Norma Kobzina

Dr. Norma Kobzina is the head of Information Services at the Marian Koshland Bioscience and Natural Resources Library at UC Berkeley. She is responsible for the natural resources collections, which include environmental science, forestry, conservation resources, insect biology, nutrition and food science, agricultural economics, and plant and microbial biology. In 2001 Kobzina received the Distinguished Librarian Award from the Librarians Association of the University of California, Berkeley.

She is also coordinator of bibliographic instruction. Each semester she gives numerous lectures, including classes in science journalism. In addition, this spring she will be teaching a course in the Library Technology program at Diablo Valley College on reference and research sources.

Kobzina taught in the School of Library and Information Science at UC Berkeley for several years. Prior to starting a career in librarianship, she was a professor of Spanish at College of Notre Dame in Belmont, California. She holds a Ph.D. in Spanish from Cornell University, and a M.L.I.S. from University of California, Berkeley, as well as a bachelor's in Spanish from the City College of New York. She is active in various library organizations, and recently served as president of USAIN, the United States Agricultural Information Network.