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Introducing Rosalind Bucy

RozProfilePicCropName: Rosalind Bucy

Job title: Learning & Research Services Librarian, and Liaison to the School of Arts & Sciences

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 drop-in research help every day from noon until close.  Just stop by the front desk and you’ll be on your way.  We also offer consultation services to faculty who are developing syllabi, choosing readings and videos, and creating research assignments.  Maric 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?  The Biodiversity Heritage Library 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 reader of fantasy, 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…birding at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, indulging in a chocolate croissant at Tatte, or hiking a mountain somewhere.

Last updated 7/28/2015



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.


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


Changes in the Printing System

After tracking the usage in the print management system this past year and getting feedback from you, we have made some changes:

  • The print allowance for each student is $30 (the equivalent of 300 b&w prints) for each semester.
  • The allowance will be reset each semester; unused allowance from the fall will not carry over into the spring.
  • The pricing of b&w and color prints will remain the same: $0.10 for b&w and $0.50 for color.
  • The cost of double-sided printing will decrease.  The second page of a double-sided print job will decrease to $0.07 for b&w and $0.40 for color.

We will not be granting an automatic allowance increase upon request as we did during the trial period last year; only a small percentage of students printed in amounts that exceeded the allowance.

  • Once the allowance is exceeded, printing can be paid for with Fenway Cash.
  • We will consider an increase on a case-by-case basis when there is a determined need.
  • Look for other technology enhancements coming in the future. Improved computers and printing capability are already being installed in all the residence halls.

If you need assistance in using the print system or in learning how to print double-sided, please contact the Library Service Desk. Instructions are also available on the Library webpage http://www2.wheelock.edu/wheelock/Library/Printing.html.


Remembering September 11 – Resources

Image Credit: www.fema.gov/kids

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the events that took place on September 11, 2001. In remembrance of this day that changed our nation and to highlight the topic of helping children to cope with traumatic events, there is a display in the Library of selected titles from The Marjorie Bakken Collection: Children’s Response to September 11.  Some of these books include artworks and writings by children expressing their emotions regarding September 11 and others are written for children to help them understand and cope with the events and its aftermath. In 2001, then-president Marjorie Bakken requested that the Library make a special purchase of children’s books related to the September 11 attacks. These titles, which are integrated into the juvenile collection, can be found by searching the Library catalog.

To locate these books:
Basic Search
Enter “September 11 juvenile” and search all fields
Select “Wheelock” on the right sidebar to limit your result

For books in the main collection and for e-books related to September 11:
Advanced Search
Enter “September 11”
NOT
Juvenile
Location = Wheelock

For articles related to September 11:
Select Integrated Search by EBSCOHost from the dropdown menu of Find Articles and E-Books on the Library homepage
Enter “September 11” or “9/11”
Use the options in the sidebar to refine your results and find articles that focus on psychological trauma, coping, violence, terrorism, or whatever else your interests may be.