Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Announces Professional Staff Appointments
NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 –

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) announces the following recent professional staff appointments:


Mikhail Bayder is a Systems Engineer at the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.  He was previously Systems Manager at Prologue Films.

Frederic Duby is a Programmer/Analyst in the Libraries Digital Program Division.  He previously worked at AcIS/Columbia and Lucent Technologies. 

Cassandra Dunlop is a Programmer at the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.  She received her M.S. in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

Roberto Ferrari is the Curator for Art Properties.  He received his Ph.D. in Art History from The Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

Melissa Goertzen is the E-Book Program Development Librarian in Collection Development.  She was previously a Research Assistant at the Social Media Lab at Dalhousie University.

Ashley Kingon is an Educational Technologist at the Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.  He was previously Communication and Administration Coordinator for the Global Master’s in Development Practice Secretariat at the Earth Institute.

Ivan Mustac is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Library Information Technology Office. He was previously a Senior Systems Engineer for Columbia University Information Technology.

Anna Perricci is the Web Archiving Project Librarian.  She was previously a User Services Associate at ARTstor.

Margaret Smithglass is the Built Works Registry Project Librarian.  She was previously the Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship at Yale University’s Haas Arts Library and Special Collections.

Deana Vasilijevic is a Budget and Financial Analyst in Financial Services.  She was previously a Management Accountant at Auckland University of Technology.

Semhar Woldeyesus is a Production Assistant at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship.  She was previously Features Coordinator for The Genteel.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services (CUL/IS) is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 12 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The services and collections are organized into 22 libraries and various academic technology centers, including affiliates. CUL/IS employs more than 450 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.

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