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Take Note: June Casey, Kyle Courtney, John Hostage, Lisa Junghahn, Mindy Kent, Meg Kribble, George Taoultsides, Caroline Walters

Staff accomplishments for August 5, 2014.


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Several Harvard Law School Library staff members participated in the annual American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) annual conference, held in San Antonio, Texas. 

June Casey began her term with the AALL Copyright Committee. She was also appointed chair of the Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section's Scholarly Communications and Open Access Committee. 

June is the librarian for open access and scholarly communication at the Law School Library. She joined the library in 2006, and received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College, a JD and an LLM in intellectual property law from Franklin Pierce Law Center and an MSLIS and digital stewardship CAS from Simmons College. June also studied film and animation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 

Kyle Courtney presented on “Making a MOOC: Instruction Beyond Physical, Linguistic and Generational Boundaries.” He also completed his term as past president of the Law Librarians of New England chapter board.

Kyle is the copyright advisor at Harvard’s Office for Scholarly Communication. He previously worked at Harvard Law School as the manager of faculty research and scholarship. Kyle holds a JD from Suffolk University School of Law and an MSLIS from Simmons.

John Hostage received the Renee D. Chapman Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions in Technical Services Law Librarianship and completed his term as AALL representative to ALA's Committee on Cataloging: Description and Access.

John is a senior continuing resources cataloger in Information and Technical Services at the Harvard Law School Library. He joined the Library in 1982, and has participated in many national library associations and organizations for the advancement of cataloging. He holds a master’s in library science and a master’s in German from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Lisa Junghahn participated in the Boulder Conference on Legal Information, a two-day pre-conference workshop. She also participated in a brainstorming session on envisioning best practices in teaching and in teaching legal research.

Lisa is a reference librarian and joined Harvard in 2008. In addition to holding various positions at several legal libraries, she served in the Peace Corps, as a judicial clerk and a financial analyst. She holds a BA from George Washington University, a JD from Rutgers University and an MLIS from Drexel University.

Mindy Kent was coronated (with crown!) as president of Law Librarians of New England. Mindy is the manager of research services at the Law School Library. She joined the library in 1998 as a library school student after practicing as an associate in the corporate department of Goodwin Proctor in Boston. She holds a BA in history from Yale, a JD from Boston College and an MSLIS from Simmons.

Meg Kribble presented on “Emerging Issues in Copyright: What You Need to Know” and the Association’s Public Policy Update, and completed her term as chair of the AALL Copyright Committee.

Meg is a research librarian and outreach coordinator. She joined the library in 2008 from Nova Southeastern University. She holds a BA in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MALIS from the University of South Florida. 

George Taoultsides volunteered at CONELL, a pre-conference day-long event to welcome new law librarians. He also presented on speed reading software at the Cool Tools Café.

George is the acting manager for faculty research and scholarly support services. He joined the library in 2007 as a reference assistant and library school student after practicing law. He holds a BA from Wheaton College, a JD from Suffolk University, an MSLIS from Simmons and an EdM from Harvard.

Caroline Walters presented the Task Force Report for Vendor-Supplied MARC Record Creation and Distribution Models at the Technical Services Special Interest Section Annual Business Meeting, CRIV Roundtable, the Classification and Subject Cataloging Working Group and the Vendor Supplied Records Advisory Group.  She is the incoming co-chair of VRAG.

Caroline is the Law School Library’s collection development librarian for US and Materials Budget. She joined Harvard in 2012. She previously served as the acquisitions/serials librarian for the Suffolk University Law Library. She holds an MSLIS from Simmons College and a BA from Suffolk University.