Library Dean visits Northeastern Alumni and Parents in Rome

May 27, 2018 Dan Cohen, Dean of Libraries, Vice Provost for Information and Collaboration, was welcomed by a dozen alumni and parents in Rome to enjoy lunch and conversation. This was the first gathering for the Northeastern University community in the area, expanding on our mission to engage globally. The unique innovative ecosystem at Northeastern University continues to be a catalyst for our global community of agile, creative thinkers. Guests enjoyed meeting Dan and each other with conversation ranging from digital media and technology to various successful initiatives and professions our alumni and parents experience. We look forward to continuing to evolve and strengthen the wonderful connections made in Italy!

Proud of Our Graduates

On behalf of Snell Library, I would like to congratulate all the graduates. We have seen how hard you’ve all worked. You have filled up every table and corner of the library, from the Cyber Café to the 4th floor quiet areas. We feel that your success is ours and that makes us, well, a little bit proud! Anyone graduating today who was a student worker at Snell Library? We want to congratulate you and thank you for your service to the library. Contact us, and we can give you a Snell Library t-shirt! I heard a great speech by Sarah Tishler at the Psychology Department graduation ceremony yesterday. I continue to be impressed by the achievements of our students, and by the number of undergraduates who are doing research alongside faculty.  Graduation is a time of celebration, but it can also feel like a time of ending and loss. We want you to remember that Club Snell can always be your home-away-from-home! You are soon to become alumni. We have services for alumni, listed here:  As an alum, for example, you are entitled to reserve the Anna & Eugene M. Reppucci Alumni Reading Room, and you can still borrow books from Snell. To keep in touch, please follow us on Twitter and Facebook. What a beautiful day for Commencement 2011! Congratulations to all the grads!

Let's Talk about Printing

We welcome all library guests to use our space, services, and resources here at Snell Library; however, just as a reminder, printing from Snell Library computers is available to students, faculty, and staff of Northeastern University. If you are an alumnus, a Northeastern parent, or a user of government publications and would like to print, you can visit the Circulation Desk on Level One or the Research Assistance Desk on Level Two to request printouts. If you do not fall into one of the above categories, we recommend emailing your files to yourself or saving them to a flash drive (available for sale in the NU Bookstore) in order to print them from another location. If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Milner at

The Alumni Reading Room Opens!

It’s here! Today was the official opening of the Anna & Eugene M. Reppucci Alumni Reading Room. The room was a generous gift of Eugene M. Reppucci, Jr., an alumnus of Northeastern, donated in memory of his parents. The Reading Room will serve as a space for alumni to conduct personal research, relax, and experience the Library outside the bustle of the University. This room can also be reserved for alumni-related activities sponsored by student groups. There will be a reception in the Reading Room following the author talk scheduled for Parents’ Weekend, October 23, 2012. If you are interested in reserving the room for group functions, you can click here or contact the Office of the Dean of Libraries. To give the room a memorable opening, Paul Harding, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Tinkers, treated the Library to a reading from his novel as well as a revelatory discussion about the process of his work and his experiences as a child that led him to the creation of Tinkers.  

Alumni space in Snell Library

Do you miss your alma mater yet, alums? If you do, we’ve got a treat for you. Beginning June 25th, the first floor of Snell Library will undergo construction to create an Alumni Reading Room. This room has been made possible by a generous gift from Dr. and Mrs. Eugene M. Reppucci, Jr., in honor of Dr. Reppucci’s late mother, Anna Reppucci. The room will open this fall. It will be situated to the right of the Library main entrance, facing Snell Engineering. The primary purpose of the room is to provide a welcoming space for Northeastern alumni to relax, read, use their laptops, conduct research, and meet while on campus. Graduate students who have received their baccalaureates from Northeastern are also welcome to use the space. Additionally, the Library is pleased to offer the room to current students who would like to schedule a Student Group meeting or event. Students can book the room through the Office of Student Affairs. Study tables and seating previously located in the Reading Room space are being redeployed to other areas of the Library. Lesley Milner, Associate Dean of user services commented; “We are delighted to offer alumni and student groups what promises to be a beautiful new space.” It must be understood that this room is first and foremost, for alumni, and their activities take precedence over student activities. Student group meetings may be overridden by alumni events. For more questions, please contact Maria Carpenter at Further updates can be added to this post in the form of comments. -Damon Griffin