Abigail Baines

Adjunct Faculty
  • School of Library and Information Science

About Us

Abigail S. Baines is currently Systems & Discovery Librarian at the Harold F. Johnson Library of Hampshire College. On behalf of the Hampshire Library, Abigail is the lead on a three college digital library project and in her job is responsible for all metadata reliant services used by the library. She previously held positions as Coordinator of Digital Curriculum, Reserves & Media, and E-Reserves Assistant at the UMass Amherst Libraries where she implemented the Ares reserve system and converted paper processes to digital workflows. Abigail is a 2010 alum of the Simmons LIS program. While completing her studies, she worked as a Metadata Specialist for the W. E. B. Du Bois Digitization Project at UMass Amherst, and as Library Assistant for the Goodwin Memorial Library in Hadley, MA. Abigail began the Simmons GSLIS program directly after completing dual degrees in Communication and Psychology at UMass Amherst, a course which included an undergraduate internship in the University Archives. Through these positions, she has discovered professional strengths and personal interests in systems support, metadata guidance, workflow optimization, and library administration including project and staff management.

What I Teach

  • LIS 488-20: Technology for Information Professions, at SLIS West
  • LIS 454-20: Digital Information Services & Providers, at SLIS West