Exciting news! The SMCM library has a new Research and Instruction Librarian.
Amanda VerMeulen joined the library team on August 3, giving her a few weeks to get her bearings on a way too quiet campus before the excitement of the start of the Fall semester.
Amanda (last name pronounced vur-MULE-in, because we were all wondering) comes to St. Mary’s from the College of Southern Maryland, where she worked as a librarian for almost three years.
At SMCM you might see her in your first year seminar or hanging out with the science types as the library liaison to Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Environmental Studies, Mathematics & Computer Science, Neuroscience, and Physics (plus Economics, for good measure).
And because everyone wants to know: Amanda has a BA in English from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, and an MLIS (<–that’s the library one) from Dominican University (it’s in Illinois).
Come see Amanda in her office (Library 125), at the Reference Desk, send her an email, or give her a call to get research help, wax nostalgic about CSM (for all those transfer students out there!), or discuss the finer points of naming your pets after minor character on The Wire (her dog’s name is Mr. Cheese, after Cheese Wagstaff, so…ya know).