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Take Note: Wendy Brown, Rita Lam, Tim Mahoney, András Riedlmayer

Staff accomplishments for November 27, 2012.


Take Note shares professional news about Harvard Library staff members; it is published periodically on the Harvard Library portal. Have something to share? Please send it to Elizabeth Hedrick, communications officer.


Wendy Brown

Wendy Brown was hired as Access Services librarian at the Countway Library of Medicine. She was a Boston public school teacher before she came to Harvard, where she has worked for seven years. Brown has also worked in various roles at Houghton, Littauer and Countway libraries and the Massachusetts Medical Society.


Brown holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and elementary education from Northeastern University and an MSLIS from Simmons College.


Rita Lam

Rita Lam joined the Harvard Library team as senior financial analyst. Her responsibilities include overseeing the financial transaction workflow and policy for HCOM; Pcard, corporate card and reimbursement transactions; external and internal billings; cash receipts and credit card transactions; and maintaining Oracle security access and Chart of Accounts updates. 

Lam comes to the Harvard Library from the Harvard Faculty Club, a subset of Campus Services. She is currently pursuing an MA in information management systems from the Harvard Extension School. 


Tim Mahoney

Tim Mahoney, special collections librarian for manuscripts at Harvard Business School’s Knowledge and Library Services (KLS), was a panelist on “Expanding Our Reach: Building International Collections and Global Relationships,” a session at the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in San Diego, CA in August. Mahoney’s presentation described KLS’s efforts to develop relationships with global information professionals—especially in China, India and Latin America—to aid faculty access to unique resources for the study of international business.


Mahoney has worked for Harvard since 1999. He holds a BA in history from Bates College and an MLS and an MA in history from the University of Maryland.


András Riedlmayer

András Riedlmayer, bibliographer in Islamic architecture at the Fine Arts Library, presented a paper on "Crimes Against Culture and Crimes Against Humanity: The Balkan Wars of the 1990s" as part of the conference," Le droit contre la barbarie: Qualifications juridiques et crimes contre la humanité"—held at the École nationale de la magistrature in Paris on October 24, 2012. For the past two decades, he has documented attacks on cultural heritage in the wars in Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo.


Riedlmayer holds an AB in history from the University of Chicago, an MA in Near Eastern studies from Princeton University, and an MSLIS from Simmons College. Since 1985 he has served as bibliographer in Islamic art and architecture at Harvard's Fine Arts Library.