Appointments and Promotions
Amy Ballmer (Graduate Center) was appointed Reference Librarian in November. She was previously at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Robin Brown (Borough of Manhattan) has been appointed Information Literacy Librarian. She was previously at Raritan Valley Community College, Union County Community College, and Burlington County Community College.
Graciela Canada (Brooklyn) was appointed Acquisitions Specialist in August. Grace previously held other positions in the library and in Brooklyn’s English department.
Helen Georgas (Brooklyn) was appointed Information Services Librarian in September. She was previously at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Randy Burke Hensley (Baruch) was appointed Head of Instruction in August. One of the leaders in his field, Randy has received the Innovation in Instruction Award and the Miriam Dudley Instruction Award from ALA/ACRL and a Special Presidential Award from ACRL for his work with the Immersion Institute. He has held positions at the University of Hawaii, the University of Washington, and California State University at Chico.
Jeffrey Kroessler (John Jay) has been awarded tenure.
Jessica McGivney (Graduate Center) has been appointed Interlibrary Loan Supervisor. Jessica has been an adjunct reference librarian at the Graduate Center.
Michael Miller (Queens) has been promoted to Associate Professor.
Alicia Sellie (Brooklyn) was appointed Information Services Librarian and Weekend Supervisor in September. She was previously at Pratt Institute.
Scott Sheidlower (York) has been awarded tenure.
Angela Sidman (OLS) was appointed Electronic Resources Systems Librarian in August. Angela had been a metadata librarian at the Graduate Center for three years.
Cynthia Tobar (Graduate Center) was appointed Metadata Librarian in December. She was previously at the Museum of the City of New York.
Stephanie Walker (Brooklyn) was appointed Chief Librarian and Executive Director of Academic Information Technology on July 1 after serving as Acting Chief Librarian since February 2008.
Catherine Tyler Brody, retired City Tech librarian, died September 4. Catherine was head of reference, college archivist, and chief librarian at City Tech and chaired the Council of Chief Librarians for two years. Among Catherine’s many publications about printing is John De Pol and the Typophiles: A Memoir and Record of Friendships (1998).
She was also a juror in the Bernhard Goetz case.
Herb Knobler, retired Queensborough librarian, died in September.
Grace-Ellen McCrann (City) died on November 30. She had been City’s Government Documents Librarian since 2001. Among her achievements was creating such guides to government resources as Government Views of Iraq, Government Views of SARS , Government Views of the Rosenberg Spy Case , and Government Views of D-Day 1944.
One of Grace-Ellen’s final achievements was curating the exhibit “The Cold War: Two Superpowers and Their Spheres of Influnce,” displayed in the Cohen Library Atrium November 2-December 31.