The summer 2014 issue of Fiat Lux, the Library's quarterly newsletter, is now available online. You will find a feature on this spring's student hackathon of the Free Speech Movement Archive, as well as stories on a new Authors Alliance, Cal athletics then and now, this fall's 50th anniversary of the FSM, and highlights about the projects by the 2014 winners of the Library Prize for Undergraduate Research. Thanks, as always, go to Mary Scott in the Graphics Office for her superlative design skills.
I'm sorry to say goodbye to Kendra Stoll, our part-time temporary contract Instruction/Reference Librarian who was helping us during a staff member's maternity leave. Kendra graciously agreed to continue an additional 7 months past her appointment. Happily, she now works for the California Air Resources Board in the California Environmental Protection Agency Library in Sacramento and the PUBL librarians hope to see her there. With her prior work experience in the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), she was extremely helpful in providing us with the CDPH user's experience of our contract services. We are very grateful to Kendra for doing the lion's share of CDPH instruction in Sacramento. She also participated in the Library's Ask-A-Librarian service. Her last day was June 30, 2014.
On another note, I am pleased to announce the successful recruitment of Annis Lee Adams for PUBL's contract Digital Services Librarian position. Lee will be starting Monday, August 4th. Lee's most recent position is as the Reference and E-Resources Librarian at Golden Gate University. Prior to that Lee held various positions at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa for 8 years so she brings a wealth of subject expertise and experience working with their Public Health Program. I look forward to welcoming her to the Library.
Public Health Library
Rebecca (Becky) Miller will begin her appointment as the Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Librarian on July 14, 2014. She will start out at 60% and be full-time as of August 4, 2014.
Her professional background includes positions at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum; the USDA Agricultural Research Service; WRA Environmental Consulting; the EPA; and the Library at Touro University. She holds a BS from Brown, an MS in Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MLIS from San Jose State University.
We are excited to have her join the University Library!
Recently, the Library learned that Mike Brown, a beloved employee of the Facilities Department from 1996 to 2004, passed away suddenly in August 2013. Mike was well-known and loved in the Library; he helped everyone as our own Mr. Fix-it. He and his wife had relocated to Oregon, where he had spent much happy time in his garden. Mike is remembered fondly by many Library employees, and our sympathies go to his wife and family.
Betty Lee has begun a temporary appointment as a Library Assistant in the Ethnic Studies Library. She will work with serials and help with circulation supervision. Because of her appointment, the Ethnic Studies Library will resume Saturday hours on March 15. Betty joins us from UC Davis, where she worked in the Shields Library.
Head, Ethnic Studies Library