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Take Note: Kate Bowers, Kyle Courtney, Robin McElheny, Colin Lukens, Amanda Strauss, David Read, Juliana Kuipers, Andrew Wilson

Staff accomplishments for November 12, 2013.


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Six Harvard Library staff members participated in the New England Archivists (NEA) Fall 2013 Symposium “Giving Color to Ideas." Kate Bowers, collections services archivist for metadata, systems and standards for the University Archives, and Robin McElheny, associate university archivist for collections and public services for the University Archives, both presented. Colin Lukens, holdings management associate for the University Archives, and Amanda Strauss, research librarian for Schlesinger Library, co-chaired the program committee. David Read, research library manager, served on the program committee—and Juliana Kuipers, special materials cataloger and processing archivist, served as registrar. The NEA is a regional organization of people who organize, describe, preserve and provide access to historical records in a variety of formats. Learn more here.

Kyle K. Courtney joined the Office for Scholarly Communication as copyright advisor. In this role, he will support copyright advisory services throughout Harvard Library and continue to work with the Office of General Counsel on intellectual property issues associated with the newly created HarvardX classes. He holds a dual appointment at Northeastern University with the Information Assurance program at the College of Computer and Information Science and as a faculty scholar for the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy at the School of Law. He was previously the manager of the Faculty Research and Scholarship Department at the Law School Library. Courtney holds a JD with distinction from Suffolk University School of Law, and earned his MSLIS from Simmons. His latest chapter on copyright law and libraries is forthcoming in Libraries in the Digital Age by Scarecrow Press.

Andrew Wilson, an access services librarian in the Arts, Design and Music affinity group, had his article, “Discussing the Issues: A Report from the 2013 Ivies+ Access Services Symposium,” accepted for publication in the Journal of Access Services—to appear online in December and in print in January, 2014. Wilson was appointed access services librarian in the Loeb Music Library in 2007, expanding his responsibilities across the libraries of the affinity group in fall 2013. He holds a BMus degree from Indiana University and an MSLIS from Drexel University.