As we reported in the fall 2006 newsletter, the Libraries are in an exciting period of expansion in response to the current and expected growth of the campus population over the next decade. Over the past 6 months, the Libraries have hired a remarkable 10 new librarians to serve the growing needs of UCI students and faculty in the coming years. We are pleased to introduce these highly qualified librarians to you here.
Kristin Andrews has been appointed Research Librarian for French & Italian and Classics. She holds an M.S. in Library Science from the University of North Carolina and a B.A. with a dual major in French and Classical Studies from Hamilton College. Her previous positions were at the University of North Carolina.
Anne Bock is Research Librarian for Education and Outreach, and Women's Studies. Her primary focus will be on strengthening the provision of information literacy instruction to students enrolled in lower-division writing courses. Anne comes to us from Indiana University, where she was the librarian for Core Collections and Gender Studies. She earned her M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in Boston, and a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz.
Kristine Ferry is Research Librarian for Business, serving as liaison to the Merage School of Business. Her most recent position was as Digital Resources Librarian at CSU Los Angeles, before which she was Advanced Technologies Librarian at the Kresge Business Administration Library at the University of Michigan. She received an M.S. in Information from the University of Michigan, and a B.A. from the University of Windsor in Canada.
Michelle Light is Archivist in Special Collections and Archives. She has two Master's degrees from the University of Michigan, in Information, and History, as well as a B.A. from the University of Oregon. She comes to UCI from the University of Washington, having held previous positions at Northeastern and Yale.
Dana Scott Peterman is Research Librarian for Education. He holds two master's degrees from UCLA: an M.A. in Education and an M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Science. Since 2003 he has been a Social Science Librarian and the Coordinator of S.S.L.I.S. Access Services at Yale, prior to which he worked at the ERIC Clearinghouse for Community Colleges at UCLA.
Keith Powell is Head of Acquisitions. He holds an M.A. in History from UC Santa Barbara and an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Tennessee. His experience includes 11 years in acquisitions and serials at UCSB, four years at Alabama State University, and the last five years as Regional Sales Manager with Ambassador Books & Media, a materials vendor to academic libraries.
Pat Sarchet is Health Sciences Education Coordinator and is working with a team of librarians and faculty to incorporate evidence-based practice into health sciences curricula. She was previously at SUNY Buffalo, where she developed multimedia tutorials for students, residents, and faculty in the health sciences. She has an M.L.S. in Library Science and an M.A. in Applied Medical Anthropology.
Holly Tomren is Electronic Resources and Metadata Cataloger, and plays the lead role in our analysis and use of metadata to facilitate access to UCI's rapidly expanding collection of digital resources. She joins us from Pasadena City College, where she was the music cataloger with expertise in music sound recordings and video recordings. She holds an M.L.I.S. degree from San Jose State University and a B.A. from CSU Long Beach.
Brian Williams is Research Librarian for Criminology, Law and Society serving as the liaison to the School of Social Ecology's department of that name. Previously, he was a specialist in foreign and international law at the University of San Diego Research Center. He has a J.D. degree from Wayne State University Law School, an M.S. in Library Science, also from Wayne State, and a B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Ying Zhang is Research Librarian for Asian Studies and is responsible for acquiring materials in East Asian languages. From 2003 to 2006, she was the East Asian Studies Librarian at Rutgers University, where she is also receiving her Ph.D. in Library and Information Science. Her M.S. in Library and Information Studies is from Zhongshan University, and her B.S. is from Ocean University of Qingdao, both in China.