Jennifer Keats is the new Records Center Services Representative in the Records Management Office (RMO). Jennifer acts as a liaison between RMO, its clients, and the Harvard Depository in the transfer and storage of University records. Jennifer is a recent graduate of the University of Delaware, where she received a B.A. in Literature. She has database maintenance and user services experience from the University of Delaware and from Brandeis University.

Erika McCaffrey has transferred from the Business Information Services Center to the Research Services Department. Erika has been a valued member of the Baker staff since she joined the former Reference Department in 1986. She served as head of that unit for several years until it was eliminated during a major reorganization.

Michael Moore is the new Coordinator of Public Services in the Historical Collections Department. Previously, Michael was the Head of Reference at Bradford College, in Bradford, Massachusetts. Prior to that he was the Archivist & Librarian at the Texas General Land Office, in Austin, Texas, and the Head of the Collections of Political Materials at Baylor University, in Waco, Texas.

Michael Sorell has been appointed Research Database Analyst in Research Services. Michael recently finished his A.B.D. in Finance at the University of Delaware, where he also earned an M.A. in Finance. He holds an M.A. in Political Economy from Dartmouth College, and a B.S. in Economics from Connecticut College. From 1992-1993 he worked as an Expense Analyst at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City, and from 1991-1992 he was an Economic Consultant for the Latin American Economic Development Association, in Camden, New Jersey.

Liam Sullivan is the new Library Assistant IV in the Business Information Services Center. In this role, Liam is primarily responsible for coordinating and monitoring access to the Library during the day. Liam brings experience gained at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Genzyme, and Barnes & Noble.

Lawrence Marcus, Head of Reserves Services in Lamont, left HCL in March for the Washington D.C. area, where his wife, Lucy Barron, has assumed a position at the Library of Congress. Lawrence will be greatly missed by his colleagues at Lamont.

Laura Morrissey is the new Library Assistant with the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Department in Widener Library. Laura is responsible for the operations required to provide Interlibrary Loan services to Faculty of Arts and Sciences affiliates. Before coming to Harvard, she did grant work for the Emma Goldman Papers at the University of California at Berkeley. Laura has an A.B. in English from Brown University.

Alan E. Puglia has joined the staff of Houghton Library as Conservator for Houghton Library Collections. Alan treats rare books from the Houghton collections, working in the Special Collections Conservation Lab in the Weissman Preservation Center. Alan is a 1996 graduate of the University of Texas Preservation and Conservation Studies program, with a Masters of Library and Information Science and an Advanced Certificate in Library and Archives Conservation. His third-year Conservation Internship in the University of Iowa Libraries’ Conservation Department focused on advanced treatment of special collections materials, particularly rare books. Alan entered the conservation field in 1989 as a Conservator Technician at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and in 1996 became Conservator at NARA. Alan has also received training in rare book conservation at the Library of Congress and at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Virginia Smyers has joined the Reformatting Section of Preservation & Imaging Services as Preservation Cataloger. Virginia began working for Harvard 27 years ago, as an Acquisitions Assistant in Houghton Library. Since then she has served as Librarian at the Bryher Library, in East Hampton, New York; Reference Librarian in Widener Library; Curatorial Associate for Reference in the Harvard University Archives; and Project Cataloger and later Head of Public Services in Houghton Library. In her new position, Virginia creates and improves bibliographic records for a broad range of materials that have been selected for microfilming, and assists in directing the work of Bibliographic Assistants in the department. She will also play an instrumental role in establishing and implementing procedures for creating various types of metadata for materials selected for digitization.

Craig Thomas is a new Cataloger with the German/Scandinavian Cataloging Team. Previously, Craig worked for twelve years in technical services at the New England Conservatory of Music, including five years as a Cataloger. Craig earned an A.B. in Music from Brandeis University, an M.M. in Musicology from the New England Conservatory of Music, and an M.L.S. from Simmons College.

Evelyn Walker has accepted the two-year position of Project Cataloger for Printing and Graphic Arts in the Houghton Library. Evelyn brings more than 17 years of experience as Rare Book Librarian at the University of Rochester. She earned her A.B. in Spanish and Music at Randolph-Macon Women’s College, in Ashland, Virginia; her M.A. in European History at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, New York; and her M.L.S. at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

Pam Allen is the new Acquisitions Orders Assistant. Pam started at Dumbarton Oaks as a Casual in the Garden Gate and the Museum Shop before coming to the Library, where she worked in Acquisitions.

Lee Kimball Clark has been appointed Head Cataloger. Kim comes to Dumbarton Oaks after ten years as Fine Arts Cataloger at the National Museum of American Art/National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. He holds an M.A. in Library Science from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in Art History and Museum Studies from the George Washington University, and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Virginia.

Ludmila Gordon is the new Acquisitions Receiving Assistant. Previously, Ludmila was a Casual for three years. Before coming to Dumbarton Oaks she worked at the Historical Society “Memorial" in Moscow in the Collection Development Department. She holds a B.A. in Russian Literature from the State Pedagogical Institute, Moscow, as well as an M.A. in History and an M.A. in Library Science from the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow.

Rod Lawlor was appointed to the new position of Serials and Acquisitions Specialist. Rod has spent the last eight years at the University of Oregon Library, where he worked variously in the Serials Department, the Authorities/Catalog Management Unit, and the Architecture & Allied Arts Library. Rod is currently completing coursework for his B.Arch. degree.

Tylka Vetula left the Frances Loeb Library at the end of April. Tylka accepted a position as Serials Librarian for the Jacob Burns Law Library at the George Washington University Law School. Tylka spent four years working for Harvard in a number of positions: as a Casual at Countway; a Weekend Supervisor at Littauer; a Bindery Assistant at Littauer; and, most recently, as the Serials Assistant at the Frances Loeb Library. She will be greatly missed by her colleagues at the Frances Loeb Library.

Cathy Conroy has resumed her position of Assistant Librarian for Administration after spending a year and a half on assignment as Special Assistant to Administrative Dean of the Law School, Sandra Coleman. Cathy resumes many of her former responsibilities for coordinating the library’s central administrative services, including budget, personnel, facilities, computer services, and general administrative support in the Librarian’s office. Cathy was the Library staff member most directly involved in the detailed management of the Langdell Renovation Project.

Karen Klein has joined the Acquisitions Department as a Searching/Receipts Assistant. In this position, Karen searches for HOLLIS records and creates invoice statements. Previously, she worked as a Library Assistant in the Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery Department at Widener Library. In addition to a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, Karen also holds a paralegal degree and is currently a Proofreader for the Harvard Bulletin.

Brian Sutton is the new Access Services Supervisor. Most recently, Brian was Daytime Circulation Coordinator. Prior to that he was a Supervisory Library Technician in Access Services at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee Management Library.

Jane Hedberg has been appointed Preservation Program Officer in the Weissman Preservation Center. Ms. Hedberg will provide preservation field services for Harvard’s libraries; serve as managing editor of the Center’s print and web publications; manage the Center’s teaching and training initiatives; oversee the organization and development of the Center’s preservation and imaging resource library; and with Nancy Schrock, Chief Collections Conservator in the Harvard College Library, direct the work of the Library Collections Emergency Team.

Most recently Jane was Serials Librarian and Preservation Administrator at Wellesley College. There, she developed a preservation program that serves as a model for college libraries; oversaw the design and construction of a conservation facility based in part on the HCL collections conservation laboratory in Widener Library; and played a leadership and educational role in a number of significant regional and national organizations and associations. She has also written a preservation news column for College & Research Libraries News for the past eight years. Jane has a B.A. from Smith College and an M.L.I.S. from Simmons College. Since 1993, she has served on the faculties of various preservation programs sponsored by the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), including the well-known series, “Managing Preservation for Library and Archives Collections.” She is currently chair of the ALCTS/ ALA Preservation Management Committee and the NEDCC Advisory Committee, and serves on the NELINET Preservation Advisory Committee.


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