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Noted & Quoted


Peterson-Sloss, Celeste, Computers in Libraries


The American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) announced the appointment of Bob Bocher as an OITP Fellow.

Currently, Bocher is library technology consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's Division for Libraries, Technology, and Community Learning (the State Library Agency). As such, he will give OITP strategic advice on networking issues from the technical, policy, and operational perspectives. Previously, Bocher served on the ?-rate Task Force, served on the OITP's Advisory Committee, served as the first chair of OITP's Telecommunications Subcommittee, and developed OITP's Internet Access Principles.

The Ocean County Library announced that Susan Quinn has been appointed library director of its 21-location system.

Previously, Quinn was branch manager at Berkeley and the headquarters location in Toms River. She has also represented the library at national and regional conferences. She began her career at Ocean County as a children's librarian in Lakewood. Prior to joining Ocean County Library, Quinn worked at ESPN sports network and The Foundation Center. Her other experience includes being a consultant for Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (now Capgemini). Currently, Quinn serves as the president of the Omicron chapter of Beta Phi Mu.

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) announced the winners of annual scholarships that it sponsors jointly with three organizations. The scholarships are for master's level study, with an emphasis on library technology and/or automation, at an accredited library school.

Nicholas Taylor is the winner of the LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship of $3,000, which is sponsored by Informata.com. Diane Kay Doctor is the winner of the LITA/LSSI Minority Scholarship, which consists of $2,500 dollars and is sponsored by LSSI. The LITA/OCLC Minority Scholarship, consisting of $3,000 and sponsored by OCLC, goes to Victoria Chu.

According to the release, the criteria for the scholarships included previous academic excellence, evidence of leadership potential, and a commitment to a career in library automation and information technology. Also, the two minority scholarships require U.S. citizenship and membership in one of the four minority groups: American Indian or Alaskan Native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American, or Hispanic.

ALA announced that Ryan David Stoops is the 2009 recipient of the Marshall Cavendish Scholarship. The award, a $3,000 scholarship, is sponsored by the Marshall Cavendish Corp. The award is given to someone pursuing a master's degree in library and information studies. According to the release, Stoops plans to specialize in archives studies. …

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