Name: Rosalind Gould
Job title: Access Services Librarian
Location in Library: 1M
Tell us what you do in 50 words or less: I work with a lot of the folks at the library and around campus to make sure that Wheelock students, faculty, and staff have access to the books, films, laptops, journals, and databases that they need. Basically, I’m here to help people access library services.
Choose one service that your department provides that you most want the Wheelock community to be aware of: The people! The librarians and other folks at the Wheelock College Library are the best resource for getting research and resource help. A close second: reserves. We work with faculty to provide course readings to students in the library. Check them out, literally!
What is a typical work day like for you? I mainly spend my time between the Library Service Desk and my office on 1M. I communicate with people inside and outside the library to make sure that we are providing the best service to the Wheelock Community. We love making sure you have what you need when you need it, and we love when materials are returned on time. It’s a win, win!
What is your favorite website? The Biodiversity Heritage Library. This 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 big fantasy reader, 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… At the Arnold Arboretum, most likely looking for birds.