Individual Spot Awards
Immaculate Adesida, Staff Human Resources Generalist
Immaculate’s work adapting non-academic HR recruitment practices and procedures to UCPath processes illustrated her initiative and proactive engagement.
Craig Alderson, Circulation/Reserves and Technical Processing Assistant
Craig demonstrated his dedication to service and a willingness to be accountable and supportive of all those he works with in handling a crisis in the Social Research Library.
Peter Basmarjian, Evening & Weekend Circulation Assistant
Peter is recognized for his willingness to coordinate students on a project that was initiated by social sciences librarians who wanted to improve services for social sciences faculty.
Sarah Bonnickson, Collections and Special Projects Assistant
Sarah is recognized for her role in the merger of the Public Health Library collection with the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library collection.
Ricky Brown, Project/Policy Analyst
Ricky stepped up to work with the director of Library HR on select functions and tasks associated with academic HR services during a time of reduced staffing in the department.
Thomas Brown, Circulation Assistant
Thomas went above and beyond in taking on an added role as student work-leader for the Moffitt course reserves processing unit.
Jenifer Carter, Operations Lead
Jenifer is recognized for outstanding handling of the Media Resources Center’s services after the flooding — tracking progress on the repairs and making preparations for reopening.
Amy Chin, Circulation Supervisor, Graphics Assistant
Amy brought knowledge and interest in graphic design that were valuable to the entire Social Sciences Division. Some of her efforts went beyond the expectations of her position.
Janice Cripe, Technical Processing Lead
Janice is recognized for her role in the merger of the Public Health Library collection with the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library collection.
Tiffany Cruz, Monograph Processing and Circulation Assistant
Tiffany is recognized for her role in the merger of the Public Health Library collection with the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library collection.
Ellen Dario, Head, Access Services
Ellen came up with creative and efficient solutions to address issues with both daily and project workflows and a backlog of overdues in service to NRLF.
Judy Deliramich, Administrative and Student Employment Coordinator
During a time of reduced staffing, Judy coordinated the internal HR workflow to support delivery and preparation of librarian dossiers for the 2019 Librarian Review.
Vaughn Egge, Web and Library Assistant
Vaughn is recognized for his contributions to migrating the Library’s data collection tool for reference and instruction statistics from LibAnalytics to LibInsight.
Becky Escamilla, Technical Project Manager
Becky is recognized for her work as project manager of the Windows 10 staff computer rollout and her management of the UCPath implementation.
Gigi Gillard, Donor Relations Manager
Gigi stepped up yet again to help the Library Development Office continue its excellence during a time of minimal staff support.
Esther Gold, Doe/Moffitt Circulation & Main Stacks Assistant
Esther is recognized for taking on additional responsibility, including managing the hold shelves for Main and Moffitt and serving as the reserves processing unit’s quality control.
Sheehan Grant, Chief Operations Manager
Sheehan stepped up to help guide the Arts & Humanities Division while the head position was vacant. Sheehan simultaneously contributed to the public computing review team.
Sarah Harrington, Information Desk Supervisor
Sarah is recognized for her outstanding teamwork in co-coordinating the public service training program for student employees working at public service desks.
Tor Haugan, Multimedia Writer and Editor
Tor displayed a harmonious and cooperative spirit in working closely with LAAG’s UC Berkeley Library Faculty Survey group on designing and implementing communication strategies.
LaTanya Henry, Accounting and Purchasing Assistant
During four months of reduced staffing, LaTanya’s responsibilities were expanded to cover additional purchasing activities under the supervision of the Purchasing Team Lead.
Virgie Hoban, Writer/Editor
Virgie worked closely with Bob Hirst to research and illustrate Mark Twain’s many connections — from P.T. Barnum to Helen Keller to Frederick Douglass — for the spring Fiat Lux.
Lillian Lee, Circulation Supervisor
Lillian consistently provided above and beyond service to a demanding patron — calmly and professionally walking the patron through our services to help improve her research.
Blake Lindsey, Evening/Weekend Circulation Supervisor
Blake is recognized for his excellent work in overseeing the Engineering & Physical Science Division’s contribution to the Google Book project.
Zsuzsu Listro, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian
Zsuzsu is recognized for her significant contributions to the Library Development Office when the unit was short-staffed throughout the year.
Paul Lynch, Head, Newspapers/Microforms Library
Paul is recognized for outstanding teamwork on the newspaper microfilming project with vendor Backstage.
Lauren Magsanay, Library Events Coordinator
Lauren is recognized for stepping up to assist with many donor events, including the 10th-anniversary celebration of the East Asian Library.
Lauren Magsanay, Library Events Coordinator
Lauren’s integral work allowed for the success of the Library’s hosting of the Library Management Skills Institute that welcomed staff from across the UC Libraries.
Phylicia Mossiah, Circulation & Technical Processing Assistant
Phylicia is recognized for her role in leading a complete inventory of the Optometry & Health Sciences Library collections.
Heiko Mühr, Map Metadata & Curatorial Specialist
Heiko is recognized for his outstanding work related to the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division’s captured maps project.
Eileen Pinto, Technical Lead
The move to UCPath required a complete rewrite of how Library IT harvests and processes faculty and staff in the catalog. Eileen’s contribution made this transition a successful project.
Sophie Rainer, Collections/Special Projects Assistant
Sophie is recognized for her assistance in processing the Public Health collections arriving from Google scanning services.
Richard Rosario, Operations Assistant
Richard is recognized for outstanding teamwork on the Public Health collection integration into the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library.
Andrew Shapiro, Bindery Preparation Assistant
Andrew helped plan for and organize the transition to a new workflow for sending Library materials to the UC Bindery.
Marito Solis, Late Night/Early Morning Circulation Assistant
Marito exhibited exemplary performance in managing the services and spaces of Moffitt floors 4 and 5.
Brice Sullivan, Chief Operations Manager
When the head of the Life & Health Sciences Division was vacant, Brice became the person that all division librarians and staff looked to for daily direction and approvals.
Gill Tacca, Budget and Financial Analyst
Gill elevated Library Business Services’ ability to respond to unit needs for financial information using CalAnswers, the new campus financial reporting system.
Nancy Tran, Doe/Moffitt Circulation Services Operations Manager
Nancy is recognized for her outstanding teamwork in co-coordinating the public service training program for student employees working at public service desks.
Cory Welch, Facilities and Building Coordinator
Cory was instrumental in helping the Preservation Department during a big project to remove the floor tiles from the Conservation Treatment Division.
Susan Wong, Human Resources Director
Susan took on the duties of the academic HR analyst during a period of reduced staffing in the department to ensure that the Library’s academic recruitments stayed on track.
Dave Zuckerman, Developer
In August 2018, Dave stepped in and saved the Federal Documents Archive database project. In addition, Dave took on the upgrading of Spotlight, an open source online exhibit application.
Team Spot Awards
Tor Haugan, Multimedia Writer and Editor
Jami Smith, Photo and Video Editor
Thanks to the flexibility of Jami and Tor, the Library’s holiday video seemed to have been perfectly scripted from day one despite a major logistical change two weeks before publication.
Lauren Magsanay, Library Events Coordinator
Jutta Wiemhoff, Operations Manager
Lauren and Jutta are recognized for the dedication and exceptional effort that went into planning and setting up the Phase 4 groundbreaking ceremony for NRLF.
Jenny Schuelke, Circulation & Technical Processing Assistant
Peter Soriano, Chief Operations Manager
Jenny and Peter are recognized for their excellent work in devising, implementing, and completing a full physical inventory of the Physics-Astronomy Library’s monograph collection.
Individual Achievement Awards
Tim Converse, Head, Deposit Services
Tim has steadily improved the quality of his department’s daily accessioning work, streamlined workflows, established clear performance expectations that incorporate statistical metrics, and ensured that staff have the tools they need to be successful.
Iris Donovan, Circulation Supervisor/Stacks Manager
Iris managed the physical collections of The Bancroft Library with unparalleled care and efficiency — particularly commendable given the high value of the collections and their complex and varied formats.
David Dunham, Website/Video Editor
David is recognized for his leadership in the successful completion of a major project, his willingness to greatly expand his work responsibilities after the departure of a key staff person, and his innovative approach to rethinking the way in which the OHC’s work is accomplished.
Lynne Grigsby, Head, Library IT
While the AUL for digital initiatives position was vacant, Lynne helped take stock of the current environment, determine priorities for Library IT, and craft the foundation for the Digital Lifecycle Program. She served as the Library representative for campuswide IT leadership meetings.
Mary Hardy, Lending/Duplication Assistant
Mary consistently performed beyond expectations — shouldering an increasing level of responsibility and taking on tasks that fall well beyond her job description. This has contributed to the smooth functioning of the Interlibrary Lending unit during a difficult transition period.
Jenna Kreiss-Winterberger, Technical Processing Lead
Jenna is recognized for her sustained exceptional performance in overseeing technical service projects in the Engineering & Physical Sciences Division. She served as a trainer, problem solver, and resource expert for the division, and guided staff through a number of changes.
Kris Leonardo, Budget and Financial Analyst
Kris provided guidance and support with procedural aspects of the budgetary preparation and submission process for challenging grant applications, as well as with compliance requirements for continuing grants, for both The Bancroft Library and Scholarly Communication Services.
Alvin Pollock, Developer
Alvin went above and beyond his usual high performance in serving as technical lead on two critical Library projects. He created the architecture and framework to load UCPath data into Millennium. At the same time, he was a key member of the DAMS implementation team.
Molly Rose, Circulation Supervisor & Reserves Coordinator
Molly used her formidable data analysis and visualization skills with Excel and Access to pull data in support of the Library’s assessment efforts. She learned Tableau and experimented with ways to help the Library see the information in completely new ways.
Patrick Shannon, Head of Interlibrary Services
With the AUL for digital initiatives position vacant, Patrick assumed the role of Berkeley’s coordinator for the Google Books scanning project. He served as Berkeley’s liaison to the systemwide ILS group and UC’s alternative access team in light of the Elsevier negotiations.
Alison Wannamaker, Graphic Designer
Alison’s exceptional graphic design, production, and problem-solving skills have positioned her to help many Library units effectively tell their story over many years. This year, Alison helped the Library reimagine one of its primary fundraising publications, Fiat Lux.
Team Achievement Award
Jennifer Osgood, Technical Processing Lead
Scott Peterson, Head, Morrison Library and Graduate Services Library
Jennifer and Scott brought about a number of new advancements, efficiency improvements, and thoughtful changes to ultimately increase the use of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection by the Library’s users. They also reevaluated the scope of the endeavor online and in-person.