Kara Adams is SAA’s new director of education. Previously, she served as program coordinator and then as program manager for Knowledge and Learning at the Institute of Food Technologists. A newly minted Certified Association Executive, she received the Association Forum of Chicagoland’s Forty Under 40® Award in 2016. Kara succeeds Solveig De Sutter, who retired in January after a lengthy career in the association management field, the last sixteen years with SAA. Welcome aboard, Kara! Ronald L. Becker retired from the Rutgers University Libraries after 43 years of service, the last 25 of which were spent as head of Special Collections and University Archives. Becker oversaw a period of unprecedented growth for the library and helped it become the largest repository of New Jersey history and culture. Becker has held offices in more than a dozen professional, state and county government, and historical organizations and has won numerous awards for his contributions. He has been a tireless champion for New Jersey history through lobbying efforts, including testimony at legislative hearings and meetings with New Jersey’s congressional delegation. Maria R. Estorino is the new director of the Louis Round Wilson Library and associate university librarian for special collections at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library. Estorino will provide leadership for and administration of research and instructional services, cataloging and archival processing, and conservation departments. Derek Christian Quezada has been appointed outreach and public services librarian for special collections and archives at the University of California, Irvine Libraries. Michelle Sweetser has been appointed head librarian and university archivist at the Center for Archival Collections at Bowling Green State University. She will be responsible for setting vision and achieving and assessing strategic initiatives for the center, which includes collections related to Northwest Ohio history, Midwest literature, and student affairs.
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