News Library News in 1991

Ginny Hauswald posted to NewsLib that the News Division has 200 members as of April 3.   She also noted that the News Division has been a proud member of SLA since 1924, citing an article by Lany McDonald in a 1991 News Library News article.  You can read Lany Walden McDonald’s article,  “What in the World is a Kwapil?” here or the entire Fall 1991 issue here, thanks to Charlie Campo!

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News Division Election Results

Ron Larson posted the election results to NewsLib:

Congratulations to Merrie Monteagudo and Nina Johnson for being elected to the News Division board as chair-elect and secretary, respectively. Voting ended on April 18
with 63 ballots being cast.

Thank you to everyone who voted and a special thanks to Merrie and Nina for agreeing to serve the News Division.


Lynne Palombo and Ron Larson

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SLA News Division Awards Announcement

On Monday, Eli Edwards, past chair of the SLA News Division posted this note to NewsLib:

Dear Members of the News Division …

It is my honor and privilege to announce this year’s awardees of the Division’s Joseph F. Kwapil Memorial Award and the Agnes Henebry Roll of Honor Award.

The 2013 Agnes Henebry Roll of Honor Award will go to Catherine Kitchell and Derek Willis. The Joseph F. Kwapil will be awarded to Justin Scroggs.

Details for the awards ceremony in San Diego during the 2013 Annual Conference are still being finalized.  If you plan to attend the annual conference and will want to attend the ceremony, please email me at and your name will be placed on a list of potential attendees.

Thanks to the Awards Committee this year for their efficient and invaluable work: Carolyn Edds, Peter Johnson, Toby Lyles, Leigh Montgomery, and Justin Scroggs (no, he didn’t vote for himself, the rest of the committee thrusted the honor upon him).



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Job Posting: Information Specialist (The Columbus Dispatch)

The Editorial Library at The Columbus Dispatch is seeking a skilled Information Specialist to help develop tools, standards and direction for news research performed for the Editorial department.  This Specialist will provide information systems support, detailed research, web and database development, and training and technical support for end-users. They will ensure accurate library research is delivered by performing research and general reference services for reporters, editors and other corporate departments using the internal text archive, digital photo archive, and other online databases such as NEXIS and Accurint.

Candidates with a college degree and a master’s in Library Science preferred. Two to three years of reference or research experience is essential, preferably in a news library. Web design experience and knowledge of HTML is essential along with experience working with PHP and MySQL preferred.

For more information and to apply, visit  We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Historic News Librarian Photos

Tim Rozgonyi, Research Director at the Tampa Bay Times, posted to NewsLib these historical photos from a conference held at the Times many years ago:

I recognize a few of the librarians in these pictures.  Perhaps this was a gathering of the Florida News Libraries Association?

He also included a cartoon composed many years ago by a former staff artist.  It’s a portrait of the St. Petersburg Times Library:

Check it out!

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Job Posting: Research and Stewardship Coordinator (Duke University)

Research and Stewardship Coordinator

Duke University – Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Duke University’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (OCFR),
part of Duke’s central Office of University Development, initiates,
and coordinates relationships that support Duke’s teaching, research,
and service mission. Working with administrators, faculty, and
development staff, our staff provides expertise, services, and tools
to successfully connect the university with foundations, businesses,
and industry.

OCFR seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research and
Stewardship Coordinator in its Prospect Research, Management, and
Stewardship (PRMS) function. PRMS provides the following services:
Corporate and foundation (C&F) research and prospect referral
services; C&F prospect management; Stewardship for key C&F donors; and
C&F data analysis and management.

Occupational Summary:

The Research and Stewardship Coordinator a) performs a variety of
duties involved in the collection, interpretation, analysis, and
documentation on corporate and foundation relations (CFR) prospects in
support of CFR fundraising efforts, and b) coordinates and assists
with CFR stewardship activities including, but not limited to:
collaborative, large-scale stewardship reporting, grant reporting, and
other stewardship activities for key C&F donors; and gift
acknowledgement processes for the president and provost.

For more information or to apply:

For more information about this position, please visit the job listing
on the Duke Human Resources web site at:  and reference
requisition number 400646321. To apply, please send cover letter and
resume to: (Please put “Research and Stewardship
Coordinator – CFR” in the subject line). Additional Information about
Duke University Development can be found at

Duke University and Health System is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.

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