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Doris Helfer's Work, Education and Awards

Professional Work History

California State University,  Northridge.   Oviatt Library.
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330-8328

  • 2018-          - FCS and Social Sciences Librarian
  • 2017-2018  - Engineering, Computer Science, FCS, and Social Sciences Librarian
  • 2013-2017  - Chair, Collection Access and Management Services and Engineering, FCS and Social  Sciences Librarian
  • 2011-2013  - Sciences and Social Sciences Librarian
  • 1999-2011  - Chair, Technical Services and Science Librarian
  • 1996-1999 - Sciences Librarian

AT&T Global Information Solutions
100 N. Sepulveda Blvd., El Segundo, CA 90245

1992-1996 - Founding Library Director

RAND Corporation.
1776 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90407-2138

1980-1992 - Head,Technical Services and Special Projects,
1979-1980 - Head, Cataloging Department,
1978-1979 - Catalog Librarian

University of Southern California, Law Center Library.
University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90071

1975-1978 - Head, Cataloging Department.


M.S.L. 1975 Western Michigan University.
Kalamazoo, Michigan

B.A. 1974 California State University, Northridge.
Northridge, California.
Major: Political Science

Continuing Education Courses include: Developing a Quality Presence on the Web;
Special Libraries Association Middle Management courses, and continuing education
courses and conferences in all aspects of Library and Information Science, Financial
Management, and Computers.

Honors and Awards:

  • Special Libraries Association (SLA), John Cotton Dana Award Recipient, 2017.
  • Special Libraries Association (SLA) Hall of Fame Award Recipient, 2011. 
  • Distinguished Teaching, Counseling or Librarianship Award, California State University Northridge, 2009.
  • Rose Vormelker Award for Mentorship, Special Libraries Association, 2004.
  • Candidate for President-Elect, Special Libraries Association, 2002-2003
    and 2004-2005 Election.
  • Meritorius Service Award, Southern California Chapter, Special Libraries
    Association, 2003.
  • Listed in Who's Who in America, 2002 edition.
  • Elected to the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors serving as
    Division Cabinet Chair and Chair-Elect from 1999-2001.
  • Listed in Who's Who in the West, 2000 edition.
  • Fellow of the Special Libraries Association(SLA), Awarded in 1998.
  • Billie Connor Award for Continous Outstanding Service, Special Libraries Assn.,
    So. Calif. Chapter, 1996.
  • Distinguished Service Award, Special Libraries Assn, So. Calif. Chapter, 1995.
  • Common Bond Award for Commitment to Customer Satisfaction, AT&T Global
    Information Solutions, 1995.
  • Commitment to Excellence Award, AT&T Global Information Solutions, 1994.
  • Dean's List, California State University, Northridge
  • American Association of Law Libraries. Grant Recipient, 1977.