Matt Rutherford is taking over as Curator of Genealogy and Local History at the Newberry Library in Chicago. He will be replacing Jack Simpson who left recently for other opportunities. (See the article at http://blog.eogn.com/eastmans_online_genealogy/2009/06/farewell-from-jack-simpson.html for more information about Jack Simpson.)
Matt Rutherford has been a reference librarian in local and family history at the Newberry since 2004. He is well known in genealogy circles in an around Chicago.
You can read more about Matt's appointment at http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/news/default.asp?postid=775.