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New Appointments

Benjamin Abrahamse
Preservation Assistant (February)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Working at Weissman in a temporary capacity, Benjamin Abrahamse was employed most recently as a technical services assistant in the Government Documents Division in the Lamont Library. He has also worked at various times as a technical services assistant in the Tozzer Library, a reference assistant in the Pusey Library, and a consultant in the Harvard College Library. Abrahamse holds a BA in religious studies from Macalester College and an MTS from the Harvard Divinity School, and was enrolled in Harvard's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations' PhD program.

Michael Austin
Assistant Processing Archivist (January)
University Archives
Harvard University Library

Michael Austin has a BA in philosophy and German literature from the University of Texas, a master of library science from Syracuse University, and an MA in South Asian area studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. From 1994 to 2001 he was employed at the Harvard Law School Library, first as a library assistant and then as curatorial associate for manuscripts.

Catherine Blatz
Editorial Assistant/Events Coordinator (January)
Harvard University Library

Catherine Blatz has been appointed to the support staff in Wadsworth House as a temporary from nSight in Burlington. A graduate of Brandeis University with a BA in English and American literature, she worked from 1996 until 2002 for New Work Media in Watertown, first as an assistant editor and subsequently as a copy editor.

Jennifer Collom
Human Resources/Financial Assistant (January)
Harvard University Library

Most recently, Jennifer Collom worked as a grants manager for the microbiology and molecular genetics department at Harvard Medical School. She received her BA in economics and sociology from Simmons and is pursuing an MBA at Northeastern with a specialization in human resources management.

Derek Curtis
Access Services Evening/Weekend Circulation Coordinator (February)
Access Services
Harvard Law School Library

Derek Curtis is the former circulation desk supervisor at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School. He worked as the evening circulation desk supervisor at Gutman Library for four years and, prior to that, as circulation desk and archives assistant at Andover–Harvard Theological Library.

Anne Dobriko
Staff Assistant (January)
Harvard Law School Library

Anne Dobriko came to the Law School Library from Harvard's University Information Systems, where she was involved in billing and customer service for the student telephone office. Dobriko attended the University of Southern Maine and plans to finish her undergraduate degree through the Harvard Extension School.

Caroline Duroselle-Melish
Assistant Curator in Printing and Graphic Arts (January)
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Caroline Duroselle-Melish holds bachelor's and master's degrees in history from the Université de Paris X and a library degree from the Université de Lyon I. Most recently, she was employed as rare book librarian at the University of Rochester. Previously she worked as reference librarian in the historical collections of the New York Academy of Medicine and as library supervisor in the Special Collections Library of the University of Michigan.

Elena Elkina
Temporary Serials Assistant (February)
Harvard Law School Library

Elena Elkina began a six-month term position in Serials in February. She trained as lawyer in Russia, where she earned an MA in civil law from the University of Russia Academy of Education. She held several jobs in the legal profession in Moscow before coming to the US. Elkina initially came to the Law School Library as a temporary worker in Access Services.

Melissa Groff
Human Resources Associate (January)
Harvard University Library

Melissa Groff, who came to the Harvard University Library in 1999 as a staff assistant in HUL Administration, has been promoted to the newly created position of human resources associate. Her new assignment reflects the added requirements of Harvard's human resources systems, compliance initiatives, departmental growth, and the subsequent increase in HR transactions. She holds a bachelor's degree in art history from Dickinson College.

Barbara Jump
Staff Assistant (January)
Facilities Management
Harvard College Library

Prior to her appointment in HCL, Barbara Jump served as coordinator in the Center for Training and Development of the University's Office of Human Resources.

Skip Kendall
Senior Records Analyst (February)
Records Management Office
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Skip Kendall, who has worked since 2000 as a records analyst at the Harvard University Archives, has been promoted to senior records analyst. He holds a BA in history from California State University at San Bernardino, an MA in history from the University of Oregon, and an MSLIS from Simmons College.

Eve Lauria
Serials Assistant (February)
Harvard Law School Library

Eve Lauria has a degree in psychology from Oberlin, where she worked in the library checking in serials. She has worked for the AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program and at a bank prior to joining the Peace Corps.

Daniel Moulton
Stacks and Workflow Supervisor (October)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Daniel Moulton has worked at the Harvard Depository since 1993, beginning as an operations specialist; prior to that, he worked for seventeen years in the trucking and warehouse business. A member of the Holliston Fire Department, he has been an on-call firefighter for the past fourteen years and a lieutenant for the past six.

Mary Person
Project Cataloger (February)
Special Collections
Harvard Law School Library

Mary Person, the former curatorial associate in the Law Library's special collections, is now serving as special collections project cataloger—a three-year term appointment, supported by the Library Digital Initiative's internal challenge grant program.

Irina Tarsis
Curatorial Assistant in Printing and Graphic Arts (November)
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Irina Tarsis is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she worked in special collections and took courses in bibliography and printing history. She has worked on special collections projects for the Harvard Law School Library and, most recently, was employed in the Slavic Division in Widener.

Michelle Williams
Serials Cataloger (January)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Michelle Williams holds a BA in anthropology from the University of Toledo and an MSLIS from Simmons College. She has been with Harvard since 1993, working as an acquisitions assistant in the Tozzer Library.

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