Get to Know BC’s Digital Scholarship Team: Sarah DeLorme

I have recently joined the Boston College Libraries team as the Digital Services Assistant. In this role, I am able to work with student employees to provide access and support for patrons utilizing the resources available in the Digital Studio. I give software assistance to those using the studio space, or refer them to other knowledgeable staff members. Additionally, I support Digital Scholarship initiatives by participating in outreach activities and exploring open source technologies.  

Prior to coming to BC, I worked in circulation at the Newton Free Library and also spent time working on a digital scholarship project at Northeastern University. I am passionate about digital humanities tools because of their scope and versatility, and I enjoy having opportunities to collaborate across different areas of study. My research interests are focused on accessibility, user experience and design, and it is my aim to connect people with digital resources that they can feel confident about using.

Sarah DeLorme ,”The Crystal Planet” (2016)

I have a background in fine art and design, and I spend most of my free time painting and maintaining my digital portfolio. I especially enjoy illustrative art, and hope to someday have my work published in a children’s book. Most of my paintings are done in traditional media, but I am currently learning digital techniques and exploring creative software—especially options that are open source! Other activities that I enjoy include baking, traveling and tending to my houseplants.