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Nancy Beygijanian, MLIS

E-mail: Nbygj@aol.com


  • Master of Library and Information Science, Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2007.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998.

Fellowships and Honors

  • Graduate Opportunity Fellowship
  • The National Dean’s List
  • Dean’s Honor List
  • ALPHA GAMMA SIGMA State Honor Society

Library Experience

 University of California (UCLA’s Young Research Library)         Los Angeles, CA

Freelance Temporary Research Assistant                                           Summer to Fall 2010

  • Archival research assistant regarding music composer Ross Gorman for private sponsor.

The Los Angeles County Arboretum Library                                            Arcadia, CA

Volunteer Reference 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.

 Pacific Park Branch Library                                                             Glendale, CA

Volunteer Collection 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.

Glendale Central Library (Special Collections)                              Glendale, CA

Volunteer Archival Assistant                                                       2009 to 2010

  • Reduced work load for the archivist by recording archival collection information to acknowledge the Glendale Historical Society.

University of California (UCLA’s University Archives)                   Los Angeles, CA

Freelance Temporary Research Assistant                                      2009 to 2010

·        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 Library                               Los Angeles, CA

Reference Desk Assistant                                                                         2005 to 2007

  • 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 Section)                                               Glendale, CA

Volunteer Library Assistant                                                         2001 to 2005

  • Helped the library with record keeping; alphabetized book reviews; categorized books and book reviews using Dewey Decimal Classification System; shelved books; filed documents; copying.

Other Relevant Experience

 Channel Island Lab/UCLA                                                                Los Angeles, CA

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, CA

English Tutor                                                                                    1994-1995

  • Guided students to relevant writing manuals and proofread and edited papers and taught writing skills to GCC students.

Professional 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.

·         Anthropology/Sociology Program Planning Committee, 2006 to 2008.

·         Anthropology/Sociology Publications Committee, 2008 to 2010.

  • Web editor for ANSS’s Web site (2009-2010).

·        Library Research Round Table, 2008 to 2010.

  • Co-Administrator for ANSS’s Facebook Fan page (2010).

·        Social Responsibilities Round Table, 2008 to 2010.

  • Middle East Librarians Association, 2007 to Present.
  • Armenian Librarians and Libraries Information, Library Executive Board, 2007 to Present.

Publications and Presentations

  • “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.


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