As the Assistant Rare Books Librarian, I manage the operations of the Rare Books program, including the processing and organization of acquisitions, gifts, transfers, and assisting with metadata and the conservation workflows of Rare Books, serving as the collections manager for the Division. The Assistant Rare Books Librarian is an integral member of the department of Special Collections, working closely with the Rare Books Curator, the Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, and the Special Collections Division heads to understand storage, processing, conservation, public access, and other workflow needs for the rare books and serials collections.
- MA Library & Information Science, San Jose State University
- BA in Spanish & Portuguese Literatures, San Jose State University
More about me
I am a letterpress printer and an active member of the Moxon Chappel, which is one of the few remaining traditional printers' clubs in the US who create printed ephemera currently being archived at the California Historical Society, The Huntington Library, The Book Club of California, the San Francisco Public Library, and a few universities, including Stanford University, UC Berkeley, and UC Los Angeles.
Through volunteerism, I am able to collaborate in several projects around the Bay Area benefitting various communities in the Peninsula — including my own— where I have been a councilman for the North Fair Oaks Council since 2015 representing the community and advocating to improve residents quality of life. I am also the founder and President of the North Fair Oaks Community Alliance, currently doing work on the environment and climate change readiness projects in collaboration with the Stanford Future Bay Initiative, the County of San Mateo, and a few nonprofit organizations.
Among other things, 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 have participated with and assisted San Francisco’s oldest bilingual newspaper, El Tecolote, with archival and digitization consultation and writing a few articles. And I am a member of a traditional Mexican music coalition with members from all over the Bay Area that support activism and communities through cultural events.