Andrew manages Access Services staff in the Music Library and helps cover the Cabot Science Library. Recently, he has been responsible for staff in the Fine Arts Libraries in Littauer and Sackler, and the library of the Graduate School of Design, as well. Coming from a career as a professional freelance classical musician, Andrew started in the Music Library as the evening supervisor, and has expanded his responsibilities ever since. He served on many committees, including the original ALEPH implementation, "new" HOLLIS implementation, and circulation and privileges policies in both the College Library and across the Harvard University Library. Andrew's goal is to bring excellence in patron service to the libraries, and looks forward to many exciting new initiatives and programs that will enhance academic support in teaching and learning at Harvard. In addition to classical music and its history, he is interested in the history of his musical instrument, the double bass, and, in particular, Abraham Prescott, a 19th-century instrument maker from his hometown of Concord, N.H. He is also deeply involved in New England railroad history, and he edits a historical journal for a large railroad historical society. He published his first book, Mid-Century Memories: the Boston & Maine Railroad 1936-1950, in 2013.Andrew won both the College Library's "Excellence in Service," and the New Yorker magazine cartoon caption contest in 2006.
Harvard, HCL Loeb Music Library
North Harvard Yard
Cambridge, MA 02138