a. Susan Starr Completes JSC Service

Susan Starr’s completion on June 30, 2002, of a three-year term on the CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections (JSC) marks the end of an era. Susan, currently AUL for Sciences at UCSD, has nurtured the CDL shared digital collections since before there was a CDL.  She participated in early negotiations with publishers and campus consultations as staff to the Library Planning and Action Initiative in 1996-97 and was a key architect of the Science, Technology, and Industry Collection (STIC).  She led the STIC Committee in an extensive, systematic faculty consultation program and chaired the STIC committee until 1999, when its work was subsumed by the JSC.  She has never tired–of investigating, communicating, encouraging–in her dedication to provide the University’s faculty and students with the resources they need to do their work.

The CDL Joint Steering Committee on Shared Collections advises the CDL on shared content from a systemwide perspective and identifies and manages appropriate consultative mechanisms for building the shared digital collection (see [http://www.cdlib.org/groups/jsc/]. Continuing members are: Cindy Shelton (UCLA), Lucia Snowhill (SB), Lorelei Tanji (I), Camille Wanat (B), and Beverlee French (CDL); staff: Mary Engle (CDL) and Terry Vrable (CDL).

b. Lena Shelton Joins the CDL

Lena Shelton joined the CDL as a Bibliographic Analyst in the Digital Library Services group.  Lena will be working primarily on updating the CDL Directory and the SFX database for UC-eLinks along with some other analysis and database maintenance tasks.

Lena holds an MLIS from San Jose State University and a BA in Art History from UCB.  She worked with Howard Besser at SIMS on a Mellon project related to visual arts, and was a Kress Fellow in the Arts Library at Yale.  Her other experience includes a stint as an information architect at 2Bridge Software.  Prior to attending library school, she was the executive assistant for the San Francisco Symphony where she created databases to keep track of auditions and musicians’ availability for performances.

c. Phyllis Baker Joins the CDL

The CDL is pleased to announce that Phyllis Baker will be joining the CDL on June 24 as Executive Secretary to Dan Greenstein. Phyllis brings to the CDL extensive experience providing high-level executive support within the Office of the President and in the private sector.  Phyllis has served as executive secretary to the Executive Director of Laboratory Operations in Laboratory Administration since 1998.  In that role, she coordinated Lab Administration’s annual review/reporting process and served as liaison to the Secretary of Energy’s office.  Prior to joining the Office of the President, Phyllis served as Executive Secretary and Administrative Supervisor in the Walnut Creek Office of Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate for eight years.