Bruce Abbott, Assistant Director for Library Systems & Electronic Resources, was appointed incoming Chair of the Louisiana Academic Library Information Network Consortium (LALINC) Resource Sharing Committee.
Carolyn Bridgewater, Reference Librarian, has been named the incoming Chair of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Minority Scholarship Committee.
Pauline Fulda is the new Associate Director of the LSUMC -- New Orleans Libraries. She was previously Coordinator for Collection Development
and Acquisitions (See related story). Pauline has also been appointed to the MLA Bylaws Committee and the LALINC Preservation/Disaster Task Force.
Jennifer Kelly was hired as the evening Reference Librarian at the Isché Library in July of 1998. She was recently appointed to the Health Sciences Library Association of Louisiana (HSLAL)Nominating Committee.
Madeleine Kersting, Circulation Associate at the Isché Library, left the library in February. She is now working as a Shelving Supervisor at Howard-Tilton Library at Tulane University.
Jennifer Lloyd, Circulation & Interlibrary Loan Manager, presented at two recent meetings. At the Louisiana Library Association (LLA) annual meeting, she participated in a panel on security issues in libraries and at the HSLAL annual meeting, she presented on "Cooperation Between Net-Borrowers and Net-Lenders."
Mary Marix, Reference Librarian, taught a class at the LLA annual meeting on "Pubmed/Internet Grateful Med." Also, she presented at the HSLAL annual meeting on "Successful Searching Techniques for Pubmed and Internet Grateful Med." Similarly, at a lunch & learn for the School of Medicine, she spoke on "Medlineplus, Pubmed, and Internet Grateful Med."
Gene Meneray joined the Library Staff in April as an evening Circulation Associate at the Isché Library. He previously was employed by Thomas Mann Design.
Vern Parker returned to the LSUMC Libraries on April 1st as a Circulation Associate at the Dental Library. He worked at the Dental Library from 1990 until 1994. We are glad to have him back!
Tanya Sanchez, Circulation Associate at the Isché Library, left the library at the end of May. She relocated to Salt Lake City, Utah. Additionally, Tanya received the 1998 George G. Windell Award from the Department of History at the University of New Orleans. The award is given for the best master's thesis in an academic year and is voted on by the department's graduate faculty. Her thesis is entitled, "The Feminine Side of Bootlegging: Women, Drink, and Prohibition in New Orleans." She graduated in August 1998.
Denise Smith, Circulation Associate at the Dental Library, left the Library in February. She is now working at the Law School Library at Loyola University.
Wilba Swearingen, Library Director, is the Chair Designate of the MLA Membership Committee. She is also on the MLA Scholarship Jury.
David Wolff, Circulation Associate at the Isché Library, moved from evenings to days at the end of May.