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

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