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Social Sciences Council

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The Social 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.

The Social Sciences Council is a subject-focused group organized to discuss and advise on library issues related to collections and services affecting social sciences faculty and students.

The Council's major activities will include:

  1. Reviewing social science collection issues referred to the Council.
  2. Discussing and referring issues raised by members to other library councils, or to the Library Administration.
  3. Encouraging information exchange and a spirit of cooperation among the social science selectors and reference librarians/specialists.
  4. Planning educational and training sessions/workshops.
  5. Providing opportunities for library support services (e.g., LSO, Technical Services, Admin. Services, etc.) to interact with council members.

Membership is open to librarians and library assistants involved in social science collection development and reference services.

Some of the work of the Council may be done by ad hoc task forces composed of members and other library staff.

Celia Emmelhainz, Anthropology Library (2020-2022)

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


Lillian Castillo-Speed, Ethnic Studies Library
Jim Church, Research & Collections for Humanities/Social Sciences
Jennifer Dorner, Instruction Services Division
Susan Edwards, Social Research Library
David Eifler, Environmental Design Library
Natalia Estrada, Social Sciences Division
Ann Glusker, Social Sciences Division
Jianye He, East Asian Library
Corliss Lee, Instruction Services Division
Julie Lefevre, Institute of Governmental Studies Library
Chan Li, Assessment Program Librarian
Adnan Malik, South/Southeast Asian Library
Toshie Marra, East Asian Library
Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Kathi Neal, Bancroft Library
Liladhar Pendse, Research & Collections for International/Area Studies
Margaret Phillips, Social Research Library
Susan Powell, Earth Sciences and Map Library
Theresa Salazar, Bancroft Library
Hilary Schiraldi, Long Business Library
Virginia Shih, South/Southeast Asian Library
Monica Singh, Long Business Library
Gisele Tanasse, Media Resources Center
Nadia Winters, Long Business Library
Susan Xue, East Asian Library

Meeting schedule:
3rd Thursday every other month, 1:30 - 2:30pm

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