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About the Library


Millie Gonzalez
Dean of the Library
(508) 626-4652
Room: 116
Kate Burt
Administrative Manager
(508) 626-4651
Room: 115

Access Services and Reserves

The Access Services Department checks materials in and out of the library, handles renewals and overdues, takes in payment of library fines, maintains the book stacks, and answers general information questions. The Circulation desk is also where you pick up and drop off Interlibrary Loan materials.

Reserves are items selected by professors for use by their classes.  The majority of reserve materials may only be used in the library.  Most reserve items are kept at the Circulation desk.  Students need an activated library card in order to use reserve materials.

Greg Dawson
Access Services Librarian
(508) 626-4027
Room: 114

Lori Wolfe
Access Services Supervisor
(508) 626-4692
Room: 115

Part-time Circulation Desk Supervisors (Evenings and Weekends):

Patrick Gerrity

Kate Davis

ILL- Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan is responsible for obtaining items not owned by the Whittemore Library for Framingham State University students, faculty and staff. It also fulfills requests for materials in the Whittemore Library's collection made by other institutions.

Alexander Young
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
(508) 626-4690
Room: 115

Interlibrary Loan Form

Acquisitions and Collection Management

The Acquisitions team is responsible for acquiring resources for the main collection of print and electronic material. We assess and maintain the main collection, and also work closely with the e-Resources and Research and Learning teams to conduct ongoing evaluation of current resource utilization.

Jonathan Golden
Scholarly Resources Acquisitions and Management Librarian
(508) 626-4666
Room: UM02

Colleen Maxfield
Acquisitions and e-Resources Library Assistant
(508) 626-4665
Room: UM03

Curriculum Library

The Ella C. Ritchie Curriculum Library, located on the Upper Mezzanine (UM) of the Henry Whittemore Library, contains a special collection of instructional materials for curriculum planning and unit development in early childhood, primary, elementary, and secondary levels.

Curriculum Library Location: Upper Mezzanine (UM) floor of Whittemore Library

Samantha Westall
Curriculum Librarian
(508) 626-4657
Room: UM17
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00

Kimberley Carney
Curriculum Library Assistant
(508) 626-4659
Room: UM18

e-Resources and Digital Services

This department covers a wide range of responsibilities including: curation and management of the Library’s e-Resources (subscription databases, e-books, online services, digital toolsets) that are maintained and made available for students and faculty. Management of the resources involves operating the "backend" administrative levels of these services. Supporting these resources includes: understanding their intended uses; being able to explain these services to the campus community; and creation of guides and tutorials. The department ensures the availability of these resources and for correcting issues when they occur; and for providing analysis to support the decision to renew or cancel subscriptions. The department also supports emerging technologies and the Digital Repository, public galleries/special collections materials, digitization services, and technical processes like photo editing and other related services.

Abelard Newell
Emerging Technologies and Digital Services Librarian
(508) 626-4948
Room: 117

Colleen Maxfield
Acquisitions and e-Resources Library Assistant
(508) 626-4665
Room: UM03


The Periodicals Department in the Library houses the print and microfilm collection of our periodical and magazine resources as well as a charging station and two laptop monitors for patron use. Many of our titles are available online through our databases and we also have multiple titles available online through Flipster. The Periodicals Department is located on the Upper Mezzanine (UM) level of the Library.

Debbie Hogan
Periodicals Supervisor
(508) 626-4663
Room: UM24

Periodicals Service Desk
(508) 626-4749

Research and Learning

Reference librarians are available to help users:

  • Use the resources in the library, such as the online catalog, reference collection, periodical indexes and databases, and the Web;
  • Choose appropriate resources for a particular research topic; and
  • Answer any type of question you might have about doing research or about the Library.

Reference Librarians are available to answer research questions in the Library during regular reference desk hours. We are also available by appointment for individual or small-group consultations.

Sandra Rothenberg
Coordinator of Library Instruction and Reference Librarian
(508) 626-4083
Room: UM21

Rebecca Dowgiert
Scholarly Communications Librarian
(508) 626-4032
Room: UM07

For questions with your research or to meet with a Reference Librarian, please contact us by:

Library Instruction

The Research and Learning Department offers many types of Library instruction sessions and tours. To request a session or a Library tour call (508) 626-4083 or send an email to Faculty members can request sessions in support of a class, a research paper, particular topic, or issue through the Library Instruction Request Form. 

Rotel Project

The ROTEL team supports the ROTEL Project, a six-institution shared OER publishing grant.

Barbara Ambos
OER Administrative Coordinator
(508) 626-4678
Room: UM08

Deborah Fischell Percher

Special Collections and Archives

The Special Collections and University Archives are located in Room 110, which is on the first floor on the side opposite the entrance to the Henry Whittemore Library. Materials in the collections are available for research use from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Monday through Friday, or by appointment. Materials are non-circulating. Titles in the O'Connor Collection of modern American poetry and travel are searchable through the Library's online catalog. To request titles in the other collections, please consult the Special Collections staff.

Colleen Previte
Special Collections Librarian and Archivist
(508) 626-4648
Room: 110

Nancy Hanley
Library Assistant
(508) 626-4691
Room: 110

Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm, and by appointment. Closed weeknights and weekends.

Technical Services

The Technical Services department at Whittemore Library works collaboratively with many other departments within the library to provide timely and accurate discovery of all the resources in our various collections to our students, faculty and the greater global community. Once purchased or gifted to our library, all materials are managed in Tech Services. Our responsibilities include cataloging, data entry and physical processing of these materials and many other special projects. We also work closely with the University’s Digital Repository to make those unique collections findable. If we get a book, an iPad, a bag of rocks or some puppets, we want you to be able to find it and use it. We may be behind the scenes, but we are busy!

Suzanne Meunier
Head of Technical Services
(508) 626-4783
Room: UM26


Library Displays: The Library displays books, drawings and other materials. Please contact the Library Dean, Millie Gonzalez, at (508) 626-4652 for more information.