Please join Library IT in bidding farewell to two of our staff as well as congratulating members who have transitioned into new roles.
Bidding a Fond “Adieu”
Martin Lovell has recently left his position as a Senior Full Stack Engineer on July 27th. Martin joined the Engineering team in October of 2017 and hit the ground running. He brought to the team his in-depth programming knowledge, best practices, and initiative. One of Martin’s most significant contributions was implementing the IIIF image framework for FindIt, the digital collections access system. He surpassed the original requirements by bringing up two viewing options, Mirador and Universal Viewer. We wish him well in his new position.
Nadia Boumahdi will soon leave her position as a Senior Full Stack Engineer to return to her native France. Her last day will be August 31. While we are excited for her to return to France, we will be sad to see her leave Yale. Since joining the team in October of 2017, Nadia has been a great asset. One of Nadia’s most significant accomplishments was to improve and optimize the Ladybird code base, and she played a critical role in moving this solution to new infrastructure. This effort will allow Library IT to utilize continuous integration and continuous deployment techniques for these products.
A Warm Welcome
We are pleased to announce there will be some new “additions” to Library IT. Two staff members, Frederick Rodriguez and Patrick Stone, will be transitioning into new positions and responsibilities within the department.
As part of the recent Library IT reorganization, the Library IT Engineering team has three open positions. The jobs were posted internally over the past month, and we are excited to announce that Frederick Rodriquez has accepted an offer for one of the Engineering Team’s Junior Full-Stack Engineer position effective July 23rd.
Frederick has been an IT Support Technician in the Library IT End-Point Technology & Support team for almost 8 years. During this time, Frederick has provided technical support across Yale University Library. Notably, he supported the Library Shelving Facility and the specialized and critical technologies they rely on. In addition, he recently participated in coordinating the evaluation of several new vendor solutions for public scanners.
Frederick has a strong Computer Science background; in Engineering, we expect him to take on tasks associated with a number of applications including (but not limited to) FindIt and Quicksearch. We appreciate his contributions to the department and look forward to the skills and knowledge that he will bring to the Engineering team.
Patrick Stone transitioned to the role of Library IT Technical Lead for the Aeon, Ares, and ILLiad products on August 1. In addition to supporting these important applications for the Library, he will also serve as the primary IT contact for consortial programs and associated systems including BorrowDirect, and the Library Shelving Facility systems.
Pat joined the Yale University Library in 2017 and currently serves as the Library IT Workflow Programmer Analyst dedicated to both Technical Services and Access Services – Sterling Memorial Library / Bass. Over the last year in this position, he has worked on a variety of high-priority reporting and automation projects for these units. Prior, Pat worked in various IT roles in the financial industry for companies such as UBS AG as a Software Engineer and Citigroup as an Infrastructure Engineer.