David Carmicheal was recently appointed the state archivist of Pennsylvania, as well as the director of the Pennsylvania State Archive. Prior to this appointment, Carmicheal directed the Georgia Division of Archives and History from 2000 to 2012. Carmicheal also worked for the Atlanta Housing Authority to establish its Department of Records and Information Management. Meredith Evans joined the Washington University Libraries in St Louis as an associate university librarian with a primary focus on the Department of Special Collections. She formerly served as associate university librarian for special collections and digital programs at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and as the director of the Special Collections Research Center at George Washington University. Cara Howe recently became the curator of historic collections for Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Howe previously worked as the assistant archivist for the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives at Syracuse University. Naomi Nelson was appointed to the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) by President Barack Obama. Nelson is the associate university librarian at Duke University as well as the director of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Trevor Owens has been selected to be the senior program officer with responsibility for the national digital platform in the Office of Library Services at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Owens also received SAA’s 2014 Archival Innovator Award, an award granted annually to recognize the archivist, repository, or organization that best exemplifies the “ability to think outside the professional norm.” Patricia Rettig received the Friends of the South Platte Award in October. The award is given annually by the South Platte Forum, a watershed organization, to “recognize individuals and organizations who, through diligence and dedication, have made exceptional contributions in the South Platte River Basin.” Rettig was recognized for her work as head archivist for the Water Resources Archive at Colorado State University.
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