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April 2004

April 26 , 2004 • Volume 8, Number 4

Who was that robed man? Olympic Exhibit brings 6th Graders
By Anne Bradley, Reference Department

If you were around the Library Monday morning you may have noticed Reza Peigahi and a few other individuals dressed in ancient Greek garb. It was all part of a living history experience put on by the Library for local 6th grade students. Over 80 students from Maple Elementary and Abraham Lincoln Elementary came to campus to learn about the Ancient Olympic games. see story

An Introduction to the Edward C. Britton Collection
By Kurt Kuss, Special Collection & University Archives Department

In the last few months, with the help of volunteer Bill Wiedner, I have been processing the Edward C. Britton Collection, one of several collections of faculty papers here in the archives. While we are still discovering new things about the collection, there is a considerable amount we know already. And we have also recovered a significant body of Britton’s work that had not been part of the original donation to the archives. see story

CDL and NSDL brings UC and CSU Science Librarians Together for Portal
By Maria Kochis, Reference Department

On Wednesday, April 14th, I attended a focus group sponsored by the California Digital Library. The CDL, established in 1997 as a UC library (, received a grant from the National Science Digital Library to build a web portal for math and science content. Science librarians were solicited from the University of California, the CSU and private colleges to inform the CDL about user habits and expectations in their own libraries. see story

The Way to Carnegie Hall, Part 2 or Alicia in Wonderland
by Alicia Patrice, Reference Department

Early in the morning of April 8th, 2004, I boarded a bus headed for the San Jose Airport, to catch a non-stop flight to New York City. The previous day consisted of a nearly all-day rehearsal with the CSUS Symphonic Wind Ensemble. Already the excitement was building for what promised to be the opportunity of a lifetime. The weeks had passed quickly and our hard work was about to pay off. see story


Thursday, April 29, 2004, Room 3023, 12 Noon.

Michael Winter, Modernization and
Control in Scholarly Communication


Angela Guillermo (Library Procurement Assistant) and Jesse Stephenson exchanged wedding vows on Friday, April 16, 2004 at The Sterling Hotel in Downtown Sacramento, CA. Angela and Jesse will make their home in the Sacramento area. Angela will be changing her name to Stephenson.

Editor: Kathryn Blackmer Reyes
Assistant Editor: Laura Archbold

Floor to Floor is a monthly publication from the CSUS University Library. The newsletter fosters communications and promotes a community spirit within the Library.

Deadline submission for the next Floor to Floor, May 19, 2004, release May 24, 2004.

Award Recipients for 15, 20 and 30 Years of Service at CSUS

The following Library employees will be celebrating 15, 20 and 30 years of service at CSUS (as of December 31, 2003) at the annual Staff Awards Luncheon held in the University Union Ballroom on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

15 years Fred Batt, Library Administration
Tamara Frost Trujillo, Library Administration
Richard Cotenas, Bibliographic Control Department
Erika Keyser, Bibliographic Control Department
20 years Lynn O’Farrell, Reference Department
Ellen Young, Budget/Procurement
30 years Pairlee Berry, Library Information Systems
Inez Curtin, Bibliographic Control Department
Donna Gollihur, Acquisitions Department

Employees with 15 years of service will be recognized at the luncheon but their award pins will be presented at a separate recognition reception on Thursday, April 29, 2004, at 2 p.m. in the Library Conference Room. Employees with 20 and 30 years of service will receive recognition on stage at the Staff Awards Luncheon on April 27.


The following Library employees’ positions were reclassified during Fiscal Year 2003/2004:

Old Classification
New Classification
Angela Guillermo Administrative Support Assistant II Administrative Support Coordinator I
Ellen Young
Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Non Exempt Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt
Lillie Jones Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Non Exempt Administrative Analyst/Specialist-Exempt
Pamela Macas Library Assistant II Library Assistant III
Marianne Reynolds Library Assistant II Library Assistant III
B.J. Shaw Library Assistant II Lead Library Assistant IV
Melissa Trujillo Library Assistant III Library Assistant IV
Upcoming University Library Exhibits

April-September 30, 2004
Library Olympics Exhibit
1st floor: Cases and Walls - Olympics exhibit
3rd floor – Tsakopolous Room – Olympics exhibit (Ancient and Revival)
3rd floor walls - Off the Beaten Track: Sports in Traditional Societies. Exhibit presented by the CSUS Anthropology Museum.

May 3-August 31, 2004
Creative Collectives: Chicana Painters Working in Community
2nd floor – Mezzanine and Walls
Panel Discussion and Reception May 7th 4-6:30. Room 2022.

Contact Carol Gebel at for information.