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A reception honoring George Mitchell (MLS '68),
Coordinator for Development and Grants for UNT
Libraries, who is retiring, was held at Willis Library,
April 18, 1997.
Adrian Alexander (MLS '76; CAS '80) and Dr. Marilu
Goodyear presented a workshop entitled "Voice of the
Customer: Feedback Strategies for Libraries and
Venders" at the June 1996 Annual Conference of the
North American Serials Interest Group. Adrian will
present a paper entitled "Strategic Partnerships and the
New Subscription Agency" at the 1997 NASIG
Laura Ayling (MS '96) became cataloger of the Oregon
Historical Society on September 1, 1996.
Rusty Bloxom (MS '96) has been appointed Librarian
at the New Mighty Eighth Air Force Heritage Museum
in Savannah, Georgia. The Museum, which opened in
May 1996, preserves and interprets the history of the 8th
Air Force from its inception in 1942 to the present,
emphasizing the World War II period. The library
provides reference service for Museum personnel,
researchers, and visitors.
The Tarrant County Law Library, Fort Worth, has been
re-named the Dell DeHay Law Library in memorium.Dell
DeHay (MLS '69), who died on June 12, 1979, served as
director of the library from 1962 until shortly before her
death. She is credited with developing one of the top law
libraries of its type in the State.
Mary D. Lankford (BA '52), who retired in 1996 as
coordinator of Irving ISD libraries, is busy conducting
workshops on a variety of topics, serving on the
Advisory Board of Book Links, and acting as a selector
for the Elementary School Library Collection. Mary is
also a successful children's author. Her latest book,
Jacks Around the World (Morrow, 1996) was cited in
the December issue of Scientific American on their
"Young Readers Book Awards." Winners were chosen
from a group of about 700 contenders. Her next book,
Dominoes Around the World (Morrow), is at the
publisher's office awaiting copy editing. Her current
project, "Christmas, USA" took Mary and husband John
to Demopolis, Alabama to see the Christmas parade on
the Tombigbee River, with "floats that really float."
Lynda Leigh (MS 95) began work for the Fort Worth
Public Library in August 1996, and is currently a staff
member at the newly opened East Regional Library. She
personally handled over 500 questions on opening day,
October 5, 1996. East Regional Library is the most
technologically advanced facility in the Fort Worth
Public Library System.
Mary Guerrero Milligan (MLS '77) and her husband
Bryce Milligan are editors of Daughters of the Fifth Sun:
A Collection of Latina Fiction and Poetry (Putnam/
Riverhead Books). Their book has received overwhelm-
ing critical praise. The first edition of 15,000 copies is
almost sold out; the paperback edition was published by
Berkeley Books in 1996. The Milligans are busy edition
another anthology due out from Penguin in 1997. Mary
is the librarian for St. Luke's Episcopal School, San
Tony New (MS '96), Rowlett Public Library, published
an article entitled "Cyberpunk" in the Fall 1996 issue of
Current Studies in Librarianship.
Nelda Fayrene Powers (MLS '72) retired from the
Dexter (New Mexico) Consolidated Schools in June
1988, and moved to Portales, N.M. She is active in the
literacy program, Meals on Wheels, and church. She
also works temporary, part-time at the Eastern New
Mexico University Library reference desk, travels, and
enjoys her four grandsons.
Glenn Musser (MLS '70; CAS '78), head of Technical,
Building & Circulation Services, Worcester (Mass.)
Public Library, and his wife Betty visited SLIS in
November 1996. Glenn reports that in New England, the
Worcester Public Library is second only to the Boston
Public Library is size and scope.
Ann Ousley (MLS '70) retired from the Amarillo Public
Library on December 31, 1996, where she had served
since 1974. She was Youth Librarian from 1974 to 1976,
and again from 1979 to 1988, and North Branch
Librarian from 1988 until her retirement. From 1976 to
1979, she was coordinator of the Texas Panhandle
Margaret Perry (BLS '68) retired in 1996 after serving
35 1/2 years as a teacher/librarian; 26 as librarian in four
different school districts. During her career, she built
three libraries and reworked four others. In a recent note
she thanked the School for giving her the necessary
skills to meet these and other challenges.
Shirley Sheets (MLS '70) retired from the University of
Texas at Arlington Library on March 31, 1997.
Catherine Shreve (MLS '96) has recently accepted the
position of International Documents Librarian at Duke
Greg Tramel (MLS '93) has been promoted to Branch
Manager at the Heights Branch Library in the Houston
Public Library System.
Travis Tyer (MLS '59) has retired from Quincy
(Illinois) Public Library after many years of service. A
reception honoring him was held on April 17, 1997.
After 11 years, Mary Guittard Voegtle (MLS '74) left
her position at Fulbright & Jaworski's Dallas law firm
library in order to spend more time with her three-year
old son David August. She plans to remain active in
library organizations and to keep up her interests in
Shirley Wallick (MS '90) is chair of TLA District II.
Kelly Whidbee (MS '96) recently accepted a position as
automation librarian at the Patch Library, Patch Army
Base, Stuttgart, Germany. In addition to maintaining
their automated system, she will assist in marketing the
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