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Take Note: Jenny Gotwals, Sue Kriegsman, Connie Rinaldo, Amanda Strauss, Ann Whiteside

Staff accomplishments for May 6, 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 Kate Kondayen, communications officer.

Jenny Gotwals and Amanda Strauss of Schlesinger Library presented “Create the Wikipedia You Want to See” at the New England Archivists Spring Meeting, focusing on Wikipedia entries for libraries, archives and other cultural institutions plus practical tips for hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons.

Jenny is a lead manuscript cataloger; prior to joining Harvard, she was the visual materials archivist at the New-York Historical Society, and earned an MA in history and a certificate in archival management and historical editing from NYU. Amanda is a research librarian and holds an MA in history and an MSLIS from Simmons College. She previously held a position at the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections.

Sue Kriegsman will join the Berkman Center for Internet & Society as associate director, starting on June 5th. In her new role, Sue will lead the Center's daily operations and help implement a broad range of strategic priorities. 

Sue is currently the program manager for the Office for Scholarly Communication and was previously the project manager for the Harvard-Google Digitization Project and project coordinator for the Library Digital Initiative. Sue joined Harvard in 2001 from the Colorado Digitization Project. She is a certified archivist with an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA from Alfred University.

Connie Rinaldo, along with colleague Jane Smith of the Natural History Museum in London, contributed a paper, “Moving Through Time and Culture with the Biodiversity Heritage Library,” to Migrating Heritage: Experiences of Cultural Networks and Cultural Dialogue in Europe.

Connie is the librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. She previously held positions at Dartmouth College and the National Agricultural Library. Connie has an MSc in zoology from the University of Connecticut and an MLS from the University of Maryland.

Ann Whiteside received the Nancy De Laurier Award from the Visual Resources Association in recognition for her role in the SAHARA digital archive of architectural images, which was developed by the Society of Architectural Historians in collaboration with ARTstor, Visual Resources professionals and architecture librarians across the US.

Ann is librarian and assistant dean for information resources at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Frances Loeb Library. She previously served as head of the Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning at MIT and director of the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA from Boston College.