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New Appointments

Marylène Altieri
Curator of Books and Printed Materials (September)
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

For 10 years, Marylène Altieri served as special collections librarian at Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to that, she worked at Tozzer Library, at the Fine Arts Library, and in the serials and acquisitions services department of the MIT Libraries. She has a bachelor's degree in medieval and modern European history from University of York, England, a master's in history from Harvard, and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Miho Amano
Library Assistant (October)
Japanese Acquisitions and Reference
Harvard-Yenching Library
Harvard College Library

Miho Amano has worked at the Harvard-Yenching Library since February 2000. She also works as a tour coordinator at Worldwide Planning Services in Boston, where she coordinates guided tours for Japanese tourists. She holds a BA and an MS in economics from Northeastern University and a BA in English literature from Seikei University in Tokyo.

Amy Armitage
Library Assistant (September)
Materials Management
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Amy Armitage is currently enrolled at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons. She holds a BA in Russian studies from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. Armitage comes to HCL with 12 years of experience as a legal assistant and office administrator in law offices in the US and Moscow. She will be working on a one-year cataloging backlog reduction project.

Anne Britton
Serials and Electronic Resources Cataloger (August)
Library Technical Services
Baker Library

Anne Britton came to Baker Library from Portland, Oregon, where she had most recently been working at Mercy Corps International, cataloging digital resources, while also working part-time as a reference librarian at Portland State University. Britton's considerable work experience includes technical services librarian at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, and assistant librarian at the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York.

Rebecca Clark
Technical Services Assistant (October)
Cabot Science Library
Harvard College Library

Rebecca Clark will maintain her current half-time position as a library assistant at Tozzer, where she has worked for the past year. She has also worked at the Gutman and Fine Arts libraries during her career at Harvard. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons, an MDiv degree from Harvard, and a BA in English literature from Clark University.

Kirsten Colton
Senior Human Resources Consultant (September)
Human Resource Services
Harvard College Library

Prior to joining HRS, Kirsten Colton spent two years as disability case manager in Harvard's Office of the Assistant to the President. During that time, she worked with Harvard's departments and schools on a variety of human resource- and disability-related issues. In this role, she also gained extensive labor and employee relations experience. She earned an MBA from Simmons Graduate School of Management and a BS in occupational therapy from the University of New Hampshire.

Tim Conant
Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Assistant (August)
John F. Kennedy School of Government Library

Tim Conant began working at the Kennedy School of Government (KSG) Library in March 2003 as an intern, dividing his time between Circulation and Technical Services. Since May of that year, he has served as circulation/end processing assistant. Before coming to KSG, he worked in a variety of positions, from carpenter's assistant to product manager of a flower shop.

Carol Dienstmann
Term Library Assistant (September)
Hilles Library
Harvard College Library

Carol Dienstmann previously worked as a Library Assistant in HCL's Social Sciences Program from September 2001 until November 2002. She has also worked as a staff assistant in the FAS Office of the Executive Dean. She is currently a PhD candidate in the art history department at Boston University. She holds a graduate certificate in museum studies from Tufts University, an MA from the University of Toronto, and a BA from Mount Holyoke College.

Sarah Dunbar
Library Assistant (October)
Interlibrary Loan Division
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

For the past two years, Sarah Dunbar has worked as an information manager at Foresight Science and Technology in New Bedford. She has also held several positions in interlibrary loan departments, most recently as a library clerk at VanPelt Library at the University of Pennsylvania. She is nearing completion of an MLIS degree from the University of Rhode Island, and she holds a BA in sociology from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania.

Julia Featheringill
Photographer (September)
Digital Imaging and Photography Group
Preservation & Imaging Department
Harvard College Library

Julia Featheringill has been working in this department since May as an imaging technician. Prior to joining Harvard, she held a variety of photography-related positions, most recently as a visiting assistant professor of photography and electronic imaging at Cornell University. She holds an MFA in photography from Cornell and a BA in art history from the University of Georgia.

Cristianne Fellowes
Copy Cataloger (September)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Cristianne Fellowes joins the Dumbarton Oaks staff after working as a temporary copy cataloger since April 2004. She previously worked in the Cataloging Services Department of Smithsonian Institution Libraries before attending graduate school. While completing her MSLS at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she served a graduate internship in the Rare Book Collection and worked in the Harrye B. Lyons Design Library. She also holds a BA in fine arts from St. Lawrence University.

Whitley Frost
Library Assistant (September)
Harvard Map Collection
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

Whitley Frost gained experience with maps while employed by the town of Jackson, New Hampshire. Working with natural resource maps, she produced a series of interpretive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) maps for use in the town's master plan. She holds an associate's degree in GIS from New Hampshire Community Technical College and a BA from Colorado College.

Emma Hernandez
Circulation/End Processing Assistant (September)
John F. Kennedy School of Government Library

Emma Hernandez has worked at the KSG Library for the past 13 years. She worked first as a part-time circulation desk assistant and then was promoted to circulation/reserves weekend supervisor. She has also worked as a loan administrator assistant at Salem State College, where she received her BS.

Ben Ide
Head of Technical Services in Hilles and Lamont Libraries (August)
Harvard College Library

Ben Ide has served as cataloger in Hilles and Lamont libraries for the past four years. Prior to joining HCL in 2000, Ide worked as the Head of Technical Services at the Hodgson Memorial Library at Bryant College in Smithfield, Rhode Island. He holds an MSLIS from Simmons and a BS in library and information sciences from Southern Connecticut State University.

Gwang-Ho Kim
Library Assistant (September)
Access Services
Lamont Library
Harvard College Library

Gwang-Ho Kim worked in the Fine Arts Library's Book Collections department for the past two years before accepting this promotion. While at the Fine Arts Library, he performed a variety of responsibilities crucial to the public services and technical services functions of the library. He holds a BA in Asian languages and literature from Peking University in China.

John Overholt
Project Cataloger (September)
Technical Services Department
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

John Overholt has joined Houghton as project cataloger for the Donald and Mary Hyde Collection of Dr. Samuel Johnson. Before coming to Harvard, he worked as a rare book cataloger at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. His previous experience includes serving as library manager in the Physics-Mathematics-Astronomy Library at the University of Texas at Austin, and as head of circulation at the Midland County Public Library. He holds an MSLIS from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Robert Rose
Geographic Information Support Services Instructor (October) Harvard Map Collection Social Science Program Harvard College Library

Robert Rose is currently working towards his PhD in geography at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. He holds a BS and MS in remote sensing/imaging science, both from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has worked as a project assistant at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he conducted GIS analyses. He has also worked as a geographer for the United States Geological Survey and as a project assistant for the NASA Affiliated Research Center.

Pam Rowe
Library Assistant (September)
Germanic Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Pam Rowe worked in Hilles Library's Gifts and Exchange Program for the past 24 years before accepting this promotion. While at Hilles, she oversaw the office's orders and receipts, created provisional library records in Aleph, and added to the gift book collection materials. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA from California State College at Fullerton.

Germain Seac
Production Systems Programmer (October)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Germain Seac worked most recently as a technical consultant at Trema Americas, Inc., in Boston, and has also worked at Fidelity Investments and State Street Corporation. He holds a BS in accountancy from Bentley College and an MS in computer information systems from Boston University.

Randy Stern
Manager of Systems Development (September)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Randy Stern served as vice president of engineering at Captiva Software in Waltham since 1992, developing document scanning systems. Prior to that, he was employed for 16 years at Xerox Imaging Systems in Peabody (formerly Kurzweil Computer Products), where he was vice president for research, development, and engineering, developing optical character recognition software and reading machines for the blind. He holds an SM in electrical engineering from MIT and a BS in mathematics and computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Susana Ubaldo
Term Staff Assistant (August)
Hilles Library
Harvard College Library

Susana Ubaldo worked at Hilles as a temporary employee for a few weeks before accepting this position. Prior to joining Hilles, she worked in education. She was employed at the Kennedy School in Somerville, where she assisted with classroom duties and taught daily lessons. She also served as a substitute teacher in the Somerville School District. She is pursuing a BA at Cambridge College.

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