The Frederick E. Berry Library is the hub of intellectual exploration, knowledge creation, and community engagement at Salem State. The Library provides high quality, nimble, and innovative services in a welcoming, comfortable, and vibrant physical environment that encourages diversity, excellence, and continued growth.
Berry Library advances academic excellence and empowers student success at Salem State University by providing informed expertise and teaching the effective use and critical evaluation of information and archival resources. Through a commitment to developing a broad range of collections and partnerships, we facilitate access to information and preserving local and regional history that promotes lifelong learning for students, faculty, staff, and the public we serve.
Beth Bower, former Chief of Staff, Salem State University
Renee Dempsey, Executive Assistant to the Director
Debra Heerter, Library Assistant III
Elizabeth McKeigue (chair), Dean and Executive Director of the Library
Roopika Risam, Associate Professor of English
Justin Snow, Digital Initiatives Librarian
Peter Urkowitz, Library Assistant III
Carol Zoppel, Research and Instruction Librarian
The group met regularly in Spring 2018. Several focus groups were held with librarians and library staff. The library director held private consultation with each m A brief survey on expectations for library services was administered to students entering the library in late spring. Group members interviewed selected faculty for feedback. Members consulted other university administrators. The plan was finalized at the beginning of Spring 2019.