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

Staff Activities

Amira Aaron, manager of Digital Content and Access Services in the University Library's Office for Information Systems, has been elected director-at-large of the Library Information and Technology Association (LITA) of the American Library Association. Her term begins in July 2005.

On January 15, Ivy Anderson, program manager in E-Resource Management and Licensing, Digital Content and Access Services, Office for Information Systems, Harvard University Library, co-presented a talk entitled "From Greenbox to Verde: A Co-Development Story" with Ellen Duranceau of MIT at the ALCTS Electronic Resources Interest Group session during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

George Clark, environmental resources librarian in the Harvard College Library's Environmental Information Center, participated in a panel discussion on "Environmental Data Management and Use" at the Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 6. Clark spoke about archival resources, including the Environmental Science and Public Policy Archives, and social science data in academic libraries. Other participants in the panel included Cornell University's GIS librarian and experts from the Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Sarah Dickinson, collections librarian at the Frances Loeb Library, Harvard Graduate School of Design, presented "From Avery to INSPEC: A Collaborative Approach to Instruction Across Disciplines" as part of an Art Libraries Society of North America Annual Conference session entitled "De-Googleing Today's Students: Successful Models of Art Library Instruction."

Kathryn Allamong Jacob, interim executive director and curator of manuscripts at Radcliffe's Schlesinger Library, was appointed to the American Historical Association's Committee on Women Historians. In March she lectured at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC, on the rise of the nouveaux riches in Washington during the Gilded Age.

Ksenya Kiebuzinski, Petro Jacyk Bibliographer for Ukrainian Collections in the Slavic Division of HCL's Widener Library and the Ukrainian Research Institute, recently published an essay entitled "La Jeanne d'Arc des Steppes: A Ukrainian Peasant Girl as Heroine of the Third Republic" in the volume Vampirettes, Wretches, and Amazons: Western Representations of East European Women, edited by Valentina Glajar and Domnica Radulescu (East European Monographs, Boulder, Colo., distributed by Columbia University Press, New York, 2004). Her other contributions to research on French-Slavic relations include presentations at two events in fall 2004. She gave a paper called "Paradise Lost and Found: Polonophobia and Russophilia on the Parisian Stage, 18711905" at a symposium organized by the Center for Humanities at Dartmouth College on "Paris as Promised Land: On Eastern European Francophilia." She also presented on "Ukraine, Poland, and France after 1863" for a panel that she organized on the Ukrainian intelligentsia and the Polish insurrection of 1863 at the National Convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies held in Boston.

Schlesinger Library staff members Kathy Kraft (archivist), Johanna Carll (manuscript processor), and Joanne Donovan (audiovisual and photograph cataloger) made presentations at the library's "Feminism on the Record: ReViewing the 1960s and 1970s" conference on March 19.

Ann Sitkin, cataloging services librarian at the Harvard Law School Library, has been named the recipient of this year's Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Technical Services Special Interest Section. The award for outstanding contributions in technical services law librarianship included the following citation: "Known for her work on cataloging standards, Ann has been the voice of the law cataloging community for many national and international policy-making bodies. She has also taken an active role in AALL and the Technical Services SIS." The citation noted Sitkin's service as chair of the TS-SIS Cataloging and Classification Committee, representative from AALL to ALA/ALCTS/CCS/CC:DA, member of the CONSER Task Group on FRBR, member of the Program on Cooperative Cataloging, Standing Committee on Standards, and member of the Task Group to Review Revision of AACR2, Chapter 12. She has served as instructor for AALL workshops and as presenter and coordinator for numerous AALL programs.

Harvard's University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff chaired a session entitled "Different Perspectives: Historians, Scientists, and Archivists Views of Archives," in April at the invitational meeting "History of Science: Archives and Oral History," which was sponsored by the Rockefeller Archive Center and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

Olga Strakhov, library assistant in the Frances Loeb Library, has been awarded a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society. She will spend a month in Moscow at the State Historical Museum, working with Slavic and Greek manuscript collections in the subject area of the cultural history of 15th- and 16th-century Russia.

In May, Tim Strawn, geospatial resources cataloger in HCL/FAS Cataloging Support Services, Harvard College Library Technical Services, will speak at the "Map and Geographic Information Collections in Transition" conference hosted by the Library of Congress Geography & Map Division and the Cartographic Users Advisory Council. Strawn's presentation is entitled "The Idea of Discovery: Organizing and Implementing Access to Geospatial Data at Harvard."

Ines Zalduendo, project archivist, Special Collections Department, Frances Loeb Library, was awarded the 2005 Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation Travel Fellowship. This award provides support for a speaker at the annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians who is presenting a paper that advances the status of women in architecture. In addition to holding the MSLIS degree from Simmons, Zalduendo holds the MArch II degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She delivered her paper, "Jaqueline Tyrwhitt's Correspondence Courses: Town Planning in the Trenches," a study of an innovative education program for serving members of the British forces in World War II, at the SAH (Society of Architectural Historians) Annual Meeting in Vancouver in April.

Ernest Zitser, library assistant in Widener's Slavic Division and an associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, recently gave two book talks. Last November he spoke at the Russian History Workshop at Columbia University, and more recently, on March 4, at the Russian and East European Historians' Seminar at Georgetown University. The topic of Zitser's talks was his recent monograph, The Transfigured Kingdom: Sacred Parody and Charismatic Authority at the Court of Peter the Great, published in 2004 by Cornell University Press.

 

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