Staff Transitions at Leo Baeck Institute

Long-time staff have moved into new roles in order to better manage LBI’s growing collections, and new staff will help expand access and awareness of LBI collections.

Renate Evers, formerly Head Librarian, began work as Director of Collections in January 2016. In this position, she will work to harmonize collection development, accessioning, and cataloging procedures across the library, archival, and art and objects collections. She will also be involved in outreach efforts to better connect materials donors to the work of LBI. Replacing Evers as head librarian is Ginger Barna, who had served as an associate librarian for 6 years.

Historian Magda Bloom joined LBI as a research associate who will explore content from LBI collections that can be applied to various projects, especially in Germany. Bloom earned her Ph.D. in Jewish History at the University of Munich and has been a visiting scholar at Columbia University and a fellow at the Center for Jewish History.

Veronica Pospis is now managing the Edythe Griffinger Art Catalog project, which will expand access to visual materials at LBI in a new online database. Pospis, who has an MLS from Pratt Institute, previously worked at the New York Public Library and as a digital asset manager in the private sector.

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