2016 Distinguished Librarian Award

I'm proud to announce that Susan Edwards and Brian Quigley are the winners of the 2016 Distinguished Librarian Award.

This biennial award recognizes excellence in librarianship, specifically as it furthers the teaching and research missions of the University on the Berkeley campus. The award is administered and funded by the Librarians' Association of the University of California, Berkeley.

As winners, both Ms.Edwards and Mr. Quigley have been deemed by a committee of peers and faculty to have sustained excellence in fulfilling the missions of the UC Berkeley libraries:

  • To provide access to information and knowledge
  • Significant impact on the campus community and/or the library profession
  • A consistent embodiment of the highest standards of librarianship, which enhance the activities and quality of the campus' intellectual community

We invite you to join us in honoring and celebrating Susan Edwards and Brian Quigley at the award ceremony and reception, Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in the Morrison Library.

Lynn Jones
Chair, Distinguished Librarian Award committee

Sep 06, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

Welcoming Shiho Miramontes to East Asian Library

Please join me in welcoming Shiho Masukawa-Miramontes to the C. V. Starr East Asian Library. She began working as Japanese Acquisitions Assistant just this week, replacing Sachiko Iwabuchi who left for the University of Hawaii to take the position of Okinawan Studies Librarian.

Previously Shiho worked as Library Assistant at Palmer College of Chiropractic, San Jose. She graduated from San Jose State University with an M.L.I.S.

Shiho can be found in EAL?s Technical Services Office and reached via email at or by phone at 643-0650.

Toshie Marra
Librarian for Japanese Collection

Sep 02, 2016 | Categories: CU News | admin

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

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