DEPOSITORY LIBRARIANS IN THE NEWS
MARCH 1999

Sharon Bradley Thomas M. Cooley Law Library, has consented to be the Godort of Michigan liaison to the Michigan Council of Depository Libraries.

Debbi Gallagher reports that the Michigan Library Association will be sponsoring a program on "The Feds @ the Library: Partnership or Problems?" at their fall annual conference. "I have guest speakers lined up from Census2000 to discuss library partnership program and data from the 2000. From the IRS we are working out a speaker to address the problems of efiling from the library, etc. For more information, contact Debbie Gallagher, Government Information Specialist, MEL - Michigan Electronic Library, Telephone: (734) 996-3180; Fax: (734) 994-1856; E-mail: dgallag@umich.edu, June 29, 1999.

Debbi Gallagher will be the 1999 recipient of the Michigan Library Association's LOLETA FYAN AWARD. This award is given annually to a Michigan librarian who is relatively new to the profession (less than 10 years as a practicing librarian) and who has made an innovative and significant contribution to the library field beyond the scope of their normal job. The award will be presented at the Association's November conference at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Michigan. Debbie Gallagher is an adult reference librarian at the Northeast Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library. In addition to this full time position, she is also a government information specialist with the Michigan Electronic Library, providing Michigan librarians and citizens with authoritative and easy access to government information at all levels. Debbie is continually developing new ideas as she sees a need locally, in government circles or within the profession. Currently, she is working on a team project for the Library that will digitize items relating to the history of Ann Arbor. Source: Grace York, GOVDOC-M, July 14, 1999.

Larry Hall, Reference Librarian, College Archivist and Associate Professor of Library Science will be retiring at the end of this academic year after thirty years of dedicated service to Alma College. His last work day will be by May 28th. Alma College hosted a retirement reception in Larry's honor on Tuesday, April 20, 1999 and Ann Sanders was able to attend and express her appreciation of his service as the Regional Depository representative. Godort of Michigan also extends its congratulations and best wishes to a former President of our organization.

Susan Kruger, who served as President of Godort of Michigan before Larry Hall, has announced she will be leaving the Detroit Public Library, probably to pursue her education in computer systems. She says she plans to maintain her membership in GODORT because she still loves documents. She'll leave about mid June. Godort of Michigan extends its best wishes. In case you want to send her an e-mail, try Susank@aol.com. Source: Paula Kaczmarek.

Shawn Nicholson is the new State Documents and Social Sciences Librarian at Michigan State University. In addition to covering Michigan documents, he'll also be responsible for selection/liaison for Sociology and Social Work. To contact him, call (517) 432-1749 or send an e-mail to nicho147@mail.lib.msu.edu.

Kim Ranger reports that she has become "the new Information Literacy Coordinator at Grand Valley State University, a very welcome "sideways" move, after a sabbatical in Australia (at the Queensland University of Technology Library in Brisbane). This is not quite a goodbye, because I'm still a member of GODORT of MI and will probably attend meetings occasionally. However, it is my chance to sincerely thank everyone. My job as Documents Librarian at GVSU was made much easier by the help I received from so many of you. I also had many a fun time at lunches and meetings...maybe I'll come along just to the GODORT lunches!" If you wish to contact her, her phone number is (616) 895-2633 and her e-mail is rangerk@gvsu.edu. If you are interested in applying for her vacant Government Documents position, with a posted salary of $30,000-$35,000, send a letter of application, current résumé, and the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Robert Beasecker, University Library, Grand Valley State University, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401. The interviewing process will begin after September 15, 1999 and will continue until the position is filled.

Debbi Schaubman, Head of the Michigan State University Library Government Documents Department reports that the MSU Library will be one of the participants in CORC, an OCLC research project exploring the cooperative creation and sharing of metadata by libraries. MSU will be cataloging WWW-based resources from intergovernmental organizations.

Carol Struble is the new Documents Librarian at Alma College. Larry Hall reports that Carol brings many years of documents experience from the University of Pittsburgh (Pa.) libraries. He also reports she received a BA in History and Spanish from Alma College in the 1970s. Who says you can't go home again? Other pertinent information to add to your directories includes: e-mail: struble@alma.edu; telephone: (517) 463-7342; and mailing address: Alma College Library, Alma, MI 48801.

Spotted in DocSoup, the newsletter of the Government Documents Round Table of the Minnesota Library Association.... The University of Minnesota Regional Libray has a new staff member, Cynthia Teague. Cynthia, who has been a documents librarian at the University of Vermont and at Michigan State University, will be providing reference assistance in the Government Publications Library and working on web and other electronic projects on a part-time basis until at least this June. For those who would like to contact Cynthia, her new e-mail address is teagu001@tc.umn.edu; her new work phone number is (612) 625-0368; She can also be contacted at her new home at 5441 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55417; telephone: (612) 824-2364.

Grace York, Head of the University of Michigan Documents Center, reports that she has created a training slide show for American Factfinder, the Census Bureau's new vehicle for distributing data mentioned in the Odds and Ends section. The URL is: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/amfact/slide1.htm
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Grace York also reports that Denise Schoene, Documents Center supervisor, was reclassed upward from Technical Library Assistant III to Resource and Information Coordinator this spring and that John Hernandez, library associate in Documents and the Public Policy/Economics (Foster) Library, begins his new job as documents librarian at New York University in mid-May.

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