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Sean Crawford joined the Information and Technical Services Serials Cataloging Unit on April 8. He joined Harvard in 2005, first as a serials specialist and most recently as serials check-in supervisor at Widener Library. Crawford also held temporary appointments in the Monograph Acquisitions and Copy Cataloging Western Europe Unit and in the E-Resources, Serials and Government (ESG) Documents Section in Harvard College Library Information and Technical Services. Additionally, he completed an internship in ESG as part of his graduate program in library and information science at Simmons College. Crawford holds a BS in English education from Boston University, an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and will complete an MSLIS from Simmons in May.
Marilyn Morgan, manuscript cataloger at the Schlesinger Library, chaired a session, "Women in the Industry and Ads," and presented a paper, "Bathing Suits and Baked Goods: Advertising an Ideal (Gendered) America," at the 43rd annual conference of the Popular Culture Association in Washington, DC, March 27–30. Part of her presentation showcased influential ads created by a handful of women whose papers Schlesinger holds. Morgan holds a PhD in American history.
Leslie A. Morris, curator of modern books and manuscripts at Houghton Library, gave the annual Gruphon Lecture on the History of the Book at the University of Toronto Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library. “Amy Lowell: Mighty Woman Book Hunter” drew on Morris’s continuing research on Lowell as a collector, featured in the 2012 Houghton exhibition “From Austen to Zola: Amy Lowell as a Collector.” The lecture is available on the Fisher Library website.
Juliane Schneider, metadata librarian at Countway Library of Medicine, and Jonathan Kennedy, senior software engineer at Countway’s Center for Biomedical Informatics, presented the mini-session “ASHE: Automatic Subject Heading Extraction” at the 2013 Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Chapter Special Library Association (SLA) Joint Spring Conference, March 20–22. Schneider’s work with the Drosophila RNAi Screening Center was presented at the platform session "Bioinformatics-Driven Approaches to Building New Fly Models of Human Disease" at the 2013 Drosophila Genetics Annual Research Conference, April 3–7. Additionally, Schneider accepted a nomination to run for Division Cabinet Chair-Elect for the SLA Board of Directors. She has an MS in library science and an MS in information systems from Drexel University.