Library Departments

The Henry Whittemore Library offers a wide range of services to its patrons. Below is the contact information of the library's departments.

Administration

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

Access Services & 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.

Karin Medin
Access Services Librarian
(508) 626-4027
Room: 114

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

Patrick Gerrity
Weekend and Evening Access Services Supervisor

Maureen Reynolds
Weekend and Evening Access Services Supervisor

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

Scholarly Resources and Collections

Shin Freedman
Head, Scholarly Resources and Collections
(508) 626-4666
Room: UM02

Allyson Duval
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

Maria Lentini
Curriculum Library Assistant
(508) 626-4659
Room: UM18

E-resources and Digital Services

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

Claudia Osorio

Digital Projects Assistant

(508)626-5790

Room:  117

Periodicals

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: UM07

Periodicals Service Desk
(508) 626-4749

Reference & Research

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.
  • Answer any type of question you might have about doing research or about the Library.
Reference Librarians are available to answer reference 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

Hedda Monaghan
Student Success and Assessment Librarian
(508) 626-4664
Room: UM13

Part-time Reference Librarians (Days, Evenings, and Weekends): Deborah Fischell Percher, Lani Smith, and Rebecca Dowgiert. For questions with your research or to meet with a Reference Librarian, please contact us by:

Library Instruction

The Reference 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 srothenberg@framingham.edu. Faculty members can request sessions in support of a class, a research paper, particular topic, or issue through the Library Instruction Request Form. 

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

More

Library Displays: The Library displays books, drawings and other materials. Please contact the Interim Library Dean, Millie Gonzalez, at (508) 626-4651 for more information.