Prior to her appointment in HCL, Elizabeth Ahearn worked in the libraries of Bowdoin College, MIT, and the University of Southern Maine. In her new position, she will be responsible for the acquisition and copy cataloging of English language materials.
Most recently, Piero Buscaglia worked for the Harvard University Press. He graduated from high school in his native Puerto Rico. He also studied fine arts at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and political science at Boston University, where he earned both his BA and MA.
Karen Corday joins the staff of the Weissman Preservation Center after working in the publishing industry for several years. She was most recently a project manager at Pearson Custom Publishing of Pearson Education. She is currently pursuing her MSLIS at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Karen Corday holds a BA in English language and literature from Smith College.
Rei Diaz returns to the Office for Information Systems after several months as a project coordinator at the Harvard Divinity School. He has worked in various technical support roles at the University. Rei Diaz has also worked as an IT consultant for the Einstein Papers Project at Boston University and as a software specialist for Integral Resources, Inc.
Marcela Estevez has previous conservation experience at the National Library of Argentina, the E. Tornquist and Prebisch Libraries of the Banco Central de la Republica Argentina, the Direccion General de Bibliotecas del Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, and the Instituto de Investigaciones Históricas Emilio Ravignani de la Universidad de Buenos Aires. She received training in the conservation of paintings from conservator Néstor Barrio; training in book conservation at the Biblioteca Nacional de Argentina and at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California; and training in paper conservation at the Huntington Library.
Anne Hatinen received her MSLIS from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science in May 2002. She most recently held the position of senior library assistant and local technology expert for the Barker Engineering Library at MIT, and was a librarian for D. E. Shaw & Co. in New York. She also has experience as a litigation paralegal and as an editor for Let's Go Publications. Anne holds an AB in history from Harvard.
Kevin Lau comes to the Design School after five years in the Countway Library of Medicine, where he served as systems administrator and subsequently as information technology manager. His prior experience includes eight years at the IMAGE Facility of the University of California, Irvine, where he served as senior photographic and imaging technician and later as systems programmer/analyst. Lau received a BA in studio arts from the University of California, Irvine, and a master's in library and information science from Simmons.
Giordana Mecagni is the former manager of the Resource Center for Philanthropy (RCP) at Associated Grant Makers in Bostona special collection of resources focusing on the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. She has broadly based experience in special collections management. Mecagni is pursuing an MSLIS at Simmons. She holds a BA in sociology and women's studies from the University of New Hampshire.
Tim Strawn previously served as librarian for the UCLA English Department and as technical services manager for the Athens Regional Library system in Athens, Georgia. He holds an undergraduate degree in physical geography and remote sensing from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MSLIS from Simmons.
Dave Ware recently moved from the Frances Loeb Library's circulation department to special collections. He brings more than seven years of experience as an archival assistant to his new position, having previously worked at the West Virginia Collection and at the Harvard University Archives. Ware's former contributions have been acknowledged in published works as diverse as John Bethel's Harvard Observed (1998) and Mark Sammel's "West Virginia: a film history" (PBS, 1995).