In recent months the Library has been fortunate to welcome several new staff members:
Christian Dahlhausen is a systems administrator and developer for the Academic Preservation Trust (APTrust), a consortium managed by UVA for preserving and making digital content available.
Louis Foster is a software Engineer for Digital Content Management, and develops software to assist the Digital Production Group in digitizing rare and unique materials. Lou has worked previously in Alderman as part of the SpecLab Research Team in 2003-2004, when he worked on the digital humanities project Ivanhoe.
Dave Goldstein is a Software Engineer for Scholarly Works in the Search and Access Technologies team in Library Experience where he develops and maintains infrastructure for Virgo and Libra II. He comes to the library from Health Sciences.
Staci Jarmon is a manager for Library Finance in Administration and Planning. She serves as the new Financial Expert for the Academic Engagement area, and handles their procurement, reimbursement, reconciliation, and other financial needs.
Chanel Newby despite her name is not new to the Library. She worked as a “super temp” in Special Collections before becoming Executive Assistant in the Office of the University Librarian where she provides administrative support.
Ricky Patterson is the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Librarian. He provides outreach to faculty and staff on subject information and databases, data management and use, computation and programming, scholarly communication and grants. Ricky comes from Astronomy, where he is a Senior Research Scientist, and has been working with Data Services for several years.
John Witherell is the Harrison/Small Building Manager. John works closely with fellow faculty and staff to ensure a consistent and welcoming reception to all visitors and guests of the Harrison/Small building. He previously worked as the Shipping and Receiving Manager in the Textbook department at the UVA Bookstore.
Lauren Work is the Library’s first Digital Preservation Librarian. Beginning January 4 she will be involved in a variety of digital preservation projects. She comes to the Library from VCU where she worked as the Digital Collections Librarian.
Needless to say, we are happy to have them in the fold as valued contributors to the Library and the University.