Undergraduate Library Fellows

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2020-2021 Call for Applications - CLOSED 5/21

The Library is pleased to announce 8 Library Undergraduate Fellowship opportunities for 2020-2021. This cohort driven program promotes peer-to-peer learning and mentorship opportunities with the shared goal of improving Berkeley Library services and spaces. In the Fall semester, fellows will receive training in different aspects of librarianship, from user experience and design thinking to research and instruction. In the Spring semester, fellows will foster connections between the Library’s ecosystem and undergraduate communities by prototyping peer-to-peer services developed in teams. Fellows are empowered to become library champions and contribute to the vision for the Center for Connected Learning.

The fellows will collaborate in small groups to develop a service project based around one of two themes: 

  • Making, media, and design
  • Library research, reference, and instruction

These projects may include: 

  • Delivering peer-to-peer consultation 
  • Developing and delivering workshops for peers
  • Designing content or tools to foster peer learning 
  • Prototyping and improving a service 
  • Sharing your experience with the Library

Each fellow will receive:

  • Full award of $3,500 (two stipends of $1,750, paid at the end of each semester)
  • Training in: Library reference and instruction, design thinking, prototyping, user experience research, teamwork, and building an action plan
  • Networking opportunities with librarians and campus experts 
  • Mentorship and discovery opportunities
  • Real impact on the Moffitt Library redesign

All fellows will be required to attend up to 8 hours of remote training in August 2020, before the Fall semester begins. Mandatory group meetings will occur monthly and will be held remotely for at least the Fall semester. Exact dates to be determined. 

Eligibility: Must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UC Berkeley in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to serve as a Fellow.

APPLY HERE: ucblib.link/libfellow2020
Deadline: May 21, 2020 11:59pm - Applications are now closed
 

2019-2020 Undergraduate Library Fellows

Andy Chen
Andy is a Bioengineering and Mathematics major with an interest in neuroscience and education. He has previously served as an Undergraduate Student Instructor for the math department, and he is excited to continue exploring his passion for teaching and learning. As a Library Fellow, Andy is looking forward to creating Library Guides that focus on data science education; he hopes to promote ethical data use in an increasingly datafied society.

Project: Human Contexts and Ethics of Data Research Guide

Gabby Collins
Gabby (she / her / hers) is a third year student in the Department of Psychology, with particular interest in LGBTQ+ issues and intersectional psychology. She is working as a fellow on creating a series of workshops related to mental health / wellness and bridging the gap between research institutions and community mental health issues. In her free time, she can be found enjoying time with her siblings in Gamma Rho Lambda, weightlifting, watching YouTube, or petting any cat or dog who lets her get too close.

Project: Mental Health Accessibility and Psychology in Practice

Yassin Nacer
Yassin is in my last year at UC Berkeley studying History with a focus on Modern European Intellectual history. Yassin transferred from San Diego Miramar College in 2018. After graduating he hopes to use the experiences he has had from his time as a Library Fellow to pursue a graduate degree in Library and Information Science.

Project: Philosophy Research and Writing

Stephanie Reyna
Stephanie is a fourth year double majoring in Anthropology and English. She currently works at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and serves as the Vice President for the English Undergraduate Association where she previously served as part of the Academic Outreach branch. Through the library fellowship, Stephanie is working on creating an academic writing guide for the English undergraduate community that will be accessible to all.

Project: English Undergraduate Association's Style Guides: MLA, Chicago, APA

Violet

Violet Sinnarkar 
Violet is a fourth-year Data Science major with a concentration in City & Regional Planning. She previously worked for the UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation and the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission analyzing information on public transit services and parking. Currently, she works for the Division of Data Sciences overseeing student organizations. Through the library fellowship program, she hopes to make cloud computing services more accessible to undergraduates.

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Austin Wangyu
Austin is a third-year intended Computer Science student. He currently leads the VR division of the B.Makerspace and is happy to make virtual reality as accessible as possible to anyone interested. As a budding game developer and ever-growing musician, he has found support and community at Berkeley and looks forward to helping others in his areas of experience.

Project: Moffitt Makerspace Tutorials

 

2018-2019 Undergraduate Library Fellows

Alicia

Alicia Auduong (Makerspace Fellow)
Alicia is a 4th year bioengineer with a focus in medical devices. When she's not engineering her way to better health, she's in the makerspace tinkering, or at work at the Fung Institute.

Melissa

Melissa Foote (Library Research Fellow)
Melissa is a senior in the History of Art department. As the Library Research Fellow she will focus on creating research workshops which will introduce undergraduates to and teach them how to use research related resources on campus such as archives and special collections.

Carlos

Carlos Ortega (Data Peer Advising Fellow)
Carlos is a third-year Cognitive Science major with an interest in Data Science. During his free time, he can be found working on CalTV or searching endlessly for the perfect dataset. He enjoys working with other students as a Tutor for Data 8 and looks forward to working with other students in applying data science methods to their research.

Gaby

Gaby Ostrove (Media Fellow)
Gaby is a junior pursuing a major in Theater and Performance Studies and a minor in Jewish Studies. When she isn’t working in the Media Resources Center or laughing in public at podcasts, she can probably be found eating a bagel at Berkeley Hillel, where she’s the Jewish Education Chair of the Berkeley Hillel Student Board. As a library fellow, Gaby plans to create an academic guide for instructors to teach Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and to help Bay Area theaters expand their audience outreach initiatives.

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Sannidhi Shukla (Digital Humanities Fellow)
Sanni is a fourth year studying Environmental Economics and Policy and Comparative Literature. She is very interested in the intersection of arts/culture and urbanism, specifically sustainable urban development, and explores it as an arts writer at the East Bay Express and in her work as a digital humanities fellow. She enjoys working with UC Berkeley students as a writing tutor at the Student Learning Center and is excited to continue to do so in the libraries.

Violet

Violet Sinnarkar (Data Peer Advising Fellow)
Violet is a third-year Data Science major with a concentration in City & Regional Planning. She previously worked for the UC Berkeley Center for Community Innovation and the San Francisco Metropolitan Transportation Commission analyzing information on public transit services and parking. Currently, she works for the Division of Data Sciences overseeing student organizations. Through the library fellowship program, she hopes to make cloud computing services more accessible to undergraduates.

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Austin Wangyu (Makerspace Fellow)
Austin is a second-year intended Computer Science student. He currently leads the VR division of the B.Makerspace and is happy to make virtual reality as accessible as possible to anyone interested. As a budding game developer and ever-growing musician, he has found support and community at Berkeley and looks forward to helping others in his areas of experience.

Yujing

Yujing Wu (GIS Fellow)
Yujing is a GIS enthusiast majoring in Environmental Sciences and minoring in Geospatial Information Science & Technology. She enjoys making fun maps and has interests in cartography, historical maps, and web mapping. She is currently working on ecological niche modeling in Essig Museum using tools including ArcGIS, python, and MaxEnt.

 

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Spring 2018 Fellows

Alicia

Alicia Auduong (Makerspace Fellow)
Alicia is a 3rd year bioengineer with a focus in medical devices. When she's not engineering her way to better health, she's in the makerspace tinkering, or at work at the Fung Institute.
Areas of support: Maps & GIS, Web design, Multimedia, Library research, Data visualization, Python/R

Caitlin

Caitlin Cozine (Library Research Fellow)
Caitlin is a second-year history major. She volunteered in her local library during high school and has relied on UC Berkeley's wealth of library resources for her classes in the past two years. Additionally, she is a researcher for the Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program and an associate editor for Troika, UC Berkeley’s Undergraduate Journal in Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies. Caitlin looks forward to providing research support to fellow library users and can be contacted at caitlincozine@berkeley.edu.
Areas of support: Library Research, Asking a Research Question, Finding Sources, Using Sources

Davienne GabrielDavienne Gabriel (Digital Humanities Fellow)
Davienne Gabriel is a second-year transfer student and a senior in the History of Art Department. With an interdisciplinary background in programming and art practice, her area of focus is Digital Art History with an emphasis on conservation and research. Her Digital Humanities fellowship research endeavors to create data visualizations of the metadata on stolen artwork recorded in the FBI’s National Stolen Art File.
Areas of support: Maps & GIS, Text mining (computational text analysis), Web design, Multimedia, Library research, Data visualization, AR/VR, Unity.

ArielAriel Langer (Data Science Fellow)
Ariel Langer is a first year hoping to study Computer Science or Physics. During high school she was an intern at Caltech, where she assisted a researcher by writing computer programs to analyze astronomy data. Currently, she works as a distribution analyst for the Daily Californian, where she analyzes data related to the distribution of the newspaper. In the Library Fellows program she is using Uber ride data to create an educational guide for students looking to analyze data themselves. Ariel looks forward to helping other students apply concepts in data science to their field of research.

Areas of support: Python, Data Visualization, Statistical Analysis, Library Research

Ross

Ross Mattheis (Data Science Fellow)
Ross studies Applied Math at Berkeley and will enroll in an Economics PhD program in the Fall. He is broadly interested in the causes of economic inequality and social mobility. This interest has led him to study contexts from the nineteenth century America West to the cotton spinning regions of England during the Industrial Revolution. Outside of research, he enjoys working with other students through the Student Learning Center, Data Peer Consulting, and peer advising with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships. Through the Library Fellows program, he is using formatted Optical Character Recognition (fOCR) to digitize historical data on parliamentary election results, social welfare spending, and crime statistics in the mid-nineteenth century England.   

Areas of support: Maps & GIS, Statistical Analysis, Machine Learning

Niki Panditi (Makerspace Fellow)
Areas of support: Data visualization, Makerspace optimization

Kristina

Kristina Smelser (Library Research Fellow)
Kristina Smelser is an undeclared first year hoping to study Public Health and Environmental Economics and Policy. She's also a health educator for Peer Health Exchange and is especially interested in movements against human trafficking. She's excited to help students navigate the library research system and its many great resources.

Areas of support: Library Research, Asking a Research Question, Finding Sources, Using Sources

Gabriella

Gabriella Wellons (Digital Humanities Fellow)
Gabriella Wellons is a senior in the History of Art Department. As a recipient of the Haas Scholars Program, her research involved the close examination of mural wall paintings and incised “graffiti” from the Moche culture of ancient Peru (ca. 250-850 CE). During her summer travel to north coastal Peru, she created a graphic record of graffiti at the Huacas de Moche complex located within the Moche Valley. For her Digital Humanities Fellowship project, she is using her corpus of data to visualize graffiti proportions and pictographic themes and motifs.

Areas of support: Maps & GIS, Text mining (computational text analysis), Web design, Multimedia, Library research, Data visualization, Python/R, Architectural Rendering and Modeling, Photogrammetry.