Email library@danahall.org to reach all of us. Dial 781-489-1385 off campus.

Dana Sly, Library Director dana.sly@danahall.org

Emma Johnson, Upper School Librarian emma.johnson@danahall.org

What I love about being a librarian is helping to connect someone to exactly the right thing that they thought they’d never find (or the perfect book they didn’t know they would love!). Even more than that, I love teaching students HOW to find exactly the right thing so that they go out into the world ready to learn about anything they want. I also really, really like alphabetizing things.

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!

Julia Newman Kuljancic, School Archivist julia.newman@danahall.org

I love being an archivist because you get to uncover unknown and forgotten histories! We can’t keep everything, but archivists help to preserve the most important pieces of our collective memory. One of the best parts about being an archivist is getting to experience the past by working with materials and objects from another time and place.