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UI Libraries names two directors

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Libraries has named Lawrence Woods, director of health sciences and information technology, and Janice Simmons-Welburn, director human resources and processing services.

Woods had served as interim director of the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences since 1997 and has worked as director of information technology at Hardin Library since 1991.

Woods has held various positions at McDonnell Douglas Computer Systems Company, University of Notre Dame Libraries, Purdue University Libraries, and Dartmouth College Libraries. He is a member of the American Library Association and the American Society of Education Network.

Simmons-Welburn had been coordinator for personnel and diversity programs since 1995. She headed the information and instruction services department from 1990 to 1995.

Simmons-Welburn has held appointments at New York University Libraries, the Georgia Institute of Technology Library, Indiana University Libraries, and Princeton Libraries. Simmons-Welburn serves as diversity committee chair of the Library Administration Management Association.

10/5/98