2012 News

Marci Hoffman Chosen for 2012 Distinguished Librarian Award

Marci Hoffman, Associate Director of the Berkeley Law Library and a Lecturer in Residence, has been chosen as one of the two recipients for the 2012 Distinguished Librarian Award. This award is given every two years by the Librarians’ Association of UC Berkeley to librarians whose careers demonstrate a consistent embodiment of the highest standards of librarianship and whose work enhances the quality of the campus’ intellectual community. She was honored at a reception on November 28 attended by Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau and University Librarian Tom Leonard.

In announcing her award, the selection committee, composed of librarians and faculty from across campus, said: "Marci Hoffman’s brilliant career as the Associate Director of the Law Library, International, Foreign and Comparative Law Librarian, and a Lecturer in Residence at Berkeley Law is acknowledged by her colleagues and legal scholars on the UC Berkeley campus and nationwide. As a colleague noted, 'Painting a complete picture of Marci’s accomplishments is no easy task.' It was observed, 'In addition to her storied mastery of the printed and historical literature of international law, Marci brings to her teaching, advising on research and consultations with faculty research projects an invaluable mastery of digital trends….' She has pushed law librarianship to a rare level; at UC Berkeley, in the UC system, nationally and internationally. She is an excellent researcher, teacher and scholar. It wasn’t enough to teach the course on law research; she co-wrote the textbook, International Law in a Nutshell."