We are very pleased to announce the addition of two new Research and Instruction Librarians to the Gordon Library staff!
Paige Neumann is very excited to be a Research Instruction Librarian here at WPI! Paige previously worked as a reference librarian at Curry College in Milton, MA and Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She has a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Barnard College. Between college and grad school, Paige took a gap year to work as an English Teaching Assistant at Lycee Rene Cassin, a high school in Arpajon, France. Her French is a bit rusty, but she is happy to practice with any fellow francophones! Paige also enjoys baking and is always looking for baking tips and fun new recipes to try! Welcome, Paige!
Jessica O’Toole comes to WPI from the Department of Defense, where she worked as a research librarian with a focus on science and technology applications in the U.S. Military. Before moving to Virginia, she worked as a reference librarian at two different public libraries in Westchester County, NY, where she grew up. She has interned at the New York Supreme Court Library (1st Judicial District, Civil Branch), the National Anthropological Archives, and the U.S. Naval Observatory Library. She obtained both her Bachelor of Arts in History and her Masters in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University. She also has a graduate certificate from Virginia Tech in Information Policy and Society. Her professional interests thus far primarily include information and media literacy, intellectual property law, and privacy law. She is really excited about adding to those interests as she gets into her work at WPI. Welcome, Jess!