Author: Kimberley Giard

Brady, Caitlyn

Caitlyn is the Marketing and Research Assistant for the Connecticut Digital Archive and Connecticut Humanities joint initiative, My Town My Story. Caitlyn is a first-year graduate student studying Library and Information Science at Syracuse University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Magazine Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2023, which grants her a unique point of view on the My Town My Story program when used in conjunction with her developing LIS skills.

Charis-Molling, Erica

Erica Charis-Molling is an Instructional Design & Student Success Librarian at the UConn Library. Erica actively supports student academic success and lifelong learning by serving as the lead for the development and support of the Library’s instructional design efforts. Prior to working at UConn, she served as Director of Campus Library Services for CT State Community College Asnuntuck. While working for CSCU, she co-chaired the team that developed and implemented the first electronic resources package for the newly merged CT State Community College, co-chaired the consortium’s Assessment Team, and served as Vice Chair of the Connecticut Council of Academic Library Directors. Her professional history also includes work as Education Director for Mass Poetry (a literary non-profit), Course Instructor for Berklee College of Music’s online degree program (teaching Poetry), and as Assistant Director of Assessment Programs & Planning for library at Berklee College of Music. She holds an MLS from Simmons College, an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Antioch University, and a BFA in Music (Vocal Performance) from York University. Erica’s two modest claims to fame are as author of one published chapbook of poetry and as the librarian who introduced Henry Rollins at the 2013 ACRL conference. She lives in western MA with her wife, daughter, and two fur babies.

Jamrock, Nick

Nick is the graphic designer for the Communication & Marketing unit. He has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Digital Art & Design, with a minor in Art History from Eastern Connecticut State University. His experiences in graphic design are varied, coming from professional positions, volunteer work, and his own business. Most recently, Nick was a paraeducator for the Lebanon Public Schools and owned and operated his own farm. He works and volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America, including as the Cub Country Camp Director for the June Norcross Webster Scout Reservation in Ashford, CT.

Caswell, Ery

Ery Caswell is a Student Success & Engagement Librarian and liaison to Human Rights at the UConn Library. He assists with library outreach programming, information literacy and research instruction, and student success and support initiatives for undergraduate students. Prior to working at UConn, he was a public librarian who facilitated creative writing groups, designed community education programming, and fostered library partnerships with human services organizations. In 2023, he was an inaugural fellow of the Radical Librarianship Institute at the UCLA California Rare Books School. In 2020, he worked with the San Francisco Public Library’s Department of Jail & Reentry Services, providing reference by mail and reentry support to incarcerated people. He manages a small mobile social justice library that circulates at related education events with justice-informed community organizations and coalitions. Ery has an MLIS from the University of Rhode Island and a BA in Writing and Politics from Ithaca College. Beyond the stacks, he enjoys hiking, gardening, participating in writing groups, and wandering around queer digital archives.

Cassetti, Sara

Sara Cassetti is the Access Services Coordinator for the Jeremy Richard Library at the Stamford campus. She earned her BAs in Cultural Anthropology and Spanish from Indiana University, her MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from San Francisco State University, and her MLIS from San Jose State University. Sara worked at various libraries throughout the state of California since 2006, including public, research university, and community college libraries. She is committed to ensuring that library access services positively impact the student experience at UConn Stamford, and she approaches her work from a  student success, social justice and DEI perspective.

Breeden, Amanda

Amanda Breeden functions as a project manager and outreach lead for Greenhouse Studio’s Sourcery project. Originally from North Carolina, she has a BA in History from the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she focused her studies on material culture during the Industrial Revolution. Amanda also holds an MS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a concentration in Archives and Records Management. She worked previously at the Forest History Society in Durham, NC, where she processed and appraised the Society of American Foresters Collection in order to prepare it for public use by researchers. Most recently she worked as a Processing Archivist with the Knights of Columbus where she processed new accessions. Amanda also currently works part-time at the New Haven Free Public Library as a Reference Librarian. 

Cresci Callahan, Maureen

Maureen Cresci Callahan is director of Archives and Special Collections, where she supports the team’s mission of bearing witness of the wide diversity of human accomplishment and creativity by providing access to archives. She believes that archives are engines for empathy and provide the opportunity for us all to understand the world differently through the careful study of another person’s life and work.

Maureen is very active in the world of archival standards and is currently part of the leadership team for the national best practices group for archival accessioning. She had been co-chair of the Society of American Archivists’ technical subcommittee on Describing Archives: A Content Standard where she led that group’s effort to revise the core principles of archival description.  She formerly worked as a curator of the women’s history archives at Smith College and as an archival technologist at Yale University, New York University, and Princeton University. Maureen is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the University of Michigan.

Areas of expertise

  • Archival technical services
  • Archives and library standards
  • Metadata management and system integration
  • Archival acquisition and appraisal
  • 20th century US women’s history