Staff of Note
Sarah Adams has been named the Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library. She had been serving in that role on an interim basis.
Sarah joined HCL and the Music Library in 1995 as Project Librarian for the Répertoire Internationale des Sources Musicale (RISM), an international cooperative project to document musical sources. She was named Keeper of the Isham Memorial Library in 1999, as well as the Director of the U.S. Office of RISM.
She was appointed the Acting Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library and Acting Curator of the Archive of World Music in 2011. As acting librarian, Sarah has been responsible for management of the library and its programs, in addition to continuing in her curatorial role.
She holds a bachelor’s in mathematics and in music from Bates College, as well as a master’s and a doctorate in musicology from Cornell University. Sarah is a member of the Music Library Association, the International Association of Music Libraries and Archives, and the American Musicological Society. (June, 2013)
Mary Clare Altenhofen
Mary Clare Altenhofen has been named the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian for the Fine Arts Library. She had been serving in that role on an interim basis.
Mary Clare came to HCL in 1992 as the first Reference Librarian in the Fine Arts Library. She became the Public Services Librarian and Head of Reference in 1995, and was named Associate Librarian of the Fine Arts Library for Research and Public Services in 2007.
In 2010, she was appointed Acting Herman and Joan Suit Librarian for the Fine Arts Library. As acting librarian, Mary Clare assumed responsibility for the leadership of the library, while retaining her research, teaching and learning responsibilities. She is also a member of the Art Libraries Society of North America.
Mary Clare holds a bachelor’s degree in design, studio art and art history and a master’s in history of art from the University of California, Davis, as well as a master’s in library science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Chloe Garcia Roberts
Associate Curator of the Woodberry Poetry Room Chloe Garcia Roberts’ translations of late Tang dynasty poet Li Shangyin have recently been selected for publication by New Directions. The collection is forthcoming in 2014, as a part of New Directions’ Pamphlet Series. Garcia Roberts is also an editor at Zoland Poetry and her poems and translations have most recently appeared in Interim, Poetry International and Cerise Press. (February, 2013)
Head of Rare Book Team in Technical Services at Houghton Library, has recently published a book on 19th century Philadelphia printer Lydia Bailey. The book, “Lydia Bailey: A Checklist of Her Imprints,” consists of a historical essay detailing Bailey’s life and analyzing her role in the contemporary book trade, followed by a checklist of her more than 800 known imprints. In addition, appendixes offer further statistical information on the activities of her shop. Together, these provide rich material for other historians of the book, as well as for historians of the early Republic, gender, and technology. Karen’s in-depth work sheds new light on our understanding of the hand press period in America.(February, 2013)
Librarian for Research Services and Collection Development, gave a presentation on June 14, 2012, at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) in Philadelphia. In preparation for the presentation, Joseph was invited to select a range of 17th and 18th century maps for HSP to exhibit in their library to coincide with the event. The title of his talk was “Exploring Early American History through Maps”, with a focus on the cartographic history of his chosen maps. (August, 2012)
Music and Media Catalog Librarian at the Loeb Music Library, Beth Iseminger, recently had the article “The Music Genre/Form Project: History, Accomplishments, and Future Directions” published in Directions in Music Cataloging, edited by Peter H. Lisius and Richard Griscom (Middleton, Wis.: A-R Editions, 2012). This volume is a Festschrift in honor of the late A. Ralph Papakhian, music cataloging expert and mentor to many. (June, 2012)
Environmental research librarian George Clark is among the winners of the Plein Air Poetry contest, a competition of poetry inspired by the grounds of the Fruitlands Museum and co-sponsored by the Concord Poetry Center. Clark will read his poem, “A Tentative Psalm,” alongside other winners at the museum’s May 6 Poetry Celebration, which will also include a keynote performance by the posse of noted poets known as X.J. Kennedy and the Light Brigade. The Poetry Celebration will also mark the release of a chapbook of the winning poems. Fruitlands, a 210 acre museum campus in Harvard, Massachusetts, is a center for the arts and a number of subjects associated with the site, its buildings, and former occupants, including Native Americans, Transcendentalism, the Shaker movement, and Louisa May Alcott. (April, 2012)
Woodberry Poetry Room Curator Christina Davis’ second collection of poems, An Ethic, was recently selected by Forrest Gander for the 8th annual Nightboat Poetry Prize, and will be published in April 2013.
Davis is also the author of Forth A Raven (2006). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, jubilat, Pleiades, Paris Review and other publications. Read more. (April, 2012)
Lev Chaban, Slavic Librarian for Widener Library, recently published the "Bibliography of George Y. Shevelov (1998-2010)" pp. xix-xli, in Studien zu Sprache, Literatur und Kultur bei den Slaven: Gedenkschrift für George Y. Shevelov aus Anlass seines 100. Geburtstages und 10. Todestages. (München: Sagner, 2012). This was published as part of the series Die Welt der Slaven; 42. (April, 2012)
András Riedlmayer, Bibliographer in Islamic Art and Architecture at the Fine Arts Library, appeared as an expert witness for the prosecution in the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb president Dr Radovan Karadžić before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on December 8–9, 2011. He testified about the destruction of Islamic and Christian sacred architecture and other cultural heritage during the 1992-95 war in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sense News Agency, which covers trials at the UN war crimes tribunal, reported on his testimony in an article titled, "Destroying Cultural Heritage".
On December 9, he presented a lecture on "Cultural Heritage in Postwar Bosnia-Herzegovina: Destruction, Reconstruction and Transformation," at the Meertens Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam.(January, 2012)
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