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veritasHarvard University Library Notes, For Harvard Library Staff, Number 1337 May 2007

Harvard University Library Notes / May 2007 / No. 1337

New Appointments

Susi Barbarossa
Conservation Technician (March)
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Susi Barbarossa has been in this position as a term employee since March 2006. She previously worked for eight years in Preservation and Imaging as a conservation technician and has also worked as an end processor in Houghton's Cataloging Department. Prior to Harvard, she was a library assistant in Special Collections in the Margaret Clapp Library at Wellesley College. She holds a BA in history from Wells College in New York, an MSLIS from Simmons, and a certificate in bookbinding and repair from the North Bennet Street School.


Daryl Boone
English-Language Bibliographer
for the Humanities (April)
Collection Development
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

A 20-year veteran of HCL, Daryl Boone will leave her current position as head of the English Division of HCL Technical Services effective July 1 and join the English-language team, which also includes bibliographers for American history and social sciences. In addition to specialized selection, faculty outreach, and other user services, she will work with team members to address ongoing issues around acquisition and access of electronic resources.


Henrique Coelho
Library Assistant (February)
Spanish/Portuguese Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Henrique Coelho worked as a senior library assistant at the Framingham Public Library, where he performed various circulation duties, answered reference questions, and worked with reserve materials. He has also been working as a teacher's aide in a third-grade bilingual classroom, helping students transition to standard English. He has a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts.


Netta Davis
Manager of Administrative Services (November)
Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Netta Davis comes to the library from the Graduate School of Education's Finance Office, where she was a finance associate. She has a BA from Wellesley College and is working on a doctorate in American studies at Boston University, with a concentration in food studies. She also teaches in the gastronomy program at BU.


Peter Foster
Conservation Technician (March)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Peter Foster has worked as a conservation technician on the Theodore Roosevelt Collection for the past three months, performing a full range of conservation treatments. He has been a bookbinder in private practice for several years and has completed a number of bookbinding workshops at the North Bennet Street School. He earned his BA in business at Boston College.


Albert Genna
Library Assistant—Stacks Specialist (April)
Stacks Division
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Albert Genna has worked in the Stacks Division in several capacities since joining HCL in 2000. Most recently, he has had such responsibilities as training and monitoring student and temp workers; assisting patrons; and discharging, routing, and shelving books. He holds a BA in American history from Wheaton College.


Jennifer Goldstein
Human Resources Officer (March)
Office of the Director
Harvard University Library

Jennifer Goldstein began her career in the mutual funds industry at Putnam Investments, serving as a 401(k) plan contract administrator. Later, she assumed responsibilities in human resources, holding positions as employee relations and recruiting assistant, human resources specialist, and human resources representative. She graduated from Boston University with a BA in sociology, earned a certificate in human resources management from Bentley College, and, in June, will complete coursework at Emmanuel College for an MS in human resources management.


Shawn Gorman
Library Assistant (March)
Spanish/Portuguese Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Shawn Gorman had previously worked as a library assistant in HCL Technical Services' French/Italian Division before leaving to take a teaching position in Albania last year. During his previous employment in HCL, he performed cataloging, ordering, and acquisitions responsibilities. He holds a BA in history from the University of Oregon, an MA in French language and literature from Ohio State University, and a PhD in French language and literature from Boston University.


Del Hornbuckle
Associate Director, Access Services (May)
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Del Hornbuckle came to Baker from Sogeti USA, LLC, where she was a senior consultant (taxonomy specialist), based at International Monetary Fund—Joint Library Content Access Group. She has a wide range of experience as a content specialist/taxonomy manager for the Global Learning Portal at the Academy for Educational Development; information specialist in the F. Clifton White Applied Research Center for Democracy and Elections at the International Foundation of Elections Systems; library director of the Provisions Library in Washington, DC; and reference librarian at Ramapo College of New Jersey and the Ford Foundation Research Library. She has an MSLIS from Pratt Institute in New York and a BA in political science from Texas A&M University.


Leila Kocen
Reserves and Access Services
Librarian (February)
Access Services
Gutman Library
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Leila Kocen joins Gutman Library from the Healey Library at UMass Boston, where she served as the information delivery services librarian. Previously she worked at the Levin Library at Curry College. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA in communication from Curry College.


Barbara Mersereau
Acquisitions Assistant (April)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Barbara (Babs) Mersereau joins the Dumbarton Oaks staff as a regular employee after working as a temporary since September 2006. She works half-time, concentrating on serials acquisitions. She holds a BA in English from Vanderbilt University. Her previous library experience includes The Potomac School in McLean, Virginia, where she continues to work part-time.


Dawn Piscitello
Library Assistant (April)
Serials Cataloging Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Dawn Piscitello has worked in the Harvard University Library's CONSER office for the past two years. In that role, she was responsible for editing and creating records and for compiling and reporting on cataloging statistics. She holds a BA in art history from Simmons College and an MS in arts administration from Boston University. She is also currently working toward an MSLIS at Simmons.


Xing Yan Su
Project Assistant (March)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Xing Yan Su has worked since 2005 on a contract basis at the Depository as a project technician. She has also been a file clerk at Sheldon Cohen Insurance Agency in Needham and a payroll clerk at Remedy Intelligent Staffing in Quincy, and has done coursework at Newbury College in Boston.


Abby Thompson
Library Assistant (March)
Historical Collections
Baker Library
Harvard Business School

Abby Thompson has been working as a temp in Historical Collections since 2005. Before that, she was a publicist with the Penguin Group USA, responsible for the publicity campaigns for the Berkley Prime Crime and Signet mysteries and other selected titles. She is currently enrolled in the MSLIS program at Simmons and expects to receive her degree this spring. She also has a BA in English literature from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Beth Wodnick
Library Assistant (April)
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Beth Wodnick, who in her new position will be contributing to the library digitization project, worked as a public services and cataloging assistant in the Fine Arts Library, where she assisted catalogers with labeling, masking, and filing slides and images. She is also a photographer and has published photographs in USA Today as well as a book entitled The Business of Holidays. She holds a BS in illustration photography from Syracuse University and is currently working toward an MSLIS from Simmons.


Robin Woodman
Project Assistant (March)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Robin Woodman's most recent work experience was an internship at Adams National Historic Park in Quincy, where she rehoused and processed historic prints, photographs, and negatives for the park archives, as well as caring for rare books. Before that she was an image services coordinator/museum cataloger/registrar at the Maine Historical Society. She has a BS in history from Lesley University and will soon receive an ALM in museum studies at the Harvard Extension School.


Susan Wyssen
Roosevelt Project Photograph Cataloger (April)
Houghton Library
Harvard College Library

Susan Wyssen previously worked in Houghton as the Finding Aids Conversion Project cataloger, a role in which she researched and created records for single-item manuscripts from the 16th to 20th centuries. She has also worked at the Falk Library at the University of Pittsburgh as an administrative associate. She holds a BA in history from Smith College and an MFA in book arts from the University of Alabama.


Wei Zhang
Library Assistant (February)
Technical Services Department
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Wei Zhang has worked as a technical services assistant in the Fine Arts Library since last April, performing Chinese-language copy cataloging, placing orders, and receiving and processing shipments of Chinese-language materials. She has a BA in language and literature from Shandong University in China.

 

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