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Take Note: Sarah Adams, Mary Clare Altenhofen, Sean Crawford, Janina Mueller

Staff accomplishments for June 25, 2013.


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 Elizabeth Hedrick, communications officer.

Sarah Adams was named the Richard F. French Librarian of the Eda Kuhn Loeb Music Library. Adams joined the 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 US 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.

Adams holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and in music from Bates College and a master’s degree and a doctorate in musicology from Cornell University.

Mary Clare Altenhofen was named the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian for the Fine Arts Library. Since 1992, Altenhofen has served as the first reference librarian in the Fine Arts Library, public services librarian and head of reference, associate librarian of the Fine Arts Library for research and public services and acting Herman and Joan Suit Librarian for the Fine Arts Library.

Altenhofen holds a bachelor’s degree in design, studio art and art history and a master’s degree in history of art from the University of California, Davis and a master’s in library science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Sean Crawford, library assistant in the serials cataloging for ITS, received his MSLIS from Simmons College in May. Crawford joined Harvard in 2005 as Widener Library's newspaper specialist and then Widener's serials check-in supervisor until assuming his current position in April. 

Crawford also holds a BS in English education from Boston University and an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College.

Janina Mueller recently became the first design data librarian for the Graduate School of Design. Mueller will focus on the gathering and management of data and content produced through GSD courses and faculty research, developing strategies for archiving data, and making it available again to the GSD for re-use.

Mueller comes from the University of Toronto’s Map and Data Library, where she worked with students and faculty in the use and creation of geospatial and numeric data, managed analog cartographic material and acquired new geospatial and numeric data sets. She holds a Master in Information from the University of Toronto and an MA from the University of Sussex, England.