Category Archives: LHR News

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

In October we welcomed the following new employees to the Libraries:
Marty Coyle – Music and AV Cataloger
Mihoko Hosoi – Associate Dean for Research, Collections and Scholarly Communication
Brendan Johnson – Reference and Instruction Librarian, Abington
James McCready – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist
Robert Scheller – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist, Scranton

We said good-bye to:
Cheri Banks
Ruben Calvo
Pam Reed

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

In September we welcomed the following new full-time employees to the Libraries:
Katie Odhner – Reference Librarian, Abington
Emily Goodrich – Research Services Archivist, Special Collections
Laurin Davis – Information Resources and Services Specialist
Architecture and Landscape Architecture

We said good-bye to:
Natalie Kulick – Scranton campus

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

In July and August we welcomed the following new full-time employees to the Libraries:

Racine Amos – Resident Librarian
Graeme Bogey – Access Services, Annex
Maddie Caso – Penn State Press
Victor Clark – Records Management
Briana Ezray – Research Informatics and Publishing
Sara Hess – Business Library
Beverly Molnar – PRAM
Cameron Nielsen – Scranton Campus
Michelle Oliver – Dean’s Office
Chase Smith – I-Tech
Leigh Tinik – Assessment
Danica White – Resident Librarian
Emily Zimmerman – DuBois Campus

We said good-bye to:

Ben Blakeslee-Drain
Zoe Chao
Amanda Clossen
Joanna DePolt
Emma Davidson
Hannah Hebert
James Searfoss
LuAnn Shifter
Jessica Showalter
Michael Tribone
Peg Tromm
Len White
Alessia Zanin-Yost

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

In April we welcomed the following new employees:
Dann Bohn – Programmer/Analyst 4, Digital Scholarship and Repository Development
Daniel Espinal – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 2, Lending Services
Tom Joudrey – Acquisitions/Production Assistant, Penn State Press
Leo Lo – Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries
Clayton McGahee – Records Analyst, Records Management
Trevor Myers – AV Technician A, MTSS
Eleanor Schultz – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist 3, Harrisburg Campus Library
Kelly Thormodson – Director, Harrell Health Sciences Library, Hershey
Scott Waite – Receiving Room Clerk, Receiving Room
Xuying Xin – Data Analyst, Research Informatics and Publishing

We said good-bye to:
Carolyn Cole – Programmer/Analyst, DSRD
Katie Luu – Journals Marketing Manager, Penn State Press

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

This is a monthly update of full-time employees that have joined or left the University Libraries.

In February we welcomed the following new employees:
Lexy DeGraffenreid – Processing Archivist, Specialist Collections
Paul McMonigle – Instruction Librarian, Engineering
Alison Newman – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist, Greater Allegheny
Terry Schiavonoe – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist, Digitization & Preservation

We said good-bye to:
Jose Guerrero – Diversity Resident Librarian
Cynthia Robinson – Director, Harrell Health Sciences Library at Hershey

Arrivals and Departures

By: Robert Harris

This is a monthly update of full-time employees that have joined or left the University Libraries.

In December, we did not welcome any new employees, but we said good-bye to:
Katherine Gorrell – Harrisburg
Sherry Roth – Life Sciences
Suzanne Shamrock – Education

LHR News: Arrivals and Departures

By: Rob Harris

This is a monthly update of full-time employees that have joined or left the University Libraries.

In November we welcomed the following new employees:
Angel Diaz – University Archives
Brett Wilson – Penn State Press
Tatiana Zwerling – I-Tech

We said good-bye to:
Brendan Berthold – Access Services
Angela Caldwell – Harrisburg
Jennifer Hunter – Abington
Lamonica Wiggins – Business

Arrivals and Departures

By: Rob Harris

Starting this semester we will try to provide monthly updates of full-time employees who have joined or left the University Libraries.

In October we welcomed the following new employees:
Curtis Hill – Records Management
Brenda Witmer – Receiving Room

We said good-bye to:
Michelle Criley – Greater Allegheny

Arrivals and Departures

By: Rob Harris

Starting this semester we will try to provide monthly updates of full-time employees who have joined or left the University Libraries.

In September we welcomed the following new employees:
Hazel McArdle – MTSS
Nadia Orlova – Annex

We said good-bye to:
Jennifer Cywinski – Great Valley
Nadine Deitrich – Access Services
Athena Jackson – Special Collections
Nathan Valchar – Public Relations and Marketing

IRC, Records Management see reporting line changes

I’m pleased to report that, effective July 1, Records Management Officer Nathan Troup is reporting to me, and the Inactive Records Center (IRC) team will report to him, to further streamline operations of University records handling.

During his first year in a new role at Penn State, Nathan has done an excellent job guiding many units at Penn State to meet or exceed certified regulatory and governance standards in records management, while upholding the Libraries’ existing archival records excellence and best practices.

During the same timeframe, the IRC transitioned to my oversight. In the last year, the IRC team — Karen Pipta and Jamie Hahn and previously also Ken Basalla — have demonstrated the utmost sensitivity and customer service excellence in handling inactive records across University Park.

Nathan and IRC’s complementary achievements have made it possible for the Libraries to move forward and merge their efforts.

Many thanks to them for their great work; I look forward to supporting their combined functions in advancing Penn State’s records management best practices.

– submitted by Kimlyn Patishnock, senior director of administrative and financial services

HR Forum June 13

Our next quarterly HR Forum is scheduled for 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13 in Foster Auditorium 102 Paterno Library, University Park and available via MediaSite Live for those who may not be able to join us in person. Participation is open to everyone.

This Forum will feature an update on the status of the HR Business Process Transformation. Additional agenda items will be shared in advance of the Forum and there will be time for questions as well.

We hope you will join us. If you have any questions, please contact me.

Rob Harris
Human Resources Manager
The Pennsylvania State University – University Libraries
511 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802

Email: rch20@psu.edu
Telephone: (814) 863-4275
Dept: (814) 863-4949
Fax: (814) 863-5592

LHR News: June 12

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:

Full-time:
Allyson Stengel  – Technical Communication Specialist, Publishing and Curation Services

Part-time:
Ira Brown – News and Microforms Library
Emily Hagen – Center for Humanities and Information
Jonathan Kearney – Adaptive Technology and Services
Andrew Walker – Access Services, Annex

LHR News: June 5

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:

Part-time:
Keri Mongelluzzo – Center for Humanities and Information

Internal Moves:
Matt Francis – Associate Head, Special Collections

LHR News: May 8

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:

Full-time:
Heather Froehlich, Digital Scholarship Fellow

Part-time:
Tesa Burns – Penn State Harrisburg
Deborah Brady – Penn State Behrend

LHR News: May 1

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:

Full-time:
Joi Jackson – Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Harrisburg

Internal Moves:
Nicole Gampe – IT Manager, Digital Scholarship and Repository Development

LHR News: April 24

Please join us in welcoming the following new hires:

Full-time:
Sarah Koczan – Information Resources and Services Support Specialist, Penn State Behrend