Emma Wood


Emma Wood she/her

Associate Librarian

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Claire T. Carney Library 134

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2009Simmons CollegeMA in Library Science
2006Massachusetts College of Liberal ArtsBA in English


Research interests

  • Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • The concept of Third Place

Select publications

  • Emma Wood & Misty Peltz-Steele (2022).
    Open Your Casebooks Please: Identifying Alternatives to Langdell's Legacy
    Western New England Law Review, 43
  • Emma Wood (2020).
    Libraries Full Circle: The Cross Section of Community, the Public Sphere, and Third Place
    Public Library Quarterly, 40, 144-166 .
  • Emma Wood (2018).
    Choose Your Own Adventure: Alternatives to Legal Advice
    Public Libraries, 57, 7-10.

Emma Wood has worked at UMass Dartmouth since 2009. For 10 years, she was a librarian at the UMass Law Library where she assisted students and faculty with legal research, both print and online. Prior to her time at UMass, she worked in public libraries. Emma has an OER Librarianship Certificate from the Open Education Network. She obtained her Master's Degree in Library Science from Simmons College, and her undergraduate degree from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in The Berkshires where she is from.

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