Gordon Library staff is proud to support the information and research needs of the WPI community. Please see our list of important service contacts, or consult our staff directory below for department descriptions and staff contact information. Not sure who to contact? Email us at email@example.com or use our online chat service.Interested in working with us? We welcome your inquiries. Open positions for library staff are announced through WPI's Career Services website. Student employees are integral to our mission, and provide essential and exemplary service to fellow students and faculty. For information on student job opportunities at the library, please contact our student staff supervisor or visit WPI's Student Jobs website.
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.
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6161
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 ...view profile
Phone: +1 (508) 8316003
Liz is a Special Projects Librarian working on initiatives in Sustainability Data and Scholarly Communication. In support of a special one-year collaborative project, Liz is conducting a self-study of WPI's contributions to and impact on UN SDGs. Liz also supports a pilot program to provide simple but effective library support to faculty in updating and adding information to their WPI faculty profiles. Check out our Sustainability eBook Collection: Mapped to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), this collection enables students and researchers to ...view profile
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6496
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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.
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6252
As Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, Lori manages the Research & Instruction, Collection Development & Assessment, Library Core Systems, Faculty Research Support, and Digital Academic Strategies programs. These programs ensure the Library continues to provide significant impacts on research and learning at WPI.view profile
As Instruction and Online Learning Librarian, Jason provides instruction services to the WPI community, incorporating appropriate technologies, skills, innovations, and collaborations. Jason also provides research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through individual and group consultations, in-class instruction, and online tutorials. Jason's primary area of support is the social sciences.view profile
Karen assists students, faculty, and staff in conducting research through individual, team, and classroom-based consultations. As an instructor, Karen provides research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through individual and group consultations, in-class instruction, and online tutorials. She/her/hersview profile
Phone: +1 (508) 8314855
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As Librarian for Global Programs & Undergraduate Learning Coordinator, Phil serves as the library liaison to Global Programs to support their project-based learning curriculum, leads the setting of goals and priorities for the library's undergraduate instruction program, and coordinates the assessment of the instruction program. Phil provides research assistance to students, faculty, and staff through individual and group consultations, in-class instruction, and online tutorials.view profile
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.
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6257
As University Archivist and 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.view profile
Phone: +1 (508) 8315230