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Sciences Council

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The Sciences Council is one of three subject councils within the Library. For more information on the structure of library councils, see the Library Organization Chart.

The UC Berkeley Library stands firmly in opposition to discrimination and systemic oppression. Social justice, equal rights, and equal treatment for all are bedrock principles for the UC Berkeley Library, as we fulfill our public mission. It is clear that we must do more to address racism in the workplace and in the campus community. Without changing the primary purpose of this group, you should carry out your charge in a way that advances the Library’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the context of your group work.

Each subject council will have representatives from every library unit that manages collections relevant to the subject of the council. More than one staff member of a library unit may attend a specific subject council. Each subject council may add additional members to its group, either temporarily or permanently, if unique expertise is needed. Members of subject councils may be either library assistants or librarians. It is envisioned that the subject councils will have more members than the function councils.

Susan Powell, Earth Sciences and Map Library

AUL Liaison:
Beth Dupuis, Senior Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives, User Services, and Strategic Projects and Director of Doe, Moffitt and the Subject Specialty Libraries

Jennifer Dorner, History of Science and Technology Selector
Christina Fidler, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Kristen Greenland, Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Library
Peter Hanff, The Bancroft Library
Debbie Jan, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library and Optometry Library
Shannon Kealey, Head, Life & Health Sciences Division (Collection Development Leadership Group)
Kendra Levine, Transportation Studies Library
Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library (Collection Services Council)
Heiko Muhr, Earth Sciences and Map Library (Cataloging & Metadata Council)
Lisa Ngo, Engineering Library (Web Advisory Group)
Brian Quigley, Engineering and Physical Sciences Division (Collections Development Leadership Group)
Anna Sackmann, Engineering Library
Michael Sholinbeck, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library
Elliott Smith, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library
Samantha Teplitzky, Physics-Astronomy Library (Collection Services Council)

Past Chairs
Elliott Smith, 2018-2020
Lisa Ngo and Samantha Teplitzky, 2016-2018
Debbie Jan, 2014-2016
Susan Koskinen, 2012-2014
Mary Ann Mahoney, 2011-2012
Norma Kobzina, 2009-2011
Brian Quigley, 2007-2009
Jean McKenzie, 2005-2007
Bette Anton, 2003-2005
Nick Robinson, 2001-2003
Ann Jensen, 1999-2001

Meeting schedule:
9 - 10am, 1st Thursday of the month and 3rd Thursday if needed, Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library Conference Room

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