You’ve probably seen some new folks around the reference desk this semester, or even some familiar people on different schedules than you’ve come to expect, maybe even in different places. No, we’re not messing with your heads – though the idea occurs to us from time to time, I assure you – there have been changes afoot! So take notes, there may be a quiz later.
First of all, welcome to Jenifer Bond, who is both our new Assistant Library Director and Reference Librarian. She has worked with us in the past as a substitute reference librarian in the past (sort of like a relief pitcher, just with information), so you may already recognize her. We’re all quite happy to have her aboard now as a full-time member of our staff.
Reference Librarian Laura Kohl is now the head of the Reference department, so you’ll probably be seeing her more often than ever. A few of you may even have her as your Foundations for Learning (FFL) instructor. Congratulations, Laura!
Colleen Anderson has stepped down as head of Reference and is currently enjoying semi-retirement, still working with us part-time as the E-Resources Instruction Librarian.
Part-time Reference Librarian Maura Keating is now with us full-time, so you’ll definitely be seeing her around more often.
Last but not least, part-time Reference Librarian Samantha Cabral has recently left to take on a full-time Librarian position at Rivier College in Nashua, NH. We’re sad to see her go, but we’re very happy for her and wish her success.
And we’re currently interviewing for a couple of openings, so you’ll soon be seeing even more new faces around here. Be sure to keep your library scorecards updated!