610:501 Introduction to Library and Information Professions: Who We Are: Alumni

Names You May Run Across, and Some Up and Coming Graduates

(* indicates recipient of Annual Distinguished Alumni Award)

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Denise Agosto -- [PhD '01] Associate Professor, Drexel College of Information Science and Technology; chair, American Library Association Library Research Round Table, 2009.

*Ellen Altman -- [MLS '65, PhD '71] Professor (retired), University of Arizona GLS

Richard AmRhein -- [MLS '91] Dean of Library Services, Valparaiso University; member of the American Library Association's Committee on Accreditation.

*Susan Artandi -- [PhD '63] Professor (retired), SCILS; pioneer in information science education

*Peggy Barber -- [MLS '66] ALA, Associate director, public policy and programs (retired); recipient of ALA's prestigious Lippincott Award, 1999

James Benson -- [MLS '66, PhD '77] Vice Provost of St. John's University, Dean of University Information Resources and Libraries, including Graduate Studies, Research, and Online Learning.

Ingrid Betancourt -- [MLS '80] Administers the Multilingual Acquisition Center, Newark Public Library; 1988 president of REFORMA; Pura Belpre award for library services to the Hispanic community

Norma Blake -- [MLS '76] NJ State Librarian, 2001 -- ; Director, Burlington County Library; NJLA president, 1993-94; Librarian of the Year, 2000

Alex Boyd -- [PhD '71] Director (retired), Newark Public Library; ALA Black Caucus president; NJLA 1997 president

*Leonie M. Brinkema -- [MLS '70, Cornell JD '76, Douglass BA '66] U.S. District Judge, 1993 -- , who ruled in April 1998 not to dismiss the lawsuit against Loudoun County (VA) Library for its use of Internet filtering; recently the judge in the Moussaoui case;

Peter Bromberg -- [MLS '92] Assistant director, South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative; as of August 2010, Assistant Director, Princeton Public Library; Library Journal 2008 Movers & Shakers; trainer, coach, frequent presenter.

John D. Byrum, Jr. -- [MLS '66] Chief, Regional and Cooperative Cataloging Division and chair of the Editorial Advisory Group of LC Cataloging Newsline, Library of Congress; awarded 1998 Margaret Mann Citation

Peggy Cadigan -- [MLS '83] Associate State Librarian for Innovation and Outreach Strategies; Library Journal Mover and Shaker 2010; accepted into the Association of Professional Futurists

Kay Cassell -- [MLS '65] Assistant Professor and director, MLIS program, Rutgers LIS Dept.; formerly Coordinator of Adult Services, New York Public Library; ALA Equity Award; editor, Collection Building; author, Reference and Information Services in the 21st Century; 2011 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Women and Gender Studies Section (WGSS) Career Achievement Award.

*Mary Kay Chelton -- [MLS '65, PhD '99] Associate professor, Queens; co-founder, Voice of Youth Advocates; Grolier Award; ALA YASD president 1977.

Pamela Chesky -- [MLS '92] Media supervisor, Woodbridge School district, retired; NJASL president, 1994; Director, CISSL

Thomas Childers -- [MLS '63, PhD '70] Formerly A.B. Kroeger Professor and director of library and information science programs, Drexel College of Information Science and Technology; prolific researcher and writer

Anne Ciliberti -- [MLS '73, PhD '85] Director, Wm Paterson University Library, 2001 -- ; for many years a member of the SCILS Alumni Association Board, serving several terms as president. Instrumental in establishing the VALE database project.

Judy Cohn -- [BA '75, MLS '76] Associate Vice President for Scholarly Information / University Librarian, UMDNJ; Asst Prof of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at NJ Medical School; Clinical Assoc Prof, Dept of Community Health at NJ Dental School; NJ Health Sciences Librarian of the Year (2004)

Susan Conlon -- [MLS '01] Teen Services Librarian, Princeton Public Library,Library Journal "Movers and Shakers 2009," together with colleague Allison Santos [MLIS '08]. See LJ March 15, 2009.

Nicole Cooke -- [BA '97, MLS '99] Spectrum fellow, scils PhD program; librarian, Sprague Library, Montclair State University; ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS, past president; co-founder of NJ chapter of ALA's Black Caucus

Caroline Coughlin -- [PhD '77] Formerly director, Drew University Library; author of rev. ed. of Lyle's The Administration of the College Library; visiting professor, SCILS. (d. 2003).

Heidi Cramer -- [MLS 1996] Head of Central Library Services, General Programs and Exhibitions, and Public Relations,Newark Public Library; New Jersey Library Association president, 2008-09.

William Crowe -- [MLS '60s?] Spencer Librarian, University of Kansas; recent candidate for ALA president

Terry Crowley -- [MLS '62, PhD '68] Professor, San Jose State University; first to study accuracy of reference service; 1993 ALISE teaching excellence award (d. Sept., 2001)

Charles F. Cummings -- [MLS '65] Assistant director for special collections, archives and exhibits, Newark Public Library; NJ Historical Commission and other awards; author of acclaimed history of Newark (d. December 2005). See http://www.npl.org/Pages/ProgramsExhibits/Exhibits/MrCummings.htm

Charles Curran -- [MLS '67, PhD '77] Professor, University of South Carolina LIS; 1994 ALISE president

Cynthia Czesak -- [MLS '79] Director, Paterson Free Public Library; president of NJLA 1998.

Trevor Dawes -- [MLIS '01] Director, Princeton University Libraries Circulation Services; 2007 LJ Movers & Shakers; ALA Council; NJLA College and University Section president 2009-10; NJ Chapter of ALA Black Caucus chair 2005-06 and co-founder of NJ chapter; editor, Marketing and managing electronic reserves, Haworth, 2006.

George D'Elia -- [MLS '67, PhD '75] Professor, SUNY, Buffalo; formerly, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management; (d.2011)

Marta J. Deyrup -- [MLS '99] Associate Professor, Walsh Library, Seton Hall University; Editor, Library Administration & Management; Researcher of the Year Award (Seton Hall, 2005; NJLA, 2002)

Betsy Diamant-Cohen -- [MLS '83] Library Journal 2004 "Mover & Shaker" for work as Children's Programming Specialist at Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore; author of Mother Goose on the Loose (Neal-Schuman, 2006) and co-author of Booktalking Bonanza (ALA,2008).

Gloria Dinerman -- [MLS '85] President, Library Co-Op; for many years chaired Woodbridge Public Library trustees

*Richard Dougherty -- [MLS '61, PhD '63] Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan SILS; former Director, University of Michigan Libraries; 1991 ALA president. Author of Streamlining Library Services, Scarecrow, 2008.

Arthur Downing -- [BA '79, MLS '82, PhD '08] Chief Librarian, Baruch College, CUNY; ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, 2003.

Danilo Figueredo -- [MLS '76] Director, Bloomfield College Library; formerly, NJLA Executive Director; SCILS PDS visiting lecturer; reviews and articles on multicultural collections and services; author of When This World Was New, a children's book

Shirley Fitzgibbons -- [PhD '76] Associate Professor (retired), Indiana University SLIS; president of ALISE, 1998-2000

Gordon Flagg -- [MLS '81] senior editor, American Libraries

Madeline A. Ford -- [MLS '93] Chief Librarian, Medgar Evans College CUNY; formerly at Lehman and Hunter libraries.

Evelyn Frangakis -- [MLS '81] Now NYPL Preservation Officer, formerly National Library of Agriculture; Rutgers SCILS PDS institute on preservation director.

*Hardy Franklin -- [PhD '71] (Deceased) Former director, Washington DC Public Library; ALA president 1994 (d. 2004.)

*Mitch Freedman -- [PhD '83] Director (retired), Westchester Library System; perennial ALA councilor; ALA president 2002-03

Judy Freeman -- [MLS '74] Author of Books Kids Will Sit Still For; storyteller; SCILS visiting lecturer

Elizabeth Futas -- [PhD '80] Former dean, University of Rhode Island GSLIS; former ALA Executive Board member (d. Feb. 1995)

June Garcia -- [MLS '70] Director, San Antonio Public Library until recently, when she assumed an executive position with Carl; Public Library Association president 1995; ALA councilor

Steve Garwood -- [MLS '96] SC&I Instructional Technology Specialist; previously staff training and development coordinator, Princeton University Libraries, and instructor in our Library and Information Science Department

Claudia Gentner -- [MLS '79] Exec. VP/CIO, ExecuPlanet and Lee Hecht Harrison; co-founder of Seagate Associates

Ralph Gers -- [MLS '66] Consultant, known for workshops on reference interviewing skills

Tula Giannini -- [MLS '88] Dean, School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute

Ellin Peterson Greene -- [MLS '57] Educator, author, storyteller, consultant; has taught at the University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Columbia University, and Rutgers, where she taught the storytelling course many summers

*Roger Greer -- [MLS '56, PhD '64] Former visiting professor, Rutgers SCILS and Emporia SLIM; former Dean at Syracuse and USC; known for developing community analysis approach to library planning; latest contribution is Introduction to the Library and Information Professions

Vicky Gregory -- [PhD '87] Director and Professor, School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida. Her latest book is Selecting and Managing Electronic Resources, rev ed

Wilma Grey -- [MLS ' 69?] Director, Newark Public Library

Joanne Harrar -- [MLS '59, PhD '62] Director, University of Maryland Libraries

LaDawna Harrington -- [MLS '98] President (2005) NJASL; media specialist for the Woodbridge Township School District

Susan Heinis -- [MLS '87] Librarian, West Essex High School; president, Educational Media Association of NJ, 2002

*Ethel Heins -- [NJ College for Women, now Douglass, 1938] Editor, Horn Book, 1974-1984 (d. 1997)

Gerald Hodges -- [MLS '68] Director of Membership Services, ALA (d.2006)

John Hurley -- [MLS '75] Director, Woodbridge Public Library; Rutgers Meritorious Service Award; president, Alumni Federation from 1989 to 1992.

Susan Jurow -- [MLS '76] Director, Office of Management Services of the Association of Research Libraries.

Sharon Karmazin -- [BA' 67, MLS '69] President, Karma Foundation; innovative approach to grantsmanship noted by Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell. Winner 2002 Drama Desk Award; VP George Street Playhouse; recipient of NJLA and ALA library awards.

Amy Kearns -- [MLIS 01?] Program coordinator, Central Jersey Regional Library Cooperative; adjunct instructor, SC&I.

Donald R. King -- [MLS '68, PhD '71] Assoc. professor, Rutgers SCILS (retired); formerly assistant dean; consultant on library automation

Anne Kneller -- [MLS '75] Director, Information and Research Services, Telcordia. President, SLA NJ chapter 2000

Eileen R. Kontrovitz -- [MLS '75] Head of Automation, Ouachita Parish (LA) Public Library;past president of CODI (Customers of Dynix, Inc.), the SirsiDynix Users Group; see http://www.codi.org/CODIelect2004.pdf

Michelle Kowalsky -- [MLS '96] Nat'l Board Certified Teacher of Library Media; Media Specialist, Whippany High School; past Board member, NJASL; PhD student (Ed. Tech) at Pepperdine

Carol Kuhlthau --[MLS '74]Professor,LIS Dept., retired 2005, but active in CISSL; see section on faculty

Bonnie Kunzel -- [MLS'89] NJ State YA Librarian (retired), formerly with Princeton Public Library; YALSA president, 2001; author of professional books

Patricia Libutti -- [MLS '88] Social Sciences/Education Librarian, Alexander Library, Rutgers, retired; Chair, SLA -DEDU; author/editor of several books on librarians and digital learning environment

*Mary Jo Lynch -- [PhD '77] Director (retired), ALA Office for Research

*Charles McClure -- [PhD '78] Professor, Florida State University; formerly with Syracuse University School of Information Studies; prolific researcher/writer

Elaine McConnell -- [MLS '74] Director of Ocean County Public Library; ALA councilor; SCILS visiting lecturer

Marc Meola -- [BA '90, MLS '97] Humanities Librarian, Roscoe L. West Library, The College of New Jersey; ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS, past president

Anne Mintz -- [MLS '71] Director of information services, Forbes; recipient of Dunn's Online Champion of the year award (1990); editor, Web of Deceit

Kathleen A Moeller -- [MLS '80] Director of Library, Research and CME Services, Overlook Hospital, Summit, retired; MLA's Hospital Section Librarian of the Year, 1987

J. Philip Mulvaney -- [MLS '80] Director Emeritus, Williams Library, Northern State University, SD; ALA Committee on Accreditation.

*Margaret Myers -- [MLS '69] Director (retired), ALA Office for Library Personnel Resources

Daniel W. Noonan -- [MLS '01] Records Manager/Archivist, Ohio State University; formerly Supervisor, Electronic Records Management, NJ Department of State DARM

Kimberly Paone -- [MLS '01] Young Adult Librarian, Elizabeth Public Library; New York Times Librarian of the Year award, 2002

Connie Paul -- [MLS '73] Executive director, Central Jersey Regional Library Co-operative; 2008 winner of the ALA ASCLA Leadership and Professional achievement Award

Irene Percelli -- [MLS '77] Former Technical Training Coordinator, New York Public Library; SCILS PDS and Pratt visiting lecturer; SCILS Alumni Association president, 1997-98

Karen Takle Quinn -- [MLIS '59] IBM librarian for over 30 years; author; instructor, College of Notre Dame, CA

Susan Quinn -- [MLIS '04] Appointed director of the Ocean County Public Library in 2009; president of Beta Phi Mu Omicron Chapter

Marie Radford -- [PhD '93] Associate Professor, SCILS; former Associate Professor and Acting Dean, Pratt Institute; SCILS Alumni Association president, 1998-99

Marianne Ramirez -- [MLS '76] Librarian, Old Tappan, EMAnj president, 1993; SCILS PDS visiting lecturer; d. 2006

John Regazzi -- [PhD '82] Professor, Dean 2005-2007, Long Island University, College of Information and Computer Science; formerly Managing Director, Market Development; member of the Board of Directors of Elsevier; former President and CEO, Engineering Information Inc.

Michele Reutty -- [MLS '89] Director, Oakland (NJ) Public Library; 2007-2008 president of NJLA; past SCILS alumni association president; recipient of 2006 Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award, for defending user privacy and the law when the police sought patron records without a subpoena--see Computers in Libraries 27(6).

Carol Roehrenbeck Esq -- [MLS '69] Director of the Rutgers Newark law library

Laverna Saunders -- [MLS '76] Dean of library, instructional and learning support at Salem State College; editor of Internet Librarian in Computers in Libraries

*Kathy Schrock -- [BS '79, MLS '81] Administrator for Technology for the Nauset Public Schools on Cape Cod, MA; developer of Discovery Channel's Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators, winner of a People's Choice Webby Award.

Peggy Seiden -- [MLS '80] College Librarian, Swarthmore; formerly College Librarian, Skidmore.

Judith Serebnick -- [PhD '78] Known for research of librarians' self-censorship

*Tom Shaughnessy -- [PhD '69] Director (retired), University of Minnesota Libraries

Kenneth Shearer -- [PhD '69] Professor, School of Library and Information Sciences, North Carolina Central University (retired 2002, d. October 2005)

Lee Shiflett -- [MLS '71] Now Chair and Professor, UNC-Greensboro, Dept. LIS; former Professor, Louisiana State University SLIS; author, The Origins of American Academic Librarianship (Ablex, 1981)

Bruce Shuman -- [PhD '73] Author of the River Bend case books

Andrea Simzak -- [MLS '08] SC&I representative to the Rutgers Alumni Association

Stanly Slote -- [MLS '64, PhD '74?] author of several editions of Weeding Library Collections

Pamela Snelson -- [MLS '76, PhD '93] College Librarian, Franklin and Marshall; 2006-2007 President of ACRL

Ann Sparanese -- [MLS '89] Head of Adult/YA services, Englewood Public Library; ALA Futas Catalyst for Change Award (2003)

David Stam -- [MLS '62] Director, Syracuse University Libraries (retired); formerly Andrew W Mellon Director of the Research Libraries, New York Public Libraries

*Norman D Stevens -- [MLS '57. PhD '61] University Librarian, University of Connecticut (retired); founder of the Molesworthy Institute

Julie Strange -- [MLIS '06] Statewide coordinator of Maryland's AskUsNow! ALA Emerging Leaders '08

*Bill Summers -- [MLS '59, PhD '73] Professor, former dean, Florida State University; ALA president 1988

Hope Nelson Tillman -- [MLS '66] Director of Libraries at Babson College; author of books and articles on Internet; SLA president, 2000

Jenny Tobias -- [MLS '94] Associate Librarian, Museum of Modern Art Reference Library; Rutgers SCILS PDS workshop presenter.

Ruth Toor -- [MLS '72] 1993 president of the American Association of School Librarians; PDS visiting lecturer; co-editor, The School Librarian's Workshop; co-author with Hilda Weisburg of books for school librarians, including New on the Job.

Janice Tsai -- [MLIS '05] PhD from Carnegie Mellon in 2009; Fellow, California Legislature Science and Technology Program

*Betty Turock -- [MLS '70, PhD '81] Professor (retired), Rutgers SCILS; former director, Rutgers MLS Program and LIS chair; ALA president 1995

Janet Martin Welch -- [MLS '68] New York State Librarian; formerly director of the Rochester Regional Library Council; 1991/2 president of New York Library Association

Elaine Wells -- [MLS '96] Director, SUNY College of Optometry Library

Celeste West -- [MLS '68] Influential writer--Synergy, Booklegger, Revolting Librarians; see her introduction in Revolting Librarians Redux for more about her career (d. 2008).

Ethelene Whitmire -- [MLS '93] Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin SLIS

Christine Woerner -- [MLS '97] Came to Rutgers as a Fulbright scholar form Germany; former Webmaster, US Embassy, Berlin; currently webmaster in a university in Surrey, UK

Douglas Zweizig -- [MLS '65] Professor (retired), University of Wisconsin-Madison SLIS; major contributor to public library evaluation research.