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veritasHarvard University Library Notes, For Harvard Library Staff, Number 1335 January 2007

Harvard University Library Notes / January 2007 / No. 1335

New Appointments

Etsuko Benton
Library Assistant (November)
Technical Services
Harvard–Yenching Library
Harvard College Library

Etsuko Benton recently worked as a library aide at New Hampshire Technical College, where she processed and shelved materials and assisted with basic reference inquiries. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts.


Michael R. Blake
Electronic Resources/Assistant Librarian (November)
John G. Wolbach Library and Information Resource Center
Harvard–Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Before coming to the Center for Astrophysics, Michael Blake was associate director of the library and a faculty member at Phillips Academy, Andover. He has held positions at Ex Libris as implementation and project librarian, and at Harvard in the Countway Library of Medicine and as a reference librarian in the Cabot Science Library. He has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital's Treadwell Library and in the corporate libraries of Bain and Company and Shell Oil Company. He started his career as a reference librarian at the Houston Public Library.


Jane Callahan
Library Assistant (November)
Tozzer Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Jane Callahan served as a part-time cataloging assistant at HCL's Fine Arts Library, where she performed original cataloging for digital images and slides. She also works at the Waltham Public Library, where she provides service at the reference and circulation desks. She holds a BA in art history, classics, and classical archaeology from Brandeis University and an MSLIS from Simmons.


Erin Cral
Conservation Technician for Photographic Materials (November)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Erin Cral has worked in photographic preservation at a number of different locations, including the Royal Ontario Museum; the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York; and, most recently, the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre in Southampton, Ontario. She has a BA in history from Rutgers College in New Jersey and a master's of photographic preservation and collections management from Ryerson University in Toronto.


Sarah Gray
Project Librarian/Cataloger (November)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Sarah Gray worked recently as a resource librarian at the Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation in Brookline, and as a cataloger with the Donahue Group in Boston. She was also a librarian at the American School of Bangkok in Thailand for a year. During her graduate studies at Simmons, where she earned her MSLIS, she spent time as a cataloging assistant in HUL's University Archives. She also holds a BA in history from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.


Heather Greer
Library Assistant (November)
Technical Services
Cabot Science Library
Harvard College Library

Prior to joining HCL, Heather Greer had a similar role at Harvard Medical School's Countway Library, where she transferred items to the Harvard Depository and processed monographs and serials. She received her BA in sociology from Northeastern University and is currently pursuing an MSLIS at Simmons.


Vardit Haimi-Cohen
Library Assistant (December)
Judaica Division
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Vardit Haimi-Cohen is a recent graduate of Yale University, where she earned a BA in linguistics and English. While in school, she worked in the Fortunoff Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies and served as an intern for Behrman Publishing House, a publisher of Jewish textbooks.


Jude Harmon
Library Assistant (November)
French/Italian Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Jude Harmon worked in the French/Italian Division as a student cataloging project assistant while earning his MDiv at the Harvard Divinity School. As a student assistant, he created copy for incoming volumes in French and Italian and resolved bibliographic errors. In addition to the master's degree, he has a BA in religion from Haverford College.


Joshua Harris
Library Assistant (November)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Joshua Harris worked at Palm Press, a small photo lab in Concord, where he performed a variety of tasks related to digital production. He scanned archival materials and mounted, matted, and framed prints. He holds a BA in art from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana.


Heather Hendry
Project Conservator (November)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

Heather Hendry has been working as a project conservator for the Harvard College Library since 2005. Previously, she was an assistant conservator at the Yale Center for British Art and a contract conservator at the Canadian Conservation Institute in Ottawa. She has held conservation internships at the Canadian Center for Architecture, the National Gallery of Canada, and the Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society. She has a BFA in visual arts from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, and a master's of art conservation from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.


Nicole Hios
Serials Cataloger (November)
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Nicole Hios has worked in HCL Technical Services since 2002 as a library assistant. She has also worked as a library assistant in the Serials Services division of Widener's Access Services. She holds a BMus in music history and music education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She also holds an MA in popular culture and an MM in music history from Bowling Green State University, as well as an MSLIS from Simmons.


Jonathan Kennedy
Senior Digital Library Software Engineer (December)
Office for Information Systems
Harvard University Library

Jonathan Kennedy worked most recently for Renew Data Corporation in Austin, Texas, first as a senior software engineer and then as lead engineer. Prior to that he was a software engineer at Digital Motorworks, also in Austin, and a programmer/analyst at Billserv, Inc., in San Antonio. He studied computer science at the University of Texas, San Antonio.


Daniel Loss
Library Assistant (October)
French/Italian Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Danny Loss worked previously as a library assistant in the Judaica Division of HCL's Widener Library. He has also worked as a volunteer library assistant at the Fitzwilliam Museum Library in England. He holds a BA in history and linguistics from Swarthmore College and a master of philosophy degree in modern European history from the University of Cambridge in England. He recently competed on Jeopardy! and demonstrated his knowledge in a wide variety of topics.


Carie McGinnis
Collections Conservator (November)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Carie McGinnis holds a BA in art from the University of Dallas and an MS in information studies and certificate of advanced study in preservation administration from the University of Texas at Austin. She was a Lennox Foundation Preservation Intern at Iowa State University. She has served as editor of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation and is the current co-chair of the Physical Quality and Treatment Discussion Group at ALA.


John ("Jack") McGrath
Conservation Technician for Reformatting Preparation (November)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Jack McGrath last worked at the Harvard Law Library as a special collections project assistant, constructing protective enclosures and performing stacks maintenance. He has a BA in music from Carleton College in Minnesota. While in college, he held several library positions at the Carleton College music department.


Wendy Mittelstadt
Library Assistant (December)
Woodberry Poetry Room
Harvard College Library

For the past three months, Wendy Mittelstadt has worked as a part-time media technician in HCL's Loeb Music Library, a post that she will maintain in her new position. She has worked for eight years as an engineer in the audio industry, most recently as a hardware engineer at Harman Specialty Group in Bedford. She has a BS in electrical engineering from SUNY Stony Brook.


Ralph Montilio
Library Assistant (November)
Tozzer Library
Harvard College Library

Ralph Montilio has worked at Tufts University's Tisch Library as a reference librarian for the past year. Prior to that, he spent 15 years at HCL's Hilles Library, most recently
as reference librarian. While at Hilles, he provided reference assistance to patrons and managed the library's shelving assistants. He holds a BA in sociology from Eastern Nazarene College, an MA in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, and an MSLIS from Simmons.


Anne Munn
Library Assistant (December)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Anne Munn has been working in the Fine Arts Library as a serials assistant for the past year. She has also worked as a circulation assistant at Children's Library in Pittsfield. She earned a BA in history from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and received her MSLIS from Simmons in December.


Mark Ogilvie
Courier (November)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Mark Ogilvie has worked since 1994 for The Donahue Group, which provides professional contract services to libraries, archives, and museums. As field supervisor, his responsibilities included rare book inventory, barcoding, quality control, computer system setup, and book cleaning and transfer. He has worked in several Harvard libraries and at the Harvard Depository on a contract basis, as well as having worked several stints in HUL and at the HD as courier when needed during high-volume periods.


Amanda Smith
Conservation Technician for Reformatting (November)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Amanda Smith has worked at the Harvard Law School Library and, as an undergraduate, worked in library conservation at Colgate University. She has completed a bookbinding workshop at the North Bennet Street School. She holds a BA in sociology and anthropology from Colgate and is currently a student in Simmons's MSLIS program.


Jessica Suarez
Archives Assistant (November)
Andover–Harvard Theological Library
Harvard Divinity School

Jessica Suarez has worked at Harvard as an archival assistant at Houghton Library and as a circulation assistant at the Law Library. She was also an archival assistant at the City of Boston Archives. She has a BA in history from Florida International University, an MA in history from Northeastern University, and an MSLIS with archives concentration from Simmons.


Linda Takata
Head of Technical Services (October)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Linda Takata has worked at the Fine Arts Library since 1991, most recently as the technical services manager for Asian materials. In that role, she performed a variety of duties in integrating the Asian Unit of Technical Services into the larger Fine Arts acquisitions, cataloging, serials, and end-processing practices. She received a BA in psychology and anthropology from Antioch College in Ohio and an MSLIS from Simmons.


Sarah Tudesco
Interim Head of the Circulation Division (October)
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Sarah Tudesco has worked as manager for Harvard College Library Collection Logistics since January. Prior to joining HCL, she worked at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, initially as systems and digital services librarian and subsequently as assistant director of systems and resource management. She has a BA in English and biology from Oberlin College and an MSLIS from Simmons.


Crayton ("Scott") Walker
Digital Cartography Specialist (November)
Harvard Map Collection
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Scott Walker worked as science/GIS librarian at Oregon State University's Valley Library, where he performed various science librarian duties, including collection development, outreach to academic departments, reference desk duties, and information literacy instruction. He also held Geographic Information Systems positions at Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona. He holds a BA in geology from Williams College, an MA in geography from Northern Arizona University, and an MA in information resources and library science from the University of Arizona.


Hyun Mi Young Choi
Library Assistant (November)
Technical Services
Harvard–Yenching Library
Harvard College Library

Hyun Mi Young Choi has held several positions, including computer specialization teacher, education consultant, and English teacher in Korea. She has a bachelor of management degree in business administration from Dongduk Women's University and a master of education from Sungkyunkwan University in Korea.

 

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