Departmental Directory

Archives & Special Collections

NUASC collects and preserves Northeastern’s history and houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records relating to Boston’s fight for social justice. We make available the history of Boston’s social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, and urban and environmental justice, as well as Boston’s public infrastructure, neighborhoods, and natural environments. We give special attention to the history of Boston’s African American, Chinese, LGBTQ, and Latinx communities.

Collection Strategy & Information Resources Management Program

The Collection Strategy and Information Resources Management Program brings together library staff from different departments to guide the identification, evaluation, selection, licensing, acquisition, and fiscal management of physical and electronic information resources. Staff from Resource Administration and Discovery Services (RADS), Research and Instruction, Library Administration, and other units as needed work together to enable access to information resources in support of research, teaching, and learning.

Creative & Design Services

Creative and Design Services offers a constellation of services and staff to help you explore your creative side. We maintain audio, video, and 3D printing studios that are open to all members of the Northeastern community and can provide expert guidance on how to begin a project, learn a new piece of creative technology, and integrate our services into your teaching and learning goals.

Reach out to us for help with:

  • Audio and video recording
  • Audio and video post-production
  • Podcasting
  • 3D Printing
  • Laser cutting
  • Design for 3D printing

For more information about the audio and video studios, please contact the studios staff at [email protected]. For information about the 3D printing studio, please contact the 3D staff at [email protected].

Digital Infrastructures

Digital Infrastructures staff are responsible for developing software and platforms that support a range of digital scholarship, publishing, and archiving activities.

Digital Production Services

The Digital Production Services department enhances access to unique materials by reformatting, describing, and making accessible digital collections that benefit the university community and beyond. We work with university faculty and staff to digitize materials in a variety of formats, including documents, photographs, and audio/visual items to support research, instruction, and archival activities. We ensure the collections are discoverable and well-described by creating rich metadata at the item and collection level.

We also support the library’s Digital Repository Service, which is the primary home for storing the digital materials created in the library.

Digital Production Services staff are available for consultations on various topics related to digitization and metadata, including specifications, standards, and general best practices.

Reach out for help with:

  • Digitizing your project or instructional materials
  • Organizing information about your digital collections
  • Depositing items in the Digital Repository Service

For help or questions, contact us: [email protected].

Digital Scholarship Group

The Digital Scholarship Group (DSG) supports digital modes of research, publication, and collaboration at Northeastern. We provide expertise, infrastructure, and strategic guidance for researchers and projects, and we offer a wealth of activities to help you get involved and learn more. The DSG is home to several large, grant-funded projects, including the Boston Research Center, the Women Writers Project, and TAPAS, and provides key support to faculty projects like the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice project, the Early Caribbean Digital Archive, and the Digital Archive of Indigenous Language Persistence.

Library Technology Services

The Library Technology Services Department, or LTS, maintains a range of library systems ranging from our Scholar OneSearch and interlibrary loan systems to over 30 virtual and cloud-based servers supporting both internal and external applications and systems.

Information Delivery & Access Services

The Information Delivery & Access Services Department (IDEAS) provides in-person and online support for navigating library services and systems. We specialize in help for borrowing and requesting physical library materials, managing library accounts, facilitating access to library collections beyond Northeastern via interlibrary loan, and supporting course design/development and student access to course materials through Course Reserves.

Reach out for help with:

  • General information about library services, where to get help and from whom
  • Finding and borrowing from Snell Library, off-site, or requesting materials via Interlibrary Loan
  • Finding/accessing course materials on reserve or placing materials on reserve
  • Room reservations and visitor/guest access to Snell Library

Contact Us: [email protected].

Office of the Dean

Led by Vice Provost for Information Collaboration and Dean of the Library Dan Cohen, the Office of the Dean is the Library’s leadership and administrative team.

Contact Us: [email protected].

Research & Instruction

The Research and Instruction Department supports research, teaching, and learning with expertise in the discovery, organization, and dissemination of information and development of critical research skills (information and related literacies). Research and Instruction is comprised of the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities group, the STEM and Entrepreneurship group, and the Global Campus Engagement and Online Learning group.

Research & Instruction specializes in the following:

  • Identifying, evaluating, and selecting information resources (books, journals, databases, etc.)
  • Online learning objects that help students navigate library resources and services
  • Course-specific workshops, one-on-one and small group consultations
  • Open workshops on citation tools, information resources, affordable course materials/open educational resources, and key topics related to scholarly communications and publishing

Research Data Services

The Research Data Services group helps people use data. We can help you analyze, map, visualize, and manage data. We can guide you to create compelling projects for your courses and research. We work with Northeastern faculty, staff, and students at all levels of experience and in any location.

Reach out to us for questions, consultations, class visits, or workshops on:

  • GIS, geospatial analysis, and digital mapping
  • Poster and presentation design
  • Data analysis tools
  • Data management and sharing plans

Contact Us: [email protected].

Resource & Discovery Services

In support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of the Northeastern University global community, the Resource and Discovery Services department leverages experience and expertise to efficiently and mindfully acquire, organize, manage, and make discoverable scholarly resources. for the University community.

The Resource and Discovery Services Department is located on the second floor of Snell Library on the Boston campus. We are responsible for the acquisition, access, metadata, and management of library materials in print for the Boston campus and electronic formats for all Northeastern University campuses.

Reach out to us for help with:

  • Access to library resources
  • Library billing/invoicing/payments
  • Licensing of library resources
  • Library purchases
  • Metadata in library records

Contact Us: [email protected]