New Electronic Resources Librarian and Acquisitions staff update

Photo of Irina Trapido

On July 20th, Irina Trapido began her new position as the Electronic Resources Librarian in the Acquisitions Department.

Irina has been working at SUL since 2003, first in the Engineering and Art Libraries, then in the Acquisitions Department as a Serials Access and Maintenance Specialist, and most recently as the Metadata Assistant for Slavic, Western European, and Hebrew resources in the MDU.  She has also been a member of the SearchWorks feedback team for many years.  Irina holds M.A. and B.A. degrees in Linguistics and Foreign Language Teaching from Moscow State Linguistic University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University.

In her new position, Irina will be responsible for supervising the Electronic Resources Unit, which establishes and maintains access to library online resources.  With her troubleshooting skills, experience dealing with vendors from around the world, and interest in online research patterns and behavior, she will be a great addition to the team.  We are thrilled that she is back in the Acquisitions Department!  Irina’s office is on the 4th floor of Lathrop Library and you can contact her at or

In addition to Irina, Acquisitions has had a number of other wonderful staff members join or move into new positions within our department in the past two years.  Take a look at our recently revised Org Chart for a visual of who does what and where, including:

Electronic Resources Unit:
Suzette Caneda, Efficiencies & Technology Librarian

Government Documents and Serials Receiving and Maintenance Units:
Blandine Clausing, Serials Receiving Specialist
Janet Sakai, International Government Documents Receiving and Maintenance Specialist
Victoria Sanchez, US Federal Government Documents Receiving and Maintenance Specialist

Ordering Unit:
Zeynep Bukuynol, Operations Manager

Kavous Barghi, Middle East Ordering and Receiving Specialist

Monograph Receiving Unit:
Mary Wilkinson, Operations Manager
Jean Chen, Monograph Receiving and Copy Cataloging Specialist
Naoko Sanda, Monograph Receiving Specialist
Loan Tran, Monograph Receiving Specialist

Payments Unit:
Katie Jochim, Operations Manager
Daisy Chang, Payments Specialist
Vicky Du, Payments Specialist

Acquisitions org chart

By Alexis Manheim