Library Sciences at the Mercer University School of Medicine, and assistant director of the Southeast Area Health Education Center Library at the University of North Dakota. She is also a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Sayre holds a bachelor's in biology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and an M.L.S. from the University of Minnesota.

In a separate release, the University of Iowa Libraries has announced that Scott Fiddelke is the new digital media project manager at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

Most recently, he was an interactive media designer at Iowa Public Television, where he created K-12 instructional media. Prior to that, Fiddelke worked at the University of Iowa department of physiology and biophysics. There he created animation for use in lectures, designed the department's Web page, and oversaw the conversion of PowerPoint lectures to HTML/Web-based lectures in an alternative-technology-based teaching project.

Fiddelke holds a B.A. in communication studies with a minor in graphic design from the University of Iowa.

The Colorado State Library has announced that Nance Nassar is the new school library senior consultant in Library Development Services. According to the announcement, she will provide expertise and consulting to schools and their library media centers as well as help position school libraries in the educational community.

Most recently, Nassar was the director of Library Media Services in Houston's Aldine School Districts. Before that, she served for 16 years as a practicing library media specialist.

Nassar holds an M.L.S. from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

The University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) has announced the recipients of the 2001 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom award. They are Deloris Wilson, a high school librarian, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an organization committed to defending intellectual freedom on the Web.

This award is given annually to acknowledge individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, especially as it affects libraries and information centers. It is granted to those who have resisted censorship or efforts to limit the freedom of individuals to read or view materials of their choice. The award, established by GSLIS faculty in 1969, can be in recognition of a certain action or long-term interest in the cause. …

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