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veritasHarvard University Library Notes, For Harvard Library Staff, Number 1332 July 2006

Harvard University Library Notes / July 2006 / No. 1332

Staff Activities

Susan Bailey, serials acquisitions assistant, and Dev Kernan, monographs acquisitions assistant, both at the John F. Kennedy School of Government Library, were 2006 recipients of the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence. Bailey and Kernan were recognized for their contributions that directly affect the School's ability to accomplish its academic mission and for "going above and beyond to make the Kennedy School great."

Danielle Barney, reference librarian at Baker Library, Harvard Business School, was recently appointed to the board of trustees of the Framingham Public Library. Also at Baker Library, Ann Cullen, business information librarian; Mary Lee Kennedy, executive director; and Andrea Schulman, associate director of reference services, are working on a consultation project for the INCAE library in Alajuela, Costa Rica. INCAE, a private, nonprofit business school awarding MBAs and executive MBAs, is a leader in research on competitiveness and development in Latin America.

Stephen Chapman, preservation librarian for digital initiatives in the Harvard University Library's Weissman Preservation Center, served as general chair for the Society of Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T) Archiving Conference from May 23 through 26 at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. The conference drew 185 attendees from 20 countries, sharing commitments to meet challenges of archiving modern materials.

David Cobb, curator and head of the Harvard Map Collection in the Harvard College Library, was invited to speak to the ACRL New England Information Technology Interest Group in March. His online presentation featured the resources available in Google Earth and Windows Live Local. The presentation was held at the UMass Medical School in Worcester.

Diane Geraci, librarian for the social sciences in HCL, chaired a session at the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST) Annual Conference on "New Standards in Statistics and Data Citations." She also served on the Program Committee and Local Arrangements Committee. The conference was held in Michigan in May.

Jay Hurd, preservation review librarian in HCL's Preservation and Imaging Department, presented "Baseball Literature for Children: Lessons in Diversity" at the 18th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture on June 8. The symposium was held at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York.

In April, Douglas Oro, day supervisor for Gutman Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, received the Teaching Excellence Award at the graduation reception for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Northeastern University. The award is presented to a faculty member who consistently receives excellent evaluations from students and who serves the School of Professional and Continuing Studies in an exemplary manner.

Jan Voogd, head of collection management for the Social Sciences Program, Harvard College Library, published an article on "Omaha, Nebraska" in the recently published Encyclopedia of the Great Black Migration (2006), edited by Steven A. Reich and published by Greenwood Press as part of the Greenwood Milestones in African American History series.

In June, David Warrington, head of Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library, taught a week-long course at the University of Virginia's Rare Book School. Warrington co-teaches "Collecting the History of Anglo-American Law" with former HLS Librarian Morris Cohen, now librarian emeritus at the Yale Law School. Cohen and Warrington have taught their course nine times since 1989. Intended for book collectors, antiquarian booksellers, and librarians who have custody of historical legal materials, the course surveys printed and manuscript materials in Anglo-American law and introduces its bibliography and curatorship. Topics include the history of the production and distribution of law books; the bibliography of catalogs and reference books in legal history; the philosophy and techniques of collecting; and strategies for acquiring books, manuscripts, and ephemera in the antiquarian book trade.

 

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