August 9, 2013
The most visible change over the summer has been the replacement of the famous 1970s “orange” carpet on the first two floors of the library (the third floor was replaced two years ago). But the most important changes are in leadership!
In early June, two new leaders joined the library staff.
Beth Bohstedt and Lisa Forrest assumed the roles of Director, Library Access Services and Director, Library Research and Instruction Services, respectively. Their appointments followed national searches involving faculty, staff and students. Their positions reflect changes made to the organizational structure of the Library that are designed to enhance its focus on supporting the academic program.
Beth oversees circulation, interlibrary loan and operational aspects of the Burke and Music libraries. A native Iowan, Beth was at Grinnell College for the past ten years. Beth enjoys travel, hiking, reading, and spending time with her family.
Lisa oversees the support provided by reference librarians to faculty and students in connection with their courses and their scholarship. Lisa was most recently at SUNY Buffalo State since 2004. Lisa is also an accomplished poet and songwriter.
Please stop by and say hello.