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Take Note: Kate Bowers, Michael Bradford, Virginia Hunt, Renata Kalnins, Mary Lee Kennedy, Giordana Mecagni, Russell Pollard, Megan Sniffin-Marinoff, Cliff Wunderlich

Staff accomplishments for December 11, 2012.

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Kate Bowers, Virginia Hunt, Megan Sniffin-Marinoff
Three staff members from the Harvard University Archives presented papers at the 2012 meeting of the Society of American Archivists.
Kate Bowers, collections services archivist for metadata, systems and standards, presented at the Archival Educators Roundtable panel "Adjuncts in Archival Graduate Education." 
Virginia Hunt, associate university archivist for collection development and acting associate university archivist for records management, chaired a round of presentations on “Things They Never Taught You in Graduate School: Donor Relations.” Hunt was also elected vice-chair/chair-elect of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section.
University Archivist Megan Sniffin-Marinoff spoke about the joint Harvard/MIT Library Lab project to analyze the changing nature of faculty archives at the panel presentation “Yours? Mine? Ours? How Changes in Academia Are Affecting Institutional Archives.” She also spoke at the Research Libraries Roundtable Program, presenting “Are Archives and Special Collections Becoming Central to the Mission of Research Libraries?”
Michael Bradford, Renata Kalnins, Russell Pollard, Cliff Wunderlich
Andover-Harvard Theological Library staff members Michael Bradford, Renata Kalnins, Russell Pollard and Cliff Wunderlich presented for the program “100 Years Young: The Andover-Harvard Theological Library,” at the Annual Conference of the American Theological Library Association in Scottsdale, AZ.
Bradford is serials and electronic resources librarian, Kalnins serves as research librarian, Pollard is collections management librarian and Wunderlich is head of research services and curator of digital collections.
Mary Lee Kennedy
Mary Lee Kennedy, senior associate provost for the Harvard Library, delivered a keynote address at the Peking University Library 110th Anniversary Celebration—“International Conference on Change and Challenge: Redefine the Future of Academic Libraries” held November 4-6 in Beijing, China. Kennedy’s speech addressed “The Harvard Library from 2012 to the Future.”
Kennedy joined Harvard in 2004 as executive director of Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School. She was previously director of the Knowledge Network Group at Microsoft. Kennedy holds a BA in social psychology from the University of Alberta, Canada, and an MLS with honors from Louisiana State University.
Giordana Mecagni
A case study by Giordana Mecagni, acquisitions archivist in the Countway Library's Center for the History of Medicine, was reviewed in the most recent issue of American Archivist (75:2). The case study, “Starting the Archives for Women in Medicine: Advocacy in Creation, Survival—and Beyond?” was published in Larry J. Hackman’s (ed.), Many Happy Returns: Advocacy and the Development of Archives in 2011. The book offers archivists practical ways to find advocates, to influence decision-makers, to increase visibility, to raise funds and to identify and communicate effectively with core constituents.
Mecagni came to Harvard as a reference assistant at the Schlesinger Library in 2002. She joined the Countway Library Archives for Women in Medicine project in 2005 and became an acquisitions archivist in 2008. She holds a BA in women’s studies and sociology from the University of New Hampshire and an MSLIS from Simmons.