New faculty at Portland State Library

We have some new faces and titles at Portland State library! Plus we’ve said goodbye to some old friends.

Tom Raffensperger, formerly our Assistant University Librarian for Public Services, is now Library Director at Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts. Michael Bowman is serving as Interim AUL for Public Services until a new candidate is hired.

Adriene Lim, formerly Interim University Librarian, is returning to her home state of Michigan to become Dean of the Libraries at Oakland University in Rochester. Lynn Chmelir (formerly of Clark College, Washington State University, and Linfield College) will begin as Interim University Librarian on July 6. Assistant University Librarian Tom Bielavitz is taking on interim responsibilities as AUL for Resource Services and Technology.

Meredith Farkas is now assistant professor and Head of Instructional Services. Meredith, a 2006 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, comes to us from Norwich University in Vermont.

Jill Emery is assistant professor and Collection Development Librarian. Jill has a long career in acquisitions, most recently as the Head of Acquisitions at the University of Texas at Austin.

Kim Wilson-St. Clair is a long-time library staffer who was recently promoted to our faculty as Reference and Instruction Librarian.

Emily Ford is now Interim Librarian for the College of Urban and Public Affairs.

Liz Paulus will be our interim Government Information Librarian while Claudia Weston is on sabbatical.

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