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Library Student Staff Orientation

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The library had a fantastic turnout this past Saturday, with a total of 39 students attending the beginning of the year orientation meeting.   It is interesting to note that about half of these students are brand new student staff.  To begin the day students played human bingo and got to know more about their student co-workers.  After the icebreaker, the students participated in sessions which covered topics such as:  customer service, research tips, curation, preservation, archives, as well a special session for our student supervisors.


Great student staff turnout!


Getting to know one another during human bingo!


Human Bingo Winners!
Human Bingo Winners!


Welcome Karen Bohrer!

Posted in In and Around the Library, and Staff Highlights

Karen (2) The Gordon Library welcomes to WPI Karen Bohrer, who recently joined the Collections and Systems Management team as the new Collections Assessment and Development Librarian. A graduate of the unique program at St. John’s College and with an MSLS from Catholic University, Karen brings extensive experience with library collections and services to WPI. Her career in US libraries was followed by twelve years in Greece, first at the American College of Thessaloniki where she was the founding director of the Bissell Library, and then at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens where she was the Head Librarian of the Blegen Library. A native New Englander, Karen is happy to be back in this part of the world and looks forward to working with students, faculty, and staff to build and maintain a library collection that meets their needs. Karen also has the distinction of being the first member of the library staff to appear as a contestant on Jeopardy! Please contact Karen if you have questions concerning library collections. She may be reached via email to and at campus extension 6671.

Christine Drew is the 2012 Recipient of the Denise Nicoletti Trustees’ Award for Service to Community!

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Congratulations to Christine Drew, Gordon Library’s Associate Director of Research & Instruction Services, for receiving the 2012 Denise Nicoletti Trustees’ Award for Service to Community.  Christine was cited for her many successful efforts to build community at WPI, defend the environment, and promote reading and learning.  The library staff joins with the WPI community to congratulate her and thank her for her dedication and for sharing her amazing spirit with all of us!

Congratulations to all those honored at this year’s Convocation: