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October 28, 1999

Middlebury College Appoints Librarian for New Science Library -- Louise Zipp to fill post at Armstrong Library in Bicentennial Hall

Louise S. Zipp has recently been appointed to the position of librarian for the James I. and Carol Aymar Armstrong Library, the science library located in Middlebury College's newly opened academic facility for the sciences, Bicentennial Hall. The Armstrong Library will support the natural sciences, geography, and psychology departments.

Zipp received a bachelor's degree from Knox College, and a master's degree in geography at the University of Iowa, where she has also completed coursework toward a doctorate in geography. She has served as the botany-chemistry librarian, and the geology librarian at Iowa. Subsequently, Zipp held the positions of department head for collection development, and principal bibliographer for the sciences for the Iowa State University Library. She received a second master's degree, in library science, from the University at Albany, in New York.

Zipp has been a publication contributor for the Geoscience Information Society, and has edited proceedings for that organization. A member of the Geological Society of America and the American Library Association, she has also written for society and library journals, and served on various university committees while at Iowa State University. Zipp recently presented a paper on the information preservation priorities of geologists and geology librarians at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, and is now preparing it for publication in next spring's issue of Geoscience Information Society Proceedings.

"Ms. Zipp brings to the College a strong background of library service to the sciences," Middlebury College Librarian Ron Rucker said of Zipp's appointment. "I am very pleased that she has joined us," Rucker added.

Zipp comes to Addison County from Ames, Iowa, and now lives in the town of Middlebury.