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

Harvard University Library Notes / May 2006 / No. 1331

New Appointments

Priscilla Anderson
Collections Conservator (May)
Historical Collections
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

For the past five years, Priscilla Anderson has worked for the Weissman Preservation Center in the Harvard University Library. She was assigned half-time to Baker conservation work during her tenure there, so she is already very familiar with Baker's historical collections and with many of the staff. She also played a key role in designing the new Baker Conservation Lab. She holds a BA in history of art from Yale, an MS in art conservation from the Winterthur-University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, and an MLS from the University of Maryland, College of Library and Information Services.

Ana Bradshaw
Administrative Coordinator (February)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Ana Bradshaw worked for the past two years as registrar at the Beaver Country Day School. She has also worked as program manager at the Harvard Law School and as Human Resources Assistant in the Harvard University Office of Human Resources. She received her BS from Bryman College in California and is currently working towards a master's of management at the Cambridge College School of Management.

Robert Burton
Mellon Project Cataloger for Photographs (March)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Robert Burton comes to Harvard from the Special Collections Research Center at the North Carolina State University Libraries, where he served most recently as digitization projects archivist, and prior to that as project archivist for visual collections. He has a BA in creative writing and an MLS, both from the University of Pittsburgh.

Christopher Carden
Project Cataloger (February)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Christopher Carden served as the director of library and special collections at the Bostonian Society. While there, he managed all aspects of the library's operations, including reference support, cataloging, processing new acquisitions, preservation, and access to the collections. He has also worked as special collections librarian and archivist at Framingham State College. He has a BA in English from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Lewis Day
Technical Services Librarian (February)
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Prior to joining HCL, Lewis Day worked as a cataloging assistant at the Harvard University Library's University Archives. He performed original cataloging of doctoral dissertations, monographs, serials, sound recordings, music, works of art, and slides. He has also worked as a library assistant at the Kennedy School of Government. He holds a BA in history from the University of Idaho, a master's of divinity from the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Shana Drake
Project Cataloger (March)
LDI Project: New Testament and Archaeological Slides
Andover-Harvard Theological Library
Harvard Divinity School

Shana Drake graduated from Simmons in 2005 with an MSLIS in archives management. She received her MA in classical archaeology from University College London and her AB in classics from Harvard College.

Luke Gaudreau
Evening Circulation Supervisor (February)
John F. Kennedy School of Government Library

Luke Gaudreau is a graduate of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Before joining the KSG Library staff, he worked for four years in the circulation department of the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

Diane Geraci
Librarian for the Social Sciences (April)
Social Sciences Program
Harvard College Library

Prior to joining HCL, Diane Geraci served as director of the Science Library at the University of Michigan. She has also worked as a senior manager at Binghamton University Libraries, and as associate director at the United Kingdom Data Archive, a national economic and social data service, and she teaches a one-week course in the summer on the use of Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) data. She has a BA in sociology, as well as an MLS and an MA in anthropology, all from the State University of New York.

Rebecca Graham
Special Assistant for Strategic Initiatives (April)
Office of the Librarian
Harvard College Library

Before joining HCL, Rebecca Graham served as director of library operations at the Countway Library of Medicine. She has been with Harvard since February 2003 and in that time has served on the ULC and several of its committees: the Aleph Steering Committee, the Public Services Committee, and the Technical Services Productivity Working Group. At Harvard Medical School, she participated in Countway's Administrative Council and chaired the Collection Development Subcommittee. Prior to Harvard, she headed Library Computing Services and directed the Digital Library Program at Johns Hopkins University and, previously, at the Digital Library Federation, where she held both research and administrative positions. She earned her BS in organizational management from Wilberforce University and her MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tracey Harik
Department Administrator (March)
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Tracey Harik has over 15 years of experience in financial, analytical, and administrative positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Most recently she was a senior administrator with the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. She has an MBA with a concentration in nonprofit and public management from Boston University.

Peter Laurence
Library Assistant (March)
Loeb Music Library
Harvard College Library

Peter Laurence has experience working as a serials assistant at the University of North Carolina's Jackson Library, where he received and maintained the library's periodical subscriptions and participated in the implementation of a new online automated serials system. For the past four years, he worked as the inventory coordinator at the Virgin Megastore in Boston. He received his BA in classical studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Christopher Lubicz-Nawrocki
Collection Development Specialist (March)
Open Collections Program
Harvard University Library

Christopher Lubicz-Nawrocki is also an EAD markup specialist at the Radcliffe Institute's Schlesinger Library, where he has worked since 2002. He has also worked at the Harvard Law School Library, in HUL's University Archives, and at the Gutman Library of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He holds a PhD in male reproductive biology from the University of Liverpool, an ALM in the history of science from the Harvard Extension school, an MSc in reproductive biology from the University of North Wales, an MSLIS from Simmons, and a BSc in mammalian physiology from Aberdeen University.

Dustin Masterson
Staff Assistant (March)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Prior to joining OIS as a Harvard employee, Dustin Masterson worked there through Spherion in a temporary capacity. He is also a sales associate at Peet's Coffee & Tea. He studied at Boston University, where he majored in philosophy.

Jane Ouderkirk
Managing Director, Collections Management (May)
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Most recently, Jane Ouderkirk was head of Harvard College Library Technical Services, where she ran a staff of 80 persons with a multi-million-dollar acquisitions responsibility. She is an adjunct faculty member of Simmons College, teaching Technical Services. Her range of experience includes collections management, public services, and reference. She has been and continues to be active in the information industry through bodies such as the Coalition for Networked Information and various state task groups on libraries, telecommunications, and information systems. She has received awards for her leadership skills, including the Carol Ishimoto Award for Distinguished Service in the College Library.

Gregory Sensing
Staff Assistant (March)
Office of the Director
Harvard University Library

Gregory Sensing has held several positions at Harvard, including development communications coordinator at the Harvard School of Public Health, assistant to the chair and program director at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and staff assistant in HUL's Office for Information Systems. He has done coursework at Simmons College and at the Harvard Extension School.

Janet Trumble
Technical Services Library Assistant (March)
Materials Management
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Janet Trumble worked previously for Technical Services in a term job she completed in June 2005. She will contribute to an 18-month database maintenance project that will reconcile Widener's HD holdings with item records in Aleph, and provide support for some of the core services of Materials Management as other staff members are called upon to devote time to the project.

Sherrie Tuck
Cataloger (February)
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

For the past eight years, Sherrie Tuck has worked at the Episcopal Divinity School/Weston Jesuit School of Theology Library as a serials librarian and cataloger, and prior to that she worked there for five years as an acquisitions librarian. She has also worked for several years as a librarian in the Tulsa (Oklahoma) City-County Library system. She has an MSLIS from Simmons, a PhD in the study of religion from Harvard, and a BA and MA in English from the University of Tulsa.

Angelica Viens
Operations Support Specialist (April)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Most recently, Angelica Viens worked at the Depository as a contract project technician. She has also worked as a teller and a phone bank representative at the Bank of New Hampshire, and as a self-employed translator, translating documents from English to Spanish.

Michelle Williams
Cataloger (April)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Michelle Williams has worked since January 2003 as a cataloger at the HUL CONSER Office, where she continues to work half-time in addition to her new half-time OIS position. She also worked at HCL's Tozzer Library since 2004 as an assistant editor/indexer, as well as from 1993 to 2003 as an acquisitions assistant, and at the Harvard Divinity School's Andover-Harvard Theological Library from 2003 to 2004 as a serials cataloger. She earned her BA in anthropology from the University of Toledo and has an MSLIS from Simmons.

Sayhug (Huggy) Yoon
Technical Services Assistant (March)
Cabot Science Library
Harvard College Library

Sayhug Yoon also works part-time as a parking monitor in Harvard University Parking Services. He previously worked in 2003 as a serials assistant in the Lamont Library, where he processed serials and created and maintained Aleph holdings records. He is studying for his ALB in sociology at the Harvard Extension School.

Karen Carlson Young
Cataloging Services Librarian (March)
Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Karen Carlson Young has worked in Harvard libraries for 29 years, most recently for the HCL Technical Services Database Management Team. There she served as a resource for questions about the HOLLIS database, resolved problems with bibliographic records, and answered questions from the HOLLIS Comment Line, among other responsibilities. Other positions she has held in her career at Harvard include retrospective conversion project manager for the Harvard University Library, consultant for the Countway Library Pre-Renovation Project Team, and assistant head, Monographic Cataloging Division and coordinator of monographic cataloging in the Harvard College Library. She serves on the Librarians' Assembly Executive Committee and is actively involved in NETSL and NELA. She has a BA in art history from Mary Baldwin College and a MSLIS from Simmons.

Zhenyu Zhao
Network and Systems Administrator (March)
Information Technology Services
Harvard College Library

Prior to joining HCL, Zhenyu Zhao worked as a systems administrator at Brandeis University, where he was responsible for installing, configuring, and administering servers, and providing desktop technical support. He has also managed an Active Directory-based network environment and implemented group policy. He holds a BS in computer science from Zhengzhou University in China and an MS in computer science from Syracuse University.

 

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