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veritasHarvard University Library Notes, For Harvard Library Staff, Number 1339 September 2007

Harvard University Library Notes / September 2007 / No. 1339

New Appointments

Kathryn Hammond Baker
Deputy Director (July)
Center for the History of Medicine
Countway Library
Harvard Medical School

Kathryn Hammond Baker is vice president/president-elect of the New England Archivists and adjunct faculty member of the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Previously, she was the Center's manager of special collections. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons, an MA in history and archival methods from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a BA in American studies from Boston College.

Anne Britton
Gahan Project Cataloger (July)
Technical Services
Fine Arts Library
Harvard College Library

Anne Britton managed HCL's recently completed Widener Barcoding Project, which inventoried 600,000 Widener materials that previously lacked barcodes. Prior to joining HCL, she served as serials and electronic resources cataloger at the Business School's Baker Library. She has also worked as assistant librarian at the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York. She holds a BA in interdisciplinary studies from Georgetown University and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Ann Buki
Acquisitions Assistant (August)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Ann Buki worked as a survey research specialist at Weststat, focusing on US Department of Education and National Science Foundation surveys. Prior to that she was an editorial specialist at Thompson Scientific. She has a BA in English literature from Catholic University of America and an MA in English literature from Temple University. She is currently enrolled in the MLIS program at Catholic University.

Christine Eslao
Technical Services Librarian (July)
English Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Christine Eslao has worked as a library assistant in HCL Technical Services for the past three years. She was initially part of the cataloging reduction project in the Materials Management Division, and more recently has been working in the English Division. She has worked in several other academic libraries, including those at Simmons, Smith, Amherst, and Hampshire colleges. She holds a BA in book arts and graphic design from Hampshire College and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Jean Gaunt
Accounting Assistant (August)
Financial Services
Harvard College Library

Jean Gaunt has been working as a library assistant in the Serials Services division of Widener Access Services for the past three years. In that role, she reviewed and coded incoming invoices and processed P-Card and web voucher payments. Prior to joining HCL, she worked for 15 years for Rowecom, a library subscription vendor, where she processed serials and journal orders.

Shing Hau
Project Assistant (July)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Shing Hau worked for 24 years in various positions at China Light and Power Company in Hong Kong. Most recently, he was a shipping and receiving associate at Sears for the last three years, and prior to that a multitask clerk at American Crane and Hoist Corporation in Boston. He has a certificate in electrical engineering from Hong Kong Technical College.

Cate Hirschbiel
Conservation Technician for Reformatting (July)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Cate Hirschbiel has worked previously as a temporary conservation technician in Preservation and Imaging Services and as a conservation assistant in the Business School's Baker Library. In both positions she performed basic conservation duties. She has an AA from Simon's Rock College of Bard, a BA in medieval studies from Smith, and an MLS from Indiana University.

Wendy Johnson
Copy Cataloger (September)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Wendy Johnson has worked as a health sciences librarian at Inova Fairfax Hospital for the last four years, handling a variety of duties from collection development to copy cataloging to reference. She holds a BS in nursing from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and an MS in nursing from Loma Linda University. She received her MLS from Catholic University of America.

Heather Caldwell Kaufman
Head, Conservation Services (July)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Until recently, Heather Caldwell Kaufman served as the preservation services librarian at MIT, where she was responsible for developing and directing the library's preservation program. She oversaw preservation review, collections care, conservation treatment and rehousing, and commercial library binding programs. She also worked previously in HCL, initially as a conservation intern and then as a project conservator. She earned a BA in English at Dartmouth College, received a Tucker Fellowship supporting volunteer work in the Peace Corps Thailand library, and holds an MLIS and certificate of advanced study in library and archives conservation from the University of Texas at Austin.

Nicola Mantzaris
Library Assistant (July)
Stacks Division
Access Services
Widener Library
Harvard College Library

Nicola Mantzaris has been working as a stacks assistant for the past year, during which time she shelved books, discharged materials, and helped patrons locate books in the stacks. She also works as a staff assistant in the Emerson College Department of Visual and Media Arts. She has a BA in English from Stonehill College and an MA in cinema studies from New York University. She is currently working for her MSLIS at Simmons.

Laurie Maranian
Staff Assistant (July)
Office of the Director
Harvard University Library

Laurie Maranian has been a student worker in the HUL Office of the Director for the past four years. She graduated in June from Harvard with a BA in sociology. As an undergraduate, she also worked with CityStep to introduce public-school youth to dance and other creative activities, and with the National Down Syndrome Congress, the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, and The Arc of Massachusetts, an advocacy group for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Michael Mullinax
Library Assistant (August)
Lamont Library
Harvard College Library

Michael Mullinax has been working in Lamont for the past year, providing overnight coverage during the fall and spring terms. He has had a number of responsibilities, including circulation, access to reserves, and building oversight during the overnight hours to ensure the library's smooth operation. Prior to joining HCL, he worked as an evening/weekend library assistant at the Harvard Business School's Baker Library. He is about to complete a BS in history from Northeastern University.

Howard Ogilvie
Project Assistant, Harvard-Google Project (August)
Harvard Depository
Harvard University Library

Howard Ogilvie spent a year working at the Depository in 2004–2005 as an operations specialist. He worked most recently as an escrow administrator at the Dedham Institute for Savings, and he has also been a portfolio analyst and a credit analyst at Sovereign Bank. He has a BA in history from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

Minna Popkin
Macro Development Coordinator (July)
Materials Management
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Minna Popkin has been working as technical services librarian in the Germanic Division since 2003. In her new role, she will assist in the systematic implementation of macros across HCL, modify macros in the existing shared macro set to make them more easily adaptable to local workflows without local macro redesign, and create new ones as needed. She will also be involved with the creation of macros for special projects, and provide macro implementation and creation support in units where expertise is not available. This position was recommended by the HCL Macro Development and Distribution Working Group.

Gerrianne Schaad
Curator, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (August)
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

Gerrianne Schaad joins the staff as curator of the newly formed Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, which will serve the needs of all three scholarly programs at Dumbarton Oaks. She comes from the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she was head of archives and special collections. Previously she was curator of historical manuscripts at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and archivist and special collections librarian at Rice University. She has been a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists since 1998. She holds a BA in history and English literature from St. Mary's Dominican College and an MLIS from the University of South Florida.

Theresa Smith
Paper Conservator (August)
Weissman Preservation Center
Harvard University Library

For the past year, Theresa Smith has been an advanced-level conservation intern at the Harvard University Art Museums' Straus Center for Conservation. Prior to that she spent a year as a graduate conservation intern at the Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and she has completed several other conservation internships as well. She also worked for five years as a preservation lab assistant and as lead preservation specialist at the Special Collections Research Center of the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library. She earned a master of art conservation and certificate of advanced study from the Buffalo State College Art Conservation Graduate Program, as well as a BA in art history and studio art from Oberlin College.

Maria Tolskaya
Library Assistant (July)
Preservation and Imaging Services
Harvard College Library

Maria Tolskaya has recently worked as a preservation assistant, during which time her responsibilities included sorting, shelf preparation, labeling, and discharging library materials. She also works as a Russian instructor at the Berlitz Language School in Boston and Wellesley. She has an MA in theoretical and applied linguistics from Moscow State University.

Bruce Trumble
Head (August)
Germanic Division
HCL Technical Services
Harvard College Library

Bruce Trumble has been working in this role on an interim basis for the past 10 months and has worked in the Harvard College Library since 1979. He holds 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 MLS from Columbia University.


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