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Harvard University Library Notes / September 2006 / No. 1333
In her new position, Amy Armitage will resolve problems arising from the Widener Barcoding Project, in addition to continuing to serve as assistant project manager on the HD/Aleph Reconciliation Project. She previously worked on the department's cataloging backlog reduction project in 2004 and 2005, and has also served as a collection management assistant at the Harvard Law School Library. She has a BA in Russian studies from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and an MSLIS from Simmons.
Until recently, Caitlin Connelly was a member of the Smart Barcoding Project in Widener. She has served as a research assistant at Georgetown University, where she transcribed and analyzed interviews for a professor visiting Harvard on a fellowship. She earned a BA in history from Georgetown and recently completed an MSLIS at Simmons.
Renee DesRoberts earned her MSLIS from Simmons in May with an archives concentration, and has a BA in US history from the University of Southern Maine. She has worked in archives and records management for the University of Southern Maine, the Maine State Archives, the National Archives and Records Administration in Waltham, and Tufts University.
Before coming to Harvard, Joe deVeer was the technical services coordinator at the joint library of the Marine Biological Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (MBLWHOI), where he worked for 24 years. In addition to managing Technical Services, he was curator of non-vascular plants at the MBLWHOI Library Herbarium and directed a project to digitize the herbarium specimen collection. He holds a BS in biology from Framingham State College.
Bethany Dickman has worked at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library as serials assistant since October 2005. Prior to that she worked at Antient Press and at U.S. News & World Report. She has a BA in philosophy from the George Washington University.
Beth Flood held a similar position at Kent State University, where she performed original and copy cataloging of a variety of materials. While there, she also held the post of interim head of the Music Library. Prior to her time at Kent State, she served as assistant music catalog librarian at Oberlin College. She holds a BA in violin performance from Butler University in Indiana and an MLS from Indiana University.
In February, Luke Gaudreau came to the Kennedy School Library as the evening circulation supervisor; now he will be overseeing Reserves. Before joining the KSG staff he worked for four years in the circulation department of the University of Southern Maine in Portland. He is a graduate of the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Ariel Gruzman worked briefly in the Judaica Division as a temporary library assistant before accepting this position. Prior to joining HCL, he was a student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he completed a BA and MA in international relations. While attending school, he served as a research assistant and as a teaching assistant.
Emma Hernandez has worked at the Kennedy School Library for the past 15 years, most recently as circulation/reserves supervisor. She has a BA from Salem State College in office administration, with a concentration in computer information systems.
Skip Kendall has worked at the Archives since 2000, first as a records analyst and most recently as senior records analyst. He holds a BA in history from California State University at San Bernardino, an MA in history from the University of Oregon, and an MSLIS from Simmons.
For the past nine months, Pamela Madsen was part of the Smart Barcoding Project in Widener, where she assessed the accuracy of bibliographic information and prepared monographs for the Google project. She received her BA in anthropology and music from Iowa State University.
Joanna Marsden has worked in Access Services as a stacks shelving assistant, and most recently as part of the Smart Barcoding Project. She is a graduate of Vassar College, where she earned a BA in music and Russian studies. While attending Vassar she was a student assistant at the George Sherman Dickinson Music Library, where she gained experience cataloging, shelving, and working at the circulation desk.
Shenika McAlister was a member of the Smart Barcoding Project. She 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, and where she earned her BA in history.
Lisa Nold also works part-time as an assistant editor for Fulcrum, an annual journal of poetry and academic essays, and as a freelance writer. She has served as a fiction editor for Salt Hill, a Syracuse University journal of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. At Fulcrum and Salt Hill she performed a variety of administrative duties and read and edited submissions. She holds a BA in psychology from Wesleyan University and an MFA in creative writing from Syracuse University. Her work has been published in Fulcrum, Rosebud, and Born and has been nominated three times for Best New American Voices.
Louise O'Connell comes to HCL from Harvard's University Information Systems (UIS) Office, where she served as billing/collections specialist. In that role, she provided a variety of financial and administrative services, performing account reconciliations and financial reporting, as well as processing all accounts receivable and collection activities for the department.
Deborah Pardo-Kaplan has worked for more than ten years in libraries, including the Jewish Public Library in Montreal and the Judaica Division of HCL's Widener Library. In addition to a DEC in documentation and library systems, she has BA and MA degrees in Jewish studies from McGill University and an MSc in journalism from Columbia University.
Helen Quigley has worked as a library assistant in HCL since 1987, including the last 15 years in Tozzer Library. Prior to accepting this position, she performed a variety of tasks related to bibliographic maintenance, accessioning, and cataloging of original material. She has a BA in Middle East and Islamic studies from McGill University in Montreal and an MA in the same field from the University of Toronto.
Chip Robinson has worked in HCL since 1995 in several capacities, most recently as a library assistant in HCL Technical Services. In that role, he processed German, Dutch, and Scandinavian materials in various formats and provided acquisitions problem-solving and support, including linguistic interpretation. He has a BS in communications from Boston University and an MSLIS from Simmons. He is an affiliate of Leverett House and plays oboe in the Dudley House Orchestra.
Lauren Schiller worked most recently as a preservation assistant in the Harvard University Library's Weissman Preservation Center, where she prepared books to be microfilmed and digitized. Before that she worked in HCL's Preservation and Imaging Services performing quality control for the microfilm lab. She earned a BA in physics from Bryn Mawr College and an MSLIS from Simmons.
Until recently, Christina Schiffler was a member of the Smart Barcoding Project. Prior to joining HCL, she 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.
Bruce Trumble has worked in the Harvard College Library since 1979, most recently as principal cataloger, a position he will continue to fill in addition to his new duties. He has two BA degrees, one in business administration from Northeastern University and one in French from the University of Massachusetts. He also has an MA in French from Tufts University and an MSLIS from Columbia University.
Vanessa Venti previously served as an LHT public services assistant in the Fine Arts Library, where she worked to shoot, mask, and remount slides. She has also worked as a library assistant at MIT's Library Storage Annex, and she freelances as a wedding and event photographer. She holds a BFA in photography from the Art Institute of Boston.