Columbia University Libraries Announces New Professional Appointments
NEW YORK, September 10, 2010 –

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services announces the following recent professional staff appointments:


Jim Cheng is the Director of the Starr East Asian Library. He previously served as Director of International Relations and Pacific Studies Library/East Asia Collection at the University of California, San Diego.

Ian Douglas is Systems Engineer in the Library Information Technology Office, most recently working as a systems administrator at the University of Denver.

Monica Espitia is Head of Continuing Resources in the Diamond Law Library, working there as a Cataloger since June 2006.

G. Patrick Flanagan is a Reference Librarian in the Diamond Law Library, receiving the MLIS from the University of Washington, Seattle in August 2010.

Adrian Thomas is Supervisor of the Periodicals and Microform Reading Room/Collection Maintenance in Butler Library. He was previously Access Services Supervisor at the New York Academy of Medicine Library.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 10 million volumes, over 100,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers. The Libraries employs more than 550 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: /content/libraryweb

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