header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather


 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
July 20
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
Ridge Route


| Thursday, Aug 1, 2019
CSUN Librarian
The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment will support an endowed librarian position that will oversee collection development as the bibliographer for the Teacher Curriculum Center for multiple departments in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education and for related disciplines in other colleges at CSUN. Photo courtesy of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library.

 

California State University, Northridge alumnus Richard Nupoll has pledged $500,000 to the university for the creation of the very first endowed librarian position in the California State University system.

The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment honors Nupoll’s late wife, Karin Duran, a Northridge alumna, who worked as a librarian at CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library for more than 35 years.

“The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment is a milestone for the California State University system, CSUN and its iconic library as the first of its kind in the CSU,” said CSUN President Dianne F. Harrison. “The gift underscores the importance libraries have in our lives. Not just as places where we can check out a good book, but as critical centers for learning and cultural knowledge. CSUN’s library plays a vital role in the education that takes places at our university and throughout the region. The generous gift from Richard Nupoll helps ensure that it will continue to play that role.”

Mark Stover, dean of the University Library at CSUN, hailed the gift.

“I am thrilled Rick chose to make this donation and create this trailblazing endowment,” Stover said. “His gift demonstrates a deep understanding of and commitment to the crucial role libraries play in the life of college students.”

Karin J. Duran

Karin J. Duran.

The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment will support an endowed librarian position that will oversee collection development as the bibliographer for the Teacher Curriculum Center for multiple departments in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education and for related disciplines in other colleges at CSUN.

The endowed librarian also will deliver information literacy instruction, research consultation and outreach to students and faculty in the field of education and related disciplines that use the services of the Teacher Curriculum Center, which serves as a resource center for hands-on teaching materials for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students.

Stover said the endowed librarian position was a fitting legacy for two people who had dedicated their lives to libraries and education.

“This endowment is very important to me because I believe that the Oviatt Library’s Teacher Curriculum Center must be reinvigorated as an essential resource for all CSUN students, those training to be teachers and working teachers in the community,” Nupoll said. “I am confident that the new endowed librarian selected for this position will have crucial leadership skills, strong communication skills and a willingness and interest in reaching out across campus and partnering with the diverse populations that make up our community.”

CSUN alumnus Richard Nupoll’s gift has created first endowed librarian position in the California State University system. The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment honors Nupoll’s late wife, Karin Duran, who worked as a librarian at CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library for more than 35 years.
The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment honors Nupoll’s late wife, Karin Duran, who worked as a librarian at CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library for more than 35 years. Photo courtesy of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library.

Nupoll and Duran were married for nearly 39 years. They met while students at what was then known as San Fernando Valley State College in 1968, when Nupoll was a junior and Duran had just transferred from Pierce College. They both worked in the library as student assistants, but didn’t actually meet until they attended a volleyball game organized by the library staff. They began dating in the spring of 1969 and were married two years later, in 1971.

Nupoll earned a bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in theater, from San Fernando Valley State College in 1970. The following year, he earned a teaching credential in history from the school. He obtained a K-12 library services credential in 1976 from Cal State L.A., and a master’s degree in education (with a special interest in libraries and media) in 1977 also from Cal State L.A. He worked as a school librarian at Vail High School in Montebello for 10 years before he received an administrative credential from CSUN in 1985 and then went to work for the Los Angeles County Office of Education. He was an instructional technology consultant with the Los Angeles County Office of Education for 27 years before retiring in 2012.

Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment

The Dr. Karin J. Duran and Richard Nupoll Education Librarian Endowment honors Nupoll’s late wife, Karin Duran, who worked as a librarian at CSUN’s Delmar T. Oviatt Library for more than 35 years. Photo courtesy of the Delmar T. Oviatt Library.

Duran graduated from San Fernando Valley State College in 1970 with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish. Two years later, she received a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Southern California. In 1986, she earned a doctorate in library information management from USC.

Duran dedicated her life to CSUN library, and the university. In addition to her work at the library, Duran was an instructor in CSUN’s Department of Chicano/a Studies, where she developed a required course in library research. Duran also served on a variety of committees and initiatives including the Honors Convocation, University 100, the Teacher Education Council, the Education Doctorate Advisory Board and as an advisor to the Gamma Alpha Omega Sorority among many other activities. Duran was inducted into Phi Beta Delta Omega for international scholars, and was honored by the faculty senate for her exceptional service with the “Extraordinary Service Award” in 2006.

“CSUN continued to be an important place to Karin for her entire life,” Nupoll said.

CSUN’s Teacher Curriculum Center has a collection that includes such classroom materials as kits, educational games, manipulatives and picture sets, as well as materials in electronic and print format, including textbooks, supplemental teaching materials and other educational resources. While the center’s primary audience is CSUN students and faculty, it also provides resources for the broader education community in the greater Los Angeles area.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


HIGHER EDUCATION LINKS
LOCAL COLLEGE HEADLINES
Thursday, Jul 18, 2024
Every summer, The Master’s University sends students across the world to partner with missionaries, pastors, and church planters in sharing the gospel and serving local bodies of believers.
Wednesday, Jul 17, 2024
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 76th Annual Emmy Awards on Wednesday, July 17 at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Several California Institute of the Arts alums were recognized for excellence in television across 118 categories.
Monday, Jul 15, 2024
Jhoanna Serrano left the Philippines for the United States at just 18 years old, hoping to give her then-2-year-old daughter, Jean Pauline, a better future.
Monday, Jul 15, 2024
The Master’s University Chorale, one of the school’s marquee music performance ensembles, toured through Texas this summer.
Thursday, Jul 11, 2024
After meeting in closed session on Wednesday, July 10, the Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees announced its unanimous decision to place Chancellor Dr. Dianne G. Van Hook on administrative leave, effective Monday, July 15.
Keep Up With Our Facebook

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
2001 - Then-Assemblyman George Runner introduces legislation to memorialize the historic Ridge Route. Enacted Oct. 4. [story]
Ridge Route
Each year, since 1959, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors funds the production of a free holiday celebration at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Dec. 24.
Apply to Appear in 65th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
Caltrans announces the northbound Interstate 5 will be reduced to one or two lanes overnights Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from Lake Hughes Road to two miles north of Templin Highway (near the Whitaker Sand Shed) north of Castaic for paving work.
Northbound I-5 Lanes Reduced Overnights in Castaic Area
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale, Santa Clarita Valley Youth Orchestra and the Child & Family Center have all earned grants from the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
Master Chorale, SCYA, Child & Family Center Earn County Art Grants
Santa Clarita Public Libraries will host Tin Can art craft events at all three of the Santa Clarita branches July 23-25 at 5:30-6:30 p.m.
July 23-25: Tin Can Art Craft Events at Santa Clarita Library Branches
Sign up to volunteer today for the city of Santa Clarita’s Third Annual Graffiti Removal Day on Saturday, Aug. 3, 8-11 a.m. at Soledad Canyon Road and Camp Plenty.
Aug. 3: Third Annual Graffiti Removal Day
The Canyon County Community Center will host "Celebrate," an events series that celebrates cultures, customs and culinary wonders on Friday, Aug. 9, from 6-9 p.m.
Aug. 9: Celebrate Japanese Culture at Canyon Country Community Center
The Valencia Public Library will host a Teens DIY craft event for journals Thursday, July 25 from 3:30- 4:30 p.m. at 23743 Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA 91355.
July 25: Teen DIY Craft Journal Event at Valencia Public Library
The city of Santa Clarita will present “Textura,” an original paintings and mosaic work exhibition by local artist Naomi Young.
‘Textura’ Exhibition by Naomi Young at The MAIN
Join Amazing Dog Rescue at PetSmart to meet the cutest, most amazing, fluffy friends searching for their forever homes, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21.
July 21: Amazing Dog Adoption Event at Petsmart
Every day ​115 lives are taken by Metastatic Breast Cancer in the United States. The Met Gala SCV is part of a nationwide effort by METAvivor, a volunteer-led, non-profit organization. We exclusively fund Metastatic Breast Cancer research through rigorous scientific peer-review.
Sept. 21: Met Gala SCV Seeks Sponsors
Did you know that the summer season is the busiest intake time for Animal Care Centers? It’s also the best time to add a new furry friend to your family.
July 27: Santa Clarita Will Waive Animal Adoption Fees
Tim Williams, a lifelong resident of Val Verde and member of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Advisory Board, is working to make sure his community and its storied past is not forgotten.
Val Verde Historical Society Seeks New Members
The California Department of Transportation has announced emergency repairs on State Route 126 to clear the shoulder and roadway of mudslide/debris, clear and clean drainage systems, repair damaged slopes and place erosion control.
SR-126 Highway Debris Removal, Emergency Repairs Project
1915 - Ince, Griffith, Sennett form Triangle Film Corp.; it produces & distributes early William S. Hart films [story]
Triangle Films
In celebration of Zonta leadership in the Santa Clarita Valley, ten past presidents of the Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley hosted the Installation of Officers and Directors for the 2024-2026 biennium on Monday, May 20 at the beautiful patio of Salt Creek Grille in Valencia.
Zonta SCV Installs 2024-2026 Leadership
Summer is here! With the season in full swing and kids starting their school break, the city of Santa Clarita welcomes youth to one of its most popular and long-standing programs:
Marsha McLean | Santa Clarita Community Centers’ Summer Camps
The Los Angeles County Health Officer has issued an excessive heat warning for the Santa Clarita Valley Friday, July 19 through Wednesday, July 24 as triple digit temperatures have been forecast.
Excessive Heat Advisory Issued for SCV
Toby Lite, a middle infielder from Saugus High School has signed his national letter of intent to play baseball at The Master's University.
Saugus High Infielder Toby Lite Signs with TMU Baseball
The Outlets at Tejon are helping kids get ready for the new school year with its Back-to-School Bonanza happening Saturday, Aug. 3, beginning at 1 p.m.
Aug. 3: Back-to-School Bonanza at Tejon Outlets
Every summer, The Master’s University sends students across the world to partner with missionaries, pastors, and church planters in sharing the gospel and serving local bodies of believers.
TMU’s 2024 Global Outreach Team Travels the World
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station is asking for the public's help in identifying grand theft suspects in a crime that occurred in Valencia.
LASD Asking for Public’s Help in Identifying Grand Theft Suspects
The Sierra Hillbillies Square and Round Dance club invites the community to a "Back to the Beach" themed square dance Sunday, Aug. 4, from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at Valencia United Methodist Church.
Aug. 4: Sierra Hillbillies Hosting ‘Back to the Beach’ Square Dance
The William S. Hart Union High School District Governing Board unanimously approved the appointment of Susan Kim as the newest assistant principal at West Ranch High School.
Hart District Appoints Susan Kim New West Ranch Assistant Principal
SCVNews.com