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Staff News — May 13, 2013


Angela Horne appointed new head of Anderson School Library

Angela HorneAngela Horne has been appointed head of the Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Management Library at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Horne came to UCLA from the Catherwood, Hotel, and Management Libraries at Cornell University, where as associate director, she led instruction, research, outreach and collection development services for three schools. From 2007-2011, she was director of the Johnson Graduate School of Management Library at Cornell, which she joined in 1999.
Horne has a B.A. in English and Russian and an M.L.I.S. degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She also has an M.B.A. from Cornell and a second M.B.A. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

David Hirsch named UCLA Librarian of the Year

David HirschDavid Hirsch, a librarian in UCLA’s Charles E. Young Research Library Collections, Research and Instructional Services, has been chosen as the 2013 Librarian of the Year by the Librarians Association of UCLA. The award recognizes excellence in librarianship over the last 12-18 months, particularly as it furthers the teaching and research mission of UCLA and meets the intellectual, informational, and cultural needs of the university community.
Hirsch was recognized for his continual efforts to enhance the Library’s Middle East collections, helping to make the UCLA library the premier west coast destination for Middle East scholars and researchers. He also worked on three exhibits on Afghan history, Armenian printing history and Islamic superhero comic books, which included a library-sponsored event and film screening). During the last year, David provided invaluable assistance in finding a permanent home for the Tahrir Documents Archive in UCLA Library Special Collections. He was also commended for his unrelenting efforts to enhance collections, share research and partner with libraries in the Middle East, as exemplified by his recent travels to Iraq to attend a workshop at the University of Basra, as well as his contributions to the development of Iraq’s libraries. Read more about Hirsch's work in this UCLA Today story.

Gail Abarbanel receives award from L.A. County Sheriff's Department

Gayle AbarbanelGail Abarbanel, founder and director of the Rape Treatment Center at UCLA Medical Center, received a 2013 Ellen McCormick Award from L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca and the Special Victims Bureau of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department. The award recognizes those individuals who have made a difference in the life of a child. It is named for a 9-year-old child who was the victim of abuse in 1874 in New York. That crime led to founding of the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, believed to be the first child protective agency in the world.
The Rape Treatment Center has provided support for more than 35,000 children and adults who have been the victims of sexual assault since its founding in 1974. In 1988, Arbabanel founded Stuart House to serve sexually abused children and their families. She has also improved the treatment of rape victims nationwide by educating police, prosecutors, judges and medical personnel, publishing articles on rape treatment and producing educational films. She also initiated landmark legislation to remove discriminatory victim resistance requirements from California rape laws.  

Julia Glassman publishes debut novel

Julia GlassmanJulia Glassman, an assistant librarian in the College Library, has published a debut novel, "Other Life Forms" (Dinah Press). Lampooning both the conservatism of Orange County and the privileged youths who rebel against it, the novel is described as "a hilarious and deeply moving account of a late bloomer’s search for identity, a quirky meditation on what it means to be an artist and a woman when neither mode of being seems sustainable."
Glassman has a M.S. in Library and Information Science from UCLA’s he Graduate School of Library & Information Science. She also earned an M.F. A from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Her fiction and articles have previously appeared in make/shift magazine, The Missouri Review and other publications.
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