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   Volume I, Issue 2
May 2005   

Assistant business librarian Dan Overfield appointed

Dan Overfield, assistant business librarian

Falvey Memorial Library welcomed Dan Overfield in March. Overfield joined Michael Foight, business librarian, to serve the reference and instructional needs of students and faculty in the College of Commerce & Finance. Additionally, the two are part of a liaison team that provides linkage between the Library’s vast resources, the students and the C&F faculty.

Overfield’s additional responsibilities include serving on the Falvey web development team and two subject liaison groups. A recent graduate of the Drexel University Master of Science in Library & Information Science program, he gained business reference experience while interning at the University of Pennsylvania’s Lippincott Library. Overfield also enhanced his knowledge of special collections through an internship at Temple University’s Urban Archives department.

With a bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies from Ohio University, Overfield, as an undergraduate, took advantage of opportunities to see different parts of the world by studying abroad in Italy, Mexico and, for a short time, Cuba. Prior to his graduate studies, Overfield further indulged his love of travel by working in tourism for five years.

Overfield and his wife, Evelina, are originally from Cleveland, Ohio. They moved to Philadelphia after Evelina accepted a position as the director of the 4Sight Blindness Prevention Program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Scheie Eye Institute.

Like everyone at Falvey, Overfield is more than a just a librarian. His personal interests and hobbies, of which he admits mastery of none, include cooking, playing guitar, traveling, history, record collecting, photography and skateboarding.

Photograph by Donna Blaszkowski