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George I. Paganelis
University Library
California State University, Sacramento

2000 State University Drive
Sacramento, CA 95819-6039
(916) 278-4361 * FAX (916) 278-5917

Professional Experience:

  • Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, University Library, California State University, Sacramento, 2003-
    • Senior Assistant Librarian rank, 2003-2009; Associate Librarian, 2009-2014; Librarian 2014-
  • Librarian I, Santa Clara County Library, San José, CA, 2002-2003
  • Volunteer Librarian, Information Center, Green Library, Stanford University, 2002-2003


Continuing Education:


Book Chapters:


Reference Works:

  • Contributing Editor of ALA's Guide to Reference, 12th ed., 2008-2015. Entries included “National Bibliography--Greece,” “National Bibliography--Cyprus,” and interdisciplinary entries related to Hellenic studies.

Book Reviews:

  • (Forthcoming) Mēnas Al. Alexiadēs, Manolēs G. Varvounēs, comps., Asemnē Hellēnikē laographia: analytikē vivliographia [Unabashed Greek Folklore: an Analytical Bibliography]. (Athēna: Institouto tou Vivliou, A. Kardamitsa, 2013), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 19/20 (2013/2014).
  • Chrēstos Ph. Margaritēs, ed., Prosechōs: Me tis aphiseis kai ta schedia gia ton Kinēmatographo tou Giōrgou Vakirtzē; Apo tē Syllogē Starlets = Coming Shortly: With Posters and Paintings for the Cinema by George Vakirtzis; From the Starlets Collection. (Athēna: Ekdoseis Itanos, 2012), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 18 (2012), p. 97-99.
  • Evita Arapoglou, ed., Apo tis sylloges tou Hidrymatos A. G. Leventē = From the Collections of the A. G. Leventis Foundation. ([Athēna]: Ethnikē Pinakothēkē, Mouseio Alexandou Soutzou ; Hidryma A. G. Leventēs, 2012), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 18 (2012), p. 90-91.
  • Dēmosthenēs Koukounas, Natasa Koukouna, Viographikē enkyklopaideia tou neōterou Hellēnismou 1830-2010: archeia Hellēnikēs viographias [Biographical Encyclopedia of Modern Hellenism 1830-2010: Archives of Greek Biography]. (Athēna: Ekdoseis Metron, 2011), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 17 (2011), p. 177-179.
  • Marianna Kavroulakē, Hē Glōssa tēs geusēs: lexiko tēs historias tēs Hellēnikēs diatrophēs [The Language of Taste: Dictionary of the History of the Greek Diet]. (Athēna: Asprimera Publications, 2011), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 17 (2011), p. 176-177.
  • Giōrgos Geōrgelos, ed., 1os [Prōtos] katalogos Hellēnikōn ekdoseōn komiks: apo to 1939 eōs to 2010 [A First Catalog of Greek Comics Publications: from 1939 to 2010]. ([De Rijp, Netherlands]: Esperos Comics, 2011), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 17 (2011), p. 27-29.
  • Sophia Kalopissi-Verti et al., Polyglōsso eikonographēmeno lexiko horōn vyzantinēs architektonikēs kai glyptikēs = Multilingual Illustrated Dictionary of Byzantine Architecture and Sculpture Terminology. (Hērakleio: Panepistēmiakes Ekdoseis Krētēs, 2010), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 15/16 (2009/2010), p. 123-124.
  • Kikē Dēmopoulou, Olga Grēgoriadou, comps., Vivliographia Takē Sinopoulou 1934-2004 [Bibliography of Takēs Sinopoulos 1934-2004]. (Thessalonikē: University Studio Press, 2009), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 15/16 (2009/2010), p. 115-116.
  • Sophia Siamanidou et al., Hellēnogeōrgiano lexiko [Modern Greek-Georgian Dictionary]. (Tiphlida [T'bilisi]: Programma "Logos," 2009/2010), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 15/16 (2009/2010), p. 33-35.
  • Spyros A. Vretos, Phantasiographia: vivliographia ergōn anaphoras epistēmonikēs phantasias stēn Hellada 1971-2007 [Fantasy-Writing: Bibliography of Reference Works of Science Fiction in Greece 1971-2007]. (Athēna: Metamesonykties Ekdoseis, 2008), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 14 (2008), p. 101-103.
  • Loukia Droulia and Gioula Koutsopanagou, eds., Enkyklopaideia tou Hellēnikou typou 1784-1974: ephēmerides, periodika, dēmosiographoi, ekdotes [Encyclopedia of the Greek Press 1784-1974: Newspapers, Periodicals, Journalists, Publishers]. (Athēna: Institouto Neoellēnikōn Ereunōn / Ethniko Hidryma Ereunōn, 2008), Reference Reviews Europe Annual, v. 14 (2008), p. 61-63.

Oral Histories Recorded:

  • Maria Workman, 2 hrs. 43 mins., September 24, 2014
  • Zita Vlavianos Hosmer, 8 hrs. 26 mins., September 16-17, 2013

Papers Presented:

  • “History of Greeks in California Agriculture,” Research-In-Progress Talk, Immigration History Research Center and Archives, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • “History on the Edge: Institutional Roles and Individual Opportunities in Preserving Hellenic Diaspora Heritage in the West,” Keynote Address, Fall General Assembly, Hellenic American Professional Society of California, 2010
  • “But Prized Elsewhere: Local History, Collection Development, and the Study of Modern Hellenism,” International Relations Round Table International Paper Session, American Library Association Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., 2010
  • “Careers in Academic Librarianship for Biblical Scholars,” Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, 2007
  • “Index to Modern Greek Studies: A Vision and Approach,” Modern Greek Resources Project Meeting, Athens, Greece, 2006
  • Greek Americans in American Library History: A Survey of the Landscape, Library History Round Table, American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, 2006
  • The Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection and Hellenic Studies in the Western United States, ACRL WESS Classical, Medieval, and Renaissance Discussion Group, American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, 2006
  • “Creating an Index for Modern Greek Studies,” Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium, Chicago, 2005


Awards and Honors:

  • James and Sylvia Thayer Short-Term Research Fellowship, UCLA Library Special Collections, 2015
  • Marquis Who's Who in America 2015 (69th ed.)
  • Grant-In-Aid, Immigration History Research Center and Archives, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • Research and Creative Activity Mini-Grant, California State University, Sacramento, 2014
  • Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Scholarship, California Rare Book School, UCLA, 2014
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Scholarship, California Rare Book School, UCLA, 2013
  • Pedagogy Enhancement Award, California State University, Sacramento, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015
  • Tuition Scholarship, California Rare Book School, UCLA, 2012
  • Faculty Promotion Development Grant, California State University, Sacramento, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • UEI Faculty Grant, California State University, Sacramento, 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Faculty Travel Stipend, California State University, Sacramento, 2007
  • Probationary Faculty Development Grant, California State University, Sacramento, 2006
  • John Psarouthakis Paideia Foundation Scholarship, 1999
  • Francis Memorial Scholarship, Pancretan Association of America, Ikaros Chapter, 1997
  • Departmental Citation in History, University of California, Davis, 1997

Foreign Languages:

  • Reading knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek
  • Reading, writing, and conversational speaking ability in Modern Greek, French, and German

Computer Skills:

  • Expertise with EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale, FirstSearch, and other database platforms
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Microsoft Office, LibGuides, Ex Libris Primo/Alma ILS, Innovative Interfaces Millennium ILS, MARC, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop, and Classification Web
  • Working knowledge of WebCT, Camtasia, JavaScript, and SirsiDynix

Scholastic and Professional Memberships:

Service to the University Library, California State University, Sacramento:

  • Friends of the Library Board, 2015-
  • Chair, Library Faculty Committee, 2014-2015
  • Chair, Focused Inquiry #1 Committee, University Library Self-Study, 2014
  • Collection Development Committee, 2012-2014
  • Chair, Library Faculty Committee, 2012-2013
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Library Faculty Committee, 2011-12
  • Endowment Funds Subcommittee, 2010-
  • Chair, Library Faculty Committee, 2007-2008
  • Information Technology Planning and Coordinating Committee (ITPCC), 2006-2009
  • Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, Library Faculty Committee, 2006-2007
  • Humanities Librarian Search Committee, 2005-2006
  • Electronic Information Resources Oversight Group (EIROG), 2004-2008 (Chair, 2006-2008)
  • Web Advisory Committee, 2003-2005
  • Foreign Language Assistance Program, 2003-

Service to California State University, Sacramento:

  • Committee on Committees, 2015-
  • University Art Collections Committee, 2014-
  • Faculty Senate, 2014-
  • Faculty Reviewer, Provost's Research Incentive Fund, 2014
  • Co-chair, Professional Leave Committee, 2013-
  • Transportation Advisory Committee, 2012-
  • Judicial Review Board, 2011-
  • Livingston Annual Faculty Lecture Committee, 2008-
  • Visiting Scholars Subcommittee, 2008-11
  • Faculty Hearing Panel, 2007-2009
  • Student Complaint Hearing Panel, 2007-2009
  • Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Subcommittee, 2006-2009
  • Chair, Faculty Endowment for Student Scholarships Committee, 2005-11
  • Committee on Administrative Review, 2005-2007
  • Faculty Juror, Student Research Challenge, 2004-2007, 2012-2013
  • Faculty Reviewer, Research and Creative Activity Awards Program, 2004-2006
  • Faculty Reviewer, Pedagogy Enhancement Awards Program, 2004-2006
  • Hellenic Studies Advisory Committee, 2003-

Service to the Profession:

  • ACRL WESS Executive Committee, 2008-2010
  • Chair, ALA Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship Award Jury, 2008-2009
  • Chair, Modern Greek Studies Association Library Committee, 2007-2009
  • ALA Lippincott Award Jury, 2007-2008
  • ACRL WESS Publications Committee, 2007-2010
  • Forum for Classics, Libraries, and Scholarly Communication L’Année philologique (APh) Working Group, 2007-2008
  • Collaborative Project for Hellenic Resources Executive Committee, 2006-
  • ACRL WESS Recruitment to the Profession Committee, 2006-2010 (Chair, 2008-2010)
  • ACRL WESS Research and Planning Committee, 2005-2007
  • Chair, ALA Thomson Gale Financial Development Award Jury, 2005-2007

Community Service:

  • Alumni Judge, UC Davis Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium (IGPS), 2012
  • Volunteer, 8th Annual North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Sacramento, CA, 2012
  • Volunteer, Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails Bike Trek (ETBT), 2011, 2012
  • Participant, Cal Aggie Alumni Association “Centennial Aggie Diner: 100 Years, 100 Careers” Networking Program, 2008
  • Participant, Cal Aggie Alumni Association “Take an Aggie to Work” Job Shadowing Program, 2006-2007
  • Speaker, UC Davis Classics Program, “Classics Day,” 2006
  • Participant, Cal Aggie Alumni Association “Take an Aggie to Lunch” Career Networking Program, 2006-2008
  • Panelist, Cal Aggie Student Alumni Association, “What Do You Do with a Liberal Arts Major?” 2006
  • Participant, UC Davis Student Leadership Conference Luncheon, 2006
  • Panelist, UC Davis Classics Program, “Careers for Classicists,” 2005
  • Literacy Tutor, Sacramento Public Library Literacy Program, 2004-2006


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