Laura Dickson, U.S. Documents Librarian at Michigan State University, has been appointed to the Godort Ad Hoc Committee on Digitization of Historical Government Publications. The Committee will advise GODORT on an organizational structure to support the documents community in pursuing digitization of historical government publications.

Judy Field has won the Purdy award at Wayne State University for outstanding contribution to the work, accomplishments, and reputation of the University.

Paula Kaczmarek at the Detroit Public Library reports that her library e-mail account has been unreliable this year so you may want to add the following e-mail address to your directories:

Sally Lawler is leaving the Purdy/Kresge Library at Wayne State University and documents (sort of). "I have accepted a position at the University of Michigan's School of Social Work Library. I will join Karen Reiman-Sendi, as the second social work librarian, as well as Grace York on the social science team. My main duties will be reference and library instruction. I expect documents and the Foundation Center resources will figure prominately in the public policy and grant writing instruction I expect to do. My start date is December 18th, 2000. Please share this note with the Red Tape readers." New address information: - B688 School of Social Work Building, Social Work Library, The University of Michigan, 1080 S. University St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106; telephone: (734) 647-1903; fax: (734) 615-2886; e-mail:

Sheila M. McGarr has left Library Programs Service after 19 years at GPO to become the director of the National Library of Education starting in January 2001. Her new address is: Director, National Library of Education, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 4W317, Washington, DC 20202-5720; telephone: (202) 401-2425; fax: (202) 205-6688; e-mail:

Shawn Nicholson, Michigan Documents Librarian at Michigan State University, has been appointed by the Godort of Michigan Executive Board to fill the remainder of Suzanne Vyze's term as Treasurer.

Maureen Olle. Just as we were getting to know Maureen she is moving on to a bigger challenge. Maureen Olle is a fairly new GODORT member. She works at University Detroit Mercy in the documents department. She is graduating December 16 from Wayne State University with her MLIS. She's taking that bright shiny new degree with her to Louisiana State University to start there as Government Information Librarian on February 1, 2000. Tom Diamond will be Maureen's supervisor at the home of the LSU Fighting Tigers. You will also recognize LSU for the excellent directory it hosts for "US Federal Government Agencies Directory." Maureen's mind is a flurry of details, not only about the holidays, but about moving and starting her job. She deserves our thanks for in her enthusiam for documents, she volunteered to serve on the By-Laws Revision Committee and did an excellent job. When I asked Maureen what she was looking forward to in her new job she said that she will be "looking for a professional association just like Godort of Michigan." Now that gal has good taste! So Hello to a new Godort member, thanks for your hard work, and Good-bye and Good Luck in your new job Marureen. Source: Margo Parmenter Zieske, Government Documents Librarian, Monroe County Library System and Past President, Godort of Michigan.

Richard Vettese reports that his library has recently moved. If you keep a directory, you may want to record Richard Vettese, Grand Rapids Public Library, 1100 Hunes Ave., SW, Suite B, Grand Rapids, MI 49507; telephone (616) 988-5402, ext. 5462. His e-mail remains the same.

Suzanne Vyze, Treasurer of Godort of Michigan, has accepted a new position with the Dialog Corporation as an Information Consultant for the Detroit/Ann Arbor/etc. area. Her last official day with the Library of Michigan will be Tuesday, Nov. 28th., but due to vacations & holidays, she will really only be there until the middle of the month.

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