A fond farewell and best wishes to Ted Schwitzner, who's leaving North Central College after 13 years for Bloomington/Normal where he will be head of the Bibliographic Services Department at Illinois State University. LIBRAS is losing a valued member and friend, and ISU is gaining an extraordinary librarian. Ted received the Melvin R. George Award in 2006 in recognition for his years of service and leadership in LIBRAS. Since 2000 he has served LIBRAS in various capacities including President, Past-President/continuing Education Coordinator; Vice President/President-Elect and Program Coordinator; and Secretary. He also chaired Special Interest Groups for Web and Technology, and Technical Services. He was the Strategic Planning Committee Chairperson in 2003-2004. His interest in library advocacy brought him to Springfield and Washington D.C. on numerous occasions, and he represented the academic library community well. So good luck, Ted--we'll miss you but look forward to seeing you at CARLI functions --Illinois is a closely knit library community!
President of LIBRAS, 2006-2007