Library Staff


Zachary Bodnar

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Zachary Bodnar graduated with a B.A. in History and B.A. in Psychology from Vassar College and graduated with a MLIS from Simmons College with a concentration in archives. Zachary first joined the Library as a part-time worker in the spring of 2017 to assist in preparing materials for digitization before taking on the position of processing archivist and then later his current position of Archivist. He is most interested in digital archives and metadata collection and standards. He is excited to help shape the future of the Library’s archival program and be a part of the New England’s Hidden Histories Team.

Tom Clark

Library Director
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Tom brings a wealth of experience and leadership in corporate libraries and library-related professional organizations to the Library & Archives. Starting as a newspaper librarian, he established himself in the Greater Boston community with his work in corporate libraries. Tom has led projects in library automation, in-depth research, digital conversion, collection development, social media and strategic planning. He has been recognized for his service by Simmons College, as well as the Boston Special Libraries Association.

Tom holds a Masters of Library Sciences from Simmons College Graduate School of Library & Information Science and a B.A. from Tufts University.

William McCarthy IV

Processing and Reference Archivist
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William graduated with a B.A. in History from Bridgewater State College and completed his MLIS at Simmons College with a concentration in Archival Management. William first started working here as a Simmons College intern, then was hired on as a part-time processing archivist. He works full time as the processing and reference archivist, while also being in charge of archival records management. His primary focus is on making our collections available and accessible to as many people as possible to promote the pursuit of knowledge.

Jules Thomson

Associate Archivist and Social Media Manager
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Jules holds advanced degrees in Mediaeval History and Archeology from the Universities of St Andrews and Oxford, UK, and a MLIS from Simmons University in Boston. In 2013 she completed a traineeship in digitization and digital archives with the National Archives UK, and went on to work for 4 years as Digital Access Officer with The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, working mainly with image collections and digital image libraries in a bustling public archive. She came on board with CLA in 2017 as Publication Assistant for New England's Hidden Histories, a role which has expanded to include other archival duties.

Sara Trotta

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With a B.A. from Boston University in English and anthropology, Sara went on to earn her MLIS from Simmons College, Boston, Sara was introduced to the Library & Archives through a graduate internship. Her responsibilities include reference, cataloging, collection maintenance and responding to general inquiries regarding our collections.