Peggy Davis Molander has joined the College Library as a Development Associate. In this capacity, Peggy works with the College Librarian, the Director of the University Library, the University Development Office, and Faculty of Arts and Sciences to coordinate development programs for both the College and University libraries.
Peggy has considerable experience in both annual and capital fund-raising campaigns, and was involved in educational development for ten years through positions at Stanford, Yale, and Emory universities, Berry College, and the Friends School of Baltimore. In addition, she has directed her own communications consulting firm and has had significant experience as a board member of non-profit institutions.
Eva Weber is the new Writer/ Electronic Media Coordinator in the Communications Office. Her primary responsibility is the creation of content for HCL Net and the implementation of new ideas and improvements to the existing site. Born and raised in Germany, Eva came to the United States in 1994 to work as an au pair. This past spring she earned a B.S. in Print Journalism at Emerson College, in Boston. While at Emerson Eva wrote for various student publications, completed an internship at The Beacon Hill Times, and freelanced for small neighborhood publications such as Bostons North End. She has also written TV and film reviews for the budding entertainment site Filmfodder.com.
Sarah Corvenes appointment as the Project Serials Cataloger has been extended through June 30, 2001. In this role, Sarah handles the serials cataloging work for the Librarys Deferred Maintenance Project and also does the serials cataloging for the Librarys current receipts.
Pat Johnson, formerly Associate Director of Administrative Services, became the Director of Administrative and Technical Services as of July 1, 2000.
Billy Kwan is the new Manager of Library Technical Services. Billy was formerly the Systems Librarian at the Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, where he served as the administrator of the librarys Voyager system. Prior to that, Billy was the Coordinator of Systems Operations/Database Management Librarian at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Billy started his professional library career as a Cataloger/Reference Librarian at the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York City. He is fluent in English and Chinese, proficient in French, and has a working knowledge of Japanese. Billy has an M.L.I.S. from McGill University, in Montreal, and a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Hong Kong. He was an Assistant Curator at the Hong Kong Museum of Art from 1990 to 1992.
Lucille Lewis retired from Baker Library and Harvard after thirty years of service on May 31, 2000. The Baker staff will miss her daily presence and her knowledge and memories of Baker old and new.
Erika McCaffrey transferred from the Business Information Services Center into the Baker Library Research Services Department as a Business Information Analyst on April 1, 2000. Erika has been a member of the Baker staff since 1986.
Drew Meger has joined the Baker staff as the Processing Manager in Library Technical Services. Drew was formerly a casual employee at Baker Library, working for the past two years as a member of the Deferred Maintenance Project staff. Drew has a B.A. in English from Boston University, where he worked as an I/O Window Attendant and Engineering Library Student Employee. He also worked as a page at the Anne Arundel Public Library, in Crofton, Maryland, from 1993 to 1996.
Samantha Muise is a recent addition to the Baker staff. Samantha works with both the Business Information Services Center and the Library Technical Services staff, primarily shelving and performing binding/processing duties. Samantha recently earned a B.A. in History from the University of Massachusetts. For the past two years, she has been working at Barnes & Noble.
Kelly Perez has been promoted to Library Assistant VI in Library Technical Services. In her new position, Kelly handles all the monographs acquisitions activities for the Library, including books, audiotapes, CDs, and videos. She also coordinates the day-to-day workings of the Franklin Approval Plan. Kelly has been on the Baker staff since November 1998.
Jennifer Saunders was hired for the Library Assistant V position in Library Technical Services, in which she is primarily responsible for faculty ordering. Most recently, Jennifer worked at the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center library in Cambridge, doing periodicals and serials ordering and check-in as well as some OCLC searching and data entry work. Before that, she was an English language instructor in Tokyo, Japan.
Peter Schiller joined the staff of the HBS Working Knowledge Project as Managing Editor on May 30, 2000. Peter was previously at Cancersource.com, where he was the Vice President of Operations/Production, managing the day-to-day operations and production for their Web site. Since 1992, Peter has also held positions as the Director of Production at Pearson Custom Publishing, Production Manager at Course Technology (formerly Boyd and Frasier publishing company), Production Manager at Cranberry Printing & Graphics, and Publications Specialist at Boston University. Peter holds an M.S. in Communications (Broadcasting and Film) from Boston University and a Bachelor of General Studies Degree in Journalism from the University of Cincinnati.
Liam Sullivan joined the Baker Library staff as the new Access Coordinator on March 27, 2000. Liam has previously worked at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Genzyme, and Barnes & Noble.
Nakeesha Eartha, a student at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, joined the staff assisting at the Reception Desk last fall. Nakeesha, a former Emerson College student, is continuing her studies in urban economics. She replaced Julia Soyer, who transferred to the Radcliffe Institutes Communications Office.
Barbara Haber, Curator of Printed Books, spent the summer months on a professional development leave again this year to complete her manuscript of Who Cooked the Last Supper? Barbara will be returning to the Library on October 1.