Libraries fill three key positions

By Leslie Schaler

Three new department heads have been appointed in the W.E.B. Du Bois Library and the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library.

Cecilia Mullen has been appointed head of the Integrated Sciences and Engineering Library. Prior to this position, Mullen, who holds a master of library science from the University of Washington, was an engineering reference librarian at San Jose State University. While at San Jose State, she served as head of the science and engineering department on three consecutive appointments. From 1996-2000, she served as head of special collections and university archives and prior to that, served as interim head of the reference department. She is an active member of the American Society for Engineering Education, in the Engineering Libraries Division and served in several elected positions.

Robert Cox has been named head of Special Collections and Archives. Cox taught in the department of geology and the department of history at the University of Michigan and was the curator of manuscripts and photographs at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan. His most recent position was as keeper of manuscripts and director of scholarship and technology at the American Philosophical Society. In addition to his master of information and library science from the University of Michigan, he holds masters’ degrees in history, poetry, and paleontology, and a Ph.D. in history. He recently edited a new volume of essays on Lewis and Clark, expected out this month. His other publications include numerous articles as well as "Body and Soul: A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism."

Scott Stangroom is the new head of Acquisitions. In addition to his B.A. from Saint Anselm College and an MSLIS degree from Simmons, he has 14 years of acquisitions experience, including a variety of positions at Boston College. His most recent position was as electronic resources and systems librarian at Boston College''s O’Neill Library. Prior to that, he was head of technical services at the Nashua Public Library. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and the North American Serials Interest Group.