Jacob is the Access Services Assistant in the Wallace Library. He focuses on the library’s services and operations, including course reserves, our library student workers, and the circulation of the library’s collection.
Jacob has worked in a number of different roles at libraries across Massachusetts, including the Oxford Public Library, the Charlton Public Library, and the Sutton Public Library. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Westfield State University, where he was also a Student Library Assistant and Stack Supervisor.
Jacob has a love for history and especially for genealogy. One of the things he is proudest of is exploring the many branches of his family tree through road trips and excursions over the years. If asked to pick his most interesting ancestor, Jacob would choose his 4th great-grandfather, Maxson Saunders, who was a school teacher in Berlin, NY during the Civil War.
Jacob also has a love for writing, especially when it comes to poetry. One of his proudest poetry writing moments was the publication of his villanelle poem, titled “Love Song for a Gay Boy,” in Sibling Rivalry Press’ If You Can Hear This: Poems in Protest of an American Inauguration.
Jacob is looking forward to meeting as many different people as possible at Wheaton. Stop by the library to introduce yourself or to talk more about poetry and family history.