Federal Librarian Spring 2010

Fabulous Feds

Joyce Greene was selected as the new Systems Librarian at the Research Library, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany in early December 2009. Joyce’s last assignment was as Supervisory Librarian at Wiesbaden Army Airfield from 2002-2009 and she was the Library Director at the U.S. Army Ft. Richardson Post Library from 2002-2003. Joyce earned her MLS in Library Science from Syracuse University and has attended the Sustaining Base Leadership and Management Course at Army Management Staff College. She completed the U.S. Army Business Transformation Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification and was awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by the Society of Indexers Training and Accreditation Board (London).

The Joint Forces Staff College’s Ike Skelton Library is pleased to announce these recent appointments.

  • Ms. Dawn Joines previously worked at the Newport News Public Library System as a Senior Reference Librarian. At JFSC, Dawn is the primary bibliographer and a full-time Reference Librarian for the Joint Advanced Warfighting School, the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, and the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education (AJPME) distance learning program.
  • Ms. Catrina Whited previously worked at the Eastern Virginia Medical School as a Reference/Clinical Librarian. At JFSC, Catrina is a Reference Librarian, focusing on distance learning and coordinating student resources and services in Blackboard.
  • Mr. Jason Girard previously worked for Ingram Content Group as a Collection Development Librarian and as a Digital Content Specialist. At JFSC, Jason is the Systems/Reference Librarian, focusing on developing the Internet, Intranet,
    electronic resources and reference services for patrons.

Ms Patricia Lane retired from the Library of the Marine Corps, 16 February 2010 after 30 years of government service, most of which was spent working with the Marines at Quantico. She was the go-to person for Marine Corps doctrine and
history and will be sorely missed by staff and patrons.

Kim Lyall, from the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information and FAFLRT Federal Director 2010-2011, recently presented on “Gov 2.0 and the Competitive Intelligence Professional” at the 2nd Annual CUA-SLIS Symposium “Bridging the Spectrum” on Friday January 29,2010.

Presentation slides can be found at: http://slis.cua.edu/res/docs/symposium/2010-symposium/Lyall-Gov-2-0-for-CI.pdf.

Laurene E. Zaporozhetz, Director of The D’Azzo Research Library at the Air Force Institute of Technology (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio) has been appointed to the Air Force Library Steering Committee effective Fall 2009. The committee reviews and develops long range strategic plans, future initiatives, operational goals and library
management tools for Air Force libraries worldwide.

Richard H. Mansfield, Jr. joined The D’Azzo Research Library in May 2009 as a reference librarian and was reassigned as Electronic Resources Librarian, effective 31 January 2010.

Amanda Lindsay joined The D’Azzo Research Library as a reference librarian, effective 14 September 2009.

Ken Kozel, FAFLRT member and the 2009 Adelaide Del Frate Conference Sponsorship Recipient, just returned from the American Library Association (ALA) Mid Winter Conference in Boston. He was chosen as an ALA 2010 Emerging Leader. One hundred librarians from around the country are picked to participate in this program. Ken’s group will create a wiki and podcast for CALM and serve on the DC Committee. C.A.L.M. stands for International Committee on Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Ken will attend the ALA annual conference June 2010 in Washington DC to present the group project. Ken is currently working as a public library director and applying to PhD programs.

Christine E. Barrett is now Librarian in COCOM Support Unit, at the Defense Technical Information Center) (DTIC) on 1 February 2010. She previously served 4 years as Chief of the Digital Library at the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL), Ft Leavenworth.

The USDA National Agricultural Library announced the appointment of Dr. Simon Y. Liu as the new Director of the National Agricultural Library (NAL), effective 14 February 2010. Dr. Liu was an Associate Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Director of the NLM Computer and Communications Systems in Bethesda, MD, a position he held since May 2000.

As a native of Taiwan, he received his undergraduate training there. In post graduate training in the U.S., he earned masters degrees in Computer Science, Business Administration and Government from Indiana University, University of  Maryland and Johns Hopkins University, respectively. He has received two doctoral degrees (Ed.D in Higher Education and PhD in Computer Science) from George Washington University. He now holds adjunct faculty and graduate school appointments at several of these institutions.

Dr. Liu is active in professional societies and associations and as an editor of a web technology journal and an information technology professional magazine. Prior to his NLM service, he held information technology and management
leadership positions with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Treasury. Working in the private sector, Dr. Liu provided supporting software development for NASA information systems and space mission studies. As Director of the National Agricultural Library, Dr. Liu will provide leadership to the world’s largest and most accessible research
library focused on agriculture and related subjects.

Cathryn (Cathy) Jordan, formerly Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) Public Services Librarian, passed away suddenly on the morning of Friday, 8 January 2010. Cathy was an excellent medical librarian, who spent her career working for the Dept of Veteran Affairs, Army, and Navy after earning her MLS at the University of Washington in
Seattle. While at Walter Reed she received much positive feedback from the clinical staff for initiating an email FYI Alert Service. Her medical librarian colleagues were also recipients of these Alerts via the MEDLIB electronic discussion list in which she regularly posted “FYI Articles of Possible Interest.”

Cynthia Shipley

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