Rachel Frame appointed to Serials/Binding LAII position
I am pleased to announce that Rachel Frame has been appointed to the Serials/Binding LAII position, effective June 1, 2005. For three-quarters of her time Rachel is responsible for materials being sent to the commercial bindery: periodicals, classed serials, and a few books needing rebinding, as well as in-house book repair. Her other 10 hours per week is spent working with Tamara on support for Collection Development. Rachel has worked with serials and periodicals in the CSUS Library for approximately 3 years: from May 2000 to January 2001 as a student assistant, and from February 2003 to May 2005 as hourly intermittent staff. She has also worked a number of years at the West Sacramento branch of the Yolo County Library. We are delighted to have her in a permanent position in the Serials Unit of Acquisitions. – Jennifer Ware, Acquisitions

Eugene Redmond back at CSUS for July
Eugene Redmond, the renown African American poet and former CSUS English professor will return to CSUS in July to do research on the University’s past “Third World Writers and Thinkers Symposium.” He will be given an office in the Library during his short stay. Please welcome him. – Rhonda Rios Kravitz, Access Services

China Scholars visit Library
The following guests from the Harbin Engineering University China visited the CSUS Library during the week of June 6, 2005: Dr. Wang Cong, Professor of Engineering and Director of the Library; Prof. Zongde Peng, Deputy Director, Development and Planning Division, Harbin Engineering University; and Mr. Yuejun Tao, Chief Engineer, Development & Planning Department, Harbin Engineering University.

Dr. Cong was given the task to build a new 30,000+ square meter library that can be used for the next 50 years for the Harbin Engineering University under the Chinese national 211 higher education project. Funding will not be an issue. During their visit to the U.S. the team will be learning about academic libraries and studying library space, collections, services and technology.

The visitors made a comment about our electricity usage during their tour of our library; they noted the fact that we had lights on during the day when it was bright and sunny outside. – Joe Zhou, Reference

Peggy Cabrera joins CSU Library Faculty
Peggy Cabrera has accepted a Reference Librarian position at San José State University at the King Library starting August 2, 2005. Peggy worked in BCD before heading off to library school in 2002 at the University of Arizona. Last year she completed her MLIS and has been working as a temporary Librarian in Special Collections at the University of Arizona. She still does not know what areas she will be collecting in, but with her experience in both academic and public libraries, she is a perfect fit for SJSU's reference desk. – Ed.