Lee Leighton's last day in the Library was September 24, 2009. This marked the end of a distinguished era and the beginning of a new approach to managing Technical Services. In the reorganization of Technical Services, the Cataloging functions were regrouped into a new Catalog Department, which now reports to Bernie Hurley.
I am pleased to introduce the Cataloging Management Team, who will be working with me to plan, prioritize, and manage the activities of the Catalog department. This team includes:
Dana Jemison, who works 50 percent for Cataloging, will also be reporting to me. Her duties will include being the liaison to our Library Systems Office and developing specifications for programmatic record loading and maintenance projects.
Please welcome our colleagues who will join with me to form our new Catalog department leadership team.
Director for Library Technologies and the Northern Regional Library Facility
Congratulations are due to Alex Warren, who has announced his plans to retire as Head of Morrison Library on October 31, 2009. After his first year and a half working with serials in the UC Berkeley Library, he took a position in the Morrison Library in July 1972 and has continued to expand his duties for the past 37 years, culminating in his nearly two-decades-long role as Head of Morrison Library.
Beginning November 1, 2009 Imani Abalos will serve as the operations manager of the Morrison Library in an interim arrangement, handling all issues related to the facility, collections, staffing, and policies. Also, as of October 1, 2009 Zsuzsu Listro has assumed responsibility for events scheduling in Morrison Library.
In the Newspaper/Microforms Library, Victoria Jourdan has announced her plans to retire as Operations Supervisor on October 31, 2009. Allan Urbanic will serve as the unit head for the Newspaper/Microform Library in an interim arrangement, handling issues related to the facility, collections, and policies. John Robinson has also been appointed to serve as operations manager and student supervisor.
We hope to have a permanent staffing arrangement for both Morrison and Newspaper/Microforms in place by May 2010.
AUL for Educational Initiatives
Director, Doe/Moffit Libraries
The Media Resources Center is proud to announce the unveiling of two significant new online audio collections.
Michel Foucault Collection
This is the most comprehensive collection to date of online audio recordings of lectures and courses by the renowned French philosopher and historian Michel Foucault. The English language collection features two lecture series--on Truth, Subjectivity, and Parrhesia--delivered at UC Berkeley in the 1980's. The French language collection offers five complete semester-length courses, covering such quintessentially Foucauldian topics as Parrhesia, governmentality, neoliberalism, security, biopolitics, and sovereignity. The collection includes recordings spanning two decades of thought and instruction, including Foucault's final 1984 course at the College de France.
All recordings can be accessed from the Michel Foucault Audio Archive: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/foucault/mfaa.html. This collection was generously donated to the Media Resources Center by Paul Rabinow, Professor of Social Cultural Anthropology, and digitized and edited by Gisele Binder, Operations Supervisor, Media Resources Center.
UCB/Pacifica Radio Archives LGBT History Collection
In continuing partnership with the Pacifica Radio Archives, the Media Resources Center has digitized over 20 hours of programming related to LGBT history and culture that originally aired on Pacifica radio from 1958 to 1998. The digitized materials have been incorporated into a new MRC web site devoted to the project: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/pacificalgbt/pacificalgbt2.html
The work of identifying, preserving, and digitizing materials in the Pacifica Archives was largely accomplished by Joe Gallucci, an intern in the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. Over a ten week period, Joe worked with staff in both the Pacifica Archives and MRC to develop and implement this project.
Director, Media Resource Center