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Libraries Welcome Three Research Librarians

Three Research Librarians who recently joined the Libraries’ staff will provide services to departments in the schools of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Physical Sciences. They bring extensive subject expertise to their duties, which include serving as liaison to multiple academic units, collection development, reference service, and instruction.

Mitchell Brown, Research Librarian for Chemistry and Earth System Sciences, has more than ten years of experience as an academic librarian in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Mitchell came to UCI from Princeton, where he served as Librarian at the Plasma Physics Laboratory and later as Mathematics and Physics Librarian. He was earlier Head of the Chemistry Library at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas, Austin (1994) and a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon (1988). Based in the Science Library Reference Department, Mitchell can be reached at mcbrown@uci.edu or x49732.

Sheila Smyth joined the Langson Library Reference Department in early September as Research Librarian for German, Philosophy, Logic & Philosophy of Science, and Religious Studies. She has a master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University at Bloomington (2004) and a B.A. in German and Anthropology from Notre Dame (2002). She also studied at the Goethe Institute in Bonn, Germany. Sheila can be reached at smyths@uci.edu or x47021.

Philip MacLeod began his appointment in the Langson Library Collection Development Department in early October as Research Librarian for Spanish and Portuguese and for Latin American Studies. He has a Master’s degree in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University (2005), a Ph.D. (1999) and M.A. (1988) in Latin American Studies from Tulane, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Iowa (1983). Philip’s previous experience includes positions at Yale and Tulane. He may be contacted at pmacleod@uci.edu or x46548.

The Libraries are extremely pleased to have recruited such outstanding professionals. They and the other research librarians are listed on the Subject Librarians website:



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