Roger Brisson comes to the Harvard College Library from the Pennsylvania State University Libraries. There, he was social sciences cataloger and selector for German language and literature from 1992 to 1998, when he became digital access librarian and selector for German language and literature. Brisson holds a BA in history from Pomona College, an MA in history, and an MS in library science from UCLA. He is currently working toward his PhD at the Pennsylvania State University.
Prior to joining the Environmental Resources Library, George Clark worked for the Chicago regional office of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he served as the only designated social scientist. Prior to his EPA association, Clark worked in the libraries at MIT, taught at the college level, did research, and wrote and managed grants. He has an undergraduate degree in geology from Earlham College, an MA in geography from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in geography from Clark University. Clark also serves as curator of the Environmental Science and Public Policy Archives.
After serving for eight months as a special projects cataloger on the Packard Humanities Institute Music Collection at Harvard and on the Ruth N. and John M. Ward Collection of Opera Scores, Candice Feldt has been named senior music cataloger in the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library. Feldt holds a bachelor of fine arts in music from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, a master's of music in flute performance from the University of Nebraska, and a master's of library science from Indiana University. She served for sixteen years as the music cataloger for the Tisch Library at Tufts University.
Amanda Fischer is a graduate of Oberlin College, where she majored in religion and anthropology, and of the Harvard Divinity School, where she received an MTS in June.
Maggie Hale is the former visual materials archivist for the Historical Collections Department of Baker Library at the Harvard Business School. At Baker, Hale also served as project archivist for the Library Digital Initiative grant-funded 19th-century American Trade Cards project. Prior to coming to Harvard, Hale was photographic resources coordinator in the division of rare and manuscript collections at Cornell University. She has her MSLIS from Simmons College and her BA from Colby College.
Heather Hamilton is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she majored in English. She studied bookbinding at the North Bennet Street School, and has worked in conservation services at Widener Library. She is working concurrently at the Northeast Document Conservation Center.
Dana Hanify comes to the University Library Director's Office with almost 25 years of experience at Harvard. She has held numerous positions in financial services, including manager of pensions, manager of tax operations, and financial training specialist for the financial administration department. Dana holds a bachelor's degree in public services from the University of Massachusetts.
Margaret Howe-Soper is the former assistant head of access services at the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library, Boston University. She played a large role in planning Pardee Library facilities and services while the new management school building was being designed and constructed. Prior to working at Pardee, Margaret was the management/economics bibliographer at BU's Mugar Memorial Library. From 1988 to 1994, she worked in the corporate library group at Digital Equipment Corporation, where her emphasis was research and library management. Margaret Howe-Soper earned her BA in history at the University of Colorado, her MSLIS at Simmons, and her master of public affairs from Northern Illinois University.
Fernando Kerr has worked as a casual assistant at the Widener circulation desk since January. He is familiar to many Widener staff members from his daytime job as maintenance supervisor for ACME Building Services, which provides Widener's custodial services. Kerr will continue to work for ACME full-time while working in this permanent half-time position in the evenings.
Jennifer Krivickas will oversee the operations of the new Phillips Reading Room in Widener, which is scheduled to open in mid-October. She will hire, train, and supervise student assistants, answer informational and directional questions for patrons, and assist in the development of procedures and policies for the new services provided by the Phillips Reading Room. Jennifer Krivickas received her ALB from the Harvard Extension School in June.
Stephen Qiao has a strong foundation in Chinese art and archaeology. He served as an instructor in this field at the University of Pittsburgh and as an associate professor of anthropology at Zhongshan University, in Guangzhou, China. At Zhongshan University he earned a BA in history and an MA and a PhD in anthropology. He holds an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh. Stephen Qiao worked most recently as area studies librarian and librarian of the international cultural center at Texas Tech University. He served as acting bibliographer in the East Asia Library at the University of Pittsburgh from 1993 to 1995.
Rachel Reams joined the staff of the Office for Information Systems from Bond, Botes, Shinn & Hughes, PC, in Montgomery, Alabama, where she served as a receptionist. Reams has worked as an assistant underwriter in the insurance industry and as a legal secretary. She studied political science at Enterprise State Junior College.
Elizabeth Slade is the former project leader for an extensive archival project at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory that focused on the organization and processing of the Lincoln Lab Archives. For fourteen years, Slade worked at Digital Equipment Corporation in a variety of positions from operations team leader to her final position of corporate archives librarian. She received her BA from Boston College and her MSLS from Columbia University.
Prior to his appointment as division head, Johnny Weyand served as assistant head of the Stacks Division in Widener for three years. Weyand has worked as an independent computer consultant and as the lead product manager for Porfolio Systems.