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Orchid Mazurkiewicz Appointed Director of HAPI

Orchid Mazurkiewicz Appointed Director of HAPI

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Orchid Mazurkiewicz as Director of the Latin American Center's Hispanic American Periodicals Index (HAPI) starting January 1, 2006.

Orchid received her BA in History and Latin American/Caribbean Studies from York University, and both an MA in Latin American History and a Master of Library Science from the University of Toronto. She has been involved with HAPI editorial activities since 1999, served as a volunteer indexer for three years before that, and joined the staff as Associate Editor in 2001.

Before coming to UCLA, she served as Latin American Reference Librarian at Arizona State University. Her educational background in Latin American Studies and Library Science and her experience both at HAPI and in several Latin American and library-related organizations, particularly the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) and the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), make her uniquely qualified for the position. She has also been very active in LAUC-LA, serving as Secretary and as chair of the Research and Professional Development Committee.

Orchid will be replacing Barbara Valk, whose leadership built HAPI into the important reference source that it is today and who will be retiring at the end of this year. Please join us in offering Orchid congratulations on the new appointment and Barbara thanks for a job well done.

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