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New Appointments

Fernando Alvarez
Library Assistant (April)
Spanish/Portuguese Technical Services Division—Harvard College Library

Fernando Alvarez joins HCL Technical Services following two-and-a-half years of experience in the Serials Records Department in Widener Library.

Jason Berthiaume
Courier (February)
Harvard Depository—Harvard University Library

Jason Berthiaume joins the HD courier team from Manpower Staffing Services. He has a varied background in machinery operation, telemarketing, and food service.

Steve Bertino
Property Operations Assistant in the Harvard Depository (February)
Harvard Planning and Real Estate

Steve Bertino is Harvard Planning and Real Estate's onsite property and operations assistant at the Harvard Depository. Steve is a master electrician and the former head of maintenance for the Framingham YMCA.

Elliott M. Burke
Staff Assistant (March)
Harvard-Yenching Library—Harvard College Library

Elliott Burke is working in the Harvard-Yenching Librarian's Office, assisting with bar coding, processing invoices, and payroll. He comes to Harvard with a background in journalism, music, and theatre.

Rebecca Dornin
Web Designer—HBS Working Knowledge (February)
Baker Library

Rebecca Dornin joins the Baker Library staff from Boston's Emerson College, where she was the special projects lead in instructional technology. Prior to that, Rebecca was a web developer and web designer at in Boston and at in Dover, New Hampshire. She received her BA in new media from Emerson College.

Monique Duhaime
Staff Assistant in the Office of the Librarian (April)
Houghton Library—Harvard College Library

Sean Ebanks
Financial Manager (March)
Countway Library of Medicine

Sean Ebanks comes to Countway after having served as an internal auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Ebanks received a BS from Bentley College and he hopes to pursue a master's degree in accounting information systems and business administration.

Carol Ellerbeck
Business Information Taxonomist—HBS Working Knowledge (February)
Baker Library

Carol Ellerbeck came to Baker Library from Fact City, Inc., a web-based, directed-search firm, where she was chief taxonomist in the content group. Prior to that, Carol was the chief taxonomist in the search, integration, and navigation group at Lycos, Inc. She has also worked at Inso Corporation, Grolier, Inc., and the Planning Research Corporation in McLean, Virginia. She has a master's degree in library and information technology from Southern Connecticut State University and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Connecticut.

Janet Engstrand
Document Delivery Assistant-Business Information Services Center (February)
Baker Library

Prior to her new appointment, Janet Engstrand had been working at Baker as a part-time assistant with faculty document delivery (within the BISC department). She is in the midst of her library master's program at Simmons and brings a variety of library and legal research experience. A graduate of the University of Tulsa College of Law, she has held legal positions in Oklahoma and Missouri.

Astrid Hoffius
Assistant Head of Stacks (March)
Widener Library—Harvard College Library

Astrid Hoffius has been working at Widener since February 2000 as a temporary stacks renovation assistant. She took up her new duties on March 1, 2001, assisting in the administration and operation of the Stacks Division.

Paula Kaczor
Cataloger-Photo Access Project (October)
Schlesinger Library—Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Paula Kaczor has a BA in history from Boston College and an MS in library and information science from Simmons. She is currently pursing an MA in history at Simmons, which she will receive in May 2001. Kaczor has worked as an historical research associate for Environmental Data Resources, Inc., and as preservation assistant at the State Library of Massachusetts.

Parbatie Khemraj
Library Assistant in the HD Transfer Unit of Access Services (March)
Harvard College Library

Parbatie Khemraj was most recently employed as a cataloging assistant in Littauer Library and has previously worked as a library assistant on the HD Push Team.

Manda Mahoney
Content Developer—HBS Working Knowledge (February)
Baker Library

Manda Mahoney comes to Baker Library from the Onstott Group in Wellesley, where she was a research associate. Prior to that, she held positions at Fleet Bank. Mahoney received her bachelor's degree in education from the University of Delaware and her master's degree from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Todd Moody
Library Assistant—Library Technical Services (April)
Baker Library

Prior to this new appointment, Todd Moody had been working at Baker part-time in library technical services, and prior to that, in deferred maintenance. Todd received his BA in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Sharyn Nolan
Records Center Services Representative (March)
Harvard University Archives—Harvard University Library

Sharyn Nolan comes to Harvard from Council Travel where she worked as a travel consultant. She has participated in the Illinois State University Archaeology Field School in Roscommon, Ireland, and was a photo archives intern at the Lincoln House Historical Site of the National Park Service. Sharyn received her BA in American Studies from Knox College.

Sandra Parker Provenzano
Cataloger (April)
Dumbarton Oaks

Sandra Parker Provenzano comes to Dumbarton Oaks from the National Library of Medicine, where she has worked since June 2000 cataloging special collections. Sandra was a library assistant at Dumbarton Oaks while completing her MLS at the Catholic University of America. She also interned in the prints and photographs division of the Library of Congress and at the Brazilian Embassy Library. She holds a BA in international relations from The American University and an MA in medieval studies from the Catholic University of America.

Patricia Riley
Digital Library Coordinator (February)
Countway Library of Medicine

Pat Riley previously served as an information specialist working with the Technology and Innovation group at Arthur D. Little. She has experience working in a hospital library; an academic health sciences center library; and she developed a new corporate library at a consulting firm. She is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where she received a BA in English. Riley earned an MLS degree from SUNY Albany in medical librarianship.

Noelle Ryan
Serials Librarian (January)
Countway Library of Medicine

Before coming to Countway, Noelle Ryan worked as the Head of Access Services at Healey Library, University of Massachusetts, Boston. She earned her BA in communication studies from Dublin City University and her MLIS from University College in Dublin.

Carla Tishler
Managing Editor—HBS Working Knowledge (March)
Baker Library

Carla Tishler comes to Baker Library from Houghton Mifflin, where she was director of emerging technologies and where she was responsible for internet and web development. She is a former managing editor for Inc. Online and also for McGraw-Hill. Tishler received her BA in English from Smith College.

Patricia Tully
Head of Technical Services (March)
Hilles and Lamont Libraries—Harvard College Library

Pamela Tully joins HCL from Gettysburg College, where she was head of the Technical Services Department for three and a half years. Before that, she was employed by the Ralph M. Paiewonsky Library at the University of the Virgin Islands. Tully holds a bachelor's degree from Williams College and completed her MLS at the University of Michigan.

Emory Upchurch
Staff Assistant in Access Services (March)
Widener Library—Harvard College Library

Emory Upchurch holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Grinnell College—with a concentration in Russian and Eastern European studies. He has completed additional course work in public policy, higher education, and financial administration of nonprofits at Harvard University. Prior to this position, Upchurch served in a temporary role in access services. Before working at Widener, he was the database coordinator in the registrar's office at the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Richard Wenger
Programmer/Analyst (April)
Office for Information Systems—Harvard University Library

Richard Wenger brings an extensive product development and systems programming background to the Office for Information Systems. Previously, he worked for Platinum Technology, Inc., as a release engineer and senior software developer. Richard holds a BA from Eastern Mennonite College.

Paul Worster
Access Services (November)
Lamont Library—Harvard College Library

Paul Worster initially came to Lamont as a participant in the Northeastern University Coop Program. In addition to a range of duties in support of circulation and reserves in the library, Worster now has responsibility for stack maintenance and he contributes to the upkeep of the library's web page. He studied philosophy and English at Northeastern.

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