Staff Directory

Jeffrey Hawkins

Library Director

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Ambassador Hawkins began his tenure at the American Library in the fall of 2017. A seasoned American diplomat, he has served as U.S. consul general in Lagos, Nigera and Lille, and most recently served as Ambassador to the Central African Republic. He has also served in Angola, India, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, and Washington. In those roles he has overseen American libraries and cultural centers.

Audrey Chapuis

Deputy Director

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In charge of institutional advancement, a position drawing together the Library’s programs, fundraising, volunteers, communications, membership, and outreach.
When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched. But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold. Henry Miller

Abigail Altman

Assistant Director

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In charge of collections and reference, including the selection and acquisition of books, periodicals, and virtual offerings such as EBSCO, JSTOR, RBdigital, and OverDrive.
Human beings can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.
Saul Bellow

Nathalie Cousin

Administrative and Financial Manager

01 53 59 12 64


In charge of Administration and Finance

Pauline Lemasson

Strategic Partnerships Manager

01 53 59 12 65


Responsible for institutional outreach and membership development, collaborates with community organizations for partnerships.
If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.
Toni Morrison

Grant Rosenberg

Programs Manager

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A member of the Library staff since early 2013, Grant is responsible for the evening speaker events. He also oversees the book groups and is the liaison for visiting fellows.
Oft times surviving feels like drawing something other than the winner’s hand.
Joe Henry

Celeste Rhoads

Children's & Young Adults’ Services Manager

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Celeste manages the Library’s activities and collections for children and young adults, and is happy to assist you in navigating the juvenile stacks
It is well known that reading quickens the growth of a heart like nothing else.
Catherynne M. Valente

Kirsty McCulloch Reid

Assistant Children's and Teens' Services Librarian

01 53 59 12 69


Kirsty assists in the Children’s and Teens’ Services department with programs, the collection, and the Library’s social media.

Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.
Roald Dahl

Bojan Kupirović

Assistant Collections Librarian

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Bojan is a librarian working in Reference, Collections, and Member Services.
When one door closes another opens.
Alexander Graham Bell

Kati Lewis

Library Assistant and Proctoring Coordinator

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Kati assists patrons in Member Services and also oversees the Library’s proctoring program.
She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together.
J.D. Salinger

David Gonçalves

Library Assistant

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A trained librarian, David assists patrons in Member Services.
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
Fernando Pessoa

Orlene McMahon

Library Assistant

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Orlene works at the Member Services desk and coordinates the Library’s annual Book Award. Born in Ireland, Orlene is a part-time film lecturer at the American University of Paris and the École normale supérieure.
Woke up this morning with a terrific urge to lie in bed all day and read.
Raymond Carver

Charles Trueheart

Book Award Administrator, Former Director of the Library