Avery’s Durst Project Welcomes New Staff

Avery Library's Seymour B. Durst Old York Library Collection project welcomes two new staff members to our bibliographic services team.

Lena Newman (right) began working on the Durst Project in the Fall of 2012 first as a student assistant and then as Project Bibliographic Assistant. Her work entails hands-on bibliographic research and analysis for inventorying, copy cataloging, and preparation of materials for digitization. Lena hold a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Barnard College. In addition to her Durst Project experience, she worked as a student assistant for the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals and as a community organizer and fundraiser on various projects in Honduras.

Gabriella (Elly) Karl-Johnson (left) joins the Durst Project as the Cataloging Bibliographic Assistant. She will work on metadata development for bibliographic works and ephemera items in the collection, including data remediation, subject analysis, and data enhancements such as geo-location. Elly golds a B.A. from Beloit College, an M.Arch. from the University of California Berkeley, and is currently enrolled in the Palmer School, Long Island University, MLIS program. Previous experiences include marketing and communications roles at Steven Holl Architects, as well as internships at the Center for Jewish History and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. She recently concluded a cataloging internship at Avery Library working on our American View Books collection, a CLIR Hidden Collections grant-funded project.

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