Introducing Dorothy Hibbard

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Name: Dorothy (Dot) Hibbard

Job title:  Access Services Associate

Location in Library: 1M

Tell us what you do in 50 words or less:

Whether you’re looking for a fun children’s book, a pass to a local museum, a laptop to borrow, in-depth research help, or just a stapler, I’m here to answer all your questions and connect you with the right library staff member to help you meet your needs.

Choose one service that your department provides that you most want the Wheelock community to be aware of:

Access Services manages the display cases on the first floor of the library. We like to showcase resources that the library has to offer that coincide with the goings-on around campus, so we often collaborate with different departments and student organizations in order to make displays that are relevant to the Wheelock community. If you are a Wheelock community member that has a great idea for a library display, send me an email. I love to hear suggestions!

What is a typical work day like for you?

I spend my mornings at the front desk, working face to face with students to help them get the most out of their library experience. I can help students find books and articles, locate items within our collection, and troubleshoot printing issues. In the afternoon I can be found in the Access Services office on floor 1M, where I am scheming up fun new ideas to make the library more accessible to our patrons.

What is your favorite website?

Sporcle is a great quiz website that lets you challenge your knowledge on pretty much any topic you can think of! I like to use it to remind myself how good I am at Harry Potter Trivia

What is your favorite book in the Wheelock Library collection?

I’m a serial reader. One installment just isn’t enough. I love to read stories that go on for books and books. I can’t imagine that a series could ever replace Harry Potter as my all-time favorite.

That being said, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass) came shockingly close. It is an absolute masterpiece of science fantasy, with a darker and more philosophical storyline than most Juvenile literature. If you are a Fantasci-fi nerd like me, definitely give Pullman a read.

When I’m not at work, you can find me…

Wandering the Impressionism Gallery at the MFA, drawing or painting in my tiny apartment, or relaxing with a good book and my two lazy cats.

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