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Some books will be unavailable from 12/18-1/22 during the move into Neilson. See Library Services During COVID-19

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Library buildings are closed
while the College is closed.

See Library Services During Covid-19
 

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Libraries' Service Desk

Call 413-585-2910
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Librarians are available via Zoom
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Use Ask Us to send a question and
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Special Collections Staff & Contacts

 Important Information About Special Collections During COVID-19

  • The Special Collections reading room is closed. Special Collections staff are working remotely and in-person services are closed. All other services will be limited and delayed. Smith course support is our primary responsibility at this time.
  • Minimal reference services will be managed remotely by staff. Reference inquiries that require materials investigation will be held in order of when they were received and responded to once the campus is opened.
  • Digitization services are prioritizing requests from Smith students and faculty for teaching. Please expect delays.
  • Please submit all questions and requests to specialcollections@smith.edu.

Special Collections Staff Directory

During the construction and renovation of Neilson Library, Special Collections is located on the 2nd floor of Young Library. 

Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

413-585-2970
specialcollections@smith.edu

Director of Special Collections: Elizabeth Myers, emyers@smith.edu, 413-585-2978

Name Job Title Phone Email
Alison Baitz Special Collections Social Media Content Intern 413-585-2986 abaitz@smith.edu
Mary Biddle Reading Room Supervisor 413-585-2329 mbbiddle@smith.edu
Scott Biddle Archives Technical Services Specialist 413-585-7021 jbiddle@smith.edu
Nichole Calero Administrative Assistant 413-585-2973 ncalero@smith.edu
Maureen Callahan Sophia Smith Archivist 413-585-2981 mcallahan@smith.edu
Tristan Chambers Digital Library Applications Administrator 413-585-2983 tchambers@smith.edu
Abigail Connick Rare Books Technical Services Project Librarian 413-585-2972 aconnick@smith.edu
Sylvia Hickman Exhibitions Coordinator 413-585-7025 shickman@smith.edu
Karen Kukil Associate Curator of Special Collections 413-585-2908 kkukil@smith.edu
Kate Long Research Services Archivist 413-585-2977 klong@smith.edu
Claire Marshall Metadata Migration Project Archivist 413-585-7030 cmarshall@smith.edu
Dan Michelson Project Manager Archivist 413-585-2919 dmichelson@smith.edu
Elizabeth Myers Director of Special Collections 413-585-2978 emyers@smith.edu
Michelle Paquette Metadata & Technical Services Archivist 413-585-7029 mpaquette@smith.edu
Renée Pelletier Blackwell Post-Baccalaureate Fellow 413-585-7035 rpelletier@smith.edu
Christie Peterson Head of Technical Services 413-585-2996 cpeterson@smith.edu
Shannon Supple Curator of Rare Books 413-585-2907 ssupple@smith.edu
Althea Topek Accessioning Archivist 413-585-4484 atopek@smith.edu
Madison White Processing Archivist 413-585-7023 mcwhite@smith.edu
Nanci Young College Archivist 413-585-2976 nyoung@smith.edu