Imad Abuelgasim

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Cataloger
Berkeley
When did you start in your current position?:
Nov 14, 2005
Years in LAUC: 
10

How did you become interested in librarianship?

When I was a kid, I used and enjoyed libraries. When I went to college I decided to study library science. I did my first degree in Librarianship and MLIS as well. Librarian job helps me to be well organized person, passionate about helping others find the information resources they need.

Describe the first time you worked in a library.

I was very exited and happy.

What is your current or recent role in LAUC, either locally or systemwide?: 

I served at LAUC-B in the following committees:
1- Research committee
2- Co-chair Professional development committee
3- Co-chair Committee on Diversity

U.C.B Library Committees:
1- Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Program Committee
2- Library Exhibits Committee 

What do you like best about being a UC librarian?

Warm and healthy working environment.
Diversity.
Continuing professional development. 

Describe a recent or current project on which you are working.

I am involved in (Endangered Libraries and Archives Committee) at MELA. We are working hard to find a way to preserve these libraries and archive in the Middle East and North Africa, specifically in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Mali.

Describe your recent professional work outside of work, such as association work, writing, research, or anything else.

I am about to finalize a paper about Library and Information Services (LIS) in Sudan.

What would you like the next big thing in libraries to be?

Open access.

Complete this statement: "One surprising fact about me is...”

Freedom and human rights' advocate.

Can you recommend a book or movie or tell us your favorite book or movie and why?

Many.