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Rob O'Connell

Director of Discovery, Access & Digital Engagement

Rob O'Connell

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Neilson Library 309E


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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, Libraries' Leadership Team, Reserves Team, Collection Development Policy and Procedures Working Group


O'Connell, Rob. “Beyond the Bento: A New Discovery Experience at Smith College.” Computers in Libraries  Vol. 32 no. 2 (March 2019),