Susan Birkenseer, Reference and Instruction Librarian

Contact

Phone: 
925.631.4255
Mail: 
P. O. Box 4290, Moraga, CA 94575-4290
Office: 
2nd floor, Library, room 217
Contact Hours: 
Thursday: 3:00 pm-6:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Subject Specializations

Global and Regional Studies

History

Justice, Community, and Leadership (JCL)

Politics

Women's and Gender Studies

Education:

  • M.L.I.S. San Jose State University, 1996
  • B.A. English, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1981
    (with Honors)

Professional Experience:

  • Reference and Instruction Librarian - Saint Mary's College of California (1997 - Present)
  • Reference and Instruction Librarian - Green Library, Stanford University (1996 - 1997)
  • Intern - Green Library, Stanford University (1995 - 1995)
  • Intern - Chabot College Library (1995 - 1995)

Publications:

Birkenseer, Susan. "The American Civil War: A collection of free online primary sources" College & Research Libraries News [Online], Volume 76 Number 5 (1 May 2015). DOI: https://doi.org/10.5860/crln.76.5.9314

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • Pinterest.  Birkenseer, Susan and Vital, Sarah. Presentation at Library Connection, ITT Tech, Concord. (June, 2012)
  • Bibliographic Assessment of Composition Research Papers. Birkenseer, Susan, Radcliff, Sharon, Brown-Salazar, Margaret, Wobbe, Linda and Lemberg, Brother Richard (poster)
    California Library Association
    (November 2006)

Professional Organizations:

  • American Library Association
    (2010 - Present)
  • RUSA (Reference and User Services Association)
    (2014 - Present)
  • California Library Association
    (1997 - 2010)
  • California Academic and Research Librarians (CARL)
    (1997 - 2017)
    Liaison for Saint Mary's College, 1998 to 2015

Staff Council:

  • Compensation and Benefits Committee Member
    (June 2004 - June 2007)
    Served on the Compensation and Benefits Committee for two years, and one additional year for the Staff Council to promote the use of the Emeriti Health Benefits for the SMC community.