Business Law


Maria Astifidis, Director of the Phillips Library at Beth Israel Medical Center, married Dr. Harry Graber on May 7, 2011. Maria and Harry were married at The Players Club in NYC. Dr. Graber is a research assistant professor in the College of Medicine at Downstate Medical Center. Best wishes to Maria and Harry for a long happy life together!

Gloria Cohan Dinerman, 82, passed away in New Providence, N.J., on Sunday, July 18, 2010, after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. She earned a master's in library science and started her own library services company, The Library Co-op, which she owned until 2008. She became active in several library-related organizations, including the Special Library Association, from which she received a special Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. Read the obituary on

On June 14, 2010, Carol Ginsburg, currently the Fund Raiser and Finance Director of the New York Chapter of SLA for 2009-2010, was honored at the SLA Business & Finance Awards as the 2010 recipient of the B&F Distinguished Leadership & Service Award during the SLA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Since its 2009 inception, which was birthed by Frances Hesselbein’s inspirational B&F keynote speech at the 2008 Annual Conference in Seattle, the Award has been presented in partnership with Evaluate Pharma USA, Inc. Carol was recently interviewed on the telephone by SLA NYC chapter member Richard Reid. Read the interview.

Jim Oberman has accepted the position of Assistant News Editor in charge of research at the Wall Street Journal. Prior to the Wall Street Journal he worked at Time Inc. for over 17 years and his last job there was Director of Research at Time Magazine.