Angela Sidman Joins the Office of Library Services

September 2, 2009 | News

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Angela Sidman has joined the staff of the Office of Library Services (OLS) as Electronic Resources Systems Librarian. In her new role, Sidman will lead initiatives for making electronic resources available to the CUNY community. “Working with electronic resources means intersecting with all spheres of library activity,” said Sidman. “In this capacity I am genuinely looking forward to collaborating with librarians throughout the CUNY system as we work towards our common goal of enhancing library services.”

No stranger to CUNY, Angela served as Metadata Librarian in the Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library before moving to OLS. At the Graduate Center, she was responsible for complex copy and original cataloging across a wide range of formats. She was co-project manager of the Digital Murray Hill website, an acclaimed grant-funded digital project that lets users explore the historic Manhattan neighborhood online. As co-chair of the LACUNY Cataloguing Roundtable, she helped organize workshops for CUNY librarians to learn about new software and cataloging formats.

Before coming to the Graduate Center, she worked as a catalog librarian at the Clark Art Institute in Massachusetts, where she created original records for inclusion in the art database ARTstor, RLG’s Cultural Materials site and ArchiveGrid.

Sidman holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in Minnesota and a Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan. She also earned a masters degree in Mediaeval and Early Renaissance Studies from the University of Edinburgh.

“I am delighted that Angela has joined our team,” said Curtis Kendrick, university librarian and head of OLS. “Together with the Office of Library Services, I wish her every success.”