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Rose Reynolds

Head of Collection Development and Management

Rose Reynolds

Contact & Office Hours

by appointment

Five College Library Annex, 108


Subject Specialties

English Language & Literature


M.S.L.I.S., Archives Management, Simmons College

B.A., Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

B.A., English Language and Literature, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Certificate, Film Studies, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rose coordinates the development of the Smith College Libraries general collections. New to this role, she is currently getting to know our collections and their users, so that she can craft strategic directions and guidelines for the future. In addition to acquiring new materials and assessing current ones, Rose leads the Collection Services group, which includes the Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Serials & Electronic Resources teams. Under her leadership, the Collection Services Group will continue to ensure our library materials are discoverable, usable, and well cared for.

Outside the library, Rose enjoys exploring the making process; currently through sewing, knitting, and baking, but she's been known to wield a power tool or paintbrush when the mood strikes. She can also be found pursuing outdoor adventures, from local festivals and fairs, to hiking and canoeing.


Assessment and User Experience Team, Collection Development Team, Managers Team, New Neilson: Move In Working Group, Five College Resource Management Committee

Publications & Presentations

Reynolds, Rose,  Andrew Parker, Steven Turner, and David Edwards. "Distinctive Discovery: Multiple Approaches to Single Search." Presentation at Electronic Resources and Libraries Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April 4, 2017.

Reynolds, Rose. "A Tour of the Library: Moving from analog to digital." Presentation at the New England Code4Lib Annual Meeting, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, December 4, 2015.

Reynolds, Rose, and Wendolyn Vermeer. "Meeting the E-Resources Challenge: Utilizing ERMS in Libraries." Presentation for the LITA Electronic Resources Management Interest Group at the American Library Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 27, 2015.

Reynolds, Rose. "The Electronic Resources Librarian’s Role in Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications," NASIG Newsletter 30:2 (2015).

Professional Affiliations

New England Tecnical Services Librarians (Vice President/President-Elect), North American Serials Interest Group (2016 Conference Planning Committee Member)