As a Curatorial Assistant I provide support for planning, development and management of various Humanities and Area Studies collections, including the Latin American/Iberian & Chicano collections, French & Italian, Germanic & Medieval, American & British, as well as the Judaica & Hebraica collections. My work includes assisting the curators in various aspects of acquisitions and processing primary and secondary library resources, as well as supporting the services offered by the curators to Stanford faculty, students, staff and visitors. I also provide general technology support to the entire Humanities & Area Studies group as Expert Partnerl, as well as technical support, website design and maintenance.
As Special Collections Specialist, I staff the reference desk at the Special Collection's Field Reading Room, and I also provide support with technology-related needs to the reading room staff as well as to the librarians and library affiliates teaching classes at the Barchas Room in Special Collections. My role as a a reference desk specialist is to work collaboratively with library staff to provide advanced use of library resources, tools and specialized bibliographic assistance to faculty, students, staff and visitors. And finally, I also help staff Green Library's Information Center Reference Desk some weekday afternoons.
- MA Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
- BA in Spanish & Portuguese Literatures, San Jose State University
More about me
Through volunteerism, I am able to collaborate in several projects around the Bay Area benefitting various communities, including my own North Fair Oaks, where I have been the Chairman of the Community Counci for the last four years, representind the community and procuring resources to improve residents’ quality of life. This includes a climate change and readiness project in collaboration with Stanford Environmental Science & Engineering's Future Bay Initiative and the San Mateo County Office of Sustainability, along with a few nonprofit organizations.
I am also a founding participant of the Stanford-Puente-Pescadero project with the Stanford School of Education providing interpretation teams for immigrants during parent-teacher conferences in the rural town of Pescadero, California.
I also do relief and letterpress printing and belong to one of the few remaining traditional printers' clubs left in the US, with printed ephemera being archived at the California Historical Society, The Huntington Library, The Book Club of California, and a few universities, including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles and the San Francisco Public Library.
And among other things, I have also participated with and assisted San Francisco’s oldest bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote, with archival and digitization consultation and writing a few articles; finally, I am also a member of a traditional Mexican music coalition with members from all over the Bay Area that support activism and community support through cultural events.