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Introducing Rosalind Gould

The Library has recently gained a new librarian.  Let’s get to know her!  rosalind gould

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.


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Introducing Mare Parker-O’Toole

Let’s meet the Earl Center of Learning and Innovation’s Assistant Director!

mare parker-o'tooleName:  Mare Parker-O’Toole

Job title:  Assistant Director of the Earl Center for Learning and Innovation

Location in Library:  Earl Center for Learning and Innovation

Tell us what you do in 50 words or less:  Oversee and shape the Earl Center for Learning and Innovation.

Choose one service that your department provides that you most want the Wheelock community to be aware of:  In a range from toys to technology it’s hard to choose. Our openness to exploring things that haven’t been done yet. Helping to figure out solutions and new ways of approaching teaching and use of the haptic and the virtual.

What is a typical work day like for you?  So far, runs the range from the micro – replacing 20 year old glass thermometers with something a bit safer –to—thinking about how the Earl Center model could be replicated in other countries that Wheelock has a presence in.

What is your favorite website?  http://www.instructables.com

What is your favorite book in the Wheelock Library collection?  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

What is your favorite thing in the Wheelock Earl Center collection?  The screen saver on the large wall-mounted monitor outside my office. A garden pool with fish that scatter when you touch the screen.

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

Currently laying an oak floor with reclaimed wood in my library. I swing a mean floor nailer.

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Meet the Staff

It takes a staff of dedicated people to keep the Wheelock Library and Resource Center running. In addition to our student workers and evening/weekend supervisors, we have several professional librarians and para-professional support staff members.

We often work behind the scenes, so you may not know who we are or what we do. Here’s a handy guide! Click on the names with links to learn more about that person’s role in the Library…

Adam Williams, Instruction and Research Librarian
Allyson Harper-Nixon, Library Services Specialist
Ann Glannon, Associate Director and Collection Management Librarian
Anne Moore, Technical Services Librarian
Ashley Peterson, Access Services Librarian
Brenda Ecsedy, Director of Academic Resources and Library Services
Cortney Tunis, Resource Center Manager
Louisa Choy, Digital Services Librarian
Maric Kramer, E-Learning & Reference Librarian
Youngmi An, Administrative Assistant

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Introducing Maric Kramer

Name: Maric Kramer

Job title: eLearning & Reference Librarian

Location in Library: 1M

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 paper or 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: I make instructional videos for the library, and I take requests from faculty and students!  Is there something that has always confused you about database searching?  Do you have a specific question or assignment where a short video demonstration might help?  Email me!

What is a typical work day like for you? My typical work day involves helping library users at the front desk, managing our part-time reference staff, working on research guides, making video tutorials, helping students, faculty & staff with their information needs, and planning how to improve our reference and e-learning services.

What is your favorite website?  I am a big fan of to-do lists, and Remember The Milk is my favorite tool for keeping track of all my projects!  Other productivity tools I like are Evernote (for note-taking), Dropbox (for cloud file storage), and Zotero (for managing research citations– seriously, it’s MAGIC).  All of these sites offer free accounts, and I recommend them widely to students and faculty!

What is your favorite book in the Wheelock Library collection?  Miss Rumphius, story and pictures by Barbara Cooney.  My mom read this story to me as a kid, and I guess I took it to heart!  Miss Rumphius is, among many other things, a librarian who loves to travel, and who wants to leave the world a little more beautiful.

When I’m not at work, you can find me: Running along the Charles River, scarfing burritos at El Pelon, or bicycling through Boston.

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Introducing: Louisa Choy

Name: Louisa Choy

Job title: Digital Services Librarian

Location in Library: 3rd Floor

Louisa Choy

Tell us what you do in 50 words or less: I manage, troubleshoot, and evaluate the web applications and services that the library staff and patrons use.  This includes the library’s website, databases, e-journals, and subject guides.  If you have a question or suggestion about any of them or have trouble accessing them, I’m your go-to person.

Choose one service that your department provides that you most want the Wheelock community to be aware of: This would be the subject guides.  There are guides for over 50 courses and subjects and each one compiles a list of useful databases and websites for that subject.  It is a great starting point for your research, especially when you have too many things going on to dive into your research cold.

What is a typical work day like for you? I’m not exactly sure what the “typical” day is like for me.  In general terms, my day is often split between completing project-based tasks and troubleshooting any technical problems with our web services that crop up during the day.

What is your favorite website? I often visit Hyperbole and a Half for fun times.  This is a blog of sorts filled with the musings, situational anecdotes, and childhood memories of its creator, Allie Brosh.   She doesn’t post often, but I enjoy reading through the posts again when I need a bit of humor.  Each post is illustrated with hilarious drawings done on MS Paint.  Some of my favorite posts include The Alot is Better Than You at Everything and How a Fish Almost Destroyed My Childhood.

What is your favorite book in the Wheelock Library collection? Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery.  It is a delightful coming-of-age story about a plucky orphan girl whose vivid imagination, big heart, and funny adventures frustrate, yet enchant all those around her.  I have read it several times, and it gets better with each read.

When I’m not at work, you can find me…at home, watching television, reading, or just dancing by myself in my room.  I used to dance in my apartment elevator too, but I’ve moved since then, and I’ve also noticed more elevators have installed security cameras in them nowadays.  When I’m not at work or at home, I’m usually around the Allston-Brighton area enjoying board game nights and pigging out with my friends.

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