Posted by: Jennie Robbiano
Welcome new and returning students, faculty and staff! The library is pleased to announce new staff members to support your research, teaching, and scholarship.
Margaret Bean – Margaret joins Snell Library as a specialist consultant working on space use and renovation planning. Margaret is the former Head of Science Libraries at the University of Oregon where she recently oversaw the major renovation of the science library, including installation of a makerspace and data visualization lab. Margaret’s extensive experience and expertise in these areas will make a great addition to the library’s resources. You can learn more about her recent work via her blog covering the Oregon project and in this video.
Melanie Bopp – Access Services Librarian Melanie Bopp comes to Northeastern from the University of New Orleans where she worked as the Head of Circulation Services. At Northeastern Melanie oversees evening/weekend services at the Help and Information Desk, coordinates building security services, and contributes to a variety of projects and initiatives that improve your experience in Snell Library. Melanie has a BA in English from Mount Holyoke College and an MA in Library and Information Science from Louisiana State University. Prior to working in libraries Melanie taught English in Japan. Reach Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah Connell – Sarah Connell has joined the Women Writers Project (WWP) in a new staff role as Assistant Director, where she served previously as Project Manager. Currently Sarah is also Assistant Director of NULab. For the WWP, Sarah brings a wealth of experience in women’s writing, digital humanities pedagogy, text encoding, and project management. In her new role she will focus on a recently funded “Intertextual Networks” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sarah completed her PhD in English at Northeastern in 2014, with a specialization in early modern Irish and British literature and digital humanities. Reach Sarah at email@example.com.
Lindley Homol – Research and Instruction Librarian Lindley Homol comes to Northeastern from the University of Maryland where she provided teaching and research support to online and distance users. Lindley’s work has included creating and assessing online learning objects and collaborating with faculty and university administration to identify and replace traditional textbooks with open education resources. At Northeastern Lindley supports students and faculty in Education.
Lindley has been very active in the library profession. She presented at recent national conferences including last spring’s Computers in Libraries conference and Catholic University’s Annual Symposium on Scholarship and Practice, and has published articles relevant to the profession for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Keeping Up With series and the Journal of Academic Librarianship. Lindley has a BA in English from Pennsylvania State University and an MA in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Reach Lindley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jon Reed – Communications and Outreach Specialist Jon Reed comes to Northeastern from James Madison University where he worked as Communications Coordinator for the James Madison University Libraries. Jon draws on solid experience working with stakeholders on a variety of communications initiatives to help promote library services and collections. Jon has a BA in History from James Madison University. Reach Jon at email@example.com.
Nicole Thomas – Access Services Librarian Nicole Thomas comes to Northeastern from Boston University’s Pardee Management Library where she worked as the Circulation Supervisor. At NU Nicole oversees daytime services at the Help and Information Desk, and plays a key role on a variety of fronts including managing systems that help students and faculty reserve and utilize study spaces in Snell Library. Originally from San Francisco, CA, Nicole has a BA in English from the College of Wooster and an MA in Library Science from Simmons College. Prior to libraries, Nicole worked in administration at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law. Reach Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brooke Williams – Research and Instruction Librarian Brooke Williams comes to Northeastern from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she worked closely with undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty to support teaching and learning. Brooke brings expertise in designing and implementing online library instruction modules, experience teaching in credit-bearing information literacy courses, and experience mentoring students immersed in capstone projects. Brooke has a BA in American Studies/English from Skidmore College and an MA in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. At Northeastern Brooke supports students and faculty in Communications Studies and Journalism. Reach Brooke at email@example.com.