Ruth Kneale, Systems Llibrarian for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, has been made a Fellow of SLA. She will be honored at the annual conference in Chicago in July. See the full press release. Ruth was also recently featured in an SLAchat on Drupal vs. WordPress.
Hema Ramachandran, Engineering Library at California State University, Long Beach, and Caroline Smith, Librarian at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, are co-authors, along with Ashok Naimpally (Dean of Instruction for Math, Science & Engineering at Fresno City College), of Lifelong Learning for Engineers and Scientists in the Information Age published by Elsevier in December 2011. The book covers information literacy and internships, including assessment techniques for lifelong learning, teamwork and information literacy as defined by the ABET criteria. It also discusses critical thinking skills for scientists and engineers and their role in lifelong learning. The authors hope this book will be useful to librarians, engineering and science educators, career advisors, employers, and students.
Donna Thompson and Alberto Accomazzi wrote “Introducing ADS Labs Full-text Search System” which was published in the HAD News: The Newsletter of the Historical Astronomy Division of the American Astronomical Society, Number 80, April 2012, page 4.
Martha Tucker, Head, Mathematics Research Library, University of Washington will be retiring May 4, 2012. An internal search is underway to hire a new mathematics librarian. The library serves 3 departments: Mathematics, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics and is still quite an active branch library. Once a new hire is official, she will let PAM know. Martha says, “I’ve been here since 1983 and have seen many, many advances in the world of mathematics librarianship. I have been a member of SLA-PAM since the 1980′s and treasure all the connections I have with PAM members. Like other retired PAM members, I will stay on PAMnet to keep up with you all. Thank you all for your friendship, expertise, advice, and support over the years.”
Linda Yamamoto, Librarian at Stanford University, was elected as Secretary of the SLA-Silicon Valley Chapter for 2012.