In fall 2011, Mary Scott and Susan Snyder published Everyday Dogs: A Perpetual Calendar for Birthdays and Other Notable Dates, a fascinating keepsake that pairs literary quotes about canines with historical images from the Bancroft Library. Susan Snyder has published three other books drawn from the Library?s collections. Her most recent book, Beyond Words: 200 Years of Illustrated Diaries, was chosen by Oprah as the Book of the Week last fall. Snyder is Bancroft?s head of public service, and Scott is a graphic designer at the Library. Both Everyday Dogs and Beyond Words are produced by local publisher Heyday Books.
Ivan Arguelles, who retired from the Library in 2000, recently won an award from the Before Columbus Foundation for The Death of Stalin: Selected Early Poems 1978-1989. At the time of his retirement, Arguelles was the Head of the Original Cataloguing Division in Technical Services and Classics Selector. He has been called one of this century?s foremost surrealist poets.
Allan Urbanic, who retired from the Library in June 2011, has been selected by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies to receive its Distinguished Service Award for 2011. Allan, who is currently serving on recall as Slavic Librarian, was chosen for his "especially noteworthy" and "influential" contributions to the fields of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies librarianship. He was nominated by his peers for the impact that he has had on Slavic, East European and Eurasian librarianship during his long career at Berkeley.
This award, sometimes called "the Nobel Prize for Slavic librarianship," will be presented to Allan at the 43rd Annual ASEEES Convention in Washington, DC on November 19, 2011.
Allan's Berkeley colleagues join with ASEEES members in saluting his achievements and his many contributions to the Library and the campus. There is no word yet on where his special NL parking spot will be located.
James H. Spohrer
D/M International and Area Studies
Please join me in welcoming Micaela Agyare to the Business Library, where she'll be serving as Reference & Instruction Librarian. Micaela comes to us by way of Harvard Business School, Thunderbird School of Management, and Phoenix College, and she has extensive experience in business reference and library instruction.
Micaela will be on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays, as well as Wednesday afternoons. Please give her a warm welcome!
Long Business Library
With its turnover meeting held August 17, 2011, the LAUC-B Executive Committee began its new term. The 2011-2012 roster is:
Nick Robinson, Chair
Susan Edwards, Vice-Chair/ Chair Elect
Susan Koskinen, Past Chair
Jeffery Loo, Secretary
Adnan Malik, Treasurer
Jennifer Nelson, Affiliated Library Representative
Dana Jemison, Library Representative
Kai Stoeckenius, Library Representative
Brian Quigley, Ex-Officio, CAPA Chair
Lillian Castillo-Speed, Ex-Officio, LAUC Secretary
ExComm welcomes the new members, and heartily thanks those now going off the Committee. These include Margaret Phillips (2010-11 Past Chair); Shannon Supple (2010-11 Secretary); I-Wei Wang (2009-11 Treasurer); Kathleen Gallagher (2010-11 Library Representative); Monica Singh (2010-11 Library Representative); and Ramona Martinez (2010-11 Library Representative).
Chair LAUC-B, 2011-12