Faculty In Review

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

( Language Center)

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Dinorah Olivia Alvarez-Bianchi

Language Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Leslie A Pahl

Language Center

B.A.(Political Science and German), M.A. and Ph.D. (German literature specializing in the Weimar period): University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Pahl has taught German at CCSF from 1991-2003 and 2013-2014. In 2001 she began non-instructional work in the Language Center, where she provides student services, assisting students and instructors in using language-learning technology and various multi-media resources.

Blogs? Yes! Ms. Pahl keeps a nifty blog updated for the German Language Program (http://ccsfdeutschnaklar.blogspot.com/), where she posts items and news of interest to those students learning German at CCSF.

Since German is perceived as a "difficult to learn" language (what with 4 declension cases, primary and secondary adjective endings, and, um Himmels willen!, 10-syllable compound words), Ms. Pahl has evolved her teaching philosophy to include some salesmanship, much encouragement ("If can learn German, you can too!") and a class-by-class refutation of T.L. Peacock's quote that "Life is too short to learn German." In the Language Center, Ms. Pahl is able to extend her encouragement and support to a wider group of students in their quest to learn any one (or more!) of the credit languages taught at CCSF.

Ms. Pahl served as committee chair of the International Education Advisory Committee from 2005-2009.

When she is not working in the Language Center, Ms. Pahl keeps up with political events and commentary (she is the proud owner of a Political Junkie t-shirt and button) and plans at least one new meal per week taken from her extensive cookbook and recipe collection.


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Nancy Pennekamp

Language Center

B.A. UC Davis, French and Italian. M.A. Humboldt State University, Education/TESOL emphasis. B.T.S. (B. of Theological Studies) Episcopal School for Deacons. Ordained Deacon, Episcopal Church.

Prof. Pennekamp has been teaching at CCSF since 2001. Prior to that she worked at College of the Redwoods for many years teaching French and ESL, and as Assessment Coordinator.


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Qing Wang

Language Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Christina Yee

Language Center

B.A., National Taiwan Normal University; M.A., San Francisco State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Alan K S Young

Language Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


( Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center)

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Michele M Alaniz

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

MLIS San Jose State University
BA History of Art, University of California, Berkeley

Prof. Alaniz has been teaching at CCSF since 2011


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Martha Elizabeth Arroyo-Neves

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Charlotte A Bagby

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Joao Conde Barretto

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., M.A., California State University, Hayward; M.L.I.S., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Marie Varelas Bojnowski

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

MLIS, San Jose State University
BA, Liberal Studies, San Francisco State University

Prof. Bojnowski has been teaching at CCSF since 2014


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Lori L. Brown

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

BS, Florida State University
MLIS, Florida State University
MBA.,Tampa College.

Professor Brown has been teaching at CCSF since 1998.

Professor Brown is a member of the Academic Senate, Mentor Program, Concert and Lecture, and AFT2121. She is also a Student Association Advisor.


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Korey G Brunetti

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

M.L.I.S., San Jose State University
B.A., Bradford College

Prof. Brunetti has been teaching at CCSF since 2013

I've been teaching information skills courses since 2006 (previously at CSU, East Bay) and follow an activities-based approach to learning. Students in my courses will read, write, perform group and solo activities, and reflect on their work. It's my goal to help students personally connect with the "why" questions that drive the research process, in order to make the process more meaningful, and ultimately prepare them to succeed at four year institutions or on the job.

I'm a member of the Teaching and Learning with Technology Roundtable. I love experimenting with technology in the classroom as a means to boost student engagement and help students manage resources.

Hofer, A. R. & Townsend, L. & Brunetti, K.(2012). Troublesome Concepts and Information Literacy: Investigating Threshold Concepts for IL Instruction. portal: Libraries and the Academy 12(4), 387-405. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Brunetti, K., Hofer, A.R. & Townsend, L. (2010, October). Expert opinions: Investigating threshold concepts for information literacy instruction. Presentation at the Library Research Seminar V at the University of Marylandís College of Information Studies, College Park, MD.

Townsend, L., Hofer A.R. & Brunetti, K. (2011). Threshold concepts and information literacy. portal: Libraries and the Academy. 11(3), 853-869.

Archives volunteer at the GLBT Historical Society: http://www.glbthistory.org/


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Yuk Chun Chan

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Katherine M. Connell

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Mabel Idalia Cordero Alvarado

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Anthony Joseph Costa

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

MLIS San Josť State University
BA University of California Berkeley





I have been a librarian at CCSF since 2004 and an instructor in the Library Information Technology Department since 2007.

I aim to teach students the skills necessary to ascertain the validity and reliability of the information they are overwhelmed with on a daily basis. The truth shall make you free, but only when you can separate it from the chaff.

Past President of Information Technology Section of the California Library Association.


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Alan P D'Souza

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., San Francisco State University
M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

Biography is unavailable at this time.

Professor D'Souza is dedicated to public service, assisting students in all capacities.


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Mark M Fan

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., M.L.S., University of Texas, Austin

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Mauro R Garcia

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Kimberly M Ginther-Webster

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Nina M Hagiwara

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Dayna Karol Holz

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Manly Horowitz

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., M.A., University of California, Berkeley; M.L.S., San Jose State University;

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Sascha Hutchings

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

MLIS, San Jose State University
BA, University of California at Berkeley
AA, Santa Rosa Junior College





Prof. Hutchings has been teaching at CCSF since 2009


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Yi Liang

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Suzanne J Lo

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., M.A., University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Lo has taught at CCSF for the past two years.

She is committed to "make a difference" in the student's academic success similar to the "little boy" in the "Starfish Story".

Ms. Lo is on the Scholarship Committee and CalWorks Committee Asian Coalition. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), California Library Association (CLA), College & Academic Research Libraries (CARL), Chinese American Librarian Association(CALA).

Ms. Lo has been a contributor to the following: Miller-Lachmann, Lyn, "Our Family, Our Friends, Our World", New Providence, NJ: Bowker, 1992; Hayden, Carla, "Venture into Cultures", Chicago: American Library Association, 1992; Miller-Lachmann, Lyn, "Global Voices, Global Visions", New Providence, NJ: Bowker, 1995; Keller, Shelly, "Harmony In Diversity: Recommendations For Effective Library Service to Asian Language Speakers", Sacramento: California State Library, 1998. She is cited in "Who's Who Among Asian Americans" , 1994/95, Detroit: Gale Research, Inc., 1994.

Ms. Lo is a former dancer with San Francisco Folk Dance Association. She also enjoys fine dining, wine-tasting, folk art & handicrafts, and playing tennis.


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Sirous Monajami

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Paul Valery, Montpellier, France; M.L.I.S., University of California, Berkeley

Mr. Monajami states: "Community colleges serve as an educational stepping-stone for life transformations. I am proud to contribute to the success of our students by strengthening our library resources and helping to make them accessible."

He is a member of the American Library Association, North American Serials Interest Group, and Middle East Librarians Association. He has written the following theses: "Italian Cinema and the Work of Marco Bellochio" and "Iranian Cinema".

In his leisure time, Mr. Monajami enjoys film, languages, travel, reading, tennis.


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Carolanne Anita Moss

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B. A. Sociology, San Francisco State University
M.A. Educational Technology, San Francisco State University

Prof. Belle-Thomas Moss has been teaching full time at CCSF since 1977

Serve on Guardian Scholars Advisory Committee,

Currently Publications Editor, Western Region Council on Black American Affairs, Co- Vice President of Public Relations, National Council on Black American Affairs, member of local chapter of the Council on Black American Affairs,

Travel, theater and exploring cultural museums and music ethnology


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Andrea E. Niosi

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington; M.L.I.S., University of California, Los Angeles

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Wendy L Owens

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Karen Saginor

Chair, Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville; M.L.I.S., University of California, Berkeley

Ms. Saginor has been a librarian at CCSF since 1991. From 1995 to 2005 she also taught in the Library and Information Technology program. She is proud to be numbered among the lesbian faculty of CCSF.

She believes CCSF has the best students in the world. "They are very motivated and bring so many different life experiences into our academic culture."

Ms. Saginor is honored to have been elected President of the Academic Senate and serves on many committees. After her term on the Academic Senate Executive Council is over, she will, like all faculty, continue to be a member of the Academic Senate.


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John J Smalley

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lani P Smith

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Chadwick D Stephenson

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., SUNY-Fredonia, M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

Chad Stephenson has been teaching at CCSF since 2005

Former president of BAISL (Bay Area Independent School Libraries), Chad has been published in Teacher Librarian magazine.


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Janet Tom

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Alexander M Valentine

Chair, Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

A.B., Morehouse College; M.L.S., Atlanta University

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Lisa M Velarde

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Master's in Library & Information Science, San Josť State University
Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology, UCLA

Prof. Velarde has been teaching at CCSF since 2014. She has worked as a librarian at the library reference desk since summer 2013.

Information competency skills are critical for success in academics, in the workplace, and in lifelong learning. Classes such as LIS 10 are a great way to learn and improve these skills.

As a student, Prof. Velarde was a researcher and author of the CCSF Map & Guide to Public Art on the Ocean Campus. She has served as an EOPS Peer Tutor, a Research Intern in the Diego Rivera Archives, and a Docent at the Diego Rivera Mural.


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Helen L Wiley

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

B.A., M.A., San Francisco State University; M.L.S., University of California, Berkeley

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Maggie F Frankel

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Michele M Mckenzie

Louise & Claude Rosenberg, Jr. Library & Learning Resource Center

Biography is unavailable at this time.


( Library Information Technology)

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Jerry Dear

Library Information Technology

B.A., San Francisco State University; M.F.A., University of San Francisco; M.L.I.S., San Jose State University

Mr. Dear has been teaching at CCSF since 2007.


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Vivian N Kobayashi

Library Information Technology

B.A., M.L.S., University of Hawaii

Biography is unavailable at this time.


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Mary M Tahir

Library Information Technology

Biography is unavailable at this time.



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