Staff Profiles

KSL_Image_1Karen Storin Linitz
Associate Dean, Library and Learning Resources
Cardinal Cushing Library, Room 320

What is an Associate Dean of Library and Learning Resources

At Emmanuel, the Associate Dean of Library and Learning Resources serves as the director of both Library and Academic Technology services, including ECLearn and other instructional technologies.  Karen’s chief responsibilities include

  • Managing the library and academic technology budgets;
  • Hiring librarians, instructional designers, technologists and administrative staff, and supporting them in their various roles;
  • Ensuring that Library and Academic Technology activities support the mission and strategic goals of the College.

Karen is a Professional Specialist for:

  • Library Management
  • Reference

Karen is an Academic Specialist for

  • Law


More About Karen:

Karen was appointed Associate Dean in December 2016 and charged with leading the library through a transformation to a 21st century Learning Commons. Karen first joined Emmanuel in December 2011 as Director of Academic Technology & Innovation, after almost a decade at Harvard Law School, where she was Senior Learning Technologies manager. Before that, Karen spent many years as a law librarian and taught legal research at both Harvard and Georgetown. Karen is a licensed attorney who previously practiced labor and employment law at a large Boston firm, where she lived on lattes and the free tuna sandwiches provided to sustain junior lawyers through their 12-hour days.

Karen received her BA, magna cum laude, from UMass Amherst, and also has a masters’ degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Information and a JD, cum laude, from Georgetown University.  She loves to read (of course), cook, dance and drink coffee – not necessarily all at the same time!

Doc1_Page_1Catherine Tuohy
Assistant Director for Technology and Technical Services
Cardinal Cushing Library, Room 104

What is an Assistant Director for Technology and Technical Services

Assists Associate Dean in oversight of the Department as well as manage the Discovery knowledgebase, databases, publisher web sites and integrated library system.

Cathy is a Professional Specialist for:

  • Electronic Resource Management
  • Library Management


Doc1_Page_2Diane Zydlewski
Head of Reference
Cardinal Cushing Library, Room 102

What is a Head of Reference

As Head of Reference, I oversee the reference department and work with the Reference/Instructional Librarian for library instruction.

Diane is a Professional Specialist for:

  • Reference
  • Information Literacy
  • Web Design


More About Diane:

I have worked at Emmanuel for almost 15 years and greatly enjoy working with the students along with the faculty and staff. Outside of my work, I enjoy painting, running, and spending time with my BFF (Bessy Fiona Fitzgerald), who came to me through the Northeast Animal Shelter.

Doc1_Page_3Dominique Barrault
Reference/Instructional Librarian
Cardinal Cushing Library, Room 102

What is an Instructional/Reference Librarian

As an Instructional and Reference Librarian here at Emmanuel College I have the unique opportunity to connect with students both in the classroom and the library!

Dominique is a Professional Specialist for:

  • Information Literacy
  • Reference


More About Dominique:

Before landing her dream job as Instructional and Reference Librarian at Emmanuel Dominique worked in libraries at Tufts, Bunker Hill Community College and Harvard. She strongly believes in the right to access information and knowledge. Dominique is passionate about information literacy and equipping students with the tools to become lifelong learners.

Dominique received her BA from Vermont College, an Associate Degree in Legal Studies from Andover College, and her Master of Library Science from Simmons College. Some of her favorite pastimes include reading on the beach, taking long walks through Boston, bike rides, yoga, and visiting her family in Maine and Quebec City.

Doc1_Page_4 Anne Hancock
Collection Development Librarian
Cardinal Cushing Library, Room 102

What is a Collection Development Librarian

The Collection Development Librarian at Emmanuel coordinates and manages the ongoing selection, purchase, evaluation and deselection of all library print and electronic resources. Anne’s collection development responsibilities require a strong understanding of curricular needs in all subject areas as well as a clear understanding of evolving library resources.

Anne is a Professional Specialist for

  • Collection Development

Anne is an Academic Specialist for

  • Archeology
  • Theology


More About Anne:

Anne’s undergraduate and graduate education gave her a strong liberal arts foundation that enables her to continually grow and evolve. Anne thoroughly enjoys providing faculty and students with the information and tools they need to study, teach, and perform research. Anne received her BA from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia majoring in Anthropology. Anne moved to Massachusetts to pursue her studies in historical archaeology at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she received her MA. While immersed in her studies of a 17th century northern provisioning plantation, Anne discovered a deep passion for the research process and the role libraries play in academic inquiry. This experience encouraged Anne to pursue her Masters in Library Science at Simmons College.

Outside of the library Anne enjoys spending time with her husband Chris and her son William, reading, watching HGTV or Netflix, pretending to be a runner, biking, and raising awareness for life with muscular dystrophy. Most Januaries you can find her running the Disney World Marathon weekend 10K with PPMD’s Run For Our Sons team.

Doc1_Page_5 Jennifer Woodall
Cataloger/Distribution Librarian
Cardinal Cushing Library, Circulation Office

What is a Cataloger/Distribution Librarian

At Emmanuel College, Jen’s role is the primary cataloger and manager of circulation, course reserve, and interlibrary loan departments.  It is her responsibility to design, develop and enforce policies and procedures in association with these services.

Jen is a Professional Specialist for:

  • Cataloging
  • Circulation
  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Course Reserves

Jen is an Academic Specialist for:

  • Literature
  • History
  • Museum Studies


More About Jen:

Originally from Toledo, Ohio Jen moved to New Hampshire to attend New England College.  She received her BA in both History and Literature with a minor in Music.  While in college, she started writing her own music and formed her own rock band with several of her friends. Unbeknownst to her supervisor, Jen would spend her solitary closing shifts rehearsing with her bandmates as a student worker at the Library.

After college, Jen attended Tufts University and received her Master’s Certificate in Museum Studies with a concentration in history.  She also had the privilege, during this time, to become the first intern at the MIT museum in the collection development department.  Her love of librarianship never ceased and Jen decided to continue her Master’s education and received her MSLIS at Simmons College.

Jen first started her employment at Emmanuel College in April 2002 as the Head of Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Services.  She loves the supportive community and wonderful people she has the opportunity to work with and serve every day.

Doc1_Page_6Mallory Witzig
Distribution Librarian
Cardinal Cushing Library, Circulation Office

What is a Distribution Librarian

As distribution librarian, Mallory oversees circulation and course reserves services and helps manage interlibrary loans. She also assists Maryellen Page in training and working with the library student workers.

Mallory is a Professional Specialist for:

  • Circulation
  • Course Reserves
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Reference

Mallory is an Academic Specialist for:

  • History
    • Sub-speciality: Classical and Ancient Mediterranean societies


More About Mallory:

Mallory grew up in central Pennsylvania, but spent many summers in Boston and on Cape Cod. She received her BA in Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies and History from The Pennsylvania State University in 2011. During undergrad, she realized she really enjoyed spending time and researching in the library and realized that her passion could turn into a career. So, she pursued a master’s degree and received her MSLIS from Simmons College in 2013.

Mallory has been working at Emmanuel College as the distribution librarian since summer 2013. She also works weekends at Northeastern University’s Snell Library as a reference librarian. She enjoys helping patrons find and get the library materials that they need.

Healey_JP_2011John Healey
Archives Librarian
Emmanuel College Archives
Cardinal Cushing Library, Room 202
(617) 264-7606

What is an Archives Librarian

As the Archives Librarian I am responsible for appraising, acquiring, arranging, describing, preserving, and providing access to records of enduring historic value. I am responsible for management and oversight of the archival repository and working with the College to ensure records of enduring historic value are maintained. In addition, I work with the Collection Development Librarian, Anne Hancock, in overseeing the Special Collection. This collection is a series of unique books that cover the Catholic Church and the history of Boston Irish-Catholic History.

John is a Professional Specialist for:

  • Archival Theory and Practice
  • Collection Development

John is an Academic Specialist for:

  • History
    • Sub-specialty: Educational Policy and Development in the United States
  • Political Science
  • Sociology


More About John:

I am from Brockton (MA) and Canton (MA) where I grew up with my two younger sisters, Sarah and Lauren. I would often attend Sunday afternoon tea with my maternal grandmother and spent time at my paternal aunt’s beach house in Narragansett, RI. In 2005, I graduated from Wheaton College (Norton, MA) with a Bachelor’s Degree in history. I later earned a Master’s Degree in history from Providence College (2009) and then a Master’s Degree in library and archival information from Simmons College (2011).

I have previously worked at the Canton Public Library and have genealogical and metadata experience gained at both the New England Genealogical Society and Northeastern University.


Maryellen Page
Administrative Asst./Coordinator, Library Student Worker Program
Cardinal Cushing Library, Circulation Office

What is a Administrative Asst./Coordinator, Library Student Worker (LSW) Program

Maryellen is both the coordinator of the Library Student Workforce and the Administrative Assistant to the Library Staff. As the coordinator of the LSW’s, Maryellen hires, trains, schedules and reviews the student workforce.

Maryellen is a Professional Specialist for

  • Office Management
  • Student Supervision

More About Maryellen:

Maryellen grew up in Mission Hill and graduated from both Mission Grammar School (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) as well as Mission Church High. She received her BS in Elementary Education from Suffolk University in 1985. Maryellen taught Junior High for the Archdiocese of Boston for 18 years. Half of her teaching career was spent at St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Brookline MA.

Maryellen has been working at Emmanuel College since November 2013. She instituted the Library Bake Off Challenge in May of 2015, it has become a perennial favorite among students and staff.


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