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New Appointments

Danielle Barney
Reference and Access Services Librarian (January)
Business Information Services Center
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Danielle Barney joins the Baker staff from KMPG International in Boston and, earlier, from Egon Zehnder International in New York. She also worked for four years in the Harvard University Archives. Barney holds degrees from Dartmouth College (a bachelor's in English) and the University of Tennessee (a master's in information science).

Erica Bicchieri
Manuscripts Processor (February)
Harvard Law School Library

Prior to joining the Law School's special collections staff, Erica Bicchieri held internships at the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Concord (Massachusetts) Free Public Library, and Harvard's Fine Arts Library. She has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Vermont and is currently pursuing a dual master's degree in archives and history at Simmons.

Jesse Castaldi
Temporary Serials Assistant (February)
Harvard Law School Library

Jesse Castaldi has a bachelor's degree in comparative literature from Smith College and has studied at the Universita di Firenze. While at Smith, Jesse worked at a local library and served as an editor of a college literary publication.

Lynne Cornwell
Staff Assistant (February)
Records Management Office
Harvard University Library

Lynne Cornwell brings extensive administrative experience to the University Archives. She has worked as a legal secretary at Chase Manhattan Bank in New York and has been a long-time temporary employee with Kelly Services. Lynne has studied at Parsons College (Fairfield, Iowa), New York Institute of Photography, Lincoln University (Oxford, Pennsylvania), and the New School for Social Research.

Eugenia Dimant
Library Assistant (January)
Circulation Division—Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Eugenia Dimant recently worked as an interpreter and translator for the Refugee Assistance Program in Ithaca, New York. In her native Russia, she was a high-school level foreign language teacher. She holds an MA in teaching French and German from Gorky State Foreign Language University.

Michelle Gachette
Reference Assistant (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Michelle Gachette recently relocated from Virginia, where she held administrative positions in the media services division of the Albemarle County Public Schools and in the Albemarle County information technology department. Michelle has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia.

Albert Genna
Stacks Renovation Assistant (December)
Stacks Division
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Most recently, Albert Genna served as a general office manager for DSI, a medical instrumentation research and design firm. Genna worked for several years as a writer and staff editor for Purchasing and CPI magazine. His library credits include part-time work at Widener and at the Wallace-Clark Library at Wheaton and the Carpenter Library at Cornell. He has a BA in American history from Wheaton.

Karen Golden
Database Business Analyst (January)
HBS Working Knowledge
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Before coming to Baker—where she worked as a contractor for several months prior to her current appointment—Karen Golden was a content producer at Fact City and a project manager at Mazer Digital Media. She has her BA from the University of Vermont and her MAT from Boston University. She has taken additional courses at Northeastern and at Columbia University.

Elizabeth Habtegabriel
Stacks Shelving Assistant (December)
Stacks Division
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Elizabeth Habtegabriel began to work for the Stacks Division as a high school student. She has worked as a casual employee and casual supervisor steadily for the past 12 years. She has a BA in sociology and is currently considering graduate studies.

Ardys Kozbial
Visual Resources Librarian (February)
Frances Loeb Library
Harvard Design School

Ardys Kozbial joins the Loeb Library from the University of California, Berkeley, where she worked as a project manager and archivist in the Environmental Design Archives in the College of Environmental Design. She is the former manager of the Property Information Resource Center at Harvard Planning and Real Estate. Kozbial received her BA from the University of Michigan and her MSLIS from Simmons.

Colin Lukens
Collection Management Assistant (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Prior to joining the University Archives, Colin Lukens was a production assistant with the American Repertory Theatre. He has experience as an advisor for student travel and he has worked in the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum and the Wilson Library, both at the University of Minnesota. Colin holds a bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Minnesota. He also studied at the La Scuola Lorenzo de'Medici in Florence, Italy.

Timothy McFall
Technical Support Analyst (February)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Prior to joining the staff of the Office for Information Systems, Tim McFall was the application support engineer and replication coordinator for Homeruns.com. He studied at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and has taken courses towards the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer endorsement.

Lisa Moorhead
Assistant Archivist (February)
Historical Collections
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Before coming to Baker, Lisa Moorhead worked as a family history researcher for the Farr Family Trust and as a research assistant in church history at Brigham Young University, from which she received her BA. She has just begun her first semester at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, where she plans to focus on archival management.

Laura Morse
Systems Librarian (January)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Laura Morse joins the Office for Information Systems from Hale and Dorr LLP where she was the intranet coordinator. She received her MSLIS from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science and her BA in psychology with a concentration in human resources from North Carolina State University.

Humberto Oliveira
Preservation Assistant (December)
Tozzer Library
Harvard College Library

Most recently, Humberto Oliveiro served as a member of the Conservation Division, Preservation & Imaging Services in the Harvard College Library.

Albertina Rua
Library Assistant IV (January)
Spanish/Portuguese Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

For the past five months Albertina Rua has worked for the Spanish/Portuguese Division as a temporary employee. A 2001 graduate of Simmons College, she completed a bachelor's degree in History and Spanish and served as a Spanish tutor in the Modern Language Department.

Lauren Schiller
Preservation Assistant (February)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Before joining the Weissman Preservation Center, Lauren Schiller was a microfiche inspector in Preservation & Imaging Services in the Harvard College Library. She is currently pursuing her MSLIS at Simmons. She holds a bachelor's degree in physics from Bryn Mawr College.

James Sdoia
Computer Assistant Support Specialist (January)
Information Technology Services
Harvard College Library

Prior to coming to Harvard, James Sdoia worked for USData Centers, Inc., as a support specialist in a "24/7" network operations center. He holds a bachelor's degree in information systems and decision sciences from Louisiana State University.

Liam Sullivan
Document Delivery Assistant (January)
Business Information Center
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Liam Sullivan is the former daytime access coordinator in Baker's Business Information Center.

Nathaniel Swigger
Library Assistant (January)
(Faculty Ordering Assistant)
Library Technical Services
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Nathaniel Swigger began to work at Baker in November as a full-time casual employee, assisting in the area of faculty ordering and subscription. Previously, Swigger worked in the library of Texas Woman's University. He received his BA from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Ana Symister
Collection Management Assistant (February)
Harvard Law School Library

Ana Symister has worked at the University of the Virgin Islands Library and has served as a court interpreter. Matriculating in the fall, she will pursue her master's degree in library and information science at Simmons.

Ana Vilas-Boas
Library Assistant V (January)
Spanish/Portuguese Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Ana Vilas-Boas began working in Spanish/Portuguese acquisitions in 1998 and participated in the transition from Collection Development in Widener to Technical Services in Central Square. She has an art history and photographic conservation background and worked as senior archivist and conservator in the photographic archive in her native city of Lisbon, Portugal before coming to Harvard. Her studies included a year-long internship at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.

Suzanne Wones
Senior Reference Librarian (February)
John F. Kennedy School of Government Library

Suzanne Wones has served as a reference librarian in the Kennedy School of Government Library since June 2000. Wones received her MSI from the University of Michigan, where she worked in reference at the undergraduate library. Previously, she worked for the Dimond Library at the University of New Hampshire while pursuing her master's degree in American history.

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