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Take Note: Reinhard Engels, Deborah Garson, Leslie Morris, Emily Scudder, Peter Suber

Staff accomplishments for June 3, 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 the Harvard Library communications team at harvard_library@harvard.edu.

Reinhard Engels recently joined the Division of Continuing Education as associate director and principal engineer. He previously led the software development group at the Office for Scholarly Communication.

Reinhard joined Harvard in 2010 from the Broad Institute. He has an MLS from Queens College and a BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.





Deborah S. Garson presented “Doctoral Students Becoming Researchers: A Study of an Innovative Literature Review Process” at the American Educational Research Association Conference in Philadelphia in April. She and Eileen McGowan, a lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), based their findings on a study of the yearlong doctoral seminar they co-taught at HGSE.

Deborah is head of the Research and Instruction Services Department at Gutman Library and lecturer at HGSE. She holds graduate degrees from HGSE and the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.



Leslie A. Morris presented “Held in Common: The Development of the Emily Dickinson Archive” at C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists 2014 conference at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Leslie is the curator of modern books and manuscripts at Houghton Library. She joined the library in 1992 from the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia. She holds a BA in history from Northwestern University, an MLS from the University of Chicago and an MA in bibliography and textual scholarship from the University of Leeds.




Emily Scudder recently began a position as functional coordinator for the Monograph Acquisitions & Copy Cataloging, Americas & Europe 3 and Africa, Asia & the Pacific teams.

Emily has held positions at the Harvard Library since 1988, working in both technical and access services at the Frances Loeb Library. She holds an MTS from Harvard Divinity School, an MSLIS from Simmons and a BA from Grinnell College.





Peter Suber recently spoke on open access and copyright on the “Copyright & Copyleft” panel at Harvard Law School, participated in an interactive virtual discussion on open access at Morningside College and spoke on open access at Wellesley College. Additionally, he was on hand to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Open Access Directory, which he co-founded, at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Peter is the director of Harvard's Office for Scholarly Communication, based in the Library, and the Harvard Open Access Project, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Before joining Harvard, he was a professor at Earlham College. He holds a PhD in philosophy and a JD from Northwestern University.