Columbia University Libraries Announces New Professional Appointments
NEW YORK, June 21, 2011 –

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


Matthew Baker is the new Collections Services Librarian at The Burke Theological Library. He was on the faculty of the American University in Cairo, Egypt from 2003-2008. He holds an M.Div from Westminster Seminary and is an MLIS graduate of Simmons College in Boston.

Emily Donahue is the new Communications and Marketing Coordinator. She holds an M.A. in Journalism from Syracuse University and worked previously as a digital producer at MTV News.

Fernanda Gamez is the new Business Manager for Financial Services. She previously worked in the capacity of Business Manager for Client Services.  She is a 2012 MPA candidate at SIPA.

Robert Hilliker is the Digital Repository Manager, previously working as an Acquisitions Specialist in the Rutgers University Library. He is a 2011 MLIS graduate of Rutgers University, specializing in Digital Libraries.

Sean Knowlton is the Latin American and Iberian Studies Librarian. He worked previously as a Bibliographer in the Latin American Library at Tulane University.

John Munzo is the Field Operations Coordinator in the Library Information Technology Office.  He was previously web-master and television production assistant at the Eastchester School District.

Erik Ryerson is the Web Designer/Developer in the Libraries Digital Program Department. He previously worked as an Adjunct Instructor at New York University in the Film, Video and Broadcasting department.

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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