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 library@wpi.edu or use our online chat service.

Gordon Library Organization Chart

Administration

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 K Gold

University Librarian
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. ... View Profile
Diane Begreen

Diane Begreen

Operations Manager
Library
Office: dbegreen@wpi.edu
Phone: +1 (508) 8316003
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. 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 accessservices@wpi.edu.

Amy Lawton

Amy Lawton

Head Access Services/Outreach
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5101
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. View Profile
Robin Benoit

Robin Benoit

Information Services Librarian
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6496
Robin is part of the Access Services and Outreach team.  She supervises student information desk employees, provides research assistance, and processes interlibrary loan requests. View Profile
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Lynn Loftus

Lynn Loftus

Information Services Librarian
Library
Office: Gordon Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6700
Lynn is part of the Access Services and Outreach team. She supervises student information desk employees, provides research assistance, and processes interlibrary loan requests.  View Profile
Samantha Stanley

Samantha Stanley

Access Services Student Coord
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6603
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.  View Profile
Jill Westover

Jill Westover

Resource Sharing Team Lead
Library
Jill is part of the Access Services and Outreach team. She is responsible for overseeing all operations of interlibrary loan and document delivery services. She also provides assistance to patrons and supervises student assistants at the Information Desk. View Profile

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 Jean Ostapowicz-Critz

Assoc Dir, Academic Strategy
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6252
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. View Profile
Zhimin Chen

Zhimin Chen

Librarian for Core Systems and Digital Repository Administration
Library
As the Librarian for Core Systems and Digital Repository Administration, Zhimin (Jimmy) manages the library core systems including Alma, Primo, EZproxy, ILL and etc. and works with University IT web team for developing new digital WPI system Hyrax. Jimmy also works with Archives ans Special Collections team for digital WPI content.  View Profile
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Karen by the water

Karen Lupa Coghlan

Research & Instr. Librarian
Library
Office: Library
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/hers View Profile
Martha Gunnarson

Martha Gunnarson

Electronic Resources Librarian
Library
Office: Gordon Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6038
Martha is responsible for managing access to print journals, eJournals, and eBooks. She is the library's representative to  inFIRE .  View Profile
Steve Haire

Steve Haire

Acquisitions Associate
Library
Office: Gordon Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8314855
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. View Profile

Teresa Negrucci

Collection Asses/Dev Librarian
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x5331
Teresa is responsible for the selection, acquisition and assessment of the library’s print and electronic collections.  View Profile
Paige Neumann

Paige E Neumann

Research & Instr. Librarian
Library
Office: Gordon Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4958
Paige assists students, faculty, and staff in conducting research through individual, team, and classroom-based consultations. She/her/hers. View Profile
Philip Waterman

Philip Joseph Waterman

Librarian for Global Programs & Undergraduate Learning Coordinator
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8316724
As Librarian, Global Programs, Phil serves as the library liaison to Global Programs to support their project-based learning curriculum. As the Coordinator for Undergraduate Learning, Phil leads the setting of goals and priorities for the library's undergraduate instruction program and coordinates the assessment of the instruction program. As an instructor, 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.

Arthur Carlson

Arthur Larentz Carlson

Assistant Director, Archives
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6257
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.  View Profile
Emily O'Brien

Emily Ping O'Brien

Digital Programs and Archives Assistant
Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315230
As the Digital Programs and Archives Assistant, Emily works with digital-born and digitized cultural heritage and institutional history collections in the Digital WPI institutional repository. she/her/hers. View Profile
Amy Smid

Amy Smid

Access Archivist
Library
As Access Archivist, Amy guides researchers to content in Archives & Special Collections via online access tools, research appointments, instruction and outreach.  View Profile