Anna Gold


I joined WPI as University Librarian in 2017, drawn to WPI's excellence in polytechnic learning and interdisciplinary research.

I began my career as a research librarian at the Library of Congress. In 1994 I joined the National Science Foundation (NSF), where I served as library director before becoming manager of NSF’s public website.

Prior to joining WPI, I served as head of science and engineering libraries at the University of California at San Diego and MIT before returning to California as dean of library services at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, leading my team to receive the Association of College and Research Libraries’ national award for Excellence in Academic Libraries. I've also led redesign projects that allow university libraries to better serve as vibrant and productive working and learning spaces.

I earned a BA in literature at the University of California Santa Cruz, a master of library science at the Catholic University of America, and an MS in science and technology studies at Virginia Tech.