With great sadness, I announce that Sarah Ngo's last day at the Public Health Library is Friday Feb. 13. Many of you have had the opportunity to interact with Sarah in her roles as the Staff Development Committee Chair, staff representative to and co-chair of the LAUC-B Committee on Diversity, and a Library Exhibits Committee member. Her enthusiasm and cheerful personality are hard to miss. Sarah has worked for the Public Health Library for 7 years, first as a student employee, then as our Document Delivery Coordinator. Her baked goodies are amazing! And her exhibits for our display case were very creative and eye-catching. We will miss her enormously but wish her the best! Sarah has accepted an opportunity to work at the new UCSF Mission Bay Hospital that opened on Feb. 1.
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Rosalyn, a former ILS student employee, joined PUBL as a temporary, part-time staff member on June 17, 2013, and worked in our Document Delivery Unit, which provides services to our state contract clientele. Roz was a wonderful addition to our staff -- keeping our document delivery work flowing, updating our manual, filling in at the circ desk, and taking on projects as time permitted. During her time with us, she also started working for the Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park. And happily for her, she will begin working fulltime for them in 2015, after taking some time off.
Her last day at PUBL was Friday November 17.
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Lee Adams is presenting a poster at the California Library Association conference in Oakland on Sunday, November 9 at 12:30 pm. The poster, What Does the Public Say? Analyzing Online News Article Comments about Libraries, addresses how people view libraries -- what they desire, value, and don't value about libraries based on a content analysis of 693 comments to 54 newspaper articles about libraries in the past year. Please stop by if you are attending the conference!
Erik Nelson is the new Head of Administrative Services at the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the Bancroft Library. He joins the Magnes after serving as the manager for the department of Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley for six years. During this time, he also managed the doctoral program in Jewish Studies.
Along with a stellar reputation and an excellent record as administrator at Cal, Erik brings to the Magnes a background in the arts that includes managing the departments of film, photography, new genres and design/technology at the San Francisco Art Institute for over ten years. He holds a BFA in Photography from the same institution. Welcome, Erik!
Please welcome the members of the 2014-2015 LAUC-B ExComm, I-Wei Wang, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect; Lynn Jones, Past Chair; Lisa Ngo, Treasurer; Elliott Smith, Secretary; Jesse Silva and Liladhar Pendse, Library Representatives; and, Kendra Levine, Affiliated Representative.
Many thanks for much hard work and good ideas to the outgoing members of ExComm: Susan Edwards, Jim Church, Cody Hennesey, and Jason Miller.
LAUC-B Chair 2014-2015