The Bentley Historical Library at the University of Michigan sponsored several community events with SAA President Dennis Meissner on February 9–11, including a reception with members of the Michigan archival community and a Brown Bag luncheon with members of the SAA student chapter from the School of Information. Terry Eastwood is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the The University of Victoria Libraries. Eastwood, now retired, has taught in New Zealand and British Columbia and as faculty at the School of Librarianship at the University of British Columbia, where he also acted as director of the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies on three separate occasions. Eastwood played a leading role in development of the Canadian Rules for Archival Description. Kathy Marquis, a Fellow of SAA, was appointed the new deputy state archivist for the Wyoming State Archives. Her responsibilities include supervising the reference, archival processing, and records management units, as well as the head of the state imaging center. She has held previous positions at the Bentley Historical Library, Minnesota Historical Society, MIT Institute Archives and Special Collections, and the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Teresa Mora has been appointed the university archivist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Mora is the first librarian to serve in this position and will be establishing a formal program to document the history of the fifty year-old campus. Mora previously served as the principal manuscripts archivist at The Bancroft Library, University of California. VivianLea Solek has been named the new archivist at the Knights of Columbus Museum. She has held previous positions at the Easton Public Library in Connecticut and at Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University, where she processed additions to the papers of Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. She has led numerous workshops on collections care and management and assisted in the drafting and passage of Connecticut’s An Act Concerning Museum Property, which addresses abandoned property, old loans, and found-in-collection items. Mattie Taormina has been named the new director of San Francisco’s Sutro Library, a public research library and branch of the California State Library, which holds the Adolph Sutro (1830–1898) rare book and manuscript collection encompassing materials from the 13th to 21st centuries. She has held previous positions as the head of public services for Special Collections and University Archives at Stanford University and as a special assistant to the state librarian at the California State Library.
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