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*

IT & CAMPUS SERVICES!

 “The Three Little Pumpkins and the Big Bad Gourd”

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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.


VOTE: Pumpkin Decorating Contest

It’s time to VOTE for your favorite entry in this years’ Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Check out the large display case on the first floor of the library to see all the contest entries. Then stop by the library service desk to vote for your favorite!

The last day to vote is Sunday, October 30th. When you vote, you’ll have a chance to enter a raffle to win a Halloween goody bag. The winners of both the Pumpkin Decorating Contest and the raffle will be announced the next day on Halloween!

Here’s a look at this year’s contest entries. This year’s theme was “Fairy Tales”.

1.) Frozen / The Snow Queen

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2.) The Three Little Pigs (1st Interpretation)

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3.) The Three Little Pigs (2nd Interpretation)

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4.) Hansel and Gretel

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5.) Alice in Wonderland

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6.) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

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