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Name: Vanessa Haight.

Position: Exhibit preparator for the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Firestone Library. Assembling, preparing and installing objects for exhibits in the libraries’ two galleries. Coordinating lighting and painting for the galleries. Constructing cradles that hold books open for exhibits. Matting and framing documents and artwork.

Quote: “I really enjoy working with the materials in the exhibits. And the curators are great to work with — they are very receptive to my ideas. I’m given a lot of freedom to help the curators create the final presentation for the public.”

Other interests: Doing oil paintings, especially portraits. Traveling in Europe and visiting museums and restaurants there.

Staff obituaries

Retired employees

January: Marjorie DeFrank, 63 (1987-2003, athletics); Lois Holly, 72 (1984-2000, controller’s office).

Staff retirements

Effective Feb. 1: in design and construction, assistant director George Olexa Jr., after 20 years.

Effective March 1: in German, department manager Sue Ellen Bedient, after 19 years.