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

Harvard University Library Notes / March 2006 / No. 1330

New Appointments

Annie Jo Cain
Web Specialist/Reference Librarian (November)
John F. Kennedy School of Government Library

Annie Jo Cain graduated with a BS in informatics from the University of Washington. After a brief career as a trust accountant, she returned to graduate school and obtained her MSLIS from Simmons.

Kerry Cronin
Curatorial Assistant (February)
Department of Printing and Graphic Arts
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Kerry Cronin worked as a staff assistant at the Fogg Art Museum, where she provided a wide range of archival, administrative, and financial assistance for the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis project. She has also worked with museum collections at Harvard's Semitic Museum, UCLA's Fowler Museum, and the Kahramanmaras Museum in Turkey. She received a BA in anthropology and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in Near Eastern archaeology from UCLA. She is currently studying graphic design.

Virginia Dent
Curatorial Assistant (January)
Theatre Collection
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Virginia Dent served as theatre advisor at Lansing High School in Lansing, New York, where she worked as an English teacher, founded the drama program, and produced and directed dramatic productions. She has also held several library positions, most recently at the Derry Public Library in Derry, New Hampshire, where she served as cataloging and inventory assistant. She holds a BA in English and American literature from Brown and an MEd from Harvard.

Linda DiBenedetto
Library Assistant (January)
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Linda DiBenedetto has worked in Access Services since 1997. For the past four years, she worked as a library assistant in the Circulation division, where she received, processed, and shelved books from HD. She also answered questions and solved problems concerning HD books and requests. She has a BS in education from Salem State College.

Timothy Driscoll
Senior Reference Archivist (January)
University Archives
Harvard University Library

Most recently, Timothy Driscoll worked at Harvard Business School's Baker Library, where he was an archivist/records manager in Historical Collections. Prior to that he worked as curator of manuscripts and archives at the Andover–Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School. He holds a BA in English and an MA in history/archival management, both from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Timothy Elliott
Production Systems Programmer (February)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Timothy Elliott has seven years of experience performing Unix and Linux system administration duties, including developing scripts using Perl, CGI, HTML, Tcl/Expect, C, and Korn shell. He also has knowledge and training in the areas of Java, C programming, SQL, and relational databases.

Bobbi Fox
Digital Library Software Engineer (February)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Bobbi Fox was most recently employed as a senior software engineer at Guardium, Inc., in Waltham, and prior to that was a principal software engineer at Northern Light Technology in Burlington, a company that pioneered a number of innovative features for web searchers. She has also worked as an independent web site and database designer since 1995. She received both a BS in computer science and an MS in technology and human affairs from Washington University in St. Louis.

Katherine Fox
Public Services Lead (January)
Historical Collections
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Katherine Fox comes from the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin, where she was head of Reference Services for almost seven years. Before that, she was the special collections librarian and interim university archivist at the University of Houston Libraries. She earned both an MA in history and an MLS from Indiana University, as well as a BA in classical studies and history from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Anne Frankel
Library Assistant (January)
Technical Services
Lamont Library
Harvard College Library

Anne Frankel has nearly 15 years of experience as a serials assistant at the Harvard Medical School's Countway Library, where she processed and maintained serials materials for over 2,000 titles. She holds a BA in anthropology from Brandeis University.

Roshni Gohil
Library Assistant (January)
Smart Barcoding Project
Access Services
Harvard College Library

Roshni Gohil worked for three years at the Reed College Library in Portland, Oregon, most recently as lead student supervisor. She monitored the work of circulation/reserve staff and created and updated patron records. She has a BA in linguistics from Reed College.

Alexandra Greenberg
Library Assistant (January)
Smart Barcoding Project
Access Services
Harvard College Library

Alexandra Greenberg served as a technical services library assistant at the College of Wooster Libraries in Wooster, Ohio, for two years, where she processed serials mail and newspapers and prepared and filed reference materials. She holds a BA in English from the College of Wooster.

Bohyun Kim
Library Assistant (February)
Harvard–Yenching Library
Harvard College Library

Bohyun Kim last worked as a law library assistant at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo PC in Boston. She has also worked as a library assistant at the Robbins Library in Harvard's philosophy department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She has a BA in philosophy and an MA in western philosophy, both from Seoul National University in South Korea. She also has an MA in classical philosophy from Harvard and is currently working towards an MSLIS at Simmons.

Xelaju Korda
Library Assistant (January)
Spanish/Portuguese Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Xelaju Korda is currently a PhD student in Latin American studies at Tulane University and was a guest student at Harvard during the fall term after Hurricane Katrina shut down the New Orleans campus. She holds a BA in French and Francophone language, literature, culture, and history from Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. She has held several positions at Tulane, most recently as a teaching assistant, where she taught the introductory course in Latin American studies.

Keith Lyseth
Operations Specialist (January)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Most recently, Keith Lyseth worked for The Veron Company, a landscaping firm in Marlboro, Massachusetts. Prior to that he worked for ten years as floor crew supervisor at Rotman's furniture and carpet store in Worcester. He holds a diploma in industrial electronics from the Worcester Technical Institute, and he served in the Air Force National Guard from 1989 to 1993.

Shenika McAlister
Library Assistant (January)
Smart Barcoding Project
Access Services
Harvard College Library

Shenika McAlister worked as a library assistant at Smith College, where she prepared and submitted book orders to vendors, located and recorded book information, and created gift records. She has a BA in history from Smith.

Jason (Jay) Moschella
Library Assistant (February)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Jay Moschella has worked for the past five years as a videographer at National Video Reporters, Inc., where he performed administrative duties and technical maintenance. He holds a BA in history from Boston College.

Francis K. Muniu
Operations Specialist (January)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Since February 2005, Francis Muniu has been working as a project technician at the Depository on a contract basis. He holds a BS in food science and technology from Egerton University in Njoro, Kenya.

Melissa Murphy
Library Assistant (February)
Historical Collections
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Melissa Murphy has been working for Historical Collections as a public services temp for the past year. In addition, she's worked as the administrative assistant/office manager for Claflin Capital Management in Boston since October 2000. She earned her MSLIS from Simmons last May, and she also holds a BA in English from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Beth Raymond
Acquisitions Assistant (January)
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

For the past year and a half, Beth Raymond has worked at HCL's Fine Arts Library as a serials/public services assistant, performing all aspects of serials management, and as an administrative coordinator for the librarian of the Fine Arts Library. She has a BA in French and religious studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as well as a master of theological studies from Boston University, and is currently working for an MSLIS at Simmons.

Scott Salvaggio
Library Assistant (February)
John F. Kennedy School of Government Library

Scott Salvaggio graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of music degree from the Berklee College of Music in 2004, and has been working since then as a faculty assistant at the Kennedy School. He has decided to pursue a career in information science and is currently a student at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Siamak Samiean
Library Assistant (January)
Smart Barcoding Project
Access Services
Harvard College Library

Siamak Samiean last worked at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, most recently as lead bookseller. He holds a BFA in illustration and fine arts from Laguna College of Art and Design in California.

Christina Schiffler
Library Assistant (January)
Smart Barcoding Project
Access Services
Harvard College Library

Christina Schiffler worked for three years as a cataloger at the University of Utah's McKay Music Library. She has also worked as a private piano teacher. She received a bachelor of music degree from the University of Utah.

Jeanne Simpson
Library Assistant (January)
Access Services
Harvard College Library

Jeanne Simpson has worked as an associate librarian at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, where she managed the daily operations of the library's Circulation and Access Services departments. She also hired, trained, and supervised temporary staff members and served as the library's primary liaison for the Boston Library Consortium.

Julia Starkey
Senior IT Liaison and Government Documents Processing Supervisor (January)
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

For the past three years, Julia Starkey worked as a faculty assistant in Harvard's economics department, where she provided assistance to faculty. Prior to that, she worked as a computer support specialist in FAS Computer Services. She has a BA in folklore and mythology from Harvard.

Sarah Tudesco
Manager for Harvard College Library Collection Logistics (January)
Access Services
Harvard College Library

Sarah Tudesco has worked for the past four years at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, first as systems and digital services librarian, and more recently as assistant director for systems and resource management. Her responsibilities included managing technical services and coordinating library assessment activities. She has a BA in English and biology from Oberlin College and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Liza Vick
Music Reference and Research Librarian (January)
Loeb Music Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Liza Vick served as research librarian for music, dance, drama, and German at the University of California's Langson Library. Her primary responsibilities were in the areas of collection development, reference, and instruction. She has also worked as a digital conversion specialist at the Library of Congress's National Digital Library in Washington, DC. She holds a BA in flute performance from West Chester University, an MLS from the University of Maryland, and a master's of music in ethnomusicology, also from the University of Maryland.

Meghann Walk
Library Assistant V (December)
Center for the History of Medicine
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Meghann Walk earned a BA from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and an MSLIS from Simmons. She has experience working as a research assistant and student assistant at the University of Illinois, where she assisted on various projects. Most recently, she worked for Professor Joseph Abdo as a research assistant transcribing the journals of Samuel Longfellow.

Rachel Wise
Special Collections Processor (January)
Historical Collections
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Rachel Wise has worked at the Massachusetts Historical Society for the past five years, first as a manuscripts cataloger and then as senior manuscript processor. She also worked as a library technician in the Hebraic section of the Library of Congress and as an archives assistant in the Chicago Jewish Archives. She has a BA in Judaic studies from the University of Chicago and an MSLIS from Simmons.

 

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