As the Head of the Americas, Europe, and Oceania Division (AEOD), Lidia provides leadership for a department of collection development librarians who support humanities, social sciences and inter-disciplinary studies programs at Harvard. The AEOD collects humanities and social sciences material in all languages and formats from the regions of North and South America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean. Coverage includes materials in Russian and Greek published in Asian countries and territories.
Lidia is responsible for the programmatic aspects of collection development activities including oversight and coordination, assessment, budget administration, supervision and mentorship of professional librarians and library assistants. She develops strong working relationships with university administrators, academic department leaders, faculty, and students. She also works closely with the leadership of Harvard Special Collections, Technical Services, Access Services and Digital Strategies and Innovation.
Lidia 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 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.
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 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’s Acquisition and Collection Development Standing Committee.