Judyth Sachs, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Provost) at Macquarie University has announced that “JoAnne Sparks of Griffith University will be the next University Librarian commencing in the New Year, following the imminent retirement of Maxine Brodie.
University Librarian is an extremely important position in our learning and teaching community, and I am heartened to see someone of JoAnne’s considerable experience ready to step in to the very large shoes that Maxine will leave…”
Citing the Miami Hurricane, the student newspaper of the University of Miami, InfoDOCKET reports that “almost four decades after he began working for the Taubman Health Sciences Library at the School of Dentistry,” Bill Walker “is stepping down from his post as the dean of libraries at the end of the spring semester. His last day will be May 31, 2013. When he leaves, Walker will have worked for the university for 10 years…”
“Follett Corporation today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has elected Mary Lee Schneider as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 26, 2012. Schneider joins Follett after serving as RR Donnelley’s President, Digital Solutions and Chief Technology Officer. She also served on Follett’s Board of Directors for 11 years…”
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.