Friends of the Library
Author Lecture Series 2015-2016
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Midwest
Chris Enss is a New York Times best-selling author, screenwriter and comedienne, whose passion is telling the stories of ordinary men and women who shaped the history and mythology of the American West. Her book, Bedside Book of Bad Girls: Outlaw Women of the Midwest, reveals fascinating facts about the real women who outran the law and upended gender stereotypes--some of the most fascinating renegade women in American history.
STEVEN P. UNGER
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Before The Paparazzi: 50 Years of Extraordinary Photographs
Steven P. Unger is the co-author of the book, Before the Paparazzi: 50 Years of Extraordinary Pictures, which has been described as Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer Arty Pomerantz’s love letter to the art of press photography, during a time and world that no longer exist. Remarkable photography and interesting narrative showcase New York in the 1960s-1990s--years of growth, civil unrest, celebrity and the height of organized crime.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
22 Moon Poems and The October Variations
Poet Al Young served as California’s poet laureate from 2005 2008. He has taught at several colleges and universities, including Stanford and UC Santa Cruz. He is scholar and artist-at-large at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and he has been the recipient of NEA, Fulbright and Guggenheim Fellowships. The City of Berkeley declared February 5, 2013 as Al Young Day. He will discuss his two new volumes, 22 Moon Poems and The October Variations.
ROBERT A. EMMONS, PH.D.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thanks!: How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier
Robert A. Emmons, Ph.D., professor of psychology at UC Davis, is author of Thanks! How Practicing Gratitude Can Make You Happier. A leader in positive psychology, he has written or edited several books and is founding editor and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology. His research on gratitude and happiness has been featured in the New York Times, Time, U.S. News and World Report, NPR and PBS.
FREE! All lectures held at 3:00 p.m. in the University Library Gallery.
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New Library Dean, Amy Kautzman, will report to work on March 2nd.
New Dean, University Library
In concurrence with President Gonzalez, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Amy Kautzman as the new Dean of the University Library. She will begin March 2, 2015.
Ms. Kautzman currently serves as Associate University Librarian, Academic Services, University of California, Davis. She was selected through a national search with a strong pool of applicants. Prior to her current position, she was the Associate University Librarian, Humanities and Social Services and Acting Head of Access Services at UC Davis. Before she joined the UC Davis Library, she served as Department Head for Research, Reference, and Collections at the University Library at UC Berkeley. In her nearly 25 years of university library professional experience she also held senior librarian positions at Harvard College Library, Harvard University, Cambridge and at the University Library, Northeastern College, Boston.
Ms. Kautzman is a very strong and prolific scholar/librarian with numerous publications and conference presentations and has substantial experience leading and managing academic services in the library that supports research, teaching, learning, access and special collections services. Her strong national experience also includes leading reorganization of libraries that map libraries to campus strategic goals for student success. She earned her BA in Literature from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus, Minneapolis; her Master of Science in Library Science from Simmons College, Boston and an MA in Literature from Northeastern University, Boston.
We look forward to welcoming Ms. Kautzman as the new Library dean early in the Spring 2015 semester.
Meanwhile, please join me in thanking Dr. Janet Hecsh, Professor in the College of Education who has served as Administrator-in-Charge of the University Library during the search process for a new library dean. The University is immensely grateful to Dr. Hecsh for her very effective leadership and management of the Library during a period of transition.
Dr. Frederika “Fraka” Harmsen, Provost and Vice President, Academic Affairs
Special Grapes of Wrath Events October 21 -- 24
The Sacramento State University Library, in partnership with the Sacramento Theatre Company and the University Library Gallery, will host two events observing the 75th Anniversary of “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck. There will be an exhibit of photos by renowned Depression-era photographer Dorothea Lange, whose works include the iconic “Migrant Mother.” The exhibit runs four days only, October 21 – 24. There will also be a two-part screening of Ken Burns’ documentary The Dust Bowl on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Part one will be screened at 2 p.m. and part two at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Please see link for further information: http://www.csus.edu/sacstatenews/Articles/2014/10/DustBowlEvents10-14-14.html
May 29, 2014
In another change, Tabzeera Dosu has resigned as dean of the University Library and will return to the Library’s faculty. We will begin a nationwide search for a replacement this fall, with the goal of having a new dean start in January.
In the meantime, I have asked Janet Hecsh to serve as administrator in charge for the Library. Dr. Hecsh began at Sacramento State in 1999 as a faculty member in the College of Education.
Frederika “Fraka” Harmsen
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
On April 17th, the Friends held its twenty second Annual Meeting. We re-elected Bill Dorman as Vice President and Robin Aurelius, Wes Doak, and Charlotte Xanders as Board members. Maryellen Bush-Dabaghian and Lisa Woodard-Mink were elected to the Board for the first time. The terms for Bill and the Board members are from 2014 to 2016.
Anthony Barcellos discussed his recent novel, Land of Milk and Money, as part of the Friends 2013-2014 Author Lecture Series.
Dr. Barcellos was raised on his grandfather's dairy farm in Porterville, California. His grandfather was a first generation immigrant from the Azores.
The substance of Dr. Barcellos' presentation and his delivery were impressive. We extend our special thanks to him and his graduate student who assisted with the illustrative and enjoyable slides of the Barcellos family and farm.