New staff at the libraries
Andrea Baruzzi is the new science librarian at Cornell Library, joining us from Princeton University, where she served in many roles, including biological sciences librarian, interim head of Lewis Science Library, and interim head of the Engineering Library. Prior to Princeton, Andrea was science research and education services librarian and adjunct professor of Zoo and Aquarium Leadership at George Mason University. Early in her career, she served as science librarian at the University of Pennsylvania. She has a bachelor of arts in English Literature from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a masters of library and information science from Drexel University.
Sara Powell is the new reference and instruction resident. As an archives assistant at the Institute Archives and Special Collections at MIT, she was a Mosaic Fellow, a highly competitive fellowship program sponsored by ARL and SAA. After internships at Boston College and Harvard University, Sara credits her experience as a textual reference intern at the JFK Presidential Library as particularly influential in her decision to focus on research and instruction librarianship. At Swarthmore, Sara will help grow the Research & Information Associates program (RIAs) and expand our collaborative efforts with the Intercultural Center and Black Cultural Center. Sara received a masters in library and information science from Simmons College, an ALA Spectrum Scholarship in 2014, and a masters in medieval studies from the University of York.
Stefanie Ramsay, our new digital collections librarian, joined the college community following a National Digital Stewardship Residency. Stefanie's interest in this area stemmed from her experiences at Occidental College while writing her thesis on ideologies and intersections of social movements in the 1960s in America; and while at the University of Washington, where she earned her MLIS, her studies focused on providing greater access to existing collections of historical materials. Stefanie's breadth of experience, coupled with her talent in community engagement and her desire to collaboratively develop diverse digital collections, will prove invaluable as we embark on a number of projects this year.
Julie Swierczek is the new librarian for primary resources and metadata services at the Peace Collection and Friends Historical Library. She worked at the Harvard Art Museum as digital asset manager and digital archivist and at Salve Regina University, Rhode Island, as university archivist and special collections librarian. Julie is a native Pennsylvanian, having grown up in Carbon County. The college website recently highlighted an article in The Atlantic, where Julie was interviewed about archiving social media, specifically Twitter accounts. Julie earned a BA in history and philosophy from Rosemont College, an MA in philosophy from Miami of Ohio University, and an MSLIS from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.