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Who We Are: Partner with Us

The Schumann Library aims to partner with the WIT community in achieving the educational goals of the Institute. In addition to working with faculty and students in the classroom, in building our library collections and services, we are interested in new ways we can collaborate to highlight faculty and student work, or innovative activities on campus. Learn more about existing partnerships, and ways you might think of working with us in the future. To find out more, please contact Kevin Kidd, Director of the Library, kiddk@wit.edu 617-989-4095.

Ongoing Partnerships

Faculty Recognition Program

Wentworth Institute of Technology's Faculty Promotion Recognition program, sponsored by the President and supported by the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons, strives to honor faculty members for all of their hard work and recent promotion. Each newly promoted faculty member selects a book for the Library's collection, which is then put on display for a period in the Library, after having been inscribed with a commemorative bookplate from the respective faculty member explaining the meaning of their selection.

Student Library Advisory Committee

Mission

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons supports the information needs of the WIT Community.  The Student Library Advisory Committee (SLAC) will meet with library staff to any library matters involving students.  These will include library services, policies, materials and programs.  SLAC members will represent the student body.  SLAC members will serve as Library ambassadors to the WIT community.  They will discuss library issues with other students to help shape library policies, services, and collections.

Why Join SLAC? 

  • Your voice will be heard
  • You help influence changes in the library
  • We will provide food at meetings
  • It will look great on your resume
  • You will meet other students and library staff
  • You will be making the library a better place for you and your fellow students

How Do I Join?

Simple! Apply here!

Exhibits in the Library

The Guarracino Family Gallery in the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons and the CEIS Showcase in the Center for Engineering, Innovation and Sciences provide wonderful spaces where Wentworth students, faculty and staff can publicly exhibit project work, art, and scholarship. Exhibits also provide an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to partner with the Library to engage in collaborative projects.

Our goal is to further the Institute’s educational mission by publicly displaying and celebrating the creativity and intellectual accomplishments of the Wentworth community.

Exhibits will be considered on individual merit and all submissions are encouraged.

Events in the Library

If you would like to host an event in the Library, we will work with you to see if there is a space suited to your needs.  For more information about spaces available, or to request event space, please contact Malissa Redmond, Library Administrative Services Coordinator, redmondm2@wit.edu or 617-989-4299.

Gifts to the Library

The Schumann Library & Learning Commons is grateful for the active support of alumnae/i and friends. Your monetary and in-kind gifts help the Library meet the needs of our students, faculty, and other members of our community.

Monetary Gifts

Your unrestricted, current-use gifts to the Schumann Library & Learning Commons enable the Director of the Library to focus your generosity where it can have the greatest impact. For more information about making a gift, please contact the Division of Institutional Advancement. Advancement staff can answer your questions and explain the powerful impact your unrestricted, current-use gifts can have.

If you already have the information you need, you can easily make your gift online now: https://wit.edu/supportWIT.

In-Kind Gifts (Books, Journals, and Other Library Materials)

We appreciate your gifts of books, journals, and other Library materials that are appropriate for the Library's collection and curricular-support needs.

In most cases, the Library will accept gifts of books and periodicals only if they fill gaps in already existing collections. Upon receipt, all gift materials become the property of Wentworth Institute of Technology, and those added to the collection will be processed according to the Library's standard collection management practices.

Gifts offered with conditions related to their acceptance, access, circulation, or use may be accepted only at the discretion of the Director of the Library in consultation with Library Department Heads.

With the exception of gifts to the Institutional Archives, the Library cannot provide an itemized list or appraisal of gift material. The Library can provide a letter to the donor acknowledging receipt of the gift.

If you are considering an in-kind gift, please contact Kevin Kidd, Director of the Schumann Library & Learning Commons. (kiddk@wit.edu)

Gifts to the Institutional Archives

The Wentworth Institute of Technology Archives collects materials documenting the history of the Institute, its students, faculty, and alumnae/i. Gifts of personal papers, manuscripts, photographs, or other materials are often valuable contributions to the Archives' collections. For more information, please contact Kevin Kidd, Director of the Schumann Library & Learning Commons. (kiddk@wit.edu)

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