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Take Note: Johanna Carll, Susan Earle, Carolyn Damon Hayes, Melissa Shaffer

Staff accomplishments for February 4, 2014. 


Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Kira Poplowski, director of communications.

Johanna Carll and Susan Earle, both with Schlesinger Library, each received a Digital Archives Specialist Certificate following completion of a nine-course program. The program was developed by the Society of American Archivists to educate archivists in best practices for appraising, capturing, preserving and providing access to electronic records.

Johanna, a metadata specialist and manuscript cataloger, joined the Schlesinger in 2002.  She has a BA from Saint Anselm College and an MSLIS from Simmons. Susan, a manuscript cataloger, joined the Schlesinger in 2005. She received a BA in English literature from Cornell University and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Carolyn Damon Hayes was named project archivist for the Archives for Women in Medicine at the Center for the History of Medicine (CHoM) at Countway Library. Carolyn joined CHoM in 2011 as an acquisitions assistant, and prior to that was an intern at the Concord Public Library, the Brookline Public Library and the Boston Herald. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and an MA in history and MSLIS with an archives management concentration from Simmons. She serves as co-editor of the New England Archivists Newsletter

Melissa Shaffer, director of Baker 3.0 strategy & infrastructure, conducted a workshop, “Library Strategic Directions,” jointly organized by the University of Mumbai and Harvard Business School (HBS) and held at the Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WE School) in Mumbai. Melissa previously served as the director of information management services, as the deputy director of Baker Library and as the director of Baker Library IT. She has also held positions at Northern Light Technology, North Dakota State University and Carnegie Mellon University. Melissa holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Duquesne University and an MLS from SUNY Buffalo, and she completed the Program for Management Development at HBS.