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veritas Harvard University Library Notes, For Harvard Library Staff, Number 1325 May 2005

New Appointments

Abdelaali Boutaqmanti
Middle Eastern Librarian (March)
Middle Eastern Division
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Ali Boutaqmanti is a recent graduate of Simmons, where he earned an MSLIS. He also holds an MA in cultural studies from Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco, and a BA in English literature from the University Mohammed I, Oujda, Morocco. He has held two internships with the Maine Historical Society, where he gained experience creating both traditional print and EAD/HTML finding aids for Maine family collections.


Kate Bowers
Collections Services Archivist (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Kate Bowers has worked at the University Archives since 1996, first as curator for bibliographic control and special media, then as processing archivist. Before working at the Archives she worked in the Harvard Law School Library, at the Library of Congress Motion Picture Division, and at Tufts University Library.


Jessica Colcord
Library Assistant (January)
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School et al

Jessica Colcord graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2003 with a BA in psychology and comes to Harvard with two years of experience working in the University of New Hampshire Biological Sciences Library.


Sean Crawford
Library Assistant (March)
Serials Services Division
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Sean Crawford worked in Serials Services in the summer of 2004 and has been working as an LHT employee in Preservation and Imaging Services for the past seven months. He holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and a BS in English education from Boston University.


Patrice Donoghue
Preservation and Collections Database Archivist (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Patrice Donoghue has held positions in Reference and Collections Management at the University Archives since 1990.


Susan Earle
Manuscript Processor (February)
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Susan Earle graduated from Cornell University with a BA in English and received her MSLIS from Simmons. Before coming to the Schlesinger she worked as an archivist at both Northeastern University and the American Jewish Historical Society.


Heather Greer
Library Assistant (January)
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School et al

Heather Greer graduated from Northeastern University in 2004 with a BA in sociology and linguistics and comes to Harvard from the Office of Boston City Councilor Stephen Murphy. She is planning to pursue a career in library and information science.


Jennifer Jacobsen
Lead Records Analyst/Records Appraisal Archivist (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Since 2000, Jennifer Jacobsen has worked for the Records Management Office (RMO) of the University Archives as a records analyst. Prior to working at RMO, she was an archivist/records analyst at the Massachusetts State Archives.


Chris Jeris
Web Application and Database Developer (March)
Information Technology Services
Harvard College Library

Prior to HCL, Chris Jeris worked for almost two years as a web services technician at the Harvard School of Public Health, where he designed, implemented, and supported new and existing database-backed web applications, as well as developing and maintaining the School of Public Health's web site and evaluating and recommending new technologies for its web services. He also worked as a software engineer for SPSS, Inc. He holds a BA in mathematics from the University of Chicago.


Colin Lukens
Holdings Management Assistant (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Since 2001, Colin Lukens has worked as collection management assistant. Prior to joining the Archives, he was a production assistant at the American Repertory Theatre and a barkeep in London, and he worked at both the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum and the Wilson Library in Minneapolis.


Giordana Mecagni
Project Archivist, Archives for Women in Medicine (April)
Special Collections
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School et al

Giordana Mecagni received her BA in women's studies and sociology from the University of New Hampshire and her MSLIS from Simmons. She comes to Countway from the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe. She also worked previously as the manager of the Resource Center for Philanthropy at Associated Grant Makers in Boston—a special collection focusing on the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors.


Barbara Meloni
Public Services Archivist (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Since 1981, Barbara Meloni has worked in various processing and reference positions, most recently as reference archivist. She has also worked as research assistant to the authors of Harvard A to Z and as special projects researcher for the Office of the Governing Boards. Prior to coming to Harvard, she was the NHPRC project archivist, UMass Amherst, for the Papers of Horace Mann Bond and processed manuscript collections for the Microfilming Corporation of America in North Carolina.


Sharyn Nolan
Operations Coordinator, Records Management (January)
Harvard University Archives
Harvard University Library

Sharyn Nolan has worked as the records center representative since 2001. Before working for Harvard she was a travel consultant, specializing in booking round-the-world trips for students and budget travelers.


Ann Query
Operations Specialist (May)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Ann Query most recently held the position of master controller/photographer at Charter Communications, WCTR-TV3, in Worcester. She has also worked for Masterman's in Auburn, for New Boston Select Staffing in Worcester, and for the W. E. B. Du Bois Library at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a BA in communications from UMass, Amherst.


Natsumi Shimbori
Library Assistant (May)
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School et al

Natsumi Shimbori comes to Countway from HCL's Harvard-Yenching Library, where she worked as an assistant in acquisitions, circulation, and cataloging. She holds a BA in international studies from Obirin University and a teacher's certificate in English literature from Nihon University College of Humanities and Sciences, both in Tokyo.


Robert Threlkeld
Resource Management Librarian (April)
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School et al

Bob Threlkeld comes to Countway from Harvard's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, where he held the position of research center librarian. Previous experience includes positions at Harvard as a library assistant and at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital as an information specialist. He holds a BA in psychology from the University of South Carolina, an MA in experimental psychology from the University of Missouri, and a MLIS from the University of Texas, Austin.


Summer Unsinn
Library Assistant (November)
Collection Services
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Summer Unsinn previously worked as an assistant in the Schlesinger Library's Public Services department. She has also worked at the Forsyth Institute library, the Peabody Museum, and the Maine Women's Writers Center. She holds an undergraduate degree in cinema and photography from Ithaca College, and she received her MSLIS from Simmons in December. She played an instrumental role in the Schlesinger Library's move back into its renovated building.


Susan Wyssen
Finding Aids Conversion Project Cataloger (March)
Manuscripts Division
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Susan Wyssen worked as an administrative associate at the Falk Library at the University of Pittsburgh. She has also served as special collections archivist at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Among her responsibilities there were processing collections, making MARC records for both collections and single-item manuscripts, and providing basic collections care. She holds an AB in history from Smith College and an MFA in book arts from the University of Alabama.

 

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