The Library Welcomes Mary Murphy


The Library welcomes Mary Murphy, the new Pembroke Center Archivist.

For several years Mary was a Manuscripts Archivist and, more recently, the Administrative Librarian at Harvard University’s Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.

Her prior professional experience includes working at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Georgia Historical Society.

Mary’s undergraduate degree is in History from Beloit College.  She completed her MFA in historic preservation at Savannah College of Art & Design and her MLIS in Archives Management at Simmons College.

Since moving to Providence, Mary has fallen in love with Narragansett Bay and is now the proud owner of the tiniest boat at Fox Point Marina!

The Library Welcomes Hector Correa


Hector Correa joined the Library in June as the Senior Library Applications Developer. Prior to Brown, Hector was at Penn State working on the ScholarSphere project, a Ruby on Rails application built on top of the Hydra framework, which uses Fedora for document storage and Blacklight/Solr to power the search feature.

From 2010-2014 he was a senior developer at AccuWeather where he led the teams that develop the web site and AccuWeather core API which provides weather data to external partners and internal applications.

Hector has a B.S in Computer Science from the Colima Institute of Technology in Mexico. He brings over fifteen years of software development experience to Brown.

Hector says, “I am really excited with this opportunity and the chance to work closely with the people at the library.”

Updates from Around the Library | October 2016


As the new semester continues, here are a few updates from the Library:

Updates from Around the Library | May 2016


With the end of another semester, here are a few updates from the Library:

Updates from Around the Library | April 2016


With spring break behind us and finals on the way, here are a few updates from the Library:

Library Workshops in April 2016


The Library is offering a number of workshops in April. Here’s a look at the upcoming Library workshops this month:

Also, check out the upcoming workshops in May.

Updates from Around the Library | March 2016


With spring break right around the corner, here are a few updates from the Library:

Blind Date with a Book

Blind Date with a BookCelebrate this chilly weekend by going on a blind date with a book. Check out the books wrapped in brown paper on the first floor bookshelves in the Sorenson Reading Room of the Rock. The books are a random selection from the Brown Library’s literature collection. The message on each book hints at its contents. Pick one out, check it out, and enjoy! Anyone can check out these books, but hurry because soon they will be spirited back to their homes in the stacks.

Library Workshops in February 2016

Students in the DSL

The Library is offering a number of workshops in February. Here’s a look at the upcoming Library workshops this month:

Also, check out the upcoming workshops in March.

The Library Welcomes Boaz Nadav-Manes

BNM-add-1Boaz Nadav-Manes joined the Library in October as the Director of Library Technical Services. Prior to Brown, Boaz served as a Senior Product Manager in the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) in Leiden, Netherlands. In this role, Boaz oversaw the system development of the International Standard Name Identifier and managed the Art Discovery Group Catalog.

Before joining OCLC in 2014, Boaz was the Director of Acquisitions and Automated Technical Services at the Cornell University Library. He managed various technical services functions and was entrusted with the negotiation and budget oversight of acquisitions plans from all around the world. At Cornell Boaz also served as a philosophy selector and was a member of the Collection Development Executive Committee and the Humanities Team.

As part of the partnership between Columbia and Cornell University Libraries (2CUL), Boaz investigated the integration of technology into combined workflows, kept apprised of upcoming trends and vendor services, and worked with vendors and cross-institutional staff to develop new services for both Cornell and Columbia Libraries. As a designer and project manager, he is especially proud of his development of various automation routines, which allowed the library to respond to users’ requests in a speedy and accountable manner.

Boaz earned a Bachelor’s degree from Tel Aviv University, where he double-majored in Classics and Philosophy. He received his Master’s in Fine Arts degree from Cornell, where he concentrated in Photography.