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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.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.You can also view or download our organization chart here.

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
Office: Gordon Library, 306F
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 Dubois

Diane Dubois

Operations Manager and Sustainability Coordinator
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
Elizabeth Dufresne

Elizabeth A. Dufresne

Sustainability Data and Scholarly Communications Special Projects Librarian
Office: Gordon Library, 310
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. 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.

Robin Benoit

Robin Benoit

Information Services Librarian
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
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

Student Coordinator
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 Librarian
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
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
Jason Cerrato

Jason Cerrato

Instruction and Online Learning Librarian
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 Coghlan

Karen Lupa Coghlan

Research & Instr. Librarian
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
Office: Gordon Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x6038
Martha is responsible for managing access to print journals, ejournals, and ebooks. View Profile
Steve Haire

Steve Haire

Acquisitions Associate
Office: Gordon Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8314855
Steve is responsible for acquiring print, electronic and other materials for the Gordon Library, based on institutional priorities, faculty needs, and requests from WPI staff and students. He also does the cataloging and end-processing of materials as they arrive. View Profile
Albert Lin

Albert Lin

STEM Instruction Librarian
As STEM Instruction Librarian, Albert assists students, faculty, and staff in conducting research through individual, team, and classroom-based consultations and instruction. Albert’s primary area of support is in the STEM disciplines. View Profile

Teresa Negrucci

Collection Assessment and Development Librarian
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

Instruction Librarian and Lead for Humanities & Arts
Office: Gordon Library
Phone: +1 (508) 8315000 x4958
Paige assists students, faculty, and staff in conducting research through individual, team, and classroom-based consultations and instruction. Her primary area of support is the Humanities & Arts. She/her/hers. View Profile
Philip Waterman

Philip Joseph Waterman

Librarian for Global Programs & Undergraduate Learning Coordinator
Phone: +1 (508) 8316724
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.

Arthur Carlson

Arthur Larentz Carlson

University Archivist and Assistant Director for Special Collections
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 Repository and Metadata Librarian
Phone: +1 (508) 8315230
As the Digital Repository and Metadata Librarian, Emily coordinates the ingest of digitized and born-digital archives and special collections material into the library's repositories, databases, and other discovery systems. she/her/hers. View Profile