Rachel Anderson received her BA in English, with a minor in music, from St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia and started the MSLIS program at Simmons this fall. She has several years of experience working in academic, special, and public libraries, most recently as technical services librarian at Sturgis Library in Barnstable, Massachusetts. Rachel has also worked as a circulation assistant at the Woods Hole Library and as a resource library assistant on the Facing History and Ourselves Project at http://www.facing.org.
Emily Bell is moving from a temporary position in the shelving unit into the ILL department. She is currently enrolled at Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, and brings extensive retail bookseller and historical commission experience.
Bassey Irele, who is joining Widener in a part-time two-year term appointment, holds an MLS from Kent State University and master's degrees in French and education. She taught African language and literature at Ohio State for several years, and, prior to relocating to the Cambridge area, she served as assistant manager and children's librarian for the Columbus Metropolitan Library in Ohio.
Shawn Gorman comes to HCL from the MIT libraries, and has experience working in such research libraries as the University of Oregon's Knight Library and the Boston Public Library's main branch. Last year, he completed a doctoral program in French language and literature at Boston University. He has also published articles on such eminent thinkers as Sartre and Proust.
Irina Klyagin has relocated from Houston, where she worked as an instructor at the Johnson Space Center and as a dance researcher. She attended Moscow State University and in 2001 completed a master's degree in Slavic languages and literature at Columbia University. She has served as an interpreter for New York's Metropolitan Opera and for Ballet Review magazine, and her work has been published in journals in both Russia and the United States. She has also worked for the ART publishing house and for the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Karen Moore has been in her previous position, computer support specialist, since joining the Harvard College Library in July 1998. She holds a BS degree from Bentley College, and has completed numerous graduate-level computer courses at the Harvard Extension School.
Joshua Poupore recently relocated from Massena, New York, where he worked as an assistant editor in a law firm. In addition, he worked as an event planner/coordinator for Showdown Hockey Tournaments, based out of Maryland. He holds a bachelor's degree from Elmira College, where he studied English literature with a concentration in communications and writing.
Jaimie Quaglino holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in history and an MSLIS from Simmons. She was employed most recently as a processing intern at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum in Boston. She has also worked as a processing intern and project archivist at The Bostonian Society and as a graduate student assistant in Interlibrary Services at Simmons.
Sarah Reidell served most recently in a postgraduate internship at the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia. She holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from Bryn Mawr College and a master's degree in library and information sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.
Fred Sutton has worked previously at the Fine Arts Library, where he gained experience with the library's photographic collections. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from San Francisco State University, and an MSLIS from Simmons. Prior to joining HCL, Sutton worked at the Harvard Business School for several years.