Marylène Altieri, who for the past 10 years has served as the special collections librarian at the Graduate School of Education's Gutman Library, holds both an MSLIS from Simmons and an MA in history from Harvard.
Pamela Bleisch has nine years of experience as an assistant professor of classics, first at the University of Georgia and subsequently at Boston University. She most recently completed a PhD in classics at UCLA. She also holds an MA in classics from the University of Chicago and a BA from Brown University. She is currently enrolled in the MSLIS program at Simmons.
Erica Charis recently worked in the Rexdale Alliance Church Library in Toronto, where she was responsible for shelf reading and patron assistance. She has also served as a library assistant at the Music Library of St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Atlanta. She holds a BFA degree in music from York University in Toronto.
Meghan Dolan has worked in HCL for the past three years, most recently as data reference librarian in Littauer Library. She holds an MSLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from the University of Redlands in California.
Christine Eslao is a recent MSLIS recipient from the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science, with an undergraduate degree from Hampshire College in book arts and graphic design. As a student, she held a short-term project position at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe and has worked in many academic libraries, including Simmons, Smith, Amherst, and Hampshire colleges.
Anna Friedman is a recent graduate of Wellesley College, where she majored in mathematics and served as assistant to the director of the Book Arts Lab. During her senior year, she helped teach binding and letterpress printing workshops and maintained lab materials and equipment. Since June she has worked as a conservation technician for Wellesley College Library.
Shawn Gorman, who is returning to HCL after previously working in HCL Technical Services, has experience working in the University of Oregon's Knight Library and the Boston Public Library's Main Branch. In his new role he will assist with the ordering, receipt, and cataloging of materials.
Monica Kauppi worked at the Harvard Law School Library for the past seven years, most recently as Germanic copy cataloger in the library's cataloging department. During her time in this role, she was responsible for processing Germanic and English Library of Congress materials and assigning class numbers from Library of Congress and in-house classification schemes. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA in German from the College of William and Mary.
Until recently, Theresa Kelliher worked as a curatorial assistant at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she worked on the Library Digital Initiative project helping to electronically catalog the photographic collection from the Carnegie Institute in Washington. She holds a BA in media studies from Fordham University and is currently enrolled in a master's program in museum studies at the Harvard Extension School.
Maric Kramer is a recent graduate of Smith College, where she completed her BA in Spanish. While attending college, she also spent time abroad studying at the University of Chile. In addition, she served as a student fellow at the Kahn Liberal Arts Institute, during which time she researched and wrote about differences between Spanish- and English-language media.
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Andréa Bressiani Kupski studied at Paraná State Federal University in Brazil and at Harvard. She worked as an intern in industrial design at Electrolux in Brazil, and prior to coming to Harvard was a guest service team leader with the Target Corporation in Framingham.
Michael Lee has served as a temporary student employee in Technical Services for the past four years. During that time he has worked to catalog serials and monographs, and has created and maintained bibliographic holdings, and item records in Aleph. Prior to joining Technical Services, he worked as a visiting instructor at Connecticut College and as a teaching fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He holds an MA and a PhD in landscape architecture, both from Harvard, and a BS from Texas A&M University.
A mathematician and chess player, Michael Livshits teaches a summer course in calculus for high-school students at MIT and participates in several local calculus conferences.
Xiao-he Ma has been a member of the Harvard-Yenching Library (HYL) for the past five years, serving most recently as head of Access and Information Services. In his current role, he has managed the reference function of HYL and supervised the use of reserve materials, stacks maintenance, and circulation services. He holds an MSLIS from Simmons, and a BA and MA from Fudan University in China.
Since last year, Steve Marley has worked in HCL as a senior human resource consultant. During that time, he resolved a number of employee and labor relations issues, oversaw the HCL compensation program, and worked to improve the Performance Development Process (PDP). Prior to joining HCL, he worked for Raytheon Company for nearly 20 years. He earned both a BA and an MBA from Boston College and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).
For the past five years, Michael Mellor has worked at Northeastern University's Snell Library, most recently as the evening supervisor for stack maintenance and security. In that role, he supervised the circulation and reserves desks and was responsible for hiring, training, and supervising a large number of student employees.
For the past four years, John Moses worked for Hilton Photography, Inc., in Worcester. As a staff photographer, he photographed a wide variety of assignments and was also responsible for supervising a crew of assistants on location. He has also worked for Pat O'Connor Photography and several other photography companies. He attended the University of Louisville's Allen R. Hite Art Institute.
Linda Moss worked for GDT in New Hampshire for five years, most recently as a software developer. In that capacity, she wrote and maintained software, scripts, and database queries. She holds a BS in computer science from Marlboro College and has recently enrolled in the Simmons MSLIS program.
Aaron Olson is a recent graduate of Brandeis University's psychology program. He has worked in libraries before, including Stanford University's Green Library, where he worked on inventorying Allan Ginsberg's personal library.
Donna Popky is currently enrolled in the Simmons MSLIS program. She also holds a BA in theatre from Smith College, an MA in linguistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MFA in design for the stage from the University of Washington. Her work experience includes positions at the Office of the Registrar at Suffolk University and at the University of Pittsburgh.
Alyson Reichgott joins Houghton as a project archivist for the Mary Hyde Eccles papers. She has worked as a processing archivist at the Countway Library of Medicine since 2000. There, she was responsible for appraising, organizing, and preserving 19th- and 20th-century collections of prominent Harvard physicians. She has also created finding aids and communicated with donors concerning collection development. Prior to arriving at Harvard, she served as an archives intern at the JFK Library and Museum. She has an MSLIS from Simmons and holds a BA in history and classics from Gettysburg College.
Alix Reiskind joined the Loeb Library staff in 1996, as a library assistant in the Visual Resources department, and in 2001 became the assistant visual resources librarian. She is active in the Harvard community, serving on the OLIVIA Steering Committee and on the Librarians' Assembly executive committee as a member-at-large. She holds a BA in English and religion from Colgate University and an MSLIS, with a concentration in archives management, from Simmons.
Richard Stattler joins Houghton as a project cataloger for the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson. He has served as manuscript curator at the Rhode Island Historical Society for the past 10 years. In that role, he was responsible for the care of institutional records and personal papers from 1636 to the present. He also prepared finding aids and published them on the institutional web site. In addition, for the past two years, he served as the Rhode Island Historical Society's library director and was managing editor of Rhode Island History magazine. He holds an MA in history from Rhode Island College and a BA in philosophy from Brown University.
Janet Trumble has worked in a variety of different fields, including education, accounting, and university administration. She will be providing support for a one-year cataloging backlog reduction project.