Frans Albarillo (Brooklyn) was appointed Information Services Librarian in July. Frans has master’s degrees in library and information science and linguistics from the University of Hawaii. He was previously Instructional Services Librarian at Hawaii Pacific University.
Stanton Biddle, who recently retired from Baruch, was honored for his contributions to librarianship during the annual Donna Hoke Scholarship Luncheon at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Queens on October 9.
Daniel Cleary (York) was appointed assistant professor in September after receiving an MA in urban affairs from Queens. Previously a substitute, adjunct, and instructor, Daniel is the Science Librarian and Head of Serials.
Madeline Cohen (Lehman) became Head of Reference in October after having served as substitute Education Librarian. Madeline was formerly director of Newsweek and ABC News Libraries.
Julie Cunningham (Graduate Center) retired in August after ten years as Chief Librarian.
Madeline Ford (Hostos) has been named Chief Librarian. Madeline had been interim chief librarian since March 2011.
Stephen Francoeur (Baruch) was named User Experience Librarian in June. Stephen has been a Baruch librarian since 1999.
Lane Glisson (Borough of Manhattan) has been named Weekend and Evening Librarian.
Njoki Kinyatti (York) became Chief Librarian at the beginning of the fall semester.
Ann Matsuuchi (LaGuardia) has been promoted to Assistant Professor.
Phyllis Niles (Borough of Manhattan) has been awarded tenure. Phyllis has been Periodicals Librarian since 2006.
Steven Ovadia (LaGuardia) has been promoted to Associate Professor.
Terry Parker (LaGuardia) is Coordinator of Media Services.
Jennifer Poggiali (Lehman) became Instructional Technologies Librarian at the beginning of the fall semester. Jennifer was formerly Web Content Manager at the Lincoln Center Institute.
Monique Prince (Baruch) was appointed Manager of Access Services in June.
Alexandra Rojas (LaGuardia) has been promoted to Assistant Professor.
Catherine Stern (LaGuardia) has been promoted to Associate Professor.
Polly Thistlethwaite (Graduate Center) was named Acting Chief Librarian in August.
Susan Voge (Lehman) has been appointed Professor Emeritus.
Scott White (LaGuardia) is Acting Chief Librarian while Jane Devine is on sabbatical for 2011-2012.
Robin Wright (Lehman) is the new Health and Human Services Librarian. Robin was previously Reference Librarian at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.
Marta Garcia Franco, serials librarian at York from 1970 until 1999, died on July 24. Marta was part of the group of serials librarians who compiled the Queens County Union List of Serials, as well as the CUNY Union List of Serials, both of which were invaluable resources in the days before online catalogs.