ALCTS is pleased to announce that Peggy Johnson, Associate University Librarian at the University of Minnesota Libraries, has been appointed editor of the division's journal, Library Resources & Technical Services ( LRTS).
According to Rosann Bazirjian, chair of the search committee, the position attracted many excellent candidates owing to the vitality and importance of LRTS to the library community.
Ms. Johnson was cited as a "born teacher:" creative, collegial, informed and respected. She is an experienced writer and editor, knowledgeable about the latest issues affecting technical services and collection development, and brings an international perspective to the editorship. Johnson is a leader known in ALCTS for her energy, innovative ideas, and commitment.
Peggy Johnson began her library career as a music cataloger and has been a children's librarian in a public library (where she held story hours and gave puppet shows), and serials cataloger, technical services head, and a senior collection development officer in academic libraries. In 2002, she served as interim university librarian at the University of Minnesota. Johnson has consulted on library development in Uganda, Rwanda, Morocco, and China. She is a frequent speaker and consultant on collection development and management and on change in libraries. She has published numerous papers and written and edited several books. These include: Virtually Yours: Models for Managing Electronic Resources and Service, co-editor with Bonnie MacEwan (ALA, 1998), New Directions in Technical Services: Trends and Sources (1993-1995) (ALA, 1997), Collection Management and Development: Issues in an Electronic Era, co-editor with Bonnie MacEwan (ALA, 1994), Guide to Technical Services Resources (ALA, 1994), Recruiting, Educating, and Training Librarians for Collection Development, co-editor with Sheila Intner (Greenwood, 1994) and Automation and Organizational Change in Libraries (G. K. Hall, 1991). Her most recent book is Fundamentals of Collection Development & Management (ALA, 2004). In 2003, Library Administration and Management ( LA&M) listed Automation and Organizational Change in Libraries as one of the twenty most highly cited works published in the library literature.
Ms. Johnson has served in many capacities in ALCTS, most recently as chair of the Education Committee and as division President for the year 1999-2000.