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Take Note: Daina Bouquin, Crystal Dorman, Johanna Kasubowski

Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members. Have something to share? Please send it to the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

 

 

Daina Bouquin is the new Head Librarian of Wolbach Library at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). As Head Librarian Daina will be responsible for defining the strategic direction of Wolbach's projects and programs in order to lower social and technical barriers that impact the astronomy community’s ability to create and share new knowledge. She will also work to ensure that Wolbach remains a world-renowned astronomy library. Daina's research interests primarily focus on how libraries can support open science, research software preservation, emerging computational methods, and studies in the history of science. 

Daina was hired as Assistant Head Librarian of Wolbach Library in 2015 and previously worked as the Data Services and Metadata Librarian at Cornell University's Samuel J. Wood Library in New York City. She earned her MLIS from Syracuse University and an MS in data analytics from the City University of New York. 

 

Crystal Dorman has been promoted to Executive Assistant to the Vice President for the Harvard Library and University Librarian; Roy E. Larsen Librarian for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. In this role she provides high-level administrative support to the Vice President, including coordinating day-to-day activities, extensive scheduling and calendar management, preparing briefings and materials for high-level meetings and events, coordinating complex travel arrangements, and processing and monitoring financial reimbursements.

In her previous role as staff assistant in the Office of the Librarian, she was responsible for providing full administrative support for the Associate Librarian for Preservation, Conservation, and Digital Imaging Services, the Director of Finance and Administration, and the reception area of the Office of the Vice President, in addition to other administrative tasks in support of Harvard College Library and Harvard Library.

Prior to joining Harvard, Crystal worked as an activities assistant at Spaulding Nursing and Therapy Center, and as a stenographer at Jones Reporting Company. She earned a bachelor of science in sociology from Northeastern University, as well as an occupational associate’s degree in court reporting from Stenotype Institute of Jacksonville.

 

Johanna Kasubowski participated in the "Collaboration Session" with her paper “Materials Collections: A New Model of Collaboration” at the March 2017 Association of Architecture School Librarians (AASL) conference in Detroit, Michigan. “Detroit: A New Model,” a conference attended by architecture school librarians and archivists, was held in conjunction with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture’s (ACSA) annual conference.

The paper presented the work of the multi-year partnership of librarians and faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) to develop a shared open-source cataloging and collection management database for design materials collections, which led to the founding of a consortium, Material Order. The paper spoke to the work and accomplishments of Material Order—taxonomy development, database build-out, project partners, future developments, and benefits of becoming a consortium member. The Material Order database, built in partnership with CollectionSpace, has been available since September 2016.

Johanna is the Materials and Media Librarian at the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Frances Loeb Library. Johanna holds an MA in library and information science from Simmons College and a BS in architecture from the University of Michigan.

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