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veritas Harvard University Library Notes, For Harvard Library Staff, Number 1323 January 2005

New Appointments

Martha Barrett
Library Doorchecker (November)
Harvard College Library

Martha Barrett has been working at Williams-Sonoma in Boston for the past year. Prior to that, she held several jobs in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended high school in San Francisco.

Katherine Bell
Editorial Assistant (October)
Harvard Review
Harvard College Library

Katherine Bell recently completed an MFA in fiction from the University of Iowa. During that time, she worked as a teacher of creative writing and as a web developer for the University of Iowa's Office of University Relations. In addition, she has served as web site director for New Crane Internet in London and as assistant acquisitions editor at the University of California Press. In addition to her master's degree, she holds a BA in English from Yale University.

William Conary, Jr.
Library Assistant (October)
Preservation and Imaging Department
Harvard College Library

William Conary, Jr. worked as a production technician for Analog Devices, Inc., in Wilmington, Massachusetts, for 22 years. During that time, he was responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment associated with semiconductor manufacturing. He attended North Shore Community College and is currently working towards an engineering degree.

Christie Gilliland
Library Assistant (November)
Collection Development Support Services
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Christie Gilliland has worked as a reference librarian at Sinclair Community College in Ohio and as a librarian at Rhodes College in Tennessee. She holds an MLS from the University of Alabama and a bachelor of music education from the University of Evansville.

Andrea Goethals
Digital Library Software Engineer (January)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Andrea Goethals worked as a Java developer and architect/file formats specialist at the Florida Center for Library Automation, and before that a software developer/manager at the GeoPlan Center, University of Florida. She holds a BA in architecture, an MA in urban and regional planning, and an MS in computer science from the University of Florida, and is a Sun Certified Programmer for the Java 2 Platform 1.4.

Vesna Gronosky
Preservation Assistant (November)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Vesna Gronosky most recently worked as an intern at the Archives of the Archdiocese of Boston. She has also worked in Widener Library as a temporary access services assistant and in Harvard's Department of History as a research assistant and teaching fellow. She holds a BA in philosophy, classics, and German literature from Cornell and an MA in history from Harvard, and is enrolled in Simmons's Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Megan Hurst
Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator (December)
Open Collections Program
Harvard University Library

Megan Hurst founded her own visual communications company, MO Projects, in July 2004. Prior to that, she worked for MIDIOR Consulting in Cambridge as a marketing manager and then as a consultant. She is on the advisory board of the Brattle Film Foundation and is an advisor to the Art Interactive of Central Square. She holds a BA in fine arts from Smith, and an MFA in integrated media from the Massachusetts College of Art.

Adam Johnson
Senior Computer Support Specialist (November)
Information Technology Services
Harvard College Library

Adam Johnson has held a variety of networking and programming positions, most recently as technical analyst at National Engineering/Liberty Mutual in New Hampshire. While there, he contracted to support desktop deployment projects and answered service calls. He holds many certifications, including MCSE, MCP+I, and A+. He attended UMass/Lowell, where he majored in electrical engineering.

Ying Bin (Benny) Li
Microfilm Camera Operator (December)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Benny Li has worked as a document specialist for the past 10 months, during which time he copied, scanned, labeled, and bound various materials. He holds a bachelor of engineering degree from the South China University of Technology.

Todd Moody
Library Assistant for Periodicals Acquisitions (November)
Library Technical Services
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Todd Moody's experience at Baker Library began with summer employment during high school and college. After graduating from the University of Maryland in College Park with a BA in economics, Moody worked in a part-time capacity handling periodicals check-in and routing. In April 2001, his job became full time and expanded to include periodicals claiming, and research and processing connected to special projects.

Andrew Novis
Staff Assistant (November)
Library Technical Services
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Andrew Novis comes to Baker with four years' experience of substitute teaching in Boston, Amherst, and Evanston, Illinois. He holds a master's degree in Spanish from Boston College and also majored in Spanish as an undergraduate at Brandeis. His background includes a number of positions as an administrative assistant in commercial and educational settings.

Erik Olivenza
Computer Support Specialist (November)
Information Technology Services
Harvard College Library

Erik Olivenza has been employed at Harvard since 1998. For the past year he worked at the Harvard Medical School, most recently as an IT-client support representative. In that role, he provided two-tier support to staff members of the Countway Medical Library and worked closely with the system administrator to resolve library software issues. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

James Perlman
Government Documents Processing Supervisor and Senior IT Liaison (December)
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

James Perlman has been given the new title of government documents processing supervisor and senior IT liaison to recognize the increased complexity of technical support demands in the Social Sciences Program (SSP) and the specialized skills required of this position. In his new role, he spends half of his time performing tasks related to US documents processing and the remaining half performing senior IT liaison duties. He has been working in Littauer since December 1999 as the processor of US documents for the Social Sciences Program.

Allison Powers
Systems Librarian (October)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Allison Powers comes to Harvard from EBSCO Publishing in Ipswich, Massachusetts, where she worked as senior database designer and as director of licensed database origination. She has also served as head of bibliographic services at the Minuteman Library Network and as head of cataloging at Emerson College Library. She holds a BA in philosophy from Reed College, an MS in film production from Boston University, and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Sarah Wharton Smith
Digital Processing Team Leader (November)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Sarah Wharton Smith previously worked as an archivist at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, and prior to that was an intern with the Harvard University Art Museums Archives. She earned her BA in English literature from Skidmore College and holds an MSLIS from Simmons.

Ruth Tucker
Preservation Project Cataloger (November)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Ruth Tucker has held a part-time position at the Weissman Preservation Center since 2003, and prior to that worked as a project cataloger at Houghton Library. She has also worked for the libraries of Boston College, the University of California at Berkeley, and Cornell, and she operates a solo legal practice. She earned her BA and MLS degrees from the UCLA, and holds a JD from Suffolk University Law School.

Sherrie Whang
Senior Human Resource Consultant (October)
Human Resource Services
Harvard College Library

Prior to joining HCL, Sherrie Whang worked for Kemper Insurance Companies in several capacities, most recently as human resource manager, Eastern Region, in Braintree. She filled similar roles at the company's New England branch and Northeast Division. She has extensive HR experience in employee relations, leadership development, and recruitment. She holds a BA in communications and public relations from Simmons College.

Leanne Williams
Staff Assistant (November)
Lamont Library
Harvard College Library

Leanne Williams is a recent graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa, where she earned a BA in history. While in school, she worked as a student assistant at Grinnell College's Office of Admissions. She has also served as a museum intern at the Middlesex County Historical Society in Middletown, Connecticut.

Michelle Williams
Assistant Editor/Indexer of Anthropological Literature (September)
Tozzer Library
Harvard College Library

Michelle Williams previously worked at Tozzer for 10 years as an acquisitions assistant. Since leaving HCL last year, she has worked as a cataloger at the Andover–Harvard Theological Library and at Harvard's CONSER office, where she will continue part-time. She earned an MSLIS from Simmons College and her BA from the University of Toledo, where she majored in anthropology.

Vitaly Zakuta
Technical Information Specialist/Senior IT Liaison (December)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Vitaly Zakuta's position as technical information specialist for the Fine Arts Library (FAL) has been expanded to include "senior IT liaison" duties and to recognize the increased complexity of technical support demands in the FAL, the specialized skills required, and the systems planning responsibilities of this position. With this change, Zakuta has a closer working relationship with HCL's Information Technology Services department, collaborating with ITS on the analysis, planning and implementation of systems in the Fine Arts Library. Zakuta has been with FAL for five years and holds an MSLIS from Simmons.


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