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Take Note: Joseph Garver, Joan Ilacqua, David King, Hannah Standing Rasmussen, Jonathan Rosenwasser

Staff accomplishments for March 18, 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.

Joseph Garver, librarian for research services and collection development, and Jonathan Rosenwasser, reference assistant, of the Harvard Map Collection, were invited to attend Global Mapping of Macao: An International Symposium at Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). At the symposium in May 2014, Joe will present “Early Images of China in Western Maps.” Joe and Jonathan assisted with symposium preparation in 2013, when MUST librarians visited Harvard.

Joe has an MLS and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh and has served in various capacities with the Harvard Map Collection since 1991. Jonathan joined Harvard in 2001 to work with Littauer, the Weatherhead Center, Hilles, Lamont, Widener and the Map Collection. He earned a BA from Indiana University and has taken MLS coursework.

Joan Ilacqua joined the Center for the History of Medicine (CHoM) at Countway Library as the project coordinator for Strong Medicine, a CHoM initiative to capture and share stories, images and communications from the Boston medical community’s experience of the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath. Joan is a student in the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Public History graduate program and has worked with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Plimoth Plantation and several National Parks Service sites. She has a BA from the University of Puget Sound.

David King recently joined the Harvard Library as a financial analyst. David previously served as associate director for finance and administration at LASPAU, a Harvard affiliate that administers scholarship programs and organizes professional programs. He has also held positions at Accion International and with a microfinance fund, and served as a volunteer with the Peace Corps as a microfinance advisor in Honduras. David holds a BS in accounting from Boston College and a MBA from University of Michigan.

Hannah Standing Rasmussen recently joined Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) at the Harvard Business School as a CLIR fellow. While at KLS, Hannah is researching the development of the 21st-century academic business management library, concentrating on digital scholarship, research data management and the role of the library and librarian in this new library environment. Her publications include “Knowledge Appraisal and Knowledge Management Systems: Judging What We Know” in the Journal of End User Computing. Hannah holds a BA from Queen’s University, an MLIS and a PhD in business administration from the University of Western Ontario.