It is with great enthusiasm that I post with permission Maureen
Landry's announcement below. Please join me in congratulating Les in
this achievement and in congratulating CONSER in its ability to attract
such a talented and dedicated professional to serve in the position of
I am very pleased to announce Leslie Hawkins' appointment to the CONSER
Coordinator position, in the Serial Record Division. Les as the current
CONSER specialist has a strong command of the entire CONSER program.
His work is well regarded by the former CONSER Coordinator, the larger
CONSER world, and LC staff.
Les has been involved in serials cataloging in various capacities for
about 20 years with increasing levels of responsibility. For the past
several years as a senior ISDS cataloger in NSDP, and now as CONSER
specialist he has focused on e-serials. As e-serials have become an
increasingly significant part of serials cataloging, his skills in this
area have served the division and the larger serials world in
immeasurable ways. He is very well respected for his strength in this
area. Most recently Les completed an impressive revision to the CONSER
Cataloging Manual module on e-serials.
Les has played a strong leadership role and has done outstanding work
in SCCTP- the well regarded serials training program of CONSER. He was
a co-author of the SCCTP module on e-serials and has taught this class
to national and international audiences to great acclaim. The e-serials
course is one of the most popular SCCTP courses in large part due to his
Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Les to his new position
within Serial record.