from headquarters The AMS Newsletter became an online-only pub- overcome, however, by adding a listserv notification lication in January 1996 after 17 years of publication process to the AMS Newsletter that allows individu- in print. Going online offered several benefits to mem- als to subscribe to receive e-mail notification when bers beyond its conversion to a free publication avail- each month's issue is posted. The notification mes- able on the Web. These added benefits include a more sage will provide the table of contents for that issue timely publication of the news items covered, the abil- (or addendum), as well as the URL for the issue so ity to provide more in-depth coverage of topics, and that link-enabled e-mail packages can provide a di- the opportunity to publish addendums to the regular rect link to the issue. monthly issues when an especially important news To subscribe, individuals should send an e-mail to item (such as information on the federal budget pro- "firstname.lastname@example.org" with the following one-line cess) becomes available. message body: One challenge of the online publication has been that members need to remember to go to the AMS subscribe AMSnewsletter your_Jull_name Web site after the 15th of each month to view the lat- est issue of the AMS Newsletter and periodically there- where your_full_name is simply your name. Informa- after to take advantage of the rapid publication of tion on subscribing is also available on the AMS Web addendums. site (http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS) under the "AMS This challenge to the online publication has been Newsletter" link. • NOAA APPOINTMENT Dr. Richard E. Hallgren, previ- Secretary of Commerce for Science and Technol- ously Associate Administrator for ogy. Dr. Hallgren holds the B.S. in meteorology Environmental Monitoring and and the Ph.D. in meteorology with a minor in Prediction in the National Oceanic physics from the Pennsylvania State University. and Atmospheric Administration, In 1968 he won an Arthur S. Fleming Award and a position he has held since Sep- in 1969 the Department of tember 1971, has been named Commerce Gold Medal, Deputy Director of NOAA's Na- the highest in the Depart- tional Weather Service. Prior to his appointment ment, for his direction of as Associate Administrator, Dr. Hallgren was the design and manage- NOAA's Assistant Administrator for Environmen- ment of the Barbados tal Systems, and held the same position in the En- Oceanographic and Me- vironmental Science Services Administration, teorological Experiment. NOAA's predecessor. He has also held office as Director of the ESSA Office of World Weather Systems and Scientific Advisor to the Assistant Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 54, 450. Vol. 79 , No. 5, May 1998 90 6
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