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Maria Rao

Circulation Associate

Maria Rao

Contact & Office Hours

Monday to Thursday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Young Library, 111



M.L.I.S, Dominican University

B.A., Smith College, English Literature, Medieval Studies

Maria is one of the first faces you'll see at Young Library. As a circulation associate, she can answer your questions and help you find the resources you're looking for. She works closely with the rest of the Discovery and Access team to ensure that we're providing excellent library service to all our patrons. Additionally, she handles billing and fines for items at Young and the Annex.

Outside the library, Maria keeps busy by taking courses at Smith nearly every semester; you might recognize her from one of your classes! At home, she is a prolific cook, making everything from kimchi to cake to kombucha. And in her downtime, she enjoys reading nineteenth century Russian literature with her cat Cricket by her side.


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Research Interests

Russian literature, Russian history