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New Appointments

Meghan Dolan
Data Reference Librarian (March)
Numeric Data Services
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

Meghan Dolan previously worked in the Government Documents and Microforms unit of HCL's Social Science Program, as well as in various corporate libraries. Her experience includes database management, access services, publication of user guides, and online patent and business research. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Redlands and an MLS from the University of Texas at Austin.

Laureen Esser
Electronic Reserves Librarian (January)
Harvard College Library

Laureen Esser comes to Harvard from Northeastern University and Lesley University, where she worked in interlibrary loan, cataloging, and reference. Working in conjunction with staff in the College Library and the Harvard University Library Office for Information Systems, she will coordinate and evaluate services, develop E-reserves standards, and oversee the E-reserves copyright clearance database.

Timothy J. Gray
Manager of Security Services (February)
Harvard College Library

Timothy Gray is the former security coordinator for Security Systems Incorporated, where he managed daily security operations and developed security training procedures and guidelines. He earned his BS in criminal justice with a focus on law enforcement science from the University of New Haven. In addition, he is a certified American Red Cross CPR Instructor.

Michael J. Hemment
Research Librarian and Coordinator of Electronic Texts in the Humanities (March)
Research Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Michael Hemment comes to Harvard from Brown University, where he served as project director for the NEH-funded Decameron Web Project. He has taught at both Harvard and Brown, and he expects to receive his Harvard doctorate in romance languages and literature this spring. Hemment has numerous publications on E-learning to his credit, and he has consulted with faculty at Harvard and Brown on distance learning and web-based curriculum-development issues.

Sarah Hutcheon
Reference Librarian (January)
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Sara Hutcheon originally came to the Schlesinger as a student worker in 1999 and was later hired as a library assistant. She is an alumna of Wheaton College in Massachusetts who received her MSLIS from Simmons in January 2000.

Regina Koehler
Copy Cataloger (April)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Regina Koehler joins the Dumbarton Oaks staff from the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked in both the architecture and planning libraries as well as in the Alexander Architectural Archives while completing her MLIS. She previously worked in the prints and photographs division of the Library of Congress. She holds the BArch degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Michael Lacoy
Library Assistant (March)
Interlibrary Loan Division
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Michael Lacoy, a former HCL casual employee, has returned to work in Widener's interlibrary loan division. Most recently, Lacoy worked at Digital Learning Interactive as an editor for online, college-level history textbooks. He has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of New Hampshire.

Elizabeth Lambert
Reference Librarian (April)
Harvard Law School Library

Elizabeth Lambert joined the Harvard Law School Library from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York. She also served as a law library intern at the US Supreme Court. Elizabeth received her JD from Boston University, her MSLIS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and her bachelor's degree from Union College in New York.

Amy Lucker
Head of Image Cataloging and Manager of Digital Information (February)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Prior to her appointment, Amy Lucker served as a consultant in the Fine Arts Library, helping to develop two Library Digital Initiative grant requests that will populate VIA with 250,000 cataloging records for core teaching slides. Amy has served as head of cataloging and technical services at the Brooklyn Museum of Art libraries, as director of the libraries at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, and as librarian of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Her academic library experience includes cataloging photographs, prints, drawings, and non-book items in the Harvard Theatre Collection and architectural drawings at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library of Columbia University. Lucker has a BA in classics from Colby College, an MA in classics from the University of Wisconsin, and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Rebecca Giannola Miller
Bindery Assistant (March)
Harvard Law School Library

Rebecca Giannola Miller recently joined the staff of the Harvard Law School Library after moving to Boston from Atlanta. Currently writing her thesis, she is pursuing a master's degree in classics from Northwestern University. She has a BA from the University of Missouri in classics and ancient studies.

Kari Sasportas
Stacks Shelving Assistant (February)
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Kari Sasportas comes to Harvard from the MIT Center for Cancer Research, where she worked as a technical assistant. She has also worked as a health care advisor for Brookline Animal Hospital and as an assistant director of Bethany Union for Young Women. Kari received a BA in psychology from Oberlin College.

Ellen Shea
Head of Public Services (January)
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Ellen Shea, the Schlesinger's former reference librarian, was promoted to head the library's public service department. She initially came to the Schlesinger as a work-study assistant, and she was hired as a library assistant upon graduation from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science in 1994. She served concurrently as a reference librarian in Lamont Library in 1994-95. Shea graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in history.

Jon Whitney
Part-time Coordinator of Web Services (April)
Office of the Director
Harvard University Library

After consulting for the Harvard University Library for several months, Jon Whitney joined the Office of the Director in April. Jon has extensive experience in web development and technical support. He is the founder and site manager of, an online music resource; teaches HTML courses for the Boston Center for Adult Education and the New England Institute of Art and Communications; and is the designer and administrator for numerous music-themed web sites. Jon completed the web application developer program at Boston University and has a bachelor's degree in business and music from Northeastern University.

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