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Library Welcomes Three New Staff Members

Positions filled in Information and Technical Services.


October 9, 2012—The Harvard Library welcomes Jane Eichkern, Isabel Quintana and Bonnie Tijerina.


Jane Eichkern, Metadata Creation Manager, has worked in the Harvard libraries for more than 35 years and has more than 25 years of cataloging experience performing monographic original cataloging and classification. Eichkern started in 1988 serving as the assistant head of shelflisting in Widener Library's Cataloging Department; she later served as cataloger and trainer in the English Technical Services Division.


Since 2010, Eichkern has been a manager at the 625 Mass. Ave. technical services facility, where she served as manager for metadata and cataloging as a member of the Harvard College Library Technical Services core management team. In that role, she participated in the formulation of policies and procedures for the department—in particular taking a lead in designing, implementing and supporting copy cataloging training programs. Eichkern received the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Impact award in 2011 for superior performance and contributions.


Eichkern can be reached via e-mail at


Isabel Quintana, Metadata Creation Manager, has more than 20 years of cataloging and managerial experience. Most recently Quintana served as the head of technical services for the Tozzer Library. She played a large part in Tozzer’s participation in various major projects undertaken by the University—including supervising a team that was responsible for barcoding a collection of 250,000 volumes in one year.


Most recently Quintana co-managed the Tozzer Renovation Project, during which 155,000 items were transferred to the Harvard Depository and William James Hall in preparation for the current building renovation. Quintana received the Excellence in Service Award in 2010 from the Harvard College Library and was runner up for Harvard University Supervisor of the Year in 2011.  


Quintana can be reached via e-mail at


Bonnie Tijerina, Head of Electronic Resources and Serials, started on October 1. Tijerina previously served as assistant director for collections services for the Claremont Colleges Library in Claremont, California. In that role, Tijerina had management, policy, planning and advocacy responsibilities for a reorganized Collections Services division composed of the Collection Development, E-Resource Management and Acquisitions and Cataloging units, as well as the Center for Digital Initiatives.


Tijerina also led the library's role in a multi-year Mellon Foundation digital humanities planning grant spanning Claremont’s seven colleges, and she founded and continues to manage Electronic Resources & Libraries, LLC, an annual conference designed to facilitate the communication and collaboration of information professionals around issues related to electronic resource management in the digital world.


Tijerina can be reached via email at