LAUC-B Executive Committee 2016

The Executive Committee of LAUC-B held its transition meeting on August 24th, 2016. Please welcome the new Executive Committee:

David Eifler (Treasurer)
David Faulds (Library Representative)
Chris Marino (Affiliated Libraries Representative)
Susan Powell (Library Representative)
Jennifer Nelson (Chair)
Brian Quigley (Vice Chair/Chair-Elect)
Samantha Teplitzky (Secretary)
I-Wei Wang (Past Chair)

And many thanks to the outgoing members for their dedication, persistence, and creativity in responding to the challenges and opportunities that the past year has presented:

Barbara Bohl (Affiliated Libraries Representative)
David Eifler (Treasurer)
Rita Evans (Past Chair)
Jeffery Loo (Library Representative)
Michele Morgan (Library Representative)
Jennifer Nelson (Vice Chair/Chair-Elect)
Emily Vigor (Secretary)
I-Wei Wang (Chair)

Jennifer Nelson
LAUC-B Chair 2016-17

Aug 25, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

Welcome Karly Stark and Sunni Nelson to the MRC

The Instruction Services Division is happy to welcome Karly Stark and Sunni Nelson to the MRC.

Some of you may remember Karly Stark, who we hired in 2012 to cover MRC operations while Gisele was on maternity leave. Karly received her BA in Film Studies from UC Berkeley and has recently completed her MFA at San Francisco State University. She is lecturing at SFSU and is working on other projects so we are grateful that she also can take on a position with us.

As the Circulation Workleader, Karly will oversee the daily operations of the MRC, including circulation, reserves, room reservations and basic reference. She will also schedule and supervise the student library employees.

Karly's office is located in MRC and she will be working Mon, Wed, Fri from 8:45-mid-afternoon (exact time not quite set yet). She can be reached at 510-642-8197. Her email is, but for MRC business please use the MRC email:

While working on the last year of her Molecular and Cell Biology degree here at UC Berkeley, Sunni Nelson has been a student library employee in the Social Sciences Division, primarily in Education-Psychology and Social Research. As Asst. Operations Workleader, Sunni will assist with the with the daily operations of the MRC, performing technical services functions, and doing some digitization work.

Sunni's office is located in MRC and she will be working Tue & Thurs from 8:45-2:15 and Wed 8:45-9:45. She can be reached at 510-642-8197. Her email is, but for MRC business please use the MRC email:

Please join me in welcoming Karly and Sunni back into the UC Library.

Jennifer Dorner
Head, Instruction Services Division


Aug 23, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

Welcoming Peter Basmarjian to the Social Sciences Division

I am very pleased to announce that the Social Sciences Division has a new Night and Weekend work leader.

Please join us in welcoming Peter Basmarjian. He began his work here on campus this past Monday, August 8th.

Peter comes to us with a little experience of our collections. He was working for the company that was scanning material from Bancroft and CSU Fresno's special collections, and in doing so he got to meet some of our colleagues at NRLF, and gain an interest in our UC Berkeley collections. He is also a UC Davis alumni, with an MA in Art History, with a focus on Chinese Landscape Design.

When not working (who even does that any more?), Peter might be found playing Badminton or Hiking.

In his new assignment, Peter will be responsible for evening circulation problems in the Social Sciences Libraries, coordinating SLE projects, and providing all SSD units with additional support. Peter's desk will be based in the Environmental Design Library, and his UC Email is

If you get a chance welcome him to UC Library family!

Brian Light
Chief Operations Manager, Social Sciences Libraries

Aug 11, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

Interim Chemistry Librarian

As we take time to revise and repost our Chemistry Librarian position this year, I'm happy to announce that Elliott Smith has agreed to serve as our half-time Interim Chemistry Librarian starting August 8.

As the Interim Chemistry Librarian, Elliott will be responsible for collections, reference, and instruction related to chemistry and chemical engineering. He will generally spend his afternoons in the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library to be available to the faculty and students there. With his substantial experience with library instruction and his B.S. and graduate coursework in chemistry, Elliott will bring relevant knowledge and experience to this new role. He'll also continue working half-time as the Emerging Technologies Librarian in the Life & Health Sciences Division, spending his mornings in the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

I want to extend much thanks to Lisa Ngo and Sam Teplitzky for their excellent work as the Interim Chemistry Reference Librarian and Interim Chemistry Selector this past year. I'm very grateful for their willingness to tackle those additional responsibilities. As their interim appointments came to an end in June, and it became clear the Chemistry Librarian search would continue, it made sense to investigate other options for covering chemistry this year. I?m grateful to Elliott for his willingness to help the EPS Division.

Brian Quigley Head, Engineering & Physical Sciences Division

Aug 11, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

The Bancroft Library welcomes Michael Lange and Kate Tasker

I'm delighted to share that The Bancroft Library's public services unit has two new, accomplished members:

(Ms.) Michael Maire Lange is Bancroft's new Permissions and Access Officer. Michael joins us from the Oakland Museum of California, where she served as the Collections and Information Access Coordinator and the manager of the Museum Archive and Resource Center. She has substantial experience in both permissions and in library and archives public services. Her passion for enabling access to archives and other cultural heritage materials is infectious and we are very lucky that she is joining Bancroft Public Services and the whole UC Berkeley Library community. You can reach Michael at or 510-643-2437.

Kate Tasker is Bancroft's new Project Librarian for Public Services. Many of you already know Kate through her stellar work implementing the ArchivesSpace collection management program and developing and implementing protocols for born-digital archival materials as Bancroft's Digital Archivist. Kate's new role will focus her powerful project management abilities on implementing the Aeon workflow and use-oriented collection management system to improve researcher access and experience and to enable more robust use tracking and metrics for the Bancroft's vast and heavily-used collections. You can reach Kate at or 510-643-2886.

I am very pleased to have both Michael and Kate on board. Please join me in welcoming Michael and re-welcoming Kate to our community.

Shannon Supple
Head of Reference and Research Services
The Bancroft Library

Aug 09, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

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