Speakers


Steven Brint

Steven Brint is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at UC Riverside and is an organizational sociologist focusing on the sociology of higher education, the sociology of professions, and middle-class politics. He is the author of three books (The Diverted Dream, In an Age of Experts, and Schools and Societies); editor of The Future of the City of Intellect; and co-editor of Evangelicals and Democracy in America; his articles have appeared in numerous journals. He was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2008. He is currently at work on a new book, The Ends of Knowledge: Organizational and Cultural Change in U.S. Colleges and Universities, 1980-2012.

Karen Butter

Karen A. Butter joined UCSF in 1992 and has served as the University Librarian and Assistant Vice Chancellor since 2000. Previously, she held positions at the California Digital Library, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Utah. At UCSF she led the digital library transformation beginning with work on Red Sage, a pilot project to test online journals, and, more recently, directed the creation of a publicly available digital library of 70 million pages of tobacco industry documents. She has served as chair of UC University Librarians and led the implementation of UC’s new online catalog. She has been active in scholarly communication issues, chairing national committees and working on systemwide efforts to address the increased cost of scientific publications and promote open access. She is currently on the Board of Director for the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries.

Maria Elena Cortez

Maria Elena Cortez has been with UC-AFT, the statewide union that represents librarians and lecturers in the UC system, since 2008 and is currently the Executive Director.  For the past 25 years she has worked with several public sector labor unions organizing for the protection and expansion of workers’ rights.

Christoper Edley Jr.

Christopher Edley, Jr. is Dean and professor at the UC Berkeley School of Law. He co-founded the Harvard Civil Rights Project and founded the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Race, Ethnicity and Diversity. His publications include Not All Black and White: Affirmative Action, Race and American Values and Administrative Law: Rethinking Judicial Control of Bureaucracy. A trustee of The Century Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation, and fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Law Institute, he has also served in the Carter and Clinton administrations and on a national commission reviewing the No Child Left Behind Act. Dean Edley has served on California’s Commission on a 21st Century Economy, and as a Special Advisor to UC President Mark Yudof. In July 2009, he was appointed to the 20-member Commission on the Future to make recommendations regarding the UC’s long term strategy for sustaining its mission. 

John Willinsky

John Willinsky is currently Khosla Family Professor at the Stanford University School of Education. Until 2007 he was the Pacific Press Professor of Literacy and Technology and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and directs the Public Knowledge Project at Stanford University, UBC and Simon Fraser University. He has developed the open source software (Open Journal Systems and Open Conference Systems), as well as Open Monograph Press and is working in partnership with international organizations  to support online scholarly publishing initiatives worldwide.

Lightning Talk Presenters

Virginia Allison

Virginia Allison is the research librarian for visual arts and dance at UC Irvine. In addition to responsibilities in reference, instruction and collection development, Virginia is currently the co-moderator of LAUC-I’s Research and Professional Development Committee and is Chair of the Image Services Team.

Daniel Goldstein

Daniel Goldstein is an arts, humanities, and social sciences librarian at the University of California, Davis where he is responsible for collection development reference, instruction and research assistance in several disciplines. Trained as a historian, he is currently analyzing a diverse array of issues in academic librarianship including both the difficulty that unaffiliated scholars have gaining access to licensed resources, as well as the role that subject bibliographies play in defining the boundaries of a discipline. This session is part of a project exploring the implications of developing library collections in an increasingly commercialized and digital environment.

Brian Mathews

Brian Mathews is an Assistant University Librarian at UC Santa Barbara. His focus is on developing user-centered library services and learning spaces. Brian has written a book titled Marketing Today’s Academic Library, published in 2009 by ALA Editions. He writes a monthly column for American Libraries magazine titled “Next Steps” focusing on the leadership strategies of inspiring libraries. Visit his website: www.brianmathews.com

David Michalski

David Michalski is a subject specialist, bibliographer and reference librarian at UC Davis, responsible for collections and research support in various humanities, social science and cultural studies areas. The project for his talk here is a development of his current engagement at the intersection of value theory and information design. Michalski holds Masters' degrees in Library and Information Studies (CUNY Queens) and American Studies (SUNY at Buffalo), and a PhD in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from UC Davis. His research on ethnography, aesthetics, social theory and the information environment has appeared in a variety of journals and edited monographs. He is the editor of the eScholarship journal, Streetnotes, and an associate editor at Theory and Society.

Adam Siegel

Adam Siegel is languages and linguistics bibliographer at the University of California, Davis.

Poster Session Presenters

Christy Caldwell

Christy Caldwell has been a librarian at UC Santa Cruz since 2000 after earning her MLS from San Jose State University. She received her BS in Biology from California State University Sacramento.

Amber Genteman

Amber Genteman is a recent MLIS graduate. She completed an internship at the UC Santa Cruz Library in the Spring of 2011 with the Teaching and Learning Services Department. Her previous work experience includes technical writing, technical editing, and graphic design.

Christy Hightower

Christy Hightower has been a librarian since 1989, first at UC San Diego, now at UC Santa Cruz where she is the Science Collections Coordinator. She received her BS in Zoology from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and her MLS from UCLA.

Lynn Jones

Lynn Jones is a reference and instruction librarian at Berkeley's Teaching Library, where she has worked since 1999. A love of gadgets has lead her to an interest in providing reference and instruction remotely, including chat reference and library instruction using webinar software.

Annette Marines

Annette Marines is the instruction coordinator at University of California, Santa Cruz, where her focus is on integrated instruction through collaboration and training on library instruction pedagogy. She is active in the ACRL Instruction Section and in the California Conference on Library Instruction (CCLI), a Northern California instruction group.

Elaine McCracken

J. Elaine McCracken has been the Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) since October 2002. She is currently the Librarians Association of the University of California – Santa Barbara (LAUC-SB) Chair, the UCSB Serials Withdrawal Project Team Leader, and has served as a member of the Shared Cataloging Project Advisory Committee since 2003. Her twenty year career in libraries has included positions at UC-Irvine, the California Newspaper Project (UC-Berkeley/UC-Riverside), and Reference Librarian for Kessler-Hancock, a private document delivery firm.

Lisa Ngo

Lisa is a graduate of the MLIS program at San Jose State University and currently coordinates instruction and web services for the Kresge Engineering Library at UC Berkeley. When not buried in library renovation preparations, her interests lay in user search behaviors and building digital collections.

Dana Peterman

Dana Peterman is the Research Librarian for Cognitive Sciences, Education, and Psychology at UC Irvine. He has been the SRLF Coordinator for Collections since 2009. Part of his Coordinator duties consist of training, educating, and tracking bibliographers collection management activities and liaising with Access Services and Technical Services. As of this writing, he has withdrawn or sent to SRLF thousands of titles and presented (with Christina Woo) a poster session at ALA on continuous weeding.

Susan Shepherd

Susan Shepherd is head of reference, instruction and outreach at the UCSD Science & Engineering Library, where she has worked since 2004. She coordinates in-person and virtual reference services and teaches regular workshops to faculty, staff and students on using science and engineering research tools. She also manages a lively outreach program featuring exhibits, lectures, and student-friendly events in the Science & Engineering Library. Prior to working at UCSD, Susan worked in industry, managing the corporate research library for a San Diego biotech firm.

Christina Woo

Christina Woo is the Research Librarian for Chicano/Latino Studies, Women's Studies, Southeast Asian Archive, Linguistics, Athletics, and (interim) Music at UC Irvine. She was the SRLF Coordinator for Collections from 2005-2009, working as the liaison between Access Services, Technical Services, and the subject bibliographers to create a year-round weeding program. Dana Peterman has now assumed these duties, but she continues to be committed to routine weeding to improve collections and strengthen bibliographers' knowledge of the materials patrons are using. With Dana Peterman, she co-authored a poster for ALA Annual 2009 on weeding philosophy and practice.