of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, University of
California, Los Angeles, 2007.
- Bachelor of Arts,
Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998.
- Graduate Opportunity
- The National Dean’s List
- Dean’s Honor List
- ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA State Honor
of California (UCLA’s Young Research Library) Los
Freelance Temporary Research
Assistant Summer to Fall 2010
- Archival research assistant regarding music composer
Ross Gorman for private sponsor.
Los Angeles County Arboretum Library
Librarian 2010 to Present
- Aiding the public with reference; circulation;
co-administrator of the Arboretum’s Facebook page (“Library Scoop”);
marketing of the library on Facebook and the official website of the L.A.
County Arboretum and Botanic Garden’s library section, descriptive and
subject cataloging for the library’s OPAC.
Park Branch Library Glendale,
Development Librarian 2009 to Present
- Created tip sheets for patrons to facilitate using the
library’s database; successfully aiding my manager by using my research
skills to retrieve obscure titles and subjects; helping in weeding out the
library’s collection, selecting Spanish-language books for possible
purchase by the library.
Central Library (Special Collections) Glendale,
Volunteer Archival Assistant 2009 to 2010
- Reduced work load for the archivist by recording
archival collection information to acknowledge the Glendale Historical
University of California (UCLA’s University Archives) Los Angeles, CA
Temporary Research Assistant 2009 to
Utilized my detailed skills
to research the University Archives in the Chancellor’s files as well as U.S.
government publications on Physicist Albert S. Cahn.
UCLA’s Louise M. Darling Biomedical
Reference Desk Assistant 2005
- Taught users to become
self-sufficient by interviewing and instructing/assisting them with the
UCLA Library Catalog, all California Digital Library-licensed databases,
Internet resources, and basic resources in print form.
Central Public Library (Children’s
- Helped the library with
record keeping; alphabetized book reviews; categorized books and book
reviews using Dewey Decimal Classification System; shelved books; filed
Channel Island Lab/UCLA Los
Assistant Volunteer Summer
1996 & 1997
- Cataloging of archaeological
remains of specific cultural items created by the Chumash Indians into
categories for preservation.
Glendale Community College Glendale,
English Tutor 1994-1995
- Guided students to relevant
writing manuals and proofread and edited papers and taught writing skills
to GCC students.
Affiliations and Services
- American Library Association,
2005 to 2011
Association of College and
Research Libraries, 2005 to 2010.
Science and Technology,
2008 to 2010.
Anthropology and Sociology
(ANSS), 2005 to 2010.
Program Planning Committee, 2006 to 2008.
Publications Committee, 2008 to 2010.
Library Research Round
Table, 2008 to 2010.
Round Table, 2008 to 2010.
- Middle East Librarians
Association, 2007 to Present.
- Armenian Librarians and
Libraries Information, Library Executive Board, 2007 to Present.
- “E-Government in the Islamic
Republic of Iran: Reaching Out to the World?”,
Co-authored with Dr. John V. Richardson, Jr., IFLA Journal, v. 34, no. 1 (2008 March).
“Electronic Government: Iran
Reaching Out to the World”, Web cast at UCLA with the class “ICT on Mind
Tools” in the Library and Information Studies Department at the University
of Tehran, Iran, 19 December 2006.
Book Review of Behind the
Veil: An American Woman’s Memoir of the 1979 Iran Hostage Crisis,
Journal of Middle Eastern Librarianship,
no. 80 (2007).
- Book Review of The Poems
of Hafez, Journal of Middle
Eastern Librarianship, no. 82 (2009).
- Book Review of Muslims in
Western Politics, Journal of
Middle Eastern Librarianship, no. 83 (2010).
- Book Review of Immortal: A
Military History of Iran and Its Armed Forces, Journal of Middle Eastern Librarianship, (In Press).
- “Armenian Libraries in Iran:
will they ever be able to move forward?he Twenty First Century: An International Perspective,
forthcoming Summer 2011.