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Harvard University Library Notes / March 2007 / No. 1336
Mia Ackerson has held a variety of positions at the Harvard School of Public Health. She has also worked as an English teacher in South Korea. She has a BA in sociology from Pusan National University and a BA in English literature from Korean Open University.
Elena Bulat has held several jobs in paper and photograph conservation, most recently at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York, where she graduated from the Advanced Residency Program in Photograph Conservation. She also holds a master's degree in the history of art and paper conservation from the State University of St. Petersburg in Russia, as well as postgraduate certificates in paper conservation and photograph preservation.
Cary Chandler previously worked at the Harcourt Bindery in Boston. She recently completed the bookbinding program at North Bennet Street School and is currently pursuing a BA at Salem State College.
Liz Coffey joined the Film Archive on an interim basis in September. She received her BA in communications from the University of Massachusetts and her formal training at the Selznick School of Preservation at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York. She gained expertise in motion picture archiving and film preservation as the archivist of Northeast Historic Film and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Coffey is a well-known preservation activist in the Boston avant-garde film scene and has considerable knowledge of local cinema. A trained projectionist, she will serve as an important link between the projection booth and the conservation center.
Jennifer Gotwals served as the visual materials archivist at the New York Historical Society before joining the staff of the Schlesinger Library. She worked previously with the Winthrop Group; the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives; the Fales Library of New York University; and as a freelance archival consultant to Glenn Horowitz Booksellers, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance, and the RAICES Archive and Museum (for Latin music). She has her BA in English and women's studies from Wesleyan University, and her MA in history and certificate in archival management and historical editing from NYU.
Mary Haegert is a recent graduate of Wellesley College, where she earned a BA in history and served as a student assistant in Wellesley's Margaret Clapp Library.
Catherine Lea Holbrook
Before arriving at the Schlesinger Library, Catherine Holbrook served as the archivist at Roxbury Community College, as a project archivist for the American Jewish Historical Society, and as an archives assistant at Northeastern's Archives and Special Collections. She has her BA in history from Bridgewater State College, and her MSLIS (with concentration in archives management) from Simmons.
Virginia Hunt comes to HUL from the Center for the History of Medicine at Harvard Medical School's Countway Library, where she was assistant archivist and curator for the Warren Anatomical Museum. Previously, she worked as an archivist and preservation specialist at the Congregational Library in Boston, and as a consultant for the Massachusetts Historic Records Advisory Board. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA in communications/media from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is pursuing an ALM in museum studies at the Harvard Extension School.
Until recently, Barbara Ives worked in HCL's Information Technology Services department, where she performed a variety of administrative duties, including tracking orders and processing payments for equipment. She has also worked in the Harvard University Library's Office for Information Systems. She has an ALB from the Harvard Extension School and is currently working towards a master's degree at the Harvard Divinity School.
Most recently, Joshua Jackson was a reference assistant at the Wheelock College Library in Boston. He has also worked as a circulation supervisor at American University's Bender Library and at the George Washington University's Gelman Library. He has a BA in social science from Hampshire College in Amherst, and is currently pursuing an MSLIS at Simmons.
Philip Korsnes has served as assistant chancellor at the Norwegian Consulate in Boston, where he acted as a liaison on behalf of the Norwegian government, fielding business and tourism inquiries, and processing visa applications and passport renewals. He holds a BA in German and film from Vassar College.
Te-Yi Lee joins the Gutman Library from the Harvard College Library, where she worked on the Widener Barcoding Project for Access Services. She also worked as a library assistant there in Technical Services, Database Management.
Katelin Mason has worked as a procurement officer in the Kuwait Liaison Office in Washington, DC, where she established and maintained relationships with contracting companies and suppliers. She holds a BA in Middle East studies and international affairs and an MA in Hinduism and Islam, both from the George Washington University.
Rachel Miller previously worked as a library assistant in HCL Technical Services in 2004–2005, performing copy cataloging of monographs during the backlog reduction project. She has also worked at Guilford College's Hege Library in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she earned her BA in English.
Before joining HCL, Sydney Murray worked for Visitor Services in the Harvard University Art Museums, where she had a variety of customer service responsibilities. She has also worked elsewhere at the University, including a year at HCL's Fine Arts Library.
Matthew Nickerson recently worked as a quality rater for Google, Inc., where he performed quality control of web sites. While earning his BA in history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he worked as a special student assistant at the school's W. E. B. Du Bois Library.
Alan Puglia served as the first conservator for Houghton Library collections, beginning in December 1999. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Library and Information Science, with an advanced certificate in library and archives conservation from the Preservation and Conservation Studies Program (since renamed the University of Texas Kilgarlin Center for the Preservation of the Cultural Record). Previously, Puglia worked at the National Archives and Records Administration as a book and paper conservator and received advanced training in book conservation at the Library of Congress.
Elise Ramsey worked recently as a curatorial assistant at the Countway Library's Warren Anatomical Museum at Harvard Medical School. She has a BA in archaeology and anthropology from Boston University as well as an MA in classics and a professional certificate in museum studies from Tufts.
Prior to joining HCL, Luis Rego held several editorial positions, including associate editor of Pearson Custom Publishing in Boston and editor of Let's Go Publications. He has an AB in women's studies from Harvard.
Evelyn Santana most recently worked as a staff accountant for Telecordia Technologies in Manchester, New Hampshire, and as an executive assistant for Triumvirate Environmental, Inc., in Somerville. She also managed vendor negotiations and ordered supplies and equipment. She earned an associate's degree in accounting from Bay State College.
Carly Weggeland has been working as a conservation technician in the department in a term position since last May. She has completed bookbinding courses at Brigham Young University (BYU) and at the University of Utah, and held an internship in the Conservation Lab at the Archive of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Utah. While earning her BA in English from BYU, she worked in the library as a manuscript processor in Special Collections.
For the past ten years, Na'ama Yacoby has been the scientific librarian at the Soreq Nuclear Research Center in Yavne, Israel. She received her library degree from Bar-Ilan University in Israel; she also has a degree in music and has extensive experience in music libraries.
Andrea Youngfert has held internships in conservation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Philadelphia, the Delaware Museum of Natural History, and the Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Delaware, among others. She has a BA in art conservation and art history from the University of Delaware.