ACRL Insider reports that “Ann Campion Riley, associate director for access, collections, and technical services at the University of Missouri, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, and assume the presidency in July 2015 for a one-year term. A full biography of Riley will be available on the ACRL website next week
John P. Culshaw, university librarian at the University of Iowa, and Kim Leeder, director of library services at the College of Western Idaho, have been elected to the ACRL Board of Directors as director-at-large…”
According to ALA News “the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Carla Myers the 2014 Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship. The Library Copyright Alliance, which includes ALA, established the Robert L. Oakley Memorial Scholarship to support research and advanced study for librarians in their early-to-mid-careers who are interested and active in intellectual property, public policy, copyright and their impacts on libraries.
Myers serves as the director of access services at the University of Colorado’s Colorado Springs campus. Oftentimes, librarians are sought out by members of the university community whenever they have a copyright question, particularly regarding teaching and research. Many of the duties that librarians manage have copyright implications, yet most librarians receive no formal education on the U.S. copyright law. Myers’ research project will quantify the need for copyright education through a survey of library science schools to make the case for a standard copyright curriculum…”
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.