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Fine Print A newsletter for the Associates of the University of the Pacific Library Fall 2010 Volume 16 Issue 1

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					Fine Print
A newsletter for the Associates of the University of the Pacific Library

Fall 2010                                                                       Volume 16, Issue 1


            Revitalizing the Library Associates Board:                                                         AFTERNOONS IN
              Reflections by Dean of the Library Brigid Welch
                                                                                                               THE ARCHIVES
                                                                 This is a watershed moment in the                 Save the Dates!
                                                              history of the Library Associates. During
                                                              the past year a number of outstanding                Sponsored by
                                                              members of the Board have retired after          The University Library’s
                                                              many years of dedicated service to the               Holt-Atherton
                                                              University of the Pacific Library, leaving a       Special Collections
                                                              number of critical vacancies on the Board.            Department
                                                              Their leadership and service over many
                                                              years contributed greatly to advancing         Thursday, November 4, 2010
                                                              the programs and facilities of the                       3:00pm
                                                              University Library as it transitioned
                                                              into the Information Age. They will be          “Documenting Stockton’s
              Library Dean Brigid Welch receives              missed; however, their retirements give            Diversity through
              donation from Library Associates                us a unique opportunity to “re-imagine”           Archival Collections”
              Treasurer Patty Krise.                          the Library Associates and their role
                                                                                                             Featuring historical materials
                                                              in envisioning and building a dynamic
               Recently I read of the retirement of a                                                        from the University Archives,
                                                              learning environment for Pacific students
            colleague, Merrily Taylor, the University                                                            illustrating the ethnic
                                                              and faculty in this exciting age of
            Librarian at Washington and Lee University.                                                          diversity of Stockton.
                                                              information discovery and delivery.
            Ms Taylor enjoyed a productive career
            as a library director at Brown University            The Executive Committee, under the           Thursday, March 24, 2011
            and at W&L. Singled out from among her            leadership of President Bart Bird, has                  3:00 pm
            many accomplishments was creation                 dedicated this year to rebuilding the
            of Washington and Lee’s Friends of the            Board of the Library Associates. They                   “Take Five
            Library. While some may wonder why this           join me in inviting you to consider serving        in Special Collections
            contribution was a point of pride for her,        as a member of the Library Associates                    with the
            I understand it well. Since becoming Dean         Board. As Dean of the University Library,         Paul Desmond Papers”
            of Pacific’s University Library two years ago,    I can think of no greater way to honor the
            I have had the pleasure of working with           leadership and legacy of these retired              Presentation on
            an outstanding group of individuals who           Library Associates than by serving as a              Paul Desmond,
            have served on the Board of the University        member of the Board. If you are interested          composer of the
            of the Pacific Library Associates. I know         in becoming a Board member, please               Dave Brubeck Quartet’s
            first-hand the importance of these                contact bwelch@pacific.edu or 209-946-                “Take Five,”
            community groups in furthering the                2434. I hope to hear from you soon! ✍             2011 Brubeck Festival
            mission of the university library.
                                                                                                                Both programs will be
                                                                                                                     held in the
                                                                                                                  University Library
                  Renew Your Library Associates Membership Now                                                     Holt-Atherton
                  For your convenience, a renewal form and envelope are enclosed with our Newsletter.            Special Collections
               Please fill it out and send it in today!
                                                                                                                   Reading Room.
                  Your financial contribution is more critical than ever as the Library Associates take on
               the exciting challenge of strengthening the organization and expanding our support to the        A reception will follow
               University of the Pacific Library. Your donation will help fund our current commitments
               to the Library such as funding the McNaughton Leisure Reading Program and the Student
                                                                                                                  the presentations.
               Library Assistant Award. Members will continue to receive the specified benefits for each
               membership level.                                                                             Library Associates welcome!
                  Thank you for your generous gift!
                                      Pacific Librarians Enhance Freshman Experience                                                          Library Associates Student Award Winner                                                             Looking for a new book
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to read?
                                                                                             and credible web sites, that Pacific Seminar                                                       Health Sciences Branch Library. After only
                                                                                             instructors and librarians have vetted as                                                          one semester, his exceptional work and              Why not try these titles added
                                                                                             a solid jumping off point for student inquiry.                                                     attitude, soon gained him a promotion to          recently to the McNaughton
                                                                                                                                                                                                Student Supervisor.                               Leisure Reading Program books at
                                                                                                Knight admits that initially she was a                                                                                                            the Pacific Library, thanks to the
                                                                                             skeptic of the new approach wondering                                                                 Gail Stovall, Head of Circulation, sums up     support of the Library Associates.
                                                                                             whether students would actually use the                                                            the qualities that made him an exceptional
                                                                                             LibGuides. “But there’s no arguing with the                                                        library assistant: “Urvish is incredibly          Little Bee
  Pacific students studying at the                                                           results,” she said. “We’re seeing hundreds                                                         positive. His customer service is excellent.      by Chris Cleave
  Library’s Davey Café.                                                                      of page views on them which shows that                                                             He is tactful, polite, and friendly, even as he
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     A fictional story, linking the
                                                                                             the students are accessing them once                                                               radiates confidence and competence. He is
Connecting with the Dean                                                                                                                         The Library Associates are proud to            self-reliant and works well independently.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fate of a Nigerian teen with
                                                                                             they know they are available. In part,
Dean of the Library Brigid Welch                                                                                                                                                                                                                  a well-to-do British couple,
                                                                                             it’s because of their highly visual format,      fund the Library Associates Exemplary
                                        Shan Sutton, Associate Dean and                                                                                                                            This outstanding library assistant is one of   that shines an unflinching and
   The academic year has just                                                                which includes links to a wide range of          Student Assistant Award, given each year
                                        Head of Special Collections, teaching                                                                                                                   many students who work in the University          humane light on immigration
begun at Pacific, featuring the                                                              information sources in various media.”           to a student whose long-term service to
                                        Pacific freshmen.                                                                                                                                       Library each year. They provide invaluable        issues.
largest entering class of freshmen                                                           The LibGuides also have prominent links          the University’s Library is worthy of special
                                                                                                                                                                                                assistance to library staff and faculty and
in the University’s history. The         Students entering Pacific today bring               to the library’s new Facebook page and           recognition. This year’s award went to                                                              Princess Noire
                                                                                                                                                                                                other students. They are an integral and
University Library is humming         a varied set of knowledge and skills                   the increasingly popular “Ask a Librarian”       Urvish J. Italia, pictured above.                                                                   by Nadine Cohodas
                                                                                                                                                                                                essential part of the library community. The
with activity and excitement          regarding how to do research and choose                instant message feature, showing how the
                                                                                                                                                 Urvish began work in Spring 2007 as            Library Associates are delighted to be able to       The tumultuous life and times
as students fill the building,        what types of books, articles, web sites,              University Library is adapting to suit the
                                                                                                                                              a bookshelver, quickly moved on to                recognize their contributions to the campus       of iconic jazz singer Nina Simone.
studying, meeting up with             and other information sources are best                 information habits of its primary patrons.
                                                                                                                                              Circulation, and cross-trained at the             with this special award. ✍
friends, and gathering for coffee     suited to their academic work. While some                                                                                                                                                                   Game Change
                                                                                                Another part of the ongoing collaboration
in the Library’s Davey Café.          have had excellent training in advanced                                                                                                                                                                     by John Heilemann and
                                                                                             between librarians and faculty brings
                                      writing and critical thinking classes in                                                                                                                                                                    Mark Halperin
   Adding to the excitement                                                                  more than 800 first-year students in small
this year is the news that the
                                      high school, others may be new to the
                                                                                             groups to attend a class in the library to
                                                                                                                                              Executive Board Members Lead The Way                                                                  Everything you wanted to
                                      information acquisition skills required                                                                                                                                                                     know and maybe some things
Associates of the University of the                                                          learn how to critically assess information
                                      for undergraduate study. They are often                                                                                                                   Director of Pacific’s Music Management            you didn’t about the 2008
Pacific Library have successfully                                                            in an age where purported news and facts
                                      shocked to learn that, in fact, “Everything                                                                                                               Program. As a Pacific professor, he is a          Presidential election.
concluded their fundraising drive                                                            are being blasted at students 24/7. Knight
                                      I need to know is not found on Google.”                                                                                                                   regular user of the Library’s Brubeck
to support a group study room                                                                adds, “We added a second classroom                                                                                                                   The Devil’s Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                Collection. He has give presentations
in the University Library. Group         In order to help teach students how to              with computers so that we can handle the                                                                                                             by David Liss
                                                                                                                                                                                                around the world on the Brubecks and
study rooms have become some          go about researching a topic, University               tutorial classes we teach for every section
                                                                                                                                                                                                developed class modules using the                   A London private investigator
of the most sought-after spaces       librarians work closely with faculty from              of the Pacific Seminars.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                collection’s materials. Keith provides a          takes on the British East India
within the University Library.        across the Stockton campus to develop
                                                                                                Learning to differentiate the wheat                                                             vital link between the faculty, students,         Company in a thriller with striking
                                      discipline specific resources to help
   The Associates have raised                                                                from the chaff when it comes to                                                                    and Associates.                                   parallels to today’s Wall Street.
                                      students succeed in their studies. Veteran
$25,000 in support of this special                                                           information sources, in part to help train
                                      librarian Lorrie Knight stated that she and                                                                                                                  Marilyn Boulanger serves as Secretary          Wolf Hall
kind of study space. This gift will                                                          the next generation of citizen leaders, is
                                      her colleagues have almost completed their                                                                Standing: Keith Hatschek, Brigid Welch,         of the Board. During her long career in           by Hilary Mantel
be recognized with the naming                                                                a key part of a Pacific education. In part,
                                      transition from paper-based student guides                                                                Marilyn Boulanger; Sitting: Patty Krise,        education, she held positions as a reading
of a group study room in the                                                                 that goal is being achieved through                                                                                                                     Tudor England under Henry
                                      to a media-rich resource tool dubbed the                                                                  Bart Bird                                       specialist, principal, and superintendent of
Associates’ honor.                                                                           the innovative collaboration between                                                                                                                 VIII comes alive in this fictional
                                      “LibGuide” for many of the over forty                                                                                                                     schools. In 1999 after retiring, she moved to
                                                                                             Pacific faculty and our dedicated team              Meet the four exceptional individuals                                                            account of Thomas Cromwell,
    On behalf of the University       Pacific Seminar sections that are offered                                                                                                                 Stockton and joined the Library Associates.
                                                                                             of librarians. ✍                                 who are serving on the 2010/2011 Library                                                            one of the king’s most
Library, Pacific students, faculty,   each semester. These LibGuides help                                                                                                                       Active in many community organizations,
                                                                                                                                              Associates Executive Board. Each has made                                                           mysterious agents.
and staff, I want to thank all        students locate books, databases, journals,                                                                                                               Marilyn brings that invaluable perspective
the members of the Library                                                                                                                    a significant contribution of their time and
                                                                                                                                                                                                and experience to the Board.                      The Immortal life of
Associates for their contributions.                                                                                                           talent to strengthen the organization.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Starting her second year as Treasurer,         Henrietta Lacks
I look forward to thanking you                                                                                                                  Bart Bird is starting his third term                                                              by Rebecca Skloot
                                                                                                                                                                                                Patty Krise became associated with Pacific
in person when we celebrate the           Fine Print is a publication of the Library Associates of the University of the Pacific Library      as President. A longtime Stockton
                                                                                                                                                                                                when her husband Tom was appointed                  A moving story of how the
dedication of the Library                                                                                                                     businessman. Bart is the longest serving
                                          Contributors: Susan Benedetti, Keith Hatschek, Dean Brigid Welch                                                                                      Dean of the College of the Pacific. For           human cells of an African
Associates group study room in                                                                                                                member of the Library Associates Executive
                                          Design: Heather McCoy                                                                                                                                 the past twenty years, she has worked             American migrant mother
the spring! ✍                                                                                                                                 Board, having been its Treasurer for 13 years.
                                                                                                                                                                                                for Ford Motor Company and Ford Motor             helped enable stunning scientific
                                          Library Associates Board Members, 2010–2011                                                         The Board is grateful for his leadership, as he
                                                                                                                                                                                                Credit. She is strongly committed to the          medical breakthroughs like the
                                          Bart Bird, President; Keith Hatschek, Vice President; Marilyn Boulanger, Secretary;                 draws on his long experience to rebuild and
                                                                                                                                                                                                Library Associates and in sustaining the          prevention of polio.
                                          Patty Krise, Treasurer; Susan Benedetti, Newsletter Editor; Carolyn Steinmetz, Member               revitalize the Library Associates Board.
                                                                                                                                                                                                positive impact of the Library on the
                                          At-Large; Brigid Welch, Ex-Officio Member                                                             New Vice President Keith Hatschek is the        University and Stockton Community. ✍
 Associates of the University of the Pacific Library
 University of the Pacific Library
 3601 Pacific Avenue
 Stockton, CA 95211
 Phone: 209.981.3116
 Fax: 209.946.2805




   We thank the following members of the Associates of the University of the Pacific
              Library for their generous financial support in 2009–2010
                                                2009 Life Members
Mrs. Leona Atheam                         Ms. Sabah Eltareb                           Mr. and Mrs. E. Leslie and
Mr. Lee J. Atwater                        Mrs. Marian Fargo                                Marie Medford Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Walt and Betty Baun          Mrs. Beverly Ford                           Dr. Cheryl Mitchell
Ms. Olivia Beck                           Mrs. May McBride Gaurisco                   Dr. Robert E. Moore
Ms. Dea Spanos Berberian                  Mr. Fred Gertler                            Mr. and Mrs. David and Arlene Phipps
Mr. and Mrs. Bart and Marit Bird          Mr. Bill Hathorn                            Dr. Dale Redig
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. and Ida Birtwhistle     Dr. and Mrs. Wilson and Patricia Heefner    Ms. Yuriko Saiki
Ms. Carolyn Bloom                         Mr. and Mrs. Ivan and Jane Hitt             Mr. Donald Smith
Mr. Maynard Bostwick                      Mr. Gary Hoover                             Dr. and Mrs. David Stadtner
Mr. and Mrs. Carter and Donna Brown       Mr. and Mrs. Vincent and                    Ms. Carolyn Steinmetz
Mr. Fred Cain                                  Dorothy Indelicato                     Ms. Gail Stovall
Mr. Haworth Clover                        Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Kathleen Janssen      Mr. and Mrs. John and Francesca Vera
Mr. Douglas Cohen                         Ms. Harriet Judson                          Mr. and Mrs. Edgar and Caroline Weber
Mr. Thomas Colwell                        Dr. and Mrs. Tom and Patty Krise            Mr. and Mrs. Roy and Jean Whiteker
Mr. Roger A. Davey                        Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey and Pamela Lee         Mr. Walter Wolterstorff
Ms. Erma DeCarli                          Ms. Alyce McKeegan                          Mr. and Mrs. Peter and Marian Zischke

                                                   2009 Sponsors
Mr. R. Michael Alvarez                    Ms. Muriel DeSelm                           Mr. Ted Leland
Ms. Mary E. Bullard                       Mr. James Dugoni                            Dr. and Mrs. Marvin Locke
Mrs. Sally Gannon Cain                    Mr. Bill Jeffrey & Dr. Pamela Eibeck        Ms. Jill Mallory
Mr. and Mrs. Bob and Peggy Davenport      Ms. Dorian T. Eichenberger                  Ms. Mary Millar
Mr. and Mrs. Al and Marcia Davidson       Mr. E. Urban Ernst and Ms. Dorothy Levy     Ms. Karen Veseth
Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence DeRicco             Mr. and Mrs. Philip and Carole Gilbertson   Ms. C. Brigid Welch

                                                  2009 Subscribers
Mr. and Mrs. Rolf and Patty Athearn       Ms. Margaret Garibaldi                      Ms. Karen Ramos
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Susan Benedetti   Mr. Jerry Hildebrand                        Ms. Anne St George
Ms. Marilyn Boulanger                     Dr. and Mrs. Ravi and Terri Jain            Ms. Pat Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. William H. and               Mr. Roger C. Katz                           Mr. and Mrs. Sydney and
     Regina Brennan                       Mr. Damon Knight                                 Mary Lois Thompson
Ms. Dorothy DaValle Benzini               Ms. Venere Marciano                         Ms. Foyann Vogler
Ms. Sally DeLorenzo                       Dr. Giulio and Mrs. Cheryl Ongaro           Mr. Pavils Zarins
Mr. and Mrs. Dean and Gloria Fearn        Ms. Irva Rickson Rageth

				
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