By Dan Kiely and Florence Espiritu, Diablo Valley College
Andy Kivel, long-time Information Technology Librarian, is retiring. Andy Kivel began his DVC career in January 1997. He served as Department Chair, Coordinator of the library technology career education program, and four years as Interim Library Director. Actively involved in college-wide work, he served on the Curriculum, Workforce Development, Technology and Student Learning Outcomes committees. Beyond DVC he was a member of the former ASCCC Counseling and Library Issues Committee, the Chancellor's Office Library and Learning Resources Committee, and the SF/East Bay representative on the CCL Board. Accomplishments included successfully spearheading a local information competency graduation requirement and partnering with the Oakland Unified School District to train library support staff. Immediate retirement plans include more recreational reading, hiking and travel.
At the same time, Diablo Valley College is happy to announce the hiring of Emily Moss as our new Instruction librarian. Emily graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in literature and earned her MLIS at San Jose State University in May 2018. During the final semester of her graduate program, Emily interned Cal State LA’s library where she taught course-integrated information literacy and collaborated on the campus’s OER initiative to pilot a free e-textbook program for students. Prior to completing her MLIS, Emily worked for ten years in the independent film industry as an executive in foreign sales and distribution. She discovered her passion for information literacy instruction while in library school and looks forward to bringing that enthusiasm to her new role as a full-time instruction librarian at DVC.