David Hellman, collection development coordinator at the J. Paul Leonard
Library has been asked to serve on the Commonwealth Club’s California
Book Award jury. Last year Hellman served on the jury and was a member of the
fiction subcommittee. This year he has been asked to work with nonfiction titles.
Hellman served as co-emcee for the 2007 awards ceremony.
Theater Arts Professor Carlos Baron will receive an Award of
Excellence in Spoken Work and Literature from the Mission Cultural Center
at the center’s 30th anniversary fundraiser on Sept. 7 at the War
Memorial Performing Arts Center in San Francisco. The award honors “excellence
in Latino Arts.” For more information, contact the Mission Cultural
Center at (415) 821-1155.