Anna Gold

University Librarian
+1 (508) 8315000 x6161
Department : George C. Gordon Library
Office location: Gordon Library, 306F

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.

At WPI she has led projects to renew Gordon Library spaces to better serve as vibrant, productive working and learning spaces where students feel empowered and supported. She has also led the library's Digital WPI initiative that showcases WPI student projects and research as well as the cultural and historical treasures of the WPI Archives.

Anna 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. After leaving the NSF she served as head of science and engineering libraries at the University of California at San Diego and at MIT, before leading the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Library, receiving the Association of College and Research Libraries’ national award for Excellence in Academic Libraries.

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.

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