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Insider Article [October 2012] [09/25/12] (CLA Member News)
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 Photo: Inland Valley Symphony

Members of the Inland Valley Symphony and President of the Symphony’s Board of Directors

From left to right: Gi Gi Paddock, flute; Kara Brennan Wuchner, flute; Kate Prestia-Schaub. flute; YiYi Ku, Piano; Alana Joos, President, IV Symphony Board of Directors and library liaison; Mark Brownlee, clarinet; and, Brett Sharp, clarinet.

Photo credit: Sandra Brautigam

Evelyn Shimazu Lee, Head of Community Relations for University Libraries, Azusa Pacific University, was the 2011-2012 recipient of the Azusa Pacific University’s Emerging Scholar award. She presented “Plagiarism Pedagogy and Academic Integrity” with USC’s Avril Cunningham at the ACL National conference in March 2012. And she presented Faith and Hope: The Story of our Nisei Heroes, a documentary film she produced, at the National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in September … Diane Duquette retired in March 2012 after 33 years as a librarian. Her career included 25 years as Kern County Library’s Director of Libraries and County Librarian, during which time the library was honored with many awards including an All America City Award … Newport Beach Public Library is presenting “Searching for Democracy,” an interactive program and display that debuted in April and includes community discussions of democracy, author forums, and a program inviting adult learners to write an essay on America and democracy … Odette Batis of Richmond Public Library published an article on grant writing in Volume 10, Issue 2 of Children & LibrariesElizabeth Kalen, author of the recently-published Mostly Manga, has been hired as the Children’s Librarian for the Fort Bragg and Coast Community Libraries in Mendocino County … Cathy Crosthwaite, previously with Roseville Public Library, is now the system-wide Volunteer Services Coordinator for Sacramento Public Library … Suzanna Conrad was appointed Digital Initiatives Librarian at Cal Poly Pomona … In September, Pasadena Public Library celebrated Constitution Month with a month-long series of events at Central Library, including feature films, exhibits, and a first-person interpretation of the Jefferson and Hamilton battles over the interpretation of the constitution … Susan McKinlay completed the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization Program’s class, Health and Wellness @ the Library … Julie Wright is the recipient of the University of San Diego’s Manuel Hernandez Staff Employee of the Year award … The Riverside County Library System’s Grace Mellman Library is hosting a series of eight classical music ensembles in the Library’s Community Room, in partnership with the Inland Valley Symphony … Irene Korber was recently hired as Reference/Subject Librarian at CSU Chico’s Meriam Library where she will serve as the department liaison for education, kinesiology, recreation, and undergraduate education … SJSU student, Ioana L. Ene, was awarded the Larry N. Vanderhoef scholarship through the staff assembly at UC Davis … San Diego County Library’s Laura Zuckerman was featured in the “Meet Your Neighbor” section of the 4S Ranch newspaper … Sacramento Public Library’s Southgate Branch has seen a 47% increase in summer reading sign-ups and finishers through its Family Place partnerships. Since the inception of Family Place, the library has created partnerships with Head Start, daycares, schools, and local organizations, resulting in 2,123 sign-ups, 1,019 finishers, and a total of 5,859 books read.