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All Smith libraries are closed for
the remainder of the semester.
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Director of Discovery, Access & Digital Engagement
Contact & Office Hours
Five College Library Annex, 125
M.L.I.S. Clarion University
B.A., Art/Graphic Design, Elmira College
Rob O'Connell is the Director of Discovery, Access, & Digital Engagement for Smith College Libraries, overseeing the Acquisitions, Cataloging, Electronic Resources, Preparation and Stacks, Interlibrary Loan, Circulation, and Digital Engagement departments. Rob manages the overall operation of the libraries discovery layer, OPAC, and metadata tools as well as the libraries material budget. Additionally, Rob manages the libraries infrastructure and provides strategy and support on the libraries digital environment and services including digital assets management and the institutional repository.
Collection Development Team, FOLIO Implementation Team, FOLIO Working Group, Smith College Discovery Team
O'Connell, Rob. “Beyond the Bento: A New Discovery Experience at Smith College.” Computers in Libraries Vol. 32 no. 2 (March 2019), http://www.infotoday.com/cilmag/mar19/OConnell--Beyond-the-Bento-A-New-Discovery-Experience-at-Smith-College.shtml