Erik Nelson is the new Head of Administrative Services at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library. He joins the Magnes after serving as the manager for the department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley for six years. During this time, he also managed the doctoral program in Jewish Studies.
Along with a stellar reputation and an excellent record as administrator at Cal, Erik brings to the Magnes a background in the arts that includes managing the departments of film, photography, new genres and design/technology at the San Francisco Art Institute for over ten years. He holds a BFA in Photography from the same institution. Welcome, Erik!
Please welcome the members of the 2014-2015 LAUC-B ExComm, I-Wei Wang, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect; Lynn Jones, Past Chair; Lisa Ngo, Treasurer; Elliott Smith, Secretary; Jesse Silva and Liladhar Pendse, Library Representatives; and, Kendra Levine, Affiliated Representative.
Many thanks for much hard work and good ideas to the outgoing members of ExComm: Susan Edwards, Jim Church, Cody Hennesey, and Jason Miller.
LAUC-B Chair 2014-2015
Please join us in congratulating Jenna Kreiss-Winterberger on becoming our new Technical Processing Lead in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division. She will oversee monograph and serials processing for the Engineering Library, coordinate binding and special processing projects across the division, provide training and documentation for all technical processing staff in the division, and manage our local document delivery service. She started August 4th.
Jenna brings more than 7 years of technical processing experience to this position. She has been with the Library since 2007 when she began working half-time as the Circulation & Technical Processing Assistant at the Optometry Library; in 2008, she also began working half-time as the Technical Processing Assistant in the Earth Sciences & Map Library. Among other things, over the years Jenna has served on the Staff Development Committee, been co-convener for Btech, and served as a Serials Authorizer for Millennium.
Congratulations to Jenna on her new position!
Engineering & Physical Sciences Division
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