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

Harvard University Library Notes / November 2005 / No. 1328

New Appointments

Brenda Bernier
Senior Photograph Conservator (October)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Brenda Bernier comes to Harvard from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), where she joined the staff as senior photograph conservator in 2001. At NARA she was responsible for assessing the nature and condition of the agency's vast photograph collections, performing conservation treatments, developing plans and guidelines, preparing storage specifications, conducting original research related to the deterioration and treatment of photographic materials, monitoring the work of conservation interns and junior conservators, and serving on NARA's Emergency Response Team. Previously, she served as photographic materials and paper conservator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. There she treated early- to mid-20th-century photographic materials and paper-based documents and works of art, and performed a wide range of associated activities. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and earned an MS in conservation of photographic materials from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation. She completed conservation internships at the National Gallery of Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art, NARA, the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. (See the related story on Harvard's new photograph conservation program in the September 2005 issue of Library Notes.)


Andy Breeding
Information Architect (August)
Information Products Group
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Andy Breeding has 17 years of library and information services experience, developing customer-focused information services and electronic library services for such companies as Fidelity, Compaq, and Digital Equipment. In his role as information architect, he is responsible for establishing the architecture, standards, and procedures for managing the taxonomy, metadata schemas, navigation, and search that will integrate HBS internal and external content and allow faculty, students, and staff to easily discover, find, and retrieve the information they need to do their work.


Anne Britton
Project Manager (September)
Smart Barcoding Project
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Anne Britton served as serials and electronic resources cataloger at the Harvard Business School's Baker Library. She has held several other library positions, including assistant librarian at the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York. She holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Georgetown University and an MSLIS from Simmons.


Anne Danckaert
Library Assistant VI (September)
Historical Collections
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Anne Danckaert came to Baker with an MA in history from Ball State University in Indiana and a BA in German from Indiana University. She worked for two years in the Archives and Special Collections Research Center in the Ball State University Libraries. She provides support for the research, reference, and document delivery services in Historical Collections and also oversees stacks management for the department.


Jamesley Dasse
Computer Support Specialist (October)
Information Technology Services
Harvard College Library

Jamesley Dasse has worked since February 2002 at FAS Computer Services, first as an IT support assistant and, more recently, as a computer technician. He provided technical support for software and hardware troubleshooting and replacement. He also triaged phone calls and e-mails for issues regarding both hardware and software. He holds a BS in computer engineering technology from the Wentworth Institute of Technology.


Bethany Dickman
Serials Assistant (October)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Bethany Dickman joins the Dumbarton Oaks staff after working as manager of Antient Press. Prior to that she worked for three years at US News & World Report, first in research and editorial positions, then in the library. She holds a BA in philosophy and is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in landscape design, both from the George Washington University.


Anna Dunavin
Administrative Coordinator (September)
Harvard-Yenching Library
Harvard College Library

Prior to this appointment, Anna Dunavin spent more than four years as a staff assistant in the Office of the Librarian, where she provided general office support to the associate librarians. Before joining HCL, she worked as an office assistant at the Whitehead Institute. She holds a BA in European studies from Brigham Young University.


Paul Hanna
Library Assistant (October)
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

Paul Hanna will be supervising the stacks and evening/weekend circulation desk. Until recently, he worked as an LHT library assistant at Baker Library, where he generated bibliographic and vendor records, created purchase orders, and prepared boxes for shipment to the Harvard Depository. He has also worked as a library assistant for InfoCurrent in Boston. He holds a BA in English from Northeastern University.


Kate Bennett Haynes
Library Assistant (October)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Kate Bennett Haynes previously worked as an LHT in HCL Technical Services for two years, performing original and copy cataloging, primarily of Scandinavian materials. Kate holds an AB in Scandinavian studies from Harvard and a master of music in cello performance from the New England Conservatory.


Ernst Sebastian Hierl
Librarian for Western Europe (Germanic Emphasis) (September)
Collection Development
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Sebastian Hierl recently worked as bibliographer for English and Romance literatures at the University of Chicago Library, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the library's collections in English, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese. He has also served as collection manager for the humanities and social sciences at North Carolina State University Libraries. He holds an MLIS from the University of Texas, and an MA and PhD from the University of South Carolina.


Claudia Hill
Administrative Fellow (September)
Harvard College Library

Claudia Hill joined the Harvard College Library for one year as part of Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program. She will be working mainly in Imaging Services but will also be participating in a variety of administrative responsibilities throughout HCL. For the past eight years, she has worked as an original and special materials cataloger at Columbia University Libraries. She holds a BA in political science from Colgate University, an MA in art history from the University of Chicago, and an MLS from SUNY Albany.


Marcy Holabaugh
Human Resources/Financial Assistant (October)
Office of the Director
Harvard University Library

Most recently, Marcy Holabaugh worked as a fund development associate with Girl Scouts of the USA in Arcadia, California. She has also worked as an annual fund manager at the Pasadena Playhouse, State Theatre of California, and an individual giving manager with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra in Syracuse, New York. She has a BS in organizational communication, learning, and design from Ithaca College.


Brooke Holgerson
Editorial Assistant (August)
Harvard Film Archive
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Brooke Holgerson recently worked as a junior associate producer for the History Channel television series Deep Sea Detectives. She is also a freelance film critic for the Boston Phoenix. She attends press screenings, writes reviews, and occasionally interviews directors. She holds a BA in English from Tulane University and an MFA in film studies from Emory University.


Austin Horne
Library Assistant (September)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Austin Horne had been working at the Fine Arts Library as an LHT public services assistant. In that role, she gained experience remounting and filing slides, processing slide batches to be scanned, and quality-checking and renaming images. She holds a BA in art and architectural history from Wesleyan University.


Mikel Kearns
Staff Assistant (October)
Office of the Librarian
Harvard College Library

Mikel Kearns was formerly an administrative associate at Children's Hospital's Pediatric Rheumatology Program, where she fulfilled various administrative functions, such as maintaining databases, answering phones, and supporting a team of physicians and nurses. She has also worked as student director for Into the Streets, a volunteer program at Stonehill College, where she earned her BA in English with a minor concentration in journalism and mass communication.


Stephen Kuehler
Library Assistant (August)
Lamont Library
Harvard College Library

Stephen Kuehler has been working as an LHT in Lamont since September 2004. Prior to joining HCL, he served as reference librarian at the Library of the Episcopal Divinity School and the Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He holds a BA in Greek and Latin studies and philosophy from Loyola University in New Orleans. He has also earned an MDiv from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, and an MLS from the University of California at Berkeley. He is currently working towards a master's degree in theatre history at Tufts University.


Trisha Lendo
Library Assistant (August)
Harvard Film Archive
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Trisha Lendo is a recent graduate of Northeastern University, where she majored in English and minored in cinema studies. In addition to her position at the HFA, she is an intern at the Brattle Theatre, where she performs market research, helps prepare film calendars, and processes and updates memberships. She has also served as a library intern for the Boston Globe.


Marc McGee
GeospatialResources Cataloger (September)
HCL/FAS Cataloging Support Service
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Since 2004, Marc McGee has served as cartographic materials project cataloger in HCL Technical Services. In that role, he cataloged sheet maps in the Harvard Map Collection. Prior to joining HCL, he worked at the Baker Library at the Harvard Business School and at the New England College of Optometry Library in Boston. He holds an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA from the State University of New York at Oswego.


Rebecca Meyers
Library Assistant (August)
Harvard Film Archive
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Over the past four years, Rebecca Meyers served as department administrator for the University of Chicago's Committee on the Visual Arts. She has also participated in various film festivals as co-programmer, judge, and fund-raiser. She holds a BA in film and English from Cornell University. She also earned an MFA in film and video production and an MA in communication studies, both from the University of Iowa.


Michelle Murphy
Library Assistant (September)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Michelle Murphy is a recent graduate of Boston College, where she majored in English. While in school, she served as a slide library assistant in Boston College's Fine Arts department, where she was responsible for binding and refiling slides, and scanning and editing images. She also worked as a research assistant in BC's English department.


Judith Nelson
Library Assistant (September)
French/Italian Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Judith Nelson previously worked in HCL Technical Services on the backlog reduction project. Prior to joining HCL, she worked as a rare book cataloger at MIT's Burndy Library and also held a library position at the University of Virginia. Judith holds a BA in Greek and Latin from Bryn Mawr College, an MLS from Columbia University, MA degrees in English literature and Greek and Latin from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in Greek and Latin from the University of Virginia.


Sydney Owens
Temporary Project Librarian (October)
Government Documents
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

Sydney Owens has held several positions within the Social Sciences Program over the past five years, most recently as reference librarian. She has also held reference librarian positions at Boston University's Mugar Library and Lesley University's Ludcke Library. She received a BA in chemistry from Bryn Mawr College and an MSLIS from Simmons.


Susan C. Pyzynski
Associate Librarian of Houghton Library for Technical Services (September)
Harvard College Library

Previously, Susan Pyzynski was the librarian for digital initiatives and special collections at the Brandeis University Libraries, where she managed special collections and consulted on metadata standards, digital preservation, and the creation of digital collections throughout Brandeis. Recently she served as the project leader of an IMLS grant to digitize, catalog, and preserve the Honore Daumier Lithograph Collection at Brandeis. She holds a BA in English and classical studies from DePauw University and an MSLIS from Simmons.


Nancy Quinn
Librarian for Collections Reports (September)
Collection Development
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Nancy Quinn has served as the staff assistant in Collection Development since October 2001. Prior to joining HCL, she worked at CNET Networks and the State Library of Massachusetts. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons College and a BA in political science from Boston University.


Sarah Rainwater
Library Assistant (October)
Smart Barcoding Project
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Sarah Rainwater has worked in the circulation department in Access Services for the past year and a half as a circulation assistant. She holds a BA in environmental studies from Dartmouth College.


Matthew Reidsma
Interlibrary Loan Assistant (October)
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Matthew Reidsma previously worked as a special collections assistant at the Harvard Law School Library. He has also worked as an interlibrary loan clerk at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Library. He holds a BA in philosophy from Grand Valley State University in Michigan, and he recently completed a master of theological studies degree from Harvard Divinity School.


Ashley Richardson
Library Assistant II (September)
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Ashley Richardson joined Countway Library in September as a member of the library assistant pool, which handles a variety of tasks and projects across the library. She holds a BA in psychology from Hofstra University, and has experience working as a library assistant in Hofstra's Deane Law Library, where she assisted on various projects in the technical and public services departments. Most recently, she worked for an insurance company as a customer service representative.


Elizabeth Swieringa
Library Assistant (July)
John F. Kennedy School of Government Library

Elizabeth Swieringa is a recent graduate of the Harvard Divinity School, where she also worked as an assistant in the circulation and technical services sections of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library. At Andover-Harvard, she created and delivered a training program for all incoming circulation assistants and contributed greatly to the increased efficiency of the end-processing workflow. She also holds a BA in economics and religious studies from Cornell University.


Debra Wallace
Managing Director, Curriculum and Information Research (October)
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Dr. Debra Wallace has an extensive background in knowledge and information management, curriculum design, program evaluation, strategic planning, and information technology. In her role as managing director, curriculum and information research, she has overall responsibility for defining and managing the information support strategy for the curriculum and research programs at Harvard Business School.

 

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