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September 2012

Frederick Law Olmsted

Stop by the Library and take a look at our display on Frederick Law Olmsted before it comes down at the end of the month! Do you know that Olmsted not only designed the Emerald Necklace here in Boston, but is also the genius behind New York City’s Central Park and the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago?

In 1883, Olmsted set up his landscape design office, Fairsted, in Brookline. Fairsted has since been acquired by the National Park Service and is open to visitors as the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historical Site. Join in on one of their Walks and Talks and learn more about the father of landscape architecture while exploring the Emerald Necklace. A perfect way to take

in the all the beauty of autumn in Boston!

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

Check out our recent titles

A new academic year, a new beginning, and a new look! The Wheelock College Library News blog has been given a facelift. We’ve uncluttered the look and made it just a bit brighter. New features include the mobile friendliness of the design and the Recent Titles display under the menu bar. We will highlight some of the new resources that the Wheelock College Library adds to its collection regularly, covering a variety of subjects. Each cover image is linked to the title’s entry in the Library catalog, so you can find out more information about it.

What do you think? Are there any improvements you’d all like to see?

Introducing Maric Kramer

photo of MaricName: Maric Kramer

Job title: Learning & Research Services Librarian, and Liaison to the School of Graduate and Professional Programs

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 consultation services to faculty who are developing syllabi, choosing readings and videos, and creating research assignments.  Roz 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?  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.

Last updated 7/28/2015