Administration

A full library organization chart can be downloaded here. The administration coordinates the work of other library departments, and oversees all library activities to ensure that projects and goals meet the broader mission of the institution and meet or exceed academic library standards. We welcome your suggestions and comments on the library.

Anna Gold

Anna Gold

University Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-6161

Anna Gold joined the WPI community as University Librarian in 2017; she brought with her a passion for and dedication to polytechnic learning and interdisciplinary research.

She began her career as a research librarian at the Library of Congress. In 1994 she joined the National Science Foundation (NSF), where she served as library director before becoming manager of NSF’s public website.

Prior to joining WPI, she served as head of science and engineering libraries at the University of California at San Diego and MIT before returning to California as dean of library services at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, leading her team to receive the Association of College and Research Libraries’ national award for Excellence in Academic Libraries. She has also led redesign projects that allow university libraries to better serve as vibrant and productive working and learning spaces.

Gold earned a BA in literature at the University of California Santa Cruz, a master of library science at the Catholic University of America, and an MS in science and technology studies at Virginia Tech.

Diane Begreen

Diane Begreen

Operations Manager

Library

Phone: 508-831-6003

Diane provides clerical, administrative, and event support to the University Librarian and to all library staff. Diane ensures that the Gordon Library is a safe and comfortable place for students, faculty, and staff to study, meet, and socialize.

Access Services & Outreach

Access Services & Outreach oversees the following services: borrowing, course reserves, interlibrary loan, document delivery, and resource sharing with other libraries. We also are responsible for seeing that all items are returned to the shelves, oversee Tech Suite Reservations, and monitor the building for safety. Our focus is on customer service and we welcome all feedback and suggestions. Email us at accessservices@wpi.edu.

Amy Lawton

Amy Lawton

Head Access Services/Outreach

Library

Phone: 508-831-5101

Amy is Head of the Access Services and Outreach Department which manages Inter-Library Loan, Course Reserves, Student Employment and Outreach programs. The Access Service and Outreach Department also oversees Anderson Lab A, the Gordon Conference Room and Tech Suite reservations as well as the overall safety of the building.

Robin Benoit

Robin Benoit

Information Services Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-6496

Robin is part of the Access Services and Outreach team.  She supervises student information desk employees, provides research assistance, and processes interlibrary loan requests.

Judith Fallon

Judith Fallon

Resource Sharing Team Lead

Library

Phone: 508-831-6499

Judy oversees and processes interlibrary loan requests for WPI-owned material that is sent to other libraries and institutions worldwide.   Judy also assists at the Information Desk.  

Lynn Loftus

Lynn Loftus

Information Services Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-6700

Lynn is part of the Access Services and Outreach team. She supervises student information desk employees, provides research assistance, and processes interlibrary loan requests. 

Samantha Stanley

Samantha Stanley

Access Services Student Coord

Library

Phone: 508-831-6603

Samantha is part of the Access Services and Outreach team. She supervises the information desk student staff, processes reserve materials, and is in charge of stack maintenance. 

Library Academic Strategies

The Academic Strategies Department is informed by an integrative vision for achieving high impacts in learning and research at WPI and in library practice, bringing together expert library staff to deliver: information, digital, and scholarly communication literacies of WPI students, faculty, and staff; quality access to information through collection assessment and development; information discovery through resource description and information systems; high quality user experiences in library virtual interfaces through good UX design; and continuous assessment and improvement of library impacts on WPI's institutional goals.

Lori Ostapowicz-Critz

Lori Ostapowicz-Critz

Assoc Dir, Academic Strategy

Library

Phone: 508-831-6252

As Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, Lori manages the Research & Instruction, Collections & Systems Management, Faculty Research Support, and Digital Academic Strategies programs. These programs ensure the Library continues to provide significant impacts on research and learning at WPI.

Laura Robinson

Laura Robinson

Librarian, FD & Res. Sup. Lead

Library

Phone: 508-831-5414

As Librarian, Faculty Development and Research Support Lead, Laura assists with discovery and management of resources, navigating copyright and author's rights issues, deciding where to publish, assessing scholarly impact, and development of scholarly online profiles. She coordinates MQP research support and is the primary contact person for Studio@Gordon

Aaron Neslin

Librarian, Digital Academic

Library

Anna Newman

Librarian, Digital Academic

Library

Phone: 508-831-6974

As a Librarian for Digital Academic Strategies, Anna is responsible for supporting library systems and digital scholarship activities.

Emily O'Brien

Metadata & Discovery Asst

Library

As a Metadata and Discovery Assistant, Emily assists both Archives and Special Collections and Library Academic Strategies with the maintenance of metadata and management of DigitalCommons@WPI, WPI's institutional repository. She/her/hers.

Research and Instruction

The Research and Instruction team connects researchers with the information they need, utilizing both print and electronic resources and services, and to prepare today’s students to be skilled users of information beyond the college experience. Learn more about Research and Instructions...

Paige Neumann

Paige Neumann

Research & Instr. Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-4958

Paige assists students, faculty, and staff in conducting research through individual, team, and classroom-based consultations. She/her/hers.

Jessica O'Toole

Jessica O'Toole

Research & Instr. Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-4960

As a Research & Instruction Librarian, Jess provides research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through individual and group consultations, in-class instruction, and online tutorials. She/her/hers.

 

Lori Steckervetz

Research & Instr. Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-5468

As a Research & Instruction Librarian, Lori provides research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through individual and group consultations, in-class instruction, and online tutorials. Preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.

Collections and Systems Management

Collections and Systems Management acquires, describes and maintains the materials and resources that the library purchases to support teaching, learning and research at WPI. This includes print and electronic books, DVDs, online databases, and print and electronic journals. The department administers the systems, tools and other resources that connect students, faculty and staff to the collections, including the Summon discovery service, the library catalog system, link resolver and journal portal, and the proxy service. Collections and Systems Management is responsible for the licensing of electronic resources and systems and manages the library budget for collections and electronic services.

Martha Gunnarson

Martha Gunnarson

Electronic Resources Librarian

Library

Martha is responsible for managing access to print journals, eJournals, and eBooks through the library catalog, e-Resources Portal, and in Summon. She is the library's representative to inFIRE

Teresa Negrucci

Collection Assess/Dev Librarian

Library

Phone: 508-831-5331

Teresa is responsible for the selection, acquisition and assessment of the library’s print and electronic collections. 

Steven Haire

Steven Haire

Acquisitions Associate

Library

Phone: 508-831-4855

Steve is responsible for acquiring print, electronic and other materials for the Gordon Library, based on the direction of the Collection Assessment and Development Librarian, the professors’ needs and requests from WPI staff and students. He also does the cataloging and end-processing of materials as they arrive, preparing them for circulation out of the library.

Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections actively collects, preserves, and makes available university records, historical and cultural collections, artwork, and objects of enduring value. The Archives provides services to the WPI community, scholarly researchers, and the broader public. Learn more about Archives & Special Collections…

Arthur Carlson

Assistant Director, Archives

Library

Phone: 508-831-6257

As Assistant Director for Archives and Special Collections, Arthur oversees the University Archives, Rare Books & Art, and Manuscript collections.  These collections support the teaching curriculum, document history and culture, and serve as the institutional memory of WPI. 

Kathleen Markees

Kathleen Markees

Special Collections Curator

Library

Phone: 508-831-5675

Kathy curates the rare book and art collections, and is responsible for the library's preservation services including repairing circulating books and conserving materials from Archives & Special Collections. Kathy curates exhibitions in the Gladwin Gallery and provides fabrication and installation support for library exhibits.  In addition to providing teaching and programming for special collections, she is a resource to the community on the care and conservation of books and artwork.