Summer 2011 News

Palmer students, alumni and faculty are an active group of professionals! Check out some of the latest news below.

Summer 2011


  • Megan Malta (dual degree student) started a job at Princeton University as a Rare Books Assistant. She is working in the Rare Books Reading Room (Dulles Reading Room) at Firestone Library and is really enjoying it!
  • Jeremy Bold (a dual degree student) tied for first place at the NYU GSAS Threesis Challenge! Read about it here. (Jeremy is the first one on the left in the photo.)
  • Fred Folmer (a dual degree student) won the scholarship contest for the upcoming SUNYLA 2011 Conference! Fred will be attending the conference in SUNY Plattsburgh on June 15-17.
  • Madlyn Moskowitz (a dual degree student) has been accepted into the Jedi Academy at Lucasfilm Ltd. to intern in the Lucasfilm film archives for the summer of 2011!


  • Judy Ashby, former high school librarian in Connetquot, is the new school library system director for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.
  • CeJi Bridges ’11 is now school librarian at Roosevelt Children’s Academy, Roosevelt S.D.
  • Sheila Cavooris, former elementary school librarian in Smithtown, is the new school librarian at Smithtown in the middle school.
  • Elizabeth Cohen ’11 is now school librarian at Waldorf School, Garden City.
  • Audrey Dombroski ’11 is now school librarian at Westbury Friends School, Westbury.
  • Casey Fehn ’11 is now Teen Services Librarian at Rogers Memorial Library, Southhampton.
  • Nick Grasso ’11 is now school librarian at Grandview Elementary School, Northern Rockland.
  • Elana Grayson ’11 is now school librarian at Briarcliff High School.
  • Celia Hartmann ’07

    My second post for the MoMA PS1 blog on the Edward Steichen Archive processing project ( celebrated spring with a look at Steichen’s delphinium-breeding work (who knew?!). Look for two more posts before I complete the project this fall. I continue to serve as features editor for Archivist Roundtable’s Metropolitan Archivist newsletter, and welcome inquiries about articles that local archivists and students would like to submit for publication (

  • Megan Malta ’10 just started her new position at Princeton University as a Rare Books Assistant! She will be doing her work in the Rare Books Reading Room (Dulles) at Firestone Library.
  • Eileen Mann ’11 is now library media specialist at Bronxville Middle and High School (pending board approval).
  • Kara Martone, former school librarian at Westbury Friends, is the new school librarian at Lutheran High School, Jericho, NY.
  • Donna Mazer, former school librarian in West Islip, is the new school librarian at Nesconset Elementary School, Smithtown S.D.
  • Melanie J. Meyers ’04 is now the Senior Reference Services Librarian for the Center for Jewish History. She will also be speaking at the Society of American Archivists conference this summer in Chicago with 2 other presenters. The presentation is titled “Is There an Archivist in the House? How Health Information Technologies are Changing Archival Practice”.
  • Linda McManus ’11 is now the school librarian at Dutch Broadway Elementary School, Elmont S.D.
  • Joe Miscavige

    I’m currently employed as a Metadata and Digital Distribution Analyst at AMC Networks, where I deploy content to numerous platforms, both domestic and international, for a number of different networks that operate under the AMC brand. Additionally, I’ve continued to work at Hunter College in their Archives & Special Collections, where I’m continuing to work on several digital projects that I’d begun as an intern.

  • Dennis Nilsen ’11 is employed at Brooklyn College Library, in the Archives and Special Collections Department, as a researcher on a special project.
  • Karin Sansaricq ’05 currently works as a reference librarian at Pace University (Pleasantville Campus).
  • Lisa Santoro ’11 is now TA librarian at Schools 3 and 9, Oceanside S.D.
  • Thomas Virgona, Ph.D ’08 is leaving Central Connecticut after 2 years and going to a tenure-track position at Adelphi University (Health Care Technology). He recently published the following:
    • A Historical Study of Disaster Recovery. Conference Proceedings. Northeast Business & Economics Association. 37th Annual Meeting. Hosted by the School of Business, Montclair State University. September 30 2010 to October 2 2010.
    • Virgona, T. (2011). September 11, 2001: A Study of the Human Aspects of Disaster Recovery Efforts for Wall Street Financial Services Firms. Saarbrucken, Germany: LAP LAmbert Academic Publishing GmbH & Co. KG.
    • Virgona, T. (2011). September 11, 2001 In Retrospect: A decade on, what business continuity and information security lessons have we learners? The Business Continuity Journal , 4 (3), 1-16.
  • Julie Zweibel ’11 is now library media specialist at Upper Nyack Elementary School.


  • Dr. Gregory Hunter has been selected as the next editor of The American Archivist, the premier peer-reviewed archival journal in the U.S. Read the press release here!
If you are a current student, faculty member, or alumnus and would like to share your news with us, please send an email to Alice Flynn at!

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