Stephen Abrams was recently promoted to digital library program manager in the HUL Office for Information Systems where he previously served as senior programmer/analyst. Formerly, Abrams worked as a research engineer at MIT, where he worked on digital library projects, oceanographic information systems, and hydrodynamic and geometric modeling. He holds a BA in mathematics from Boston University. He is pursuing an ALM in art history from the Harvard Extension School.
Julia E. Collins
Prior to her current appointment, Julia Collins worked for HCL as the curatorial assistant for the Harvard Theatre Collection and as a library assistant in Widener Library. She has since received her MSLIS from Simmons and holds a BS in wildlife and fisheries biology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Ann Gibson Cullen
Ann Gibson Cullen is the former project librarian and assistant vice president at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York, where she was responsible for training, marketing, data evaluation, and special research projects. She also served as an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Information Science at Pratt Institute where she taught "Online Databases in Business." Her career includes appointments in special libraries that relate directly to Baker Library's subject interests and that have contributed to her strong knowledge of finance and accounting research and resources: at Warburg Pincus, Goldman Sachs, the American Management Association, and Chase Manhattan Bank. She began her career in libraries at Columbia University, where she also earned her MLS degree. She has a BA from New York University and speaks several languages. Cullen is also active with the Special Libraries Association, both with the New York Chapter and the Business and Finance Division, and served as Financial Institutions Roundtable Coordinator from 2000 to 2002.
Dominic Grandinetti comes to the Harvard University Archives from the American Jewish Historical Society where he worked as an associate archivist. His archival experience includes an internship at the Cambridge Historical Society. He also has experience in television production, and has written and produced the educational film, Angling Along the Charles, which won the Conte Award. Grandinetti has an MSLIS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, a BS in history from Suffolk University, and a certificate in accounting from Bentley College.
After working as a casual for several months in the Harvard University Library, Eric Johnson joined the Office for Information Systems in July. He has experience as a systems engineer at Concordant, Inc., and as a senior network support representative at Stream International, Inc. Johnson has a BS in exercise physiology from Bridgewater State College and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and an A+ Certified Computer Service Technician.
Most recently a network engineer for ESI Enterprises, Inc., a network-consulting firm, Shane Levens has extensive experience in Microsoft Windows 2000/NT server administration and networking. He holds a BS in business administration from Elmira College and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.
Alek Omu joins the staff of the Harvard University Library after working as a casual in the Office of the Director while she earned her Certificate of Special Studies (CSS) in Administration and Management from the Harvard Extension School. She has experience as a project manager at OnBourse Financial LTD, London, and EMC Corporation, London. In addition to the CSS, Omu possesses a BS in business studies from the University of Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, UK, and an MS in analysis, design, and management of information systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science.