TEWKSBURY – Recently, Nicole Goolishian joined the staff at Tewksbury Public Library as the new Deputy Director.
Goolishian grew up in the area, attending Dracut Public Schools, and later Merrimack College. There she graduated with a bachelor’s degree, studying history and English. After undergraduate studies, she applied and then enrolled in the Library and Information Science program at Simmons College.
She then put her degrees and talents to good use, joining the library field first in New Hampshire and then more recently at the Lynnfield Public Library in Lynnfield. There she worked as head of technical services.
When considering a move to Tewksbury Public Library, Goolishian credits her personal connection to Tewksbury, as well as the library’s active role in the city’s larger community.
“Tewksbury is a community very dear to my heart as my mother’s family is from the town and my grandmother worked in the library at Tewksbury High School,” she said. “It’s an active city and I think this is reflected in the work that all the staff do to keep the library at the center of the community.
As she adjusts to her new position, Goolishian notes that the warm welcome she received from other library staff made the transition easier.
“All of the staff were very welcoming in showing me the ropes and sharing their experience and knowledge,” she said. “I so appreciate the time they took to welcome me, and it was great to learn what is unique about the service Tewksbury has to offer the public.”
Building on some of his past technical experiences, Goolishian hopes to use his new role to increase accessibility and public awareness of library events, events and services. Social media and marketing will be the main focus of this new campaign, building on the library’s existing social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
“I really enjoy the ‘behind the scenes’ work of libraries,” Goolishian said. “It’s great to see how it all comes together and it’s something we hope to share with customers via social media over the next few months. “