Columbia University Libraries Announces Professional Staff Appointments
NEW YORK, September 8, 2015 –

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


Ian Beilin is the Research Collections and Services Librarian in the Humanities and History Libraries. He was previously an Assistant Professor and Instruction Librarian at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY.

Nicholas Buonincontri is a Senior Technical Specialist at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning.  He was previously the Operations Coordinator at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America - Columbia University.

Melissa Goertzen is the new Collection Development Analysis and Support Librarian.  She was previously the E-Book Program Development Librarian at the Columbia Libraries.

Melissa Gomez is a Payroll Administrator in Finance and Administration.  She was previously the Office Manager at the Shield Institute Day Habilitation Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities. 

Irina Kandarasheva is a Law Cataloger at the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library.  She was previously the LC Cataloging Unit Librarian in Monographs Processing Services at the Columbia Libraries.

David Olson is the Oral History Archivist at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  He was previously an Archivist at New York University‚Äôs Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives. 

Ann Thornton is the new Vice Provost and University Librarian at the Columbia University Libraries.  She was previously the Andrew W. Mellon Director at the New York Public Library.

Annie Tummino is the Project Archivist for the Ford Foundation International Fellowship at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.  She was previously the Project Archivist at the Museum of the City of New York, and NDSR Project Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO).

Hunter Whaley is a Reference Librarian at the Arthur W. Diamond Law Library.  He was previously Evening and Weekend Circulation Librarian at Florida State University College of Law Research Center. 

Columbia University Libraries is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 13 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 Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff and hosts over 4.7 million visitors each year.  The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources: library.columbia.edu.

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