The University of San Francisco: Gleeson Library
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Deborah Benrubi

Librarian, Technical Services (Acquisitions & Cataloging)

Contact:
Office: Gleeson 125
Phone: (415) 422-5672
email: benrubi@usfca.edu

Primary Liaison Areas:
Architecture and Community Design, International Studies, Media Studies

Secondary Liaison Areas:
Jewish Studies and Social Justice, SOE International and Multicultural Education

About Me:
I was born in San Francisco and lived up and down both coasts of the U.S. as a child. I went to high school at Taipei American School (Taiwan), have a BA in Culture, Ecology, and Sustainable Community from New College of California and an MS in Library and Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Past Lives:
I've worked in all kinds of libraries in Southern and Northern California, and in between have been a recycler, a photographer, a bindery worker, a paralegal, and a planning and environmental law analyst.

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center:
I've worked here since 1998, when I started out in Periodicals and moved to Technical Services as a Library Assistant. In my current position, which I've held since 2003, besides my liaison areas I'm responsible for collection development, acquisition and cataloging of the library's non-book collections (videos, maps, etc.) as well as overseeing government documents and gifts collections processing.

Professional Interests:
Liaison areas, media librarianship, government information, international students and libraries, non-book cataloging, and outreach.