Staff in Print
recent UC Berkeley yearbook, Blue & Gold 2000, includes an interview
with Joan Gatten, Administrative Assistant for the Library Systems Office.
Entitled "A Life in Words," the interview covers the Rhyme & Reason
poetry series -- which Joan founded and for which she received The Chancellors
Award for Service -- as well as Joan's reflections on poetry in her own
and campus life.
McDonald to Perform at UC Berkeley Art Museum
February 25 at 2:30pm, Rhythm & Muse, an open mike poetry/performance
series, will feature a music/poetry performance by Marianne Tomita McDonald,
Scottish harp, Wendy Burch, poet, and Toyoji Tomita, trombone and didjeridu.
works at the Business & Economics Library. Many years ago, Wendy Burch
worked in the Librarian's Office. Wendy was married to the late Joe Catalano,
who was the circulation supervisor at the Music Library until his death
McDonald plays the clarsach, an ancient Scottish harp, in new music contexts,
mixing harp with electronics, instruments, and voices. She is a member
of the Mills College Didjeridu Ensemble (MCDdE) which includes Toyoji Tomita,
Wendy Burch, and Ron Heglin. She has performed for Pauline Oliveros, most
recently at Lincoln Center in New York, in The Lunar Opera.
Burch debuted as a folk singer/songwriter in the 70's, shifting focus in
the mid 80's to write and study poetry. Her latest collaboration is "Traffic
Prayers," formerly performed with her late husband, Joe Catalano; now performed
with Marianne McDonald and Toyoji Tomita. Her most recently published book
is Irridescent Madly.
Tomita studied trombone at Juilliard School of Music and Curtis Institute
of Music, and studied didjeridu with Stuart Dempster. In 1976, he won First
Prize in the Gaudeamus International Competition for Interpreters of Modern
Music in Rotterdam, Holland. He received an M.F.A. in electronic composition
from Mills College in 1986.
for the Rhythm & Muse open mike is at 2 p.m., the featured performance
begins at 2:30. Music on the open mike should be accoustic.
Art Museum Conference Room
for more info.
Szanton to Lecture in Morrison Library
8, 2001 at 4:00 pm, the Library will sponsor a lecture by David Szanton,
Executive Director of International and Area Studies at UC Berkeley, in
the Morrison Library (101 Doe Library). The topic of the lecture will be
AREA STUDIES: TALKING BACK TO POWER, and it is being presented in connection
with the current exhibit in the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery highlighting
the Library's International Exchange Program, which will continue through
March 31. The lecture is free and the general public is invited to attend.
It will be followed by a reception in honor of David Szanton in the Morrison
Library following the lecture.
Area Studies Unit
Development and Training
Bird: Recent Changes in Personnel Law
8:30 to 10
Thomas, a labor relations attorney at UCOP, will be providing an update
on the changing legal environment affecting personnel practices at UC.
Although the subject seems a bit removed from librarianship, I would like
to encourage attendance. All of us (managers and non-managers) are affected
every day by state and federal laws relating to fair employment, family
and medical leave, disability rights and accommodation, affirmative action,
wage and hour laws, workers compensation, and more.
Susan give this presentation at a UC-wide program in December and was sufficiently
impressed that I invited her to repeat it just for the Berkeley Library
staff. Please plan to attend, and bring your questions.
will be served.
Workshop on Classification Process
What: How to request reclassification; how to prepare a formal reclassification review; what documentation is needed; when to put forth a request; who puts forth a request; what is the process; who prepares it; what is the difference between reclassification and promotion; and answers to any and all related classification questions.
Who: Any interested Library employee, all levels, all statuses
When: Monday February 26, 2001, 10:30 am - 12 noon
Where: Stone Room; Bancroft Library
Instructor: Kay P. Starkweather