a. Beverlee French named Interim University Librarian

Beverlee French, CDL Director, Shared Content, has been named Interim University Librarian for the CDL and Systemwide Library Planning effective February 1, 2001.

The recruitment for a permanent UL will begin immediately.  The UL recruitment committee is planned to include campus Executive Vice Chancellors, University Librarians, and several faculty members along with CDL and LAUC representation.

b. Steve Toub Joins the CDL

Steve Toub joined the CDL on January 8 as the new Web Design Manager in the Digital Library Services group.  Steve has been an Information Architect at Argus Associates, the leading information architecture consulting firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. While at Argus, he worked with academic libraries, state libraries, and corporate clients including Microsoft.  Steve also worked for JSTOR, the electronic publisher of back issues of scholarly journals, and was a Digital Information Associate for the Internet Public Library.