Paul Babineau has received certificates at the Clark University Computer Career Institute, where he completed the PC Service Specialist Program, and at Boston University, where he obtained a Microsoft Systems Administrator certificate. He has nearly twenty years of warehouse experience and most recently worked in IT Client Services at Siebel Systems in Burlington.
Meredith Bauch is joining the Visual Resources Department at the Loeb Design Library for a one-year appointment. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MLS from the University of Michigan. Most recently, she worked as an information architect designing computer applications.
Tiffany Cantor received her bachelor's degree in music from Northwestern University in 2000. Most recently, she worked in the Environmental Health and Safety Department at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Her other experiences range from being a music teacher for young children to a volunteer educator and field biologist at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Frances Chang graduated from Harvard in June 2001, and also studied at Peking University in Beijing and the University of Hong Kong. She worked as a student circulation assistant in Widener while attending classes at Harvard.
Katherine Collins's most recent position was as a serials assistant at the Healey Library of the University of Massachusetts. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, with concentrations in political science and philosophy, and has studied at Boston College and at the University of Colorado.
Amy Duschaneck is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where she majored in psychology. She held several internships while in college and was editor-in-chief of the Wesleyan Argus. Her office experience includes working at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and for Broadway.com. She recently relocated from Westchester County, New York.
Adam Kellie has worked at Harvard for the past five years, most recently as an imaging technician for the Harvard University Art Museums. He studied black-and-white photography at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and art and design at Carnegie Mellon University.
In addition to this half-time term appointment, Ksenya Kiebuzinski will retain a half-time position at Harvard's Ukrainian Research Institute, where she has worked since 1991. She holds a doctorate in literary studies from Brandeis University and an MLS from the State University of New York at Albany. She has published scholarly articles on a wide variety of topics, and presented papers at conferences throughout the country.
Rosemary Nigro has seven years of library experience, including working at several Yale libraries while earning her bachelor's degree and, more recently, as a library assistant at Goodwin Procter in Boston. She completed her MSLIS from Simmons in May 2003.
Ann O'Rahilly has worked in HCL's Preservation & Imaging Department since April 2000, and has previous conservation experience at the Frances Loeb Library at the Harvard Design School and the Northeast Document Conservation Center in Andover. She received a diploma in bookbinding from the North Bennet Street School in Boston and interned in the conservation lab at Trinity College, Dublin. Prior to becoming a bookbinder, she worked as an architect in Cambridge.
Rafael Pedicini is a recent graduate of nearby Milton Academy, where his workload focused on photography. He has received several awards for his photography at the Arthur Griffin Center for Photographic Art.
Natasha Pokos just completed a three-month term in the Widener conservation laboratory as project bookbinder for the Theodore Roosevelt Collection. She received her bookbinding training as an apprentice to Peter Cohen at the Apollo Bindery in California and studied under Tiziano Codina of Milan. She received a degree in painting from the College of Fine Arts in Zagreb, Croatia, where she also worked on the restoration of Croatian governmental archives at the Kaniski Bindery.
Al Quartararo holds a BS in computer information systems from Suffolk University. For the past several years, he worked as a technical specialist at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology. While at Fidelity, he upgraded, installed, and maintained both desktop and non-standard equipment, and developed five intranet and extranet web sites.
Previously, Clayton Scoble worked at the Faculty/Staff Help Desk of Harvard Law School's User Services department and at the Harvard Extension School. He attended the Berklee School of Music and the University of Massachusetts. He has been a professional musician for the past 20 years.
Susan Valente is a graduate of Saint Joseph College and has worked at the Wentworth Athanaeum and Phoenix Life Insurance Company. This spring she will begin her studies at Simmons with an archives specialization.