Staff Notes

Jessica Brangiel

 

Jessica Brangiel joined the library staff in early January as the electronic resources management specialist. She is responsible for overseeing the library’s collection of about 15,000 journals and 500,000 ebooks, managing the entire life cycle (purchasing, access, assessment, and archiving) of online materials. Her previous positions included working as global content [...]

Staff notes

by Terry Heinrichs

College Librarian Peggy Seiden was elected to a second term as PALCI (Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc.) Board president and a second term as chair of ALA/APA’s (American Library Association/Allied Professional Association) Library Support Staff Certification Review Committee. She was also appointed to the Editorial Board of Choice: Current Reviews for Academic [...]

Edward Fuller, 1944-2012

Edward Fuller, longtime reference and special collections librarian at McCabe Library, died on April 13 at Taylor Hospital at the age of 68. He had undergone surgery for brain cancer in August 2011.

Ed Fuller

Born and raised in Chester, Ed attended Widener University (at that time Pennsylvania Military College) on a full scholarship, [...]

Library staff involved in staff development week

At the Employee Showcase on January 12, the final event in Staff Development Week at Swarthmore, library staff members shared personal and professional interests. Lucy Saxon, left, displays artists’ books from the Abecedarium exhibit; Roxanne Lucchesi, middle, holds a kitten from the Animal Coalition of Delaware County, Inc.; and Danie Martin, right, shows [...]

The people behind the scenes of the new Tripod

Staff from the tri-colleges collaborated on creating the new Tripod

Library Application Team: Spencer Lamm (Swarthmore), Chelsea Lobdell (Tri-college), Anna Headley (Swarthmore)

Disco Steering Group: Berry Chamness (Bryn Mawr), Spencer Lamm (Swarthmore), Laurie Allen (Haverford)

Selection Committee: Anne Garrison (Swarthmore), Laurie Allen (Haverford), Berry Chamness (Bryn Mawr), Spencer Lamm (Swarthmore), Donna Fournier (Swarthmore), Arleen Zimmerlee [...]

Ancestry.com digitizing Quaker records at Swarthmore

by Pat O'Donnell

Ancestry.com has come to Swarthmore. The very friendly face behind the scanner of the largest for-profit genealogy company in the world is Consuelo Hubbuch. Consuelo commutes from Bucks County and holds an MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. This is her first job for Ancestry, and her scanning station is located in [...]

Daisy Larios

Daisy Larios, who was a Mellon fellow at Swarthmore College Library 2007-08, is one of 18 winners of the Luce Scholars Program for 2011-12. As a librarian who is excited about the hundreds of new public libraries in South Korea and the new National Digital Library there, Daisy will receive financial and administrative support from [...]

Lucy Saxon

Lucy Saxon joined the reference services department in August as the reference and instruction library intern. A graduate of Haverford College, where she studied Comparative Literature and French, Lucy received the MLIS from San Jose State University in 2009. She brings an interesting variety of library experiences, ranging from an internship at the Graduate Theological [...]

Anna Goslen

Anna Goslen began her position as McCabe Library’s technical services specialist for media and metadata in July. She is responsible for ordering and cataloging videos, managing video viewing spaces, and soon will be working with the digital initiatives team in implementing Triceratops, the TriCollege institutional repository. Anna grew up in Charlotte, NC, and attended college [...]

Staff news

Kim Gormley is the new late night supervisor in McCabe Library. She received the M.S. in library and information science from Drexel University and has been working at the West Chester Public Library and the library at the Church Farm School. She worked as an au pair in Paris during the 1997-98 school year and [...]