Welcome Ashley Bacchi, Library Events Coordinator

Please welcome Ashley Bacchi, our new Library events coordinator.

Ashley comes to us from the UC Berkeley Center for Jewish Studies, where she worked as the Program Coordinator for the last year after completing her doctorate in Jewish History and Culture at the Graduate Theological Union in 2015. While completing her doctoral work, she was the Program Coordinator for the GTU Women's Studies in Religion Certificate Program for four years and was a copy-cataloguer for the GTU Library for five years.

Ashley is joining the communications team in a position that is new to the Library. Ashley will manage library-wide meetings and events and also manage the Morrison Library as an event space. She will work as part of the communications team to conceptualize the format and feel of Library events.

Tiffany Grandstaff, Director of Communications

Sep 29, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

Welcome Azusa Shibahara to Library Business Services

Please join me in welcoming Azusa Shibahara, our new Travel & Entertainment Analyst to the Library Business Services Team. Azusa will be assisting you with travel and entertainment reimbursements among other financial activities that are processed in our unit. Azusa comes to our organization with a wealth of knowledge of campus financial systems and expertise in UC policy which will allow her to apply that knowledge immediately. Prior to joining the Library, Azusa has been working on campus for 10 years providing financial services for Lawrence Hall of Science, College of Engineering, and Campus Shared Services.

Azusa will be handling many of the requests and managing the workflow in the Travel system. We are very excited to have her join our team and support her library colleagues.

Elise Woods
Chief Administrative Officer
Director - Finance, Business & Operations

Sep 27, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

Welcome Sherry Lochhaas - E-resources Sprecialist

Please welcome Sherry Lochhaas to the Acquisitions Division. Sherry joins Katie Keyser in the E-Resources Unit managing access and trouble-shooting for our e-resources. Sherry began her role Monday, September 19th and reports to Mark Hemhauser, Head of Acquisitions.

Sherry comes to us from the Contra Costa County Library where she provided reference services, outreach and collection development as an Adult Services Librarian. Prior to that Sherry was the Digital Librarian at the WiderNet Project . She developed and maintained the catalog and digital resources of a 4TB digital library collection. The WiderNet Project brings curated and free internet resources to developing countries where internet access is inadequate. Sherry has experience working with publishers of websites to license their content (as necessary), troubleshoot technical problems, and archive websites. She also volunteered with the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on campus for several years working with collection rehousing and information systems and with the American Bookbinders Museum Library & Archives in San Francisco.

We are very pleased to have Sherry join us in the Berkeley Library. Her office is located at Cube 10 in 250 Moffitt Library. She can be reached at 510-643-8420 or email:

Mark Hemhauser
​Head of Acquisitions, The Library

Sep 27, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

CAPA Workshop, Oct 27, 8:30-10am

The annual CAPA Review Workshop will take place on Thursday, October 27, 8:30 - 10:00am.

Jeff MacKie-Mason and CAPA members Julie Lefevre and James Eason will update you on the process and answer questions. Deadlines, what to include in your self-evaluation, whether you need extramural letters of support and other issues will be covered.

When: Thursday, October 27, 2016, 8:30-10:00am
Education-Psychology Library, 2600 Tolman Hall

All librarians --- whether you're up for review this year or not -- and Review Initiators are welcome and encouraged to attend!

Coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.

On behalf of the LAUC-B Committee on Professional Development,
Lee Adams (Co-chair)
Chris Marino (Co-chair)
Rebecca Miller
Liladhar Pendse
Shannon Supple

Sep 23, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

Open House at the Ethnic Studies Library - October 3, 4 - 6pm

See the new exhibit, meet the library staff, and see the collections.

Light refreshments will be served.

30 Stephens Hall
October 3
4 - 6pm

Sine Hwang Jensen
Asian American Studies Librarian & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian


Sep 22, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

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