After eighteen years of stellar service in ILL (and before that, at the NRLF), elissa mondschein has retired from the Library.
elissa was the Head of our Interlibrary Borrowing Service, and recently she participated in our Making Effective Referrals presentation, describing the services that we provide to Berkeley patrons, and explaining some of our seemingly arcane procedures. As always, she put a great deal of effort into making the project a success.
We will remember elissa for her humor, her devotion to excellent patron service, her friendliness, and her penchant for using only lower case letters in her name.
(Excerpt from allusers email from Patrick Shannon, Head of Interlibrary Services)
The Moffitt 4th and 5th floor renovation is underway! On October 6, crews erected a materials hoist and construction staircase outside the east wall facing Memorial Glade.
On August 24th many tables and chairs were relocated to the 1st floor of Moffitt for added study space while floors 4 and 5 are closed.
See the Moffitt Renovation website for photos.
Please welcome the 2015-16 executive committee of LAUC-B.
David Eifler (Treasurer)
Rita Evans (Past Chair)
Jefferey Loo (Library Representative)
Chris Marino (Affiliated Libraries Representative)
Michele Morgan (Library Representative)
Jennifer Nelson (Vice Chair/ Chair-Elect)
Emily Vigor (Secretary)
Many thanks to the outgoing members for their dedication, persistence and creativity in responding to the challenges and opportunities of the past year.
LAUC-B Chair 2015-16
The new Doe Moffitt Information Desk Supervisor, Sarah Harrington, recently joined us. She graduated from UC San Diego in 2010, and subsequently worked in the libraries at UC Santa Barbara and at UC San Francisco. Her role here includes responsibility for hiring, training and scheduling students at the information desks in Doe and Moffitt. In addition, she will work closely with Lynn Jones (Reference) and Ron Billy (Security) in making effective referrals and in handling emergency situations.
Please join me in welcoming Sarah to the Library.
Head, Access Services Division
Jeremy Ott has been appointed as the new Classics and Germanic Studies Librarian. His most recent position was collection development librarian at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens. Prior experience includes such less traditional roles as trench supervisor, research assistant, numismatic conservation volunteer, and digital cataloger. Jeremy holds a BA in classical languages and psychology from Wabash College, and is a PhD candidate at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, defending his dissertation on "Mortuary Practices in Late Antique Corinth" this fall.
Jeremy joins us on Sept. 1, 2015 in the Arts & Humanities Division under the leadership of Holly Hatheway. Please join me in welcoming him to campus.
Director, Doe, Moffitt & Subject Specialty Libraries