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Library Staff Association - MIT Libraries: Language list

The Library Staff Association (LSA) at MIT comprises all the staff of the MIT Libraries

Language List

If you are on the MIT Libraries staff and have found this page, perhaps you would be interested in taking up the reins and running the Language List. All it needs is a new sign up sheet and loving care. Email staffwebupdates-lib at mit.edu to get permissions.

Otherwise this is the List's brief eulogy.

The Library Staff Association hosted and maintained this list of staff members with non-English language skills. The project started as a typed list distributed to staff and enjoyed several online incarnations. The goals were to have, at hand, a resource list for library staff (especially cataloguers) and to give people the opportunity to volunteer their skills and to get together to talk. The burgeoning of resources for translation has lessened the need for such a list.

At this writing, the names and languages spoken are of people who are still at the Libraries.

Best wishes. Jim Eggleston.
Oct 2021

 

Currently available::
ArabicDutch  | French | German | Hebrew | Italian |  LatinMandarian Chinese | Spanish | Turkish

Arabic

Name: Michael A. Toler
Email: mtoler@mit.edu
Phone: x3-2955
Proficiency: Moroccan Dialectal Arabic 4+, Standard Arabic 2+, See http://www.govtilr.org/Skills/ILRscale1.htm . The scores I have noted are an average across skills: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking. With all these languages, I am stronger in the comprehension skills.
Availability: Cataloging help, Language lunch table, Translation, Transliteration, Visitors

See also: French, Spanish

Dutch

Name: Jen Greenleaf
Email: jgleaf@mit.edu
Phone: x3-1689
Proficiency: fair
Availability: Cataloging help

See also: German, Spanish

French

Name: Lisa Horowitz
Email: lisah@mit.edu
Phone: x3-9353
Proficiency: read well, speak fairly well
Availability: correspondence, translations, cataloging help
SEE ALSO: Hebrew, Italian, Spanish

Name: Kim Maxwell
Email: kmaxwell@mit.edu
Phone: x3-7028
Proficiency: read well, speak fair
Availability: correspondence, translations, cataloging help

Name: Michael A. Toler
Email: mtoler@mit.edu
Phone: x3-2955
Proficiency: French, between an ILR 3-4, , See http://www.govtilr.org/Skills/ILRscale1.htm . The scores I have noted are an average across skills: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking. With all these languages, I am stronger in the comprehension skills.
Availability: Cataloging help, Language lunch table, Translation, Transliteration, Visitors

 See also: ArabicSpanish

German

Name: Jen Greenleaf
Email: jgleaf@mit.edu
Phone: x3-1689
Proficiency: fair
Availability: Cataloging help

See also: Dutch, Spanish

Hebrew

Name: Lisa Horowitz
Email: lisah@mit.edu
Phone: x3-9353
Proficiency: able to read letters, fair comprehension
Availability: transliteration, cataloging help
See ALSO: French, Italian, Spanish

Italian

Name: Lisa Horowitz
Email: lisah@mit.edu
Phone: x3-9353
Proficiency: read fair
Availability: translations
SEE ALSO:French, Hebrew, Spanish

Latin

Name: Emily Crawford
Email: ecrawfor@mit.edu
Phone: 617-258-5428
Proficiency: Advanced
Available for: Cataloging help, Translation

Mandarin Chinese

Name: Eugenia Beh
Email:  ebeh@mit.edu
Phone: x3-0605
Proficiency: 
Conversational understanding
Availability: Language table lunch
SEE ALSO: Spanish

Spanish

Name: Eugenia Beh
Email:  ebeh@mit.edu
Phone: x3-0605
Proficiency: read fair

Availability: transliteration, assisting the Cataloging Dept
SEE ALSO: Mandarin Chinese

Name: Olimpia E. Caceres-Brown
Email: olimpia@mit.edu
Phone: x3-5680
Proficiency: native speaker
Availability: visitors, correspondence, translations, language table lunch

Name: Jen Greenleaf
Email: jgleaf@mit.edu
Phone: x3-1689
Proficiency: fair
Availability: Cataloging help

See also: Dutch, German

Name: Lisa Horowitz
Email: lisah@mit.edu
Phone: x3-9353
Proficiency: read fair
Availability: translations
See ALSO: French, Hebrew, Italian

 

Name: Michael A. Toler
Email: mtoler@mit.edu
Phone: x3-2955
Proficiency: Spanish 1+ , See http://www.govtilr.org/Skills/ILRscale1.htm . The scores I have noted are an average across skills: Reading, Listening, Writing, and Speaking. With all these languages, I am stronger in the comprehension skills.
Availability: Cataloging help, Language lunch table, Translation, Transliteration, Visitors

 See also: Arabic, French

Other language resources at MIT

 

See the Libguide for Languages (non-English)

and the Guide to resources for English-language learning 


Also see:
The Language Conversation Exchange
And programs run by MIT Spouses and Partners

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Turkish

Name: Ece Turnator
Email: turnator@mit.edu
Phone: (617) 253-4979
Proficiency: native
Available for: Cataloging help, Correspondence, Language lunch table, Leading tours, Translation, Transliteration, Visitors