Suzy Palmer Named Deputy Librarian

After a nation-wide search the Library of Virginia is pleased to announce that Suzy Szasz Palmer has been selected as deputy librarian. She assumed her new duties on July 10.

For the past two years, Palmer has served as director of Research and Information Services Division at the Library of Virginia. Prior to coming to the Library, Palmer was associate dean for collections, preservation and digital initiatives at the University of Louisville.  From 1979 through 2002, she held numerous positions in the Cornell University library system, including head of public services for rare and manuscript collections, reference coordinator and bibliographer, and special project assistant to the deputy director of the Olin Library.  She is visible and active in the library profession nationally.  Among the many current positions she holds are membership on the editorial board of Microform & Imaging Review, secretary of the ALA State Library Section of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, chair of the Hot Topics in Front Line Reference Discussion Group of the ALA Reference and User Services Association, chair of the Publications Committee of the Virginia Library Association, and president-elect of the Richmond Academic Library Consortium.

Palmer earned her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in political philosophy and her master’s degree in library science from Syracuse University.

Brenda Vogel Publishes Her Latest Book on Prison Libraries

Vogel’s book The Prison Library Primer: A Twenty-First Century Program has been published and is available from Scarecrow Press.

Jerry Krois leaves Wyoming State Library

From Wyoming State Librarian Lesley D. Boughton: “Many of you have worked with Jerry Krois at some point during his 31 years of service at the Wyoming State Library. He will be ‘retiring’ from WSL to become Director of the Eaton Public Library in Colorado.  He is very excited about his new opportunity.” Congratulations Jerry!