Sarah R. Demb is now the museum archivist and records manager at the Museum of London. Her new responsibilities include managing the operations of the museum’s Sainsbury Study Centre, which comprises a search room, exhibition gallery, and the Sainsbury’s Archive, as well as the Port and River Archive Special Collections. Jessica Lacher-Feldman has been named head of special collections at Louisiana State University. She previously held faculty positions at the W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library at The University of Alabama. Lacher-Feldman is also the author of SAA’s upcoming book Exhibits in Archives and Special Collections Libraries. Margo Padilla (University of California, Berkeley), Emily Reynolds (University of Michigan), Molly Schwartz (University of Maryland), and Lauren Work (University of Washington) have been selected as candidates for the inaugural class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program. The NDSR program, created by the Library of Congress in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, offers recent master’s program graduates the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience in digital preservation. Jacquelyn K. Sundstrand was appointed by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer to serve on the National Museum and Library Services Board. The board is the advisory body for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Sundstrand is an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and the archives librarian in the University Libraries’ Special Collections Department. Dr. Helen Tibbo was awarded a 2013 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant of nearly $500,000 for her project, “CRADLE: Curating Research Assets and Data using Lifecycle Education Data Management Education Tools for Content Creators, Librarians, and Archivists.” The School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the Howard Odum Institute for Research in Social Science, and University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will collaborate on the project, which seeks to establish a comprehensive continuing learning program for librarians, archivists, information and library science students, and data creators that focuses on issues of data management, preservation, and archiving. Michael Zaidman, senior archival administrator at The Jim Moran Foundation, received an award of excellence from the Society of Florida Archivists (SFA) at its annual meeting. Zaidman was recognized for his longtime commitment and service to SFA as president, vice president, and newsletter editor. IN MEMORIAM Brian Lusk, 60, passed away on February 28. Lusk, who had a lifelong passion for transportation, had worked for Southwest Airlines since 1995, most recently as a blogger and company historian. His duties included preserving the airline’s collection at the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. Lusk was a member of SAA’s Visual Materials Section, Business Archives Section, Archival History Roundtable, Archives Management Roundtable, and Visual Materials Cataloging and Access Roundtable. Taronda Spencer passed away on May 19. A native of New Orleans, Spencer earned a bachelor of arts degree in history from Spelman College and received a master of arts degree in history and archives administration from the University of New Orleans. Spencer returned to Spelman College in 1998 as an archivist and was appointed college historian in 2000. A second-generation archivist, Spencer was an active member of SAA, serving on the Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable, College and University Archives Section, and the Women’s Collections Roundtable, among other groups. A memorial resolution that was given to Spencer by the Archivists and Archives of Color Roundtable noted that she was “dedicated to preserving the history of African American education in the United States and mentoring a new generation of archivists.” Sister Blaithin Sullivan passed away on May 22. Sister Blaithin served as archivist for the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Boston and was a member of the congregation for eighty years. She received the Sister M. Claude Lane, O.P., Memorial Award in 1996 in recognition for her work for religious archives.
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