Registration for the conference is $35 for LAUNC-CH members and all UNC-CH staff; $45 for non-members; $20 for students and retirees. A copy of the registration form can be found on the LAUNC-CH web site (http://www.lib.unc.edu/launcch/archives/conf97.htm).
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SANDRA COOPER is North Carolina State Librarian and has been director of the State Library since December 1993. Ms. Cooper came to North Carolina after working for four years as Chief of Library Development at the State Library of Florida. She has also worked as a consultant assisting state and public libraries across the nation with planning and continuing education. For nine years she was on the staff of the American Library Association in Chicago serving as director of the division that represents state libraries, library networks, and libraries serving special populations. While at ALA, she directed the "Let's Talk About It" project that has resulted in a nationwide movement of reading and discussion programs in libraries-a program that is still thriving more than ten years later. She began her library career in her home state of Louisiana where she worked at the State Library, directed a rural parish (county) library, and served on the staff of the LSU Library and the Lake Charles Public Library.
DAVID S. FERRIERO is currently Vice Provost for Library Affairs and University Librarian at Perkins Library, Duke University. He came from a 30-year career at Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he began as a junior library assistant in 1965 and worked his way up to Associate Director for Public Services, from 1990-1996. He has been active in many organizations but especially in the Association of College and Research Libraries. He has written in the areas of interlibrary loan, reference and, most recently, strategic planning, and has been a library planning consultant for many New England libraries. He has both a B.A. and M.A. in English literature from Northeastern University and an M.S. from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
ANGIE FULLINGTON is a Systems Training Librarian at North Carolina State University Libraries, where she coordinates a computing skills training program for Libraries' staff. She has previous experience as a Government Documents Electronic Services Librarian at NCSU; as an Outreach Librarian for the UNC Health Sciences Libraries; and as a reference paraprofessional at Appalachian State University. Ms. Fullington received her M.S.L.S. from the UNC-CH School of Information & Library Science in 1992, and a B.A. in Psychology from Appalachian State in 1988. In both her undergraduate and graduate work, she focused her studies on the impact of technology on individuals and social groups.
FRED ROPER has been Dean of the College of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina since 1986, after serving for many years as faculty member and Associate Dean here at SILS. He is a Fellow of the Special Library Association, immediate Past-President of the Medical Library Association, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Library and Information Science Education. He is co-author of Introduction to References Sources in Health Sciences, and his research is in the areas of health sciences librarianship and trade bibliography. He received his A.B. and M.S.L.S. at UNC-Chapel Hill and his Ph.D. in Library Science at Indiana University.
RALPH E. RUSSELL has been University Librarian at Georgia State University since 1975 with links to North Carolina through his previous position as Director of Library Services at East Carolina University in Greenville. As a member of the Steering Committee for the Galileo Project since 1995, he has written and lectured widely on the Project and its "vision for one statewide library." He has served for many years on OCLC User's Council and Board of Trustees and has been active in SOLINET, the Southeastern Library Association, the Georgia Library Association and several committees of ALA. In 1996 he received three major awards: Academic/Research Librarian of the Year from ACRL; Rothrock Award for leadership in the library field from the Southeastern Library Association; and the Nix-Jones Award for distinguished service to Georgia librarianship from the Georgia Library Association. He has a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Library Science from Florida State University, an M.A. in English from New York University and a Ph.D. in Library Science from Florida State University.
JORDAN SCEPANSKI became Executive Director of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) in 1996. He came from California State University, Long Beach, where he served as Librarian and Director from 1984-1996, after having been Director of the Central Library at Vanderbilt University from 1978-1984. He has served on some twenty five committees of ALA and its divisions and has written and lectured widely on the status of librarians, the future of libraries, and the international library arena. He has a B.S. from Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., a Master of Librarianship from Emory University, and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee at Nashville. He is a member of Beta Phi Mu (International Library Science Honor Society) and Phi Beta Delta (Honor Society for International Scholars).
WENDY SCOTT is currently Assistant Director, Organizational Design and Learning at NCSU. Her job includes all personnel functions: staff development and learning, recruiting, employee relations, redesign and reengineering of work, oversight of compensation and classification, and performance appraisal system for librarians. She consults regularly with the Association of Research Libraries' Office of Management Service, providing management training to librarians. She is past co-chair of ACRL Personnel Administrator and Staff Development Officers Discussion Group. Before coming to NCSU in 1991 she was Personnel Officer at the University of Florida Libraries following on previous positions in Circulation and Periodicals/Microforms.
DORIS SIGL has worked at NCSU Libraries since 1991 and is currently a member of the Networked Resources and Services Team, a cross-functional group that reviews and explores new technologies with a view to their applicability for library initiatives and services. Previous jobs at NCSU include Systems Implementation Coordinator during the Libraries' transition to DRA, and Special Projects Cataloger. Before this she worked for nearly four years at the University of Michigan Libraries in cataloging and in technical services administration. She began her library career with seven years of direct patron service at several public libraries. She has a B.A. in journalism from Marquette University and an M.S.L.S. from the University of Kentucky.
STEPHEN SNOW is founder and director of Charlotte's Web, a regional interactive telecommunications network based in Charlotte, N.C. He has a long background in information and information technology as a magazine editor and journalist of 25 years, and has worked as a writer, columnist and editor for The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, The Charlotte (N.C.) News and The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer. His most recent previous position was as Arts Editor of The Observer.
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Andrew Hart attended the North Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Meeting, including a workshop on environmental monitoring and control.
Marcia Tuttle spoke to the AAUP Southern Presses Regional Meeting at the Carolina Inn on February 9. Her topic was license agreements.
Jean Blackwell gave a workshop on "Medical Reference for Non-Medical Librarians," for public librarians in Macon, GA on February 21.
Margaret Moore and Keith W. Cogdil, M.L.S., School of Information and Library Science (doctoral student) had their article "First-year medical students' information needs and resource selection responses to a clinical scenario" published in the January 1997 issue of the Bulletin of the Medical Library Association, 85(1): 51-54.
Phyllis Ruscella, Coordinator of Reference Services, attended the ALA MidWinter Meeting in Washington DC. She is the incoming chair of the Performance Measures in Reference Discussion Group and co-presented a forum on "Training Reference Librarians for Quality Transactions: Applying the RUSA Behavioral Guidelines." If you are interested in having a copy of the newly-adopted RUSA guidelines and/or a copy of the bibliography, please contact Phyllis at Health Sciences Library, 962-0702 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lynn Eades had her article, "Netscape Tips: Dealing with Error Messages," published in the January/February 1997 issue of MAC Messages.
"In recognition of her distinguished service to music librarianship, the
Music Library Association awards this citation of Ida Reed, past
Member-at-Large and an early organizer of the Pennsylvania Chapter. In
her many contributions as reference librarian, advisor, author, and
teacher, but most especially as mentor to new, young professionals, she
has had a profound and enduring influence on a generation of music
librarians, guiding many of them down hidden paths they would
otherwisenever have suspected were there. Her determination, leadership,
wise counsel, and generous spirit serve as an inspiration to us all."
David Taylor chaired the Undergraduate Librarians' Discussion Group. Held during the ALA Midwinter meeting, the discussion topic for the February 17, 1996 program focused on Undergraduate Librarians conducting research and subsequent publishing issues. Speakers included Alice Bahr, editor of College & Research Libraries. David was elected chair of theDiscussion Group at last summer's annual meeting. His current term of office continues through the annual meeting at ALA in the summer of 1999.
Gary Momenee continues as Editor of the U G Li Newsletter (Undergraduate Librarians). Beginning his second year as Editor, the publication is produced prior to each of the meetings held during ALA conferences with an additional statistical Issue.
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Bylaws: Suggested changes to the bylaws that have been received over the last several months will be discussed at a LAUNC-CH Executive Board meeting later in the spring and will then be brought before the membership.
Membership Privileges: Discussed membership privileges accorded SPA personnel who become members of LAUNC-CH. Further discussion was postponed until the Annual Business meeting in June to which all LAUNC-CH members are invited.
Conference Committee: Plans for the Spring Confernce have been finalized and the flyers mailed. Response to the conference has been very positive and a good turnout is expected.
Professional Welfare Committee: Has drafted the letter to the Chancellor regarding librarians'salaries at UNC-CH relative to comparable institutions. The salary comparisons are based on the ARL salary survey. The Committee is studying possible ways to increase contact between LAUNC-CH and other bodies representing employees on campus.
Program Committee: Continues to plan a series of programs for the spring. The committee will resume the practice of sending flyers announcing upcoming programs to LAUNC-CH members.
Professional Development Committee: The Professional Development Committee has tentatively booked speakers for the LAUNC-CH Research Forum. The Forum will be held sometime in mid-May, depending on the availability of meeting space on campus.
Newsletter: The Newsletter is now being received electronically by 30% of the membership. Most are receiving the Newsletter via email, but several members read it on the "WEB." This has reduced the costs of producing the Newsletter each month. The Newsletter editors are looking into setting a LAUNC-CH listserv.
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