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Shari Anderson, Director of Human Resource Programs and Services for the Harvard College Library (HCL), was honored with this year's Donald E. Dickason Award at the National Conference and Expo 2000 of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2000. The award recognizes distinguished and continuing service to CUPA-HR during a period of five or more years. Representing CUPA-HR, Shari was a speaker at the annual conference of the Universities Personnel Association of the United Kingdom held at Stirling, Scotland, in September. Her presentation addressed human resource management issues in higher education in the United States.

An essay by Phoebe Phong Chang, Library Assistant in the Cataloging Department of Harvard-Yenching Library (HCL), has been selected by Beijing Language and Literature Publisher for inclusion in Chinese Scholars' Essays in the Twentieth Century. Contributions from only 15 overseas Chinese scholars and writers were selected. Other Harvard writers included in this collection are Professor Emeritus Kwang-Chih Chang of the Department of Anthropology and former Professor Ying-Shih Yu-now of Princeton University. Phoebe Phong Chang's work is well-known in China and among overseas Chinese communities. She has published four books, and her fifth one is currently on press.

Stephen Chapman, Preservation Librarian for Digital Projects in the Harvard University Library, co-authored "Data Dictionary—Technical Metadata for Digital Still Images" with Don Williams, an image scientist with the Eastman Kodak Company. The document will be used by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) to develop a draft standard for metadata in managing digital images.

Mary Daniels, Special Collections Librarian at the Frances Loeb Library of the Harvard Design School (GSD), is among the contributors to the recently published Pioneers of American Landscape Architecture (McGraw-Hill, 2000), a biographical encyclopedia of notable figures in landscape design history. Her subjects were Bremer Pond (former chairman of the GSD Department of Landscape Architecture) and designer, historian, and educator Norman T. Newton.

Cheryl LaGuardia, Head of Instructional Services for the Harvard College Library, has accepted the editorship of Magazines for Libraries, a collection-development and reference source published by R.R. Bowker. She was selected for the post by former editor Bill Katz, Professor Emeritus, University at Albany School of Information Science, who founded Magazines for Libraries in 1969 and edited it for 31 years—and through 10 editions. LaGuardia is a former student of Professor Katz.

Katharine Martinez, the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library in the Harvard College Library, co-edited Philadelphia's Cultural Landscape: The Sartain Family Legacy, a volume of essays about an influential family of artists and art educators, which was published in November by Temple Press with support from the Barra Foundation. The volume includes an essay by Martinez entitled "A Portrait of the Sartain Family and their Home." In conjunction with the publication, Martinez gave lectures on printmaker John Sartain (1808-1897) at the Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. "John Sartain and the Art of Reproduction," a related exhibition by Martinez, can be seen in the lobby of the Fine Arts Library until the end of January.

Leslie A. Morris, Curator of Manuscripts in the Harvard College Library, contributed "The Andor Weininger Papers at the Houghton Library" to Andor Weininger: Works in the Busch-Reisinger Museum (Busch-Reisinger Museum, 2000).

Michael P. Olson, Librarian for Germanic Collections in Widener Library, had an article published: "Robert Menasse's Concept of Anti-'Heimat' Literature," in Austria in Literature, ed. Donald G. Daviau (Riverside, CA: Ariadne Press, 2000), pp. 153-65. He also attended the Frankfurt Book Fair, October 18-23, 2000, and was an invited participant at a symposium in Frankfurt, "Knowledge Transfer and Knowledge Management in the 21st Century," October 21-22, 2000.

Don Share, HCL's Curator of Poetry in the George Edward Woodberry Room, has had poems published recently in Salmagundi and Harvard Review, with work forthcoming in The Paris Review. A review essay about the literary interview is forthcoming in the journal Essays in Criticism, an Oxford University Press title, and selections of his translations of Miguel Hernandez will appear in an anthology to be published by the University of Chicago Press.

Roger Stoddard, Curator of Rare Books in the Harvard College Library, has published an "Addenda and Corrigenda to the Bibliography of Edmond Jabès, together with Lists of Fugitive Works in Journals and Books" in the Australian Journal of French Studies XXXVII, 2 (2000), pp. 253-285. Roger also recently published "John Laurent, Maine Painter: An Annotated Register of Paintings, Prints, and Drawings," copies of which will be distributed at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and the Portland Museum of Art.

And, on the occasion of Roger Stoddard's sixty-fifth birthday, sixty friends and colleagues gathered at the Knickerbocker Club in New York City to mark the publication of a volume in his honor. Roger Eliot Stoddard at Sixty-Five was organized by Anne Anninger, retired Philip Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts. The volume includes contributions by William H. Bond, Librarian Emeritus of Houghton Library; Rodney G. Dennis, retired Curator of Manuscripts; Hugh Amory, retired senior Cataloger; and Peter X. Accardo, Acquisitions Bibliographer. The volume is edited by Marcus A. McCorison and includes additional contributions by André Jammes, Luke Ives Pontifell, and Michael Winship.

Martin von Wyss, Digital Cartography Specialist at the Harvard Map Collection in the HCL, gave a presentation at the twentieth meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) meeting held in Knoxville, Tennessee, on October 12, 2000. The subject of the presentation was The Boston Atlas, an internet-based atlas that von Wyss is developing with Bonnie Burns, Geographic Information Systems Specialist at the Harvard Map Collection. Von Wyss is in the midst of his two-year appointment to the NACIS board of directors.

Harvard was strongly represented at the Library of Congress Bicentennial Symposium, "To Preserve and Protect: The Strategic Stewardship of Cultural Resources." Nancy M. Cline, Roy E. Larsen Librarian of Harvard College, presented a paper entitled "Stewardship: The Janus Factor." Jan Merrill-Oldham, Malloy-Rabinowitz Preservation Librarian in the Harvard University Library and Harvard College Library, presented her paper, "The Big Picture: Preservation Strategies in Context on Relevance, Success, and Their Relationship to Survival." Richard W. Mederos, Investigation Team Supervisor with the Harvard University Police Criminal Investigations Division, also gave a talk. The symposium was presented in affiliation with the Association of Research Libraries and the Federal Library and Information Center Committee.

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