Superwoman Deb Vaughn had her FOURTH! A second baby girl, born on Thursday, March 26 at 3:31 p.m. weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces and measuring 19.4 inches. Deb now has two boys (Edward and Henry) and two girls HELEN AND ?). Deb says they are still trying to figure out what to name her. I remember we almost brought my daughter Ileana home from the hospital nameless because we couldn’t decide on a name. So we gave her four names which she says are a pain when filling out forms, etc. Oh well. Waiting to hear what name Deb and husband Bo have decided to give the little one. And here it is — Elizabeth Rose Crader. Congratulations to Deb and Bo and the whole family!
And we have had a wonderful response to the second Rumor in the February 2015 issue of Against the Grain calling for a volunteer for Deb’s replacement ATG’s new book review editor! The vivacious Regina Gong. Manager of Technical Services and Systems, Lansing Community College Library) will become our Book Review Editor as of the September, 2015 ATG. Regina is currently writing reviews for JERL, Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship as well. We had many volunteers thanks to Erin Gallagher of Rollins who also put the notice up on Facebook. Be watching for some great reviewers in the fall!
(Tom Gilson will continue writing reference book reviews in his From the Reference Desk column.)
Oh! And just learned that the sophisticated Dr. Adam Murray of Murray State will become Dean of Libraries and Educational Technologies at James Madison University Libraries in Harrisonburg, VA, starting July 1. Adam will also be participating in an assessment preconference during the 2015 Charleston Conference. His plenary last year The Punishment for Dreamers: Big Data, Retention, and Academic Libraries was riveting and is available online along with Adam’s PowerPoint and a transcript of his presentation.
Speaking of websites, many of you did not know that Against the Grain has a considerable online presence – the ATG NewsChannel run by Leah Hinds and Tom Gilson with many contributors. We just had several hundred people sign up lickety split when Leah sent out the notice. The print ATG is bundled with the ATG NewsChannel for only $55 in the US! www.against-the-grain.com/
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.