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Several members of the Harvard College Library team received the Dean’s Distinction Award from the Faculty of Arts & Science (FAS), which honors the highest-achieving FAS staff members whose contributions and collaboration helped to deliver outstanding results for FAS in 2012. The honorees include Anna Anctil, senior human resources consultant, Reed Lowrie, interim Widener and Lamont reference manager, and the planning and management team for Expanding the Boundaries of Authorship. The Expanding the Boundaries of Authorship team includes Marty Schreiner, head of maps, media, data and government information, Enrique Diaz, designer/multimedia specialist, Ramona Islam, curricular design and research librarian, Pamela Matz, research librarian, Lynn Sayers, administration and events coordinator, Liza Vick, music reference and research librarian, Paul Worster, multimedia librarian and Kevin Guiney, instructional computing specialist with HUIT. All of the award winners from across FAS were honored by Dean Michael D. Smith at a ceremony in University Hall on March 6.
Ardys Kozbial will join the Loeb Design Library in the role of Collections and Outreach Librarian on April 1. She joins Harvard from UC San Diego (UCSD), where she served as director of the Research Data Curation Program, technology outreach librarian and metadata librarian. Previous to UCSD, Kozbial held positions at Harvard, UC Berkeley, the University of Texas at Austin and the H.H. Richardson Archive, among other organizations. She has a BA from the University of Michigan and an MSLIS from Simmons College.
Mike Mellor recently joined Countway Library as an access services and reference assistant. Mellor was previously a Harvard College Library doorchecker and has also worked at Houghton Library and at Princeton, Drexel and Northeastern Universities.
Emily R. Novak Gustainis, collections services archivist at the Center for the History of Medicine, recently published “Processing Workflow Analysis for Special Collections: The Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine as Case Study,” in the Fall 2012 issue of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage. The article originated with her August 2011 Society of American Archivists (SAA) conference presentation, How We Work: Using Processing Metrics to Inform Practice. Gustainis will also present at this year’s SAA conference on implementing and evaluating multilevel processing. She has been with Countway Library since January 2009 and holds both an MLS and a BA in English literature and teacher education from the State University of New York at Albany.