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Google Arts & Culture

Google Cultural Institute, founded in 2011, offers cultural heritage intuitions an opportunity to share their amazing collections with the world. In turn the user is given an opportunity to explore collections they might not be able to access otherwise; but also, to experience the collections in a way that is not better than seeing them in person, but different.

I encourage you to first check out this TED talk given by Amit Sood, director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project. And then explore Google Arts & Culture yourself.

Extended Hours


*Need extra time to study before finals? Never fear, EXTENDED HOURS are here!*


Introducing: Allison Smith

Image of Allison SmithName: Allison Smith

Job title:  Acquisitions & Administrative Assistant

Location in Library: Floor 2

Tell us what you do in 50 words or less:

I manage serials collections and administrative and financial support services for Academic Resources.

Choose one service that your department provides that you most want the Wheelock community to be aware of:

If you think there is something we ought to have in our collection let us know!

What is a typical work day like for you?

I’m generally processing serials, ordering and receiving books, and giving directions to lost students since my desk is right by the stairwell.

What is your favorite website?

Probably MotherJones.  I’m also on Goodreads a lot (unsurprisingly).

What is your favorite book in the Wheelock Library collection?

One of my recent favorites is Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley by Charlotte Gordon.

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

at one of my 2 other library jobs or over at Simmons where I’m studying for my MLS

WINNER: Pumpkin Decorating Contest

And the winner is…

*drum roll*


 “The Three Little Pumpkins and the Big Bad Gourd”


Congratulations to the IT & Campus Services departments. This is their second consecutive pumpkin contest win! This year’s voting results were SO close, and all submissions deserve a huge round of applause. Make sure to join in the fun next October to see if you can out-craft the reigning champions.