Lidia serves as the Western Languages Division’s leader and catalyst in building and then implementing its vision and strategy for collection development and related activities. She provides leadership, oversight, and coordination in developing, evaluating, and assessing the Western Languages Division’s collections at Widener and Lamont Libraries (i.e. materials in humanities and social science originating in Western European and English speaking countries) to support FAS and University goals related to research, teaching, and learning. She also serves on the Harvard Library Collections and Content Standing Committee.
Lidia also carries primary responsibility for collection development and related services for all materials in humanities and social science originating in Western Europe (France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Benelux and Scandinavian countries), Hungary, Romania, and Albania.
She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Montreal in Canada, a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University in France, a Master in French Literature from Jean Moulin Lyon 3 University, a Master in Library and Information Science from the University of Montreal, and a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages from the Jagiellonian University of Krakow, Poland. She also did a post-doctorate in Comparative Literature at Stanford University, and completed several doctoral research stays in Russia at the Saint Petersburg State University and the Russian State University for the Humanities in Moscow.
Lidia published « Les métamorphoses de l’intériorité. Roman et psyché dans leur déroulement historique ». Editions Universitaires Européennes, 2010, ISBN-13: 978-6131504839.
Prior to Harvard, Lidia worked as the Librarian for Western European Humanities and Coordinator for Humanities Collections at the Yale University Libraries. At Yale, Lidia chaired the Collaborative Collections Development Working Group and was the Fellow of the Trumbull College. She is a member of the American Library Association and an active participant in activities of the Western European Studies Section (CIFNAL and GNARP). Lidia is also a member of the IFLA Collection Development Standing Committee.
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