Columbia University Libraries/Information Services Announces Professional Staff Appointments
NEW YORK, January 13, 2014 –

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


Lucile Appert is the Associate Director of Projects and Grants at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.  She was previously Director of Educational Technology in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University.

Peter Kaufman is a Senior Program Specialist at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.  He was previously the President and Executive Producer at Intelligent Television. 

Kerri O’Connell is a Project Coordinator at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship.  She received her MLIS at Pratt in 2013 and was previously Office Manager at Anderson Counseling Center. 

Nicole Ogden is the Business Manager for Finance and Administration.  She was previously a Financial Analyst for the Office of Financial Management at New York University School of Law.

Tony Pulickal is a Systems Engineer at the Library Information Technology Office.  He was previously Project Manager, Lead Web and Graphic Designer, and Server Administrator in the Wireless Sensor Data Mining Research Lab at Fordham University.

Corey Sobel is an Editor at the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship.  He was previously a Research Consultant at Yale University.

Yichao Zhang is an Associate Systems Engineer at the Library Information Technology Office. He is a 2014 M.S. candidate in Sustainability Management at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education.


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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