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Mari Miller's Retirement

Mari Miller has announced her retirement from the UC Berkeley Library as of October 31, 2009 after more than three decades of service on the Berkeley campus. Mari joined the Moffit Library in the late 1980s as a librarian focused on reference, instruction, and collection development. Over the years she moved through a series of positions, developing different areas of expertise and emphasizing public service as well as collection development. Her final position was as selector and liaison to the Energy and Resources Group and the School of Information.
 
Beginning November 1 several library staff are enhancing their current assignments, inheriting responsibilities to which Mari had given much of her energy and enthusiasm. Char Booth will become the library liaison and selector for the School of Information; Lynn Jones will become the new library liaison to the Energy and Resources Program; and Jennifer Dorner will absorb the management of the general science funds within the scope of the Undergraduate Collections Librarian position, a position she is filling on a temporary basis. My thanks to Char, Lynn, and Jennifer for their interest in adopting these new responsibilities, and to Mari for her many years of service to the Library.
 
Elizabeth Dupuis
Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives
Director, Doe/Moffitt Libraries 
Nov 02, 2009 | Categories: CU News | dmoore

Staff Changes in Morrison and Newspaper/Microforms

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.

Beth Dupuis
AUL for Educational Initiatives
Director, Doe/Moffit Libraries 

Oct 14, 2009 | Categories: CU News | dmoore

New Foucault and LGBT Online Collections, from the Media Resources Center

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.

Gary Handman
Director, Media Resource Center 

Oct 13, 2009 | Categories: CU News | dmoore

Milt Ternberg Retires; Hilary Schiraldi to be Acting Head

Please join me in congratulating Milt Ternberg, Head of the Long Business Library, on the occasion of his retirement on November 1, 2009. Milt has been a librarian at UC Berkeley for 26 years, and has had a long and distinguished career of contributions and accomplishments at this campus and beyond. Milt was instrumental in the design, development, and opening of the Long Business Library in 1995 at the Haas School of Business. Milt received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Librarian Award in 1990, and has become internationally known for his contributions to the business library community. He served as President of the Academic Business Library Directors Group, an international organization of library directors from the top 50 business schools in Canada and the United States, and he was the chairman of the Business and Finance Division of the Special Libraries Association in 1984-5 (the largest division in the SLA). He has been awarded the status of "Fellow" of the Special Libraries Association for his contributions to the profession and the association.

In addition to his active role internationally in business librarianship, Milt has also served on the editorial review board of the Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship. He has done consulting and advisory work for several publishers, vendors, and libraries in recent years.

Business Library Acting Head Appointment

I am pleased to announce that Hilary Schiraldi has been appointed Acting Head of the Thomas J. Long Business Library effective Oct. 30, 2009, for an 18-month period. Hilary joined the UCB library staff in September 2008 as Reference, Instruction, and Data Librarian at the Long Library. She came to us after a three-year position as Information Research Associate at Credit Suisse Securities in New York City. Her previous work experience includes various research positions at R.L. Renck & Co., Forbes Magazine, and BT Alex Brown. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Pratt Institute. 

During the past year, Hilary has been actively involved in developing instructional opportunities for students in the Haas School and has been collaborating with several librarians from other subject libraries on interdisciplinary learning sessions. Please join me in welcoming Hilary to her new position.

Isabel Stirling
Associate University Librarian and Director, Public Services 

Oct 13, 2009 | Categories: CU News | dmoore

Virtual Exhibits at ENVI


Thanks to Mia Jaeggli in the Environmental Design Library, selected exhibits from ENVI's Raymond Lifchez and Judith Lee Stronach exhibit cases will now have an afterlife online. The first to appear on the college's website is, fittingly, the Fatal Design exhibit. http://www.ced.berkeley.edu/cedarchives/exhibitions/
 
Ideally, each library exhibit will be digitized and added to the website. We are also planning to use this software to create born digital exhibits.
 
Based on Omeka software, Mia worked all summer to modify the generic program, develop our format of choice, and populate the database. ED Archives Assistant Curator Miranda Hambro also worked hard on this project to create and enter the metadata and text.
 
Waverly Lowell
Curator
Environmental Design Archives 
Oct 13, 2009 | Categories: CU News | dmoore

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