Tim Pyatt was appointed the new dean of the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. Pyatt currently serves as the Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and head of the Eberly Family Special Collections Library at Pennsylvania State University. Kelly Spring joined the University of California, Irvine, as archivist for special collections. Prior to UC Irvine, Spring served as manuscripts archivist at Johns Hopkins University. Melanie Sturgeon, state archivist of Arizona, received the Conference of Inter- Mountain Archivists (CIMA) 2015 Life- Time Achievement Award. The honor is given to individuals who have demonstrated considerable service and leadership in the inter-mountain west region, and who have made significant contributions to the CIMA organization and/or the archival profession. Erin Passehl-Stoddart has been appointed head of special collections and archives at the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Passehl-Stoddart previously held the position of university archivist and digital collections librarian at Western Oregon University. Jane Nokes retired from Scotiabank in June. As director of arts, culture, and heritage, Nokes played a vital role in expanding Scotiabank’s active contribution to the patronage, promotion, celebration, and conservation of Canadian culture and talent in the fields of archives and visual art. Nokes headed the Scotiabank Corporate Archives team since 1971 and was responsible for establishing the Fine Art Collection in 1975. Under Nokes’s direction, the Scotiabank Fine Art Collection grew to become one of North America’s leading corporate art collections. Nokes has been a member of SAA since 1975. Elaine Engst, an SAA Fellow and university archivist at Cornell University, retired earlier this summer. Engst’s first jobs included working on the New York Historical Records Inventory, a survey compiling descriptions of more than 24,000 collections in 1,100 archives, and data entry as a technical services archivist at Cornell’s Kroch Library. Engst became university archivist in 1995. In addition to helping faculty, students, staff, and alumni with questions and research inquiries, she had a hand in establishing Cornell’s Human Sexuality Collection (among many other collections) and has been a keen interpreter of institutional history, most recently in the sesquicentennial exhibition 150 Ways to Say Cornell.
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