|Rebecca Schuh has accepted a directorship at the Lyons Regional Library District in Lyons Colorado and will be leaving her position as Reference Services Librarian at Campbell County Public Library System on March 8. Rebecca began her career at CCPLS in 2008 in the Youth Services Department and went on to become the Circulation Manager in 2011 and the Reference Librarian in 2015 Rebecca served from 2014-15 as the Wyoming Library Association President and was a graduate of Wyoming Library Leadership Institute in 2011.
Melissa (Missy) Haderlie is the new Star Valley Branch Manager for Lincoln County Library System. She’s an Angelo State University (Texas) alum who is working on her MLS online via Texas Woman’s University. Melissa comes to Wyoming from Provo, Utah, but has lived all over the east coast and southeast. Her motto is “See a need, fill a need.” (Robots, 2005) and she is excited to put it into action at the Star Valley Branch Library.
David Kruger has been selected for the inaugural cohort of University of Wyoming faculty fellows for the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research’s (WIHR) new Humanities Research Group for his project, “William ‘Mil’ Batten: The Impact of an Innovator on American Commerce and Society.” David is the Agriculture and Business Librarian at UW Libraries. Despite his significant contributions to American retail in the 20th century, William “Mil” Batten remains a relatively unknown historical figure. David’s project will explore Batten’s transformative impact on American commerce and society, with the end-goal being a full length biography of Batten’s life and work.
Also selected for the WHIR cohort is Chad Hutchens, Head of Digital Collections at UW Libraries for his proejct, “Using Photogrammetry and Reflectance Transformation Imagery to Document and Preserve Petroglyphs from Site 48BH92.” Working with the UW Archaeological Repository, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Chad will use two relatively new 3D imaging techniques, Reflectance Transformation Imagery and Photogrammetry, to digitally reconstruct nine Native American petroglyph sandstone fragments that were dynamited from a cliff-face near Greybull in 1962 and subsequently lost in museum storage. The resulting 2 ½ D and 3D models will be accessible through the UW Libraries Digital Repository and will allow for a new assessment on their condition, new research, interactive exhibits, as well as full-scale 3D printed models of the petroglyphs.