Staff Interests


Spring 2012 Snell Library Co-ops

Posted by: thomas urell


Snell proudly welcomes five new students to the Library staff this January. These hires include: Anthony Gentles, Colin Parmalee, Sophie Greenspan, Karly Domsky and Kyle Maguire.

Anthony Gentles, new DMDS co-op

Anthony Gentles can be found in the Digital Media Design Studio as the new DMDS co-op. Anthony is a middler majoring in Digital Arts. He is also on the NU track team and very interested in working with video.

Colin Parmalee, new Archives and Special Collections Co-op

Colin Parmalee is the new coop in the Archives and Special Collections Department. He is a junior currently dual-majoring in International Affairs and Political Science. Colin loves watching bad horror movies, reading, and pondering the mysteries of the universe.

Kyle Maguire, new LTS co-op

Kyle Maguire joins the Snell team as the Library Technology Services (LTS) co-op. Kyle is in his third year at Northeastern, majoring in Computer Science and Digital Art. Kyle will be focusing his attention and talent this semester on the emerging Digital Repository Service as well as developing other web applications at LTS. Kyle enjoys art as well as anything technical.

Sophie Greenspan, left, & Karly Domsky, right, new Advancement, Marketing and Events co-ops

Sophie Greenspan takes on the title of Graphic Design co-op in the Advancement, Marketing and Events office in 242 Snell. Sophie is a middler and Graphic Design major with a minor in Environmental Studies. Sophie loves art, museums, baking and can’t wait for Arrested Development to return to television.

Karly Domsky joins Sophie in the Advancement office as the new Marketing and Events co-op. Karly is a middler majoring in Communications with a minor in Arts and Media. She enjoys reading, photography, skiing and travel.

A warm welcome to all of the new team members here at the Library and good luck to all!

Posted in: Jobs, Library News and Events, Staff Interests


Linguistics Film Screening at MIT, 11/17/11

Posted by: Rebecca Bailey


I just found out about a very cool event: this Thursday, 11/17/11, at MIT at 7pm, there will be a screening of the documentary film We Still Live Here – As Nutayunean. This film is about the efforts of the Wampanoag Indian Tribe of Massachusetts to revive their language after the death of the last native speaker. A copy has been purchased for Snell Library and is on reserve, so you can view it on your own at any time, but the screening at MIT will also feature a question-and-answer session afterward with the filmmaker and several linguists who have worked with the tribe on the language reclamation project. See this MIT calendar listing for more information.

The film will also air on the PBS program Independent Lens in the near future. Check your local listings for airtimes.

Posted in: Foreign Languages and Literatures, Read, Listen, Watch, Staff Interests


Library staff volunteer at National Braille Press

Posted by: Jaclyn Rubin


On Thursday, September 22nd a group of staff volunteers from Northeastern University’s Snell Library spent the afternoon at the National Braille Press located at 88 Saint Stephen Street (in the midst of Northeastern’s campus). Once on-site, staff took a tour of the facility and learned about the braille production process which includes transcription, proofreading, embossing, pressing, tactile graphics and finishing. After the tour they formed an assembly line in order to add braille to 250 pre-published children’s books. The books they helped assemble were copies of Eric Carle’s, From Head to Toe, which will be sent to blind children across the country. Check out the pictures below from the day! The National Braille Press is always looking for volunteers so if you are interested visit to learn more.


Posted in: Library News and Events, Serendipity, Staff Interests


Digital Media Design Studio Open House

Posted by: Jonathan Iannone


You are invited to attend the Digital Media Design Studio Open House on August 30th. For more information see the flier below or visit

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Snell Library’s Suggested Summer Reading

Posted by: William Macowski


Staff members of Snell Library have some great suggestions of titles for you to add to your Summer Reading List. For more information on these titles, stop by the display case on the first floor in Snell Library’s main stairwell. Enjoy!

Comfort Me With Apples: More Adventures At The Table, by Ruth Reichl – Suggested by Anita Bennett, Research & Instruction Staff Supervisor

The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak – Suggested by Rebecca Bailey, Librarian, Research & Instruction

The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins – Suggested by Ernesto Valencia, Systems Librarian

Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand – Suggested by Nina Shah, Advancement/Marketing/Events Assistant

Bicycle Diaries, by David Byrne – Suggested by Jessie Contour, Graphic Design Co-op, Spring/Summer 1 2011

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