Call Number, Volume 67, Number 2, Fall 2008 Page: 19
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Fall 2008 Call Number
Ted Drake, director of library
services, South Campus,
Tarrant County College
College District, died
September 12, 2008.
Eunice Garverick (BA '52), a
resident of Las Cruces, NM,
died August 16, 2008. Her
career included positions as
high school librarian in
McCamey and Cisco, TX,
librarian at Altus Air Force
Base, Altus, OK, technical
librarian at White Sands
Missile Range, NM, and
medical librarian at the
Brooks School of Aerospace
Medicine in San Antonio,
Paula King's father, Paul
Carter, died September 30,
2008. Her mother-in-law.
Paul King's mother, died in
Oregon less than three weeks
Dr. Shawne Miksa's 97 year
old grandmother, Sherife
Skutt, died September 30,
Linda Valdez (MS '98), a
graduate of the Houston
Program, died August 31,
We have also learned of the
Dorothy Brewton (BA '43),
Lake Kiowa, TX, June 24,
Bonnye Conroe (BA '49),
Conroe, TX, April 22, 2008.
Zelma Hulse (BA '50),
August 17, 2007.
Carol Roberts (MS '90), a
student in the first LIS
extension class in Lubbock,
May 25, 2008.
Katrina Savage (MLS '65),
Lubbock, TX, April 7, 2008.
SANDRA NELSON RECEIVES
MELVIL DEWEY MEDAL
(MLS '72) has
Melvil Dewey Medal,
the American Library
to librarianship. The
her as the latest medal recipient notes that "her efforts
embody creative leadership of the highest order."
Sandra, an advocate for strong public libraries, is a
nationally recognized consultant, speaker, trainer, and
writer specializing in public library planning and
management issues. She is a leader in the development
of planning and management tools for public
librarians and is the senior editor of the Public Library
Association Results Series, an integrated library of
planning and resource allocation manuals. She is
author of four books in the series, including Strategic
Planning for Results, the foundation of the series.
REGION 20 FALL
Dr. Barbara Martin made a presentation titled
"Mentoring the Next Generation of Librarians the
UNT Way" at the Library Resource Fall Roundup of
School Librarians in San Antonio, an annual event
planned by LIS alumni Martha Rossi (MS '04).
Among those who spoke at the Roundup were PhD
student Richard Hasenyager, director of library
services at North East ISD; alumni Mary Milligan
(BA '75), librarian, St. Luke's Episcopal School;
Faye Hagerty (MS '03), library specialist, Northside
ISD; Kimberly Picozzi (MS '02), library consultant,
Education Service Center Region 2; Lucia Podmore
(MS '05), librarian, Jefferson Middle School,
Northside ISD; and LIS Advisory Board member,
Jana Knezek, director of library and textbook
services, Northside ISD. Dr. Martin reported that
there were many of our students and alumni in the
group who made interesting remarks concerning the
LIS school library program. A number commented
on how difficult the courses were but how much they
learned. There also were remarks from many potential
students saying they knew that the UNT program is
the best in the state and definitely recommended
Sandra's first position after completing the LIS
degree was as administrator of the Olney (TX)
Project, one of the first successful mergers of a school
and public library which continues to serve as a model
for other such projects. She also has held positions in
two state libraries, Arizona and Tennessee where she
was assistant state librarian, and in the Phoenix Public
Library. She became a part-time consultant in 1980
before establishing the Sandra Nelson Consulting firm
Her other honors include the LIS Outstanding
Alumna Award in 1999, the Association of
Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies
Professional Achievement Award in 1996, Arizona
State Library Association Librarian of the Year in
1987, and the Arizona State Library Association
President's Award in 1985.
Sandra's husband Charles Nelson (MLS '72) is
manager of Legislation History and Microfilm
sections of the Tennessee State Library and Archives.
He also is an artist whose works are shown frequently
in local galleries and art shows.
Dean Herman L. Totten received the Melvil
Dewey Medal in 2001.
Photo credit: Sam Gummelt
Glen Pourciau (MS '92) is recipient of the
2008 Iowa Short Story Award for his collection
titled Invite (University of Iowa Press, 2008)
and is receiving high praise from critics and
fellow writers such as Clay Reynolds. He also is
recipient of the Carter V. Cooper Prize for Short
Fiction and the Brazos Bookstore Award for
Best Short Story from the Texas Institute of
Letters, was cited in Best Short Stories, and has
been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. He has
published short stories in such magazines as the
New England Review, Ontario Review, Mississippi
Review, New Orleans Review, Cimarron Review,
and Quarterly West. Glen and his wife Linda,
also a LIS graduate (BA '72), live in Plano, TX,
where he is manager of the Schimelpfenig
(Public) Library. Even though his work keeps
him very busy, he writes for a number of hours
on weekends and often in the evenings.
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