Columbia University Libraries Announces New Professional Appointments
NEW YORK, September 2, 2011 –

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

Rob-Sterling Frazier is the new Payroll Supervisor in the Finance Department. He was previously a Payroll Coordinator at North General Hospital.

Lisa Genoese is the new Systems Librarian at the Law Library. She was previously an Electronic Resources Librarian at the New York Academy of Medicine. 

Matthew Haugen is the new Rare Book Cataloger.  He worked previously at the New York Society Library as Catalog Librarian and Systems Assistant and earned an MLS from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science and an M.A. in Religion from Yale Divinity School.

Jennifer Jarvis is the Mellon Conservator for Special Collections, previously working at the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland as Chief Conservator and Project Director.

Brigette Kamsler is the Luce Project Archivist at the Burke Library.  She worked previously at the Historical Society of Frederick County, Maryland as an Archivist and Research Center Coordinator. She earned an MLIS with a specialization in Archives, Preservation and Records Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jeffrey Lancaster is the Emerging Technologies Coordinator in the Science and Engineering Libraries Division. He earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Columbia University.

Eric O'Hanlon is a Web Developer in the Libraries Digital Program Division, previously working as Web Site Creator and Manager at and freelance Web Developer at  He holds a B.S. in Communication from Cornell University.  

Barbara Rockenbach is the new Director of the Humanities and History Libraries. She was previously the Director of Undergraduate and Library Research Education at Yale University.  She holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in Art History from Hunter College, and a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois.

Alison Sherwin is Reference Librarian at the Law Library.  She recently earned an MLS from St. John's University and holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School.

Gabriel Daniel Solis is Project Coordinator in the Columbia Center for Oral History, previously working as a Research Assistant at the Social Justice Institute at the University of Texas at Austin.

Khoi Nguyen Truong is an Educational Technologist at CCNMTL, previously working as a Training Officer at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She holds a B.Ed. from McGill University and an M.A. in Educational Technology from Concordia University.

Carolyn Yerkes is Curator of Avery Classics. She will complete her Ph.D. in Fall 2011 from Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology.

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is one of the top five academic research library systems in North America. The collections include over 11 million volumes, over 150,000 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. The Libraries employs more than 500 professional and support staff. The website of the Libraries is the gateway to its services and resources:

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