Staff

Email library@danahall.org to reach all of us.

Dial 781-235-3010 x2585 off campus.

Stephanie Donohue, Library Director
stephanie.donohue@danahall.org

I love being a librarian because every day is a new adventure.  You never know what story you will hear, where it will take you, what questions you’ll be asked or puzzles you’ll have to solve, what you’ll discover, and who you will meet along the way.  Being a librarian allows you to both open a door to many worlds for others, and to explore them yourself (and geek out about research questions, great books, and awesome colleagues and students)!

 

Maggie Davidov, Upper School Librarian
maggie.davidov@danahall.org

Being a librarian is like being a detective. I love questions that take me a long time to answer and problems that are not easily solved. I also LOVE that librarians get to bring who they are to their job. I can buy plays because I love the theater. I can tell stories to the campus kids because I used to teach kindergarten. I get to teach the best class in the school, Skills 9, which is about learning how to learn. I’m one lucky duck!

 

Amelia Herring, Middle School Librarian
amelia.herring@danahall.org

Being a librarian combines all of the things I love most in the world. I get to learn something new every day, dive deep into subjects that I previously knew nothing about, and work closely with people to help them accomplish something that often seems daunting: research! The hunt of finding that perfect source or topic is thrilling to me. Plus, the bonus of matching a person to the perfect book and seeing it ignite a passion for reading is truly magical. Especially when that person is a middle school student who claims she hates reading!

 

Dorothy DeSimone, Archivist
dorothy.desimone@danahall.org

I love being a librarian (and now an archivist) because of the endless possibilities for learning new things and sharing that learning with others. I’ve been at it now for 35 years and I haven’t yet run out of mind-expanding opportunities. It’s also great to be able to count other librarians as your friends!

 

Sammi Muther, Library Assistant
samantha.muther@danahall.org

I was not a fan of reading when I was younger, it took me a long time to figure out that I could do it at my own pace and actually enjoy it. Once I learned how cool reading was, I wanted to share my discovery with everyone. As a librarian I get to do just that! Books unite people. Reading builds understanding of those different from ourselves and opens our eyes to realities we might otherwise miss. Take a chance and read anything and everything libraries have to offer, as Arthur taught us “having fun isn’t hard when you’ve got a library card!”

 

Allison Smith, Library Assistant
allison.smith@danahall.org

Unsurprisingly, my love for libraries started with just a love of reading.  But more than that, I love all the stories that libraries have the potential to unfold.  Stories from authors, yes, but stories from patrons and students and community members, too.  Libraries at their best offer a haven for ALL the stories and ALL the people telling them; they’re about discovery and learning – I’m so happy that my job is being a part of that!

 

Pam Kaplan, Archives Assistant
pam.kaplan@danahall.org

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