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New Appointments

Jessica Baumgart
Information Resources Specialist (June)
Harvard News Office

Jessica Baumgart assists the Harvard News Office with research, maintains several databases, answers queries from the office staff and the press, archives digital photos, helps with the office's web sites, and contributes to the office in many other ways.

Kyle Carey
Reference Assistant (June)
Harvard University Archives-Harvard University Library

Kyle Carey is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. Kyle previously worked as an assistant archivist for the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination Archives and as an assistant in the interlibrary loan and serials department at the UMass/Dartmouth library.

Timothy Carr
Collection Development Coordinator (June)
Business Information Services Center-Baker Library

Timothy Carr is known within the Smithsonian Institution Libraries for the energy and creativity he demonstrated while developing both the Anacosta Museum Branch Library and, since 1993, the Postal Museum Branch Library. He developed and organized these two collections, wrote collection development policies for both, and assertively pursued the acquisition of additional materials that would enhance the collections. Tim earned both his BA and MLS degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.

Libby Eastman
Visual Resources Cataloger (April)
Frances Loeb Design Library

Libby Eastman previously worked as public services supervisor in the Fine Arts Library's Visual Collections. Libby has also worked at the Morse Music Library in Hilles. In addition to her Harvard affiliations, Eastman spent two summers as the librarian at the Skowhegan School for Painting and Sculpture. She earned her MLS in the spring of 2000.

Erin Garrity
Operations Specialist (June)
Harvard Depository-Harvard University Library

Erin Garrity recently joined the staff of the HD after several years in customer service at Sudbury Farms. Erin also has a background in machinery operation, quality control, and mechanical and electronic assembly.

Jenny Jing
Systems Librarian (June)
Information Technology-Baker Library

Jenny Jing has a master's degree in library and information studies from McGill University, and she has worked as a librarian for the information center at the Chinese Academy of Agriculture Science and as an information specialist for IBM China. Jing served as an intern doing web support work for the United Nations. She has done programming in C++ and Java, and SQL coding in both Access and Oracle.

Richard Lopez
Stacks Renovation Assistant (May)
Widener Library-Harvard College Library

Prior to this new position in Widener, Richard Lopez served as a library technician at Boston University's Science and Engineering Library in the circulation department. Lopez also worked as a part-time casual employee in the Stacks Division at Widener. In his new position, he will coordinate the paging of materials for users during pre-construction collection moves, update location charts and directional signage, and assist with the planning of the collection moves during the renovation.

Carrie MacFarlane
Instructional Services Librarian (April)
Harvard College Library

Carrie MacFarlane has served the Harvard College Library in both public and technical service positions since 1995, as instruction and reference librarian for Lamont and Widener Libraries since June 2000, and previously as reference/serials/stacks/technical services assistant at Hilles Library and part-time reference assistant at Lamont Library. She earned her master's degree from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. In her new position, MacFarlane will administer operations of the Larsen Room, the main end-user electronic learning facility in HCL. As a member of the Instructional Services Program for the College Library, she will continue to teach extensively in general and course-related library classes, particularly with Expository Writing sections, and will develop classroom-based and web-based library instruction. Her office will continue to be located on the second floor of Widener Library, in the Loker Reading Room.

Lee Mandell
Programmer/Analyst (April)
Office for Information Systems-Harvard University Library

Lee Mandell transferred to the Office for Information Systems (OIS) from the Harvard University Art Museums where he served in a number of IT positions since 1994. Since 1999, he has worked in OIS part-time to continue developing the system we now know as OLIVIA, a visual materials cataloging system. Mandell is now full-time in OIS.

Hope Mayo
Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts (September)
Houghton Library-Harvard College Library

Dr. Hope Mayo brings many years of experience to her new position as the Hofer Curator of Printing and Graphic Arts in Houghton Library. From 1984 to 1992, she worked at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York as assistant and then associate curator of printed books. Since 1992 she has been a consultant in rare books and manuscripts to Christie's and the New York Academy of Medicine, among others. She has also worked as librarian to Helmut Friedlaender whose library was sold recently in New York. She is president of the Bibliographical Society of America and a member of the Grolier Club, the American Printing History Association, and the Medieval Academy of America. Hope Mayo has a PhD in history from Harvard University, an MLS from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Mayo is scheduled to begin work on September 1, 2001.

Joy N. Miller
Library Assistant-Weekend Supervisor (April)
Gutman Library

Joy Miller comes to Gutman Library from Radcliffe's Murray Research Center, where she was a senior research assistant. Previously, she worked at the Sawyer Library of Suffolk University. Joy holds a bachelor's degree from Suffolk and an MA from Boston University, where she is currently a PhD candidate.

James Zeitler
Research Database Analyst (May)
Research Services-Baker Library

James Zeitler comes to Baker Library from Bentley College, where he was a Senior Research Consultant and the Acting Director of Academic Computing Services. He also worked at COMSIS Corporation in Maryland as a Transportation Policy Analyst, and has taught at Framingham State College, the University of Lowell, and Boston College. James has extensive knowledge of large financial and economic databases, particularly CRSP, COMPUSTAT, CITIBASE, DATA-STREAM, as well as SAS and SPSS. Zeitler received his BA in economics from Gannon College in Erie, Pennsylvania, and his MA in economics from Boston College.

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