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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Susan Edwards has been appointed the Head of the Social Sciences Division at the UC Berkeley Library. She begins in her new position as of December 1, 2014.
Having worked as the Head of Newspapers & Microforms at the UC Berkeley Library for seven years, Susan left for Amherst College Library before returning to us more than a decade later as the Head of the Education/Psychology & Social Welfare Libraries. Since returning to Berkeley in 2009 she has enhanced her understanding of many social science disciplines, having worked closely with faculty, students, courses and programs as the liaison and selector for education, social welfare, psychology, public policy, political science, legal studies, and anthropology. Susan brings a passion for and commitment to the user experience, informed collection development and analysis, scholarly communication and open access, instruction and educational events, and experimentation with new approaches. Professionally she chaired LAUC-B, serves on the Library Advisory Board for Praeger, is active in the ACRL Education, Behavior, and Social Sciences Division. Susan has a BA from San Jose State University and MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.
[Edited excerpt of allusers email from Beth Dupuis, AUL for Educational Initiatives & User Services and Director, Doe/Moffitt & Subject Specialty Libraries]
Susan Koskinen has been appointed the Head of the Life Sciences & Health Sciences Division at the UC Berkeley Library. She begins in her new position as of December 1, 2014.
Since 1996 Susan has been a librarian on the Berkeley campus working with a variety of units and personnel, most recently as interim head of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library and the Optometry & Health Sciences Library. Throughout her career she has embraced working with new fields and has collaborated effectively with colleagues across disciplines. Her strong user-centered focus is complemented by experience managing research-level collections in all formats within a consortial environment, including an understanding of the role of open access initiatives. Professionally she chaired LAUC-B, serves on the Advisory Board for the Institute of Physics Publishing, and serves on the Systemwide Library and Scholarly Information Advisory Committee (SLASIAC). Susan has a BA from the University of Washington and MLIS from the University of California, Berkeley.
[Edited excerpt of alluser email from Beth Dupuis, AUL for Educational Initiatives & User Services and Director, Doe/Moffitt & Subject Specialty Libraries]
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!