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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

The Library Staff Association hosts and maintains this list of staff members with non-English language skills. The goal is to have, at hand, a resource list for library staff and to give people the opportunity to volunteer their skills.

** Volunteer by filling out the form at http://mit.libsurveys.com/MIT-Libraries-Staff-Association-Language-list-signup **

Currently available::
ArabicDutch  | French | German | Hebrew | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Latin | Lingala | Mandarian 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

Japanese

Name: Ayako Letizia
Email: ayako@mit.edu
Phone: x3-5282
Proficiency: Native speaker
Availability: Transliteration

 

Korean

Name: Sam(Samuel) Hong
Email: samehong@mit.edu
Phone: 978-340-8419
Proficiency: Native Level
Available for: Cataloging help, Correspondence, Language lunch table, Leading tours, Translation, Transliteration, Visitors

Latin

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

Lingala

Name:Grace Kindeke
Email: gkindeke@mit.edu
Phone: 617-324-4983
Proficiency: Fluent
Available for: Translation, visitors

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:  Language learning media – The Crandall Collection 


Also see: Language Classes and the Language Conversation Exchange

Programs run by MIT Spouses and Partners

as well as local language resources and volunteer opportunities.

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Ideas for resources to go here? Please email jceggles@mit.edu. Thanks.

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