New University Library initiatives explore emerging research technologies and new programs to cut textbook costs for Berkeley students. Find out what the newly renovated fourth and fifth floors of Moffitt have to offer and learn about the library’s role in digital literacy, makerspaces, student technology services, and open educational resources!
Jean Ferguson connects with students and programs at UC Berkeley to advise on new library spaces and services. Prior to joining Cal in 2015, she spent 10 years at the Duke University Libraries as head of research service, helping to create The Edge, a center for data, digital humanities, and digital scholarship. Ferguson has an M.S. in library science from the University of North Carolina, an M.S. in information science from Ball State University, and a B.A. from Augustana College.
Cody Hennesy leads the UC Berkeley Library’s digital literacy initiative, wherein he focuses on the intersection of emerging technologies, scholarly research methods, and student learning. Prior to his five years at Cal, he worked as the systems and services librarian at California College of the Arts in Oakland. He has an M.L.I.S. from San Jose State University.
Rachel Samberg is responsible for copyright and other IP and licensing rights education for Berkeley scholars, and advises about scholarly publishing options, open access publishing, and research impact. She is also a national presenter for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ workshop series “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” She has a B.S. from Tufts University, a J.D. from Duke University School of Law, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Washington.