Job title: Learning & Research Services Librarian, and Liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences
Location in Library: Floor 2
Tell us what you do in 50 words or less: Think of me as your personal research consultant! I can help you to figure out how to get started with a research project, and what to do when you’re facing a fork in the road. I can help you to uncover what information you need to meet your goals, and coach you on how to find it.
Choose one service that your department provides that you most want the Wheelock community to be aware of: We offer drop-in research help every day from noon until close. Just stop by the front desk and you’ll be on your way. We also offer consultation services to faculty who are developing syllabi, choosing readings and videos, and creating research assignments. Maric and I can link you to books, articles, and videos that are available through the library and support the curriculum you are teaching. We are also happy to help consider ways to structure assignments that involve library and internet research, and to provide research instruction to students in the form of class visits, library workshops, video tutorials, one-on-one appointments, and more. Get in touch and let us know how we can help you to meet your teaching goals!
What is a typical work day like for you? My typical work day involves helping library users at the front desk and via email, planning and teaching library research workshops, and conducting one-on-one research consultations. There’s usually some behind-the-scenes administrative work to be done too.
What is your favorite website? The Biodiversity Heritage Library is such a rich source of historic literature in the biological sciences. The BHL digitizes books from the world’s top natural history libraries (think Smithsonian, Harvard, etc.) and makes them freely available online. Many of these books have beautiful illustrations that are online and in the public domain.
What is your favorite book in the Wheelock Library collection? I am not typically a reader of fantasy, but Graceling by Kristin Cashore is such a fun and imaginative book. I like to imagine what my grace might be…probably sleeping.
When I’m not at work, you can find me…birding at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, indulging in a chocolate croissant at Tatte, or hiking a mountain somewhere.