Mary Liz Brenninkmeyer
Before coming to Harvard, Mary Liz Brenninkmeyer spent two years working as an associate at the Boston law firm Choate, Hall & Stewart. She graduated from Williams College with a double major in history and psychology, and then spent one year as a research associate in the education field in New York City. She graduated from Boston College Law School and will now start taking MSLIS classes at Simmons.
Jackson Childs has worked in Access Services since February 2002. Prior to joining HCL, he worked in the stacks of Baker Library at Dartmouth, where he earned his bachelor's degree in philosophy.
Jacob Cohen holds a bachelor's degree in music from Tufts University, where he focused on music theory, ethnomusicology, and jazz studies. While at Tufts, he worked as a student aide in the music library, where he processed incoming books and periodicals, worked at the circulation desk, and assisted patrons in research and library searches.
Spruill Harder has worked as an acquisitions assistant in the Fine Arts Library since June 2001. Prior to joining HCL, she worked at Wheelock College Library as a circulation supervisor. She will receive an MSLIS from Simmons in January.
Miao-lin Hsu recently completed a doctorate in early Chinese art and archaeology at the University of Pittsburgh, where she also earned her master's degree. She developed an online course book for Asian art and worked as an instructor of that subject while at the University of Pittsburgh. She has served as an editor on such publications as Art Past Art Present, The Chinese and Their Neighbors to the North, and Taiwan's United Daily News.
Nada Hussein is a recent graduate of Simmons, where she received her MSLIS. She also holds a bachelor's degree in environmental sciences from the University of Toronto. She is fluent in Arabic, and also speaks Hebrew, French, and Middle Egyptian.
Previously, Leiwei Jiang served as technical services assistant for HCL Technical Services, and gained experience working with Aleph, OCLC, and RLIN. Before coming to Harvard, she earned her bachelor's degree in film studies at Yale University, where she worked as a fellowship assistant and reader in the undergraduate admissions office.
Cassy Juhl recently completed her bachelor's degree from Tufts University, where she majored in classics and art history. For the past two years, she has worked in Slides and Digital Images at the Fine Arts Library, where she gained experience assisting patrons with the slide collection, as well as filing, repairing, and creating slides for the History of Art and Architecture Department.
Chris Kintzing has spent the past 16 years working in the Boston-area high-tech scene. During that time, he worked as a software developer for several local software companies, including Interleaf, Powersoft, and Allaire. He lives with his wife and five-year-old daughter in Watertown.
Ron Lacey has worked at Hilles Library since July 2002. He attended the College of Charleston as an undergraduate and earned a master's degree in history from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining HCL, he worked for several years at Boston University's Department of English as well as in the Mugar Memorial Library.
Jennifer Marcone has been working at Harvard since last August as a staff assistant at Project Zero, a nonprofit organization operated under the auspices of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She graduated from Boston University and then, pursuing her concentration in communication disorders, worked as a speech and language teacher at a high school for emotionally disabled children.
Terri Saint-Amour has been attending the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science since January 2003, and anticipates a graduation date of August 2004. She has her law degree from Villanova University Law School (class of 1997), and a bachelor's degree from SUNY Albany (class of 1994). Before coming to the Law School, she worked in law firms, executive search, high-tech, and, most recently, with the Harvard School of Public Health, in the International Health Systems Program.
Stephanie Scurto received her bachelor's degree in English from Indiana University. She recently worked for three years at the University of Notre Dame's Architecture Library, and has just spent last year teaching English in Aachen, Germany.
Lynn Shirey's tenure as interim librarian for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal will begin July 1, 2004. Until then, she will continue in her role as assistant librarian for Latin America, Spain and Portugal, a position she has held since 1999. Currently, she is working on a special project to catalog the Escoto collection at Houghton. She is well known in the Harvard library community, having served in numerous positions in Widener and the Law School Library over a period of nearly 20 years.
Matthew T. Smith
Matthew Smith recently served as a staff assistant at Harvard's Division of Engineering Materials Science Group. He continues to work as a freelance illustrator, providing illustrations for a variety of publications. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Sally Varmaaten graduated with a degree in English from the University of Michigan. During her last two years in school, she worked as an assistant in the Manuscripts division of the William L. Clements Library, a primary source library that focuses on American history.
Tylka Vetula joins the Dumbarton Oaks staff from George Washington University's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library, where she was serials librarian. She previously worked as a photograph cataloger in the History of Medicine Collection at the National Library of Medicine, and as serials librarian in the Jacob Burns Law Library of George Washington University. Before moving to Washington, she worked at Harvard as a serials assistant in the Frances Loeb and Littauer libraries. She received her MSLIS from Simmons and her master's degrees in theology and divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary.
Richard Wainford has been at the Countway for 23 years, with 16 of those years spent in the ILL/Document Delivery department. Prior to the Countway, he worked in the MIT Coop book department. Wainford has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania.
Elizabeth Winter has been working at the library in a temporary capacity since September. During that time she has been part of the Access Services department, working with Interlibrary Loan and FRIDA (faculty document delivery). She received her BA in English from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and earned her MLS from Florida State University in August 2003. Prior to that, she worked as a publisher's representative for a large college textbook publisher for two years.
Ryoko Yakamura came to the Harvard College Library in 1999 to work in Cataloging at the Harvard-Yenching and, more recently, in Book Collections in the Fine Arts Library.