Syracuse University Library announces major appointments
Syracuse University Library announces major appointmentsJanuary 28, 2003Cynthia J. Moritzcjmoritz@syr.edu
The Syracuse University Library recently has made three major appointments and brought its administrative structure to full capacity for the first time since 1993, says University Librarian Peter Graham. “These appointments give great strength to the services we can provide,” he says.
William Garrison, Associate University Librarian for Information Management Services
William Garrison became the new Associate University Librarian for Information Management Services on Dec. 1.
“Bill Garrison will be an excellent addition to the Library leadership,” said Graham. “He is experienced and thoughtful in cataloging and access issues, and a capable manager. His expertise in both print and digital environments has earned him a national reputation, and his ability to transmit this to our own staff at all levels is just what Syracuse needs at the present time. During his visit here his outgoing and inquiring personality was welcomed by all our staff. He will help us lead the library to the new service levels our students and faculty need.”
The information management services of the library (formerly known as technical services) comprise the cataloging, acquisitions and database management functions, and in the digital world includes the development of new methods of electronic access to information. Garrison has stated that these services, though behind the scenes, “are a public service intended to provide enhanced access to library-maintained materials.”
Garrison comes to SU from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where since 1990 he has been Classics Bibliographer, Principal Cataloger and Head of Cataloging. Earlier he was assistant chief of the Stanford University Catalog Department, and before that he held a number of cataloging positions at Northwestern University.
Garrison has been actively involved in developing new standards for cataloging in both the print and digital environments. He has been a leader in the international Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) as a member of several of its committees, including the Standards, Training and Authorities groups, and he has recently been elected to the PCC Policy Committee as a representative from the NACO (Name Authorities) cooperative program. On behalf of PCC and the Library of Congress Garrison has conducted training seminars across the United States and overseas.
He is widely published, with recent articles on e-books, digitization, metadata and cooperative cataloging, and has participated in development of numerous standards documents ranging from moving image materials to music to rare books. His current research interest is in metadata and the retrieval of networked resources both on the web and in local catalogs.
Susan Berteaux, head of science and technology libraries
Susan S. Berteaux became the new head of science and technology libraries on Dec. 1.
Berteaux brings extensive experience providing and managing library services, including research and reference assistance in the sciences and engineering, digital services such as electronic course reserves and web-based “articles-on-demand” outreach services to faculty and researchers and instruction in the use of library and information resources. As head of the Science and Technology Libraries, Berteaux oversees the programs and services of the science and technology library and the mathematics library, both located in the Carnegie Building, and the geology and physics libraries, located adjacent to those academic departments.
Denise Stephens, Associate University Librarian for Public Services, said, “We are excited about the addition of Susan Berteaux to the library staff. She brings with her a solid background in providing academic library services, as well as the valuable experience of working closely with the research science community.”
Prior to joining the Syracuse University Library staff, Berteaux served as associate director and head of instructional and public services at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library at the University of California at San Diego, a position she had held since 1995. Berteaux also served for 10 years as documents librarian and security/classified documents librarian at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Research Library in Woods Hole, Mass., and was acting director of that facility during 1994-1995. Before shifting her focus to research librarianship, Berteaux was a children’s librarian at Wareham (Massachusetts) Free Library.
Berteaux’s professional contributions include numerous articles and presentations on library management, user education, outreach, library services and staff training. In addition, she has been an active participant and leader in the International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC). Currently president of that organization, she has also contributed as conference coordinator, conference webmaster, secretary and committee member for a number of years.
Berteaux holds an M.Sc. in library science from Simmons College in Boston and a B.A. in communication, speech and theater from SUNY College at Cortland.
Christian Y. Dupont, head of special collections research center
Christian Yves Dupont is the new head of the special collections research services for students, faculty and the scholarly community (SCRC) as of Jan. 16. He was formerly curator for special collections at the University of Notre Dame.
“We are very pleased to have Christian Dupont come to Syracuse University,” said Graham. “His knowledge of book collections and the rare book world is extensive, and he brings serious scholarship and technology understanding as well. He is conversant with Husserlian phenomenology and SQL databases, with Dante and with Perl programming. His energy, knowledge, enthusiasm and seriousness infected all our staff during his visit here.”
Dupont said, “I am thrilled by the opportunity to lead the management of the distinguished and extensive primary resource collections of Syracuse University in the company of its knowledgeable library staff.”
Curator at Notre Dame since 1999, Dupont was also the subject liaison for Italian language and literature. He has worked in special collections at Notre Dame since 1991, and in 1999 also served as interim systems librarian.
Dupont has published several articles on library history. In collaboration with Opera del Vocabolario Italiano research institute in Florence and Mark Olsen of the ARTFL Project (American and French Research for the Treasury of the French Language) at the University of Chicago, Dupont has contributed to the development of a major web-based full-text database of nearly 1,500 early Italian vernacular texts, which he has described in a recent article for the journal Italica. He has also developed a specialized full-text search engine, XperSearch, to aid lexical analysis of Franco-Italian chansons de geste from the 14th and 15th centuries and other poetic corpora. He also created and helps maintain the electronic newsletter of the International Gramsci Society. Most recently, he has been developing programming tools to facilitate the mounting of SQL databases on the web, such as the forthcoming version of the Ambrosiana Drawings Project, a means of exploiting the rich Notre Dame film holdings of the Ambrosiana Library at Milan.
At Notre Dame, Dupont had been a part of the University Libraries’ web management team and was the elected representative to the University Committee on Computing and Information Services.