Introducing: Ann Glannon, Director of Academic Resources and Library Services

I first started at Wheelock in 1985, took some time out to be a full time mom during the 1990s, and then came back in 1997. I have a background in education, and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. My first job here was as the Reserves Assistant, followed by Curriculum Resources Librarian; I became Collection Management Librarian and Assistant Director in 2004, Associate Director in 2006, and am now the Director.  I have always worked in public services, providing instruction and reference, and in developing collections. I figured out one day that in all my years here I have probably either physically handled and/or ordered about 85% of the books in our collections. As Director I oversee the Library and Earl Center, where I am privileged to work with an amazing staff.  I can’t help it that I look like the stereotype of a librarian.

I love visiting the Maine coast, thrift store shopping, and digging in the dirt. (If I had any skill that last one might be called gardening.) I don’t like dogs, I do like cats. I listen to WUMB radio and watch Turner Classic Movies or BBC mysteries on DVD.  Some favorite books are The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, and the novels and stories about the fictional town of Port William, Kentucky by Wendell Berry. I can’t quite remember, but I think the last movie I saw in a theater was during a school vacation week in 1997. Dreadful. It was pretty much “Barbie does the Russian Revolution”; official title: Anastasia. And now you know why I haven’t been to the movies since 1997.

Last updated 9/28/2016

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