Before coming to Harvard, Karen Eberhart served as assistant manuscript curator at the Rhode Island Society Library. Concurrently, she worked as a part-time archives specialist in the College Archives of Smith College. In these two positions, Karen appraised, processed, and cataloged various collections, and also provided reference services. She holds a BA from the College of Wooster and an MLS from the University of Texas at Austin.
Debbie Funkhouser, who rejoins the staff of the Schlesinger Library on July 1, was instrumental in leading the barcoding efforts during the Schlesinger's move to temporary quarters this past winter.
Previously, Jean Gaunt worked for Faxon/Rowecom, a library subscription vendor, where she processed serials and journal orders. In addition, she ordered and researched print and electronic journal titles and worked closely with libraries and publishers to guarantee the accuracy of all subscriptions.
For the past nine months, Alison Harris worked as a library assistant at Wellington Management, during which time she was responsible for maintaining subscriptions to journals, newspapers, and other publications. She also assisted with research requests. Alison holds a BA from Bates College and is a current MSLIS student at Simmons.
For the past four years, Peggy Hinds has worked as a contract assistant with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. In addition, she worked for the Boston Police Department as a school traffic supervisor. During that time, she prepared 911 reports and responded to customer service calls.
Mary Kocol transferred from the Harvard Design School, where she has worked since 2003. Previously, she served as an adjunct faculty/instructor at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Gordon College. She has also worked as a freelance photographer and animator, and is an active local artist. She holds a BA in photography from the University of Connecticut and an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design.
Jane Lawson joins the Visual Resources Department to work on a Library Digital Initiative grant-funded project as a project cataloger. She comes to the Design School from Rochester, New York, where she was working at the University of Rochester. She completed her BFA in fine art photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology and her MLS at the University of Buffalo.
Tammi Le'Shore-Correia worked as a security operations officer for the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans; among her duties there, she was responsible for securing the site perimeter and interior. She also worked as a security officer for Apollo Security in Walpole.
Gary McGath was an independent software consultant for many years, the past year of which he spent consulting with the Office for Information Systems, working on JHOVE, theJSTOR/Harvard Object Validation Environment. He has a BS in computer science from MIT and an MS in computer science from Purdue University.
Prior to joining HCL, Anthony Penny worked at American Printing and Envelope, where he operated printing presses and conducted post-press finishing. He also has over two years of experience repairing books at Another Story Used & Rare Books in Worcester and as an independent bookbinder in Paxton. He has taken classes in leather binding, paper repair, and non-adhesive bookbinding, and holds a BS in urban studies from Worcester State College.
Anna Rakityanskaya has been working in the Slavic Division as a temporary employee since February. Prior to joining HCL, she worked at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies at the University of Texas, where she served as the Russian and East European Network Information Center Coordinator. She holds an MA in Slavic linguistics and literature from Moscow State University and an MLS from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina.
Bradley Schaffner comes to Harvard after serving as Head, Slavic Department and International Programs and Coordinator of Collection Development at the University of Kansas. He holds an undergraduate degree from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota and both a graduate degree in history and an MLS from Indiana University. He has written numerous professional articles on the acquisition, preservation, and use of Slavic collections and has been the recipient of a number of international, federal, and university grants and the University of Kansas Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Librarianship.