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Staff Profile


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My name is: Susan Gilman

Job: Research and Digital Learning Librarian, Widener and Lamont Libraries

How did you end up working in a library?: My aunt is a librarian. When I was in college I loved doing research, so she suggested I consider pursuing a career in libraries.

Childhood ambition: To become the world’s greatest artist

Hometown: Salem, OR

Perfect spot at Harvard: The Loker Reading Room on a
snowy day.

Book recommendation: Works by Lisa See

Currently reading: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie

Looking forward to: Visiting France again.

Go-to spot in the Square: Tealuxe

Soundtrack: Anything by Carla Bruni-Sarkozy or Billie Holiday

Inspiration: Art, Fashion, Feminism, Minimalism

Favorite thing about libraries: Their ability to both cultivate and satisfy curiosity.

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