Zahra B. Kamarei

The Alfred T. Brauer Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB# 3250, Phillips Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3250
Phone: 919-962-2323
Fax:  919-962-2568
zkamarei at email.unc.edu

Education
M.L.S.
     Master of Library Science -- Chemical Information Specialist, Graduate
                School of Library and Information Science and Chemistry Department,
                Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, December 1983.

B.S.         Bachelor of Science in Physics, minors, Mathematics and Computer
                Science, Department of Physics, Indiana University, Bloomington,
                Indiana, December 1981.

Work Experience
Brauer Librarian:
               University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599, 2/99-
               Brauer Library contains Computer Science, Math, Operations Research, Physics,
                Statistics collections.

Science Information Specialist:
              Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran 9/94-1/99

Information Science Lecturer:
              Isfahan University, Medical Library School, Isfahan, Iran, 9/98-12/98
              Isfahan University, Library School, Summer 1997, Summer 1998
              University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
               School of Information and Library Science , Fall 2000- 2001 ILS 162

Computer/Math Instructor:
             Western Dakota Technical Institute, Rapid City, SD 57703, 9/92-9/94

Physical Sciences Librarian:
             University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556, 5/88-9/91
              Responsible for Chemistry/Physics, Mathematics libraries.

Chemical Information Specialist:
             Petrolite Corporation Information Center, 369 Marshal Ave.,
              St. Louis, Missouri 63119
, 3/84-9/84 (practical training)

Library Assistant:
             Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, different departments,
              part time, 1/81-8/83.

Professional Membership

Special Libraries Association
              Committee:    Physics/Astronomy/Math

              Chair of International Relations Committee of PAM 2001-2004

           Treasurer of PAM 2004- 2006

Library Association University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Committee:   Secretary of  Board (2001-2002)

            Chair of the Conference Committee (2004-2005)

            President Elect (2006-2007)

            President (2007-2008)

Publication

Edited: An Index to Standard Interest Profiles in Science and Technology, 3rd edition
(220 pages), Chemical Information Center, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana, August 1983.

           An Index to Standard Interest Profiles in Science and Technology, 5th edition,
(200 pages),  Chemical Information Center, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana, August 1991.

Book Review: Artificial Intelligence in Chemistry: Structure Elucidation and Simulation
of Organic Reactions, By Zdzislaw Hippe, Translated by Andrezej PrzyjaznyStudies in
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Vol. 73.
Elsevier: New York. 1991. ISBN 0-444-

987460-0.  Reviewed in Journal of Chemical Information, Vol. 032, 1992.

Other Notable Contributions

Holding CAS online workshops at Notre Dame's Chemistry/Physics library 1988-1991.
Computerizing Isfahan University of Technology's Library 1994-1998.
Creating an Information Center in Isfahan University of Technology 1994-1998.
Obstacles to Doing Research in The Third World Countries, paper presented at Library
  Association UNC, Chapel Hill, Oct 19, 1999.
Obstacles to Doing Research in Developing Nations, paper presented at Special Libraries Association
  Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 2002.
Moderator of the session on Information Access in Developing Nations, Special Libraries Association
 Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, June 9, 2002.

Updated April 5, 2007