Carol Witt's basic page to get Drupal access for SRRT.



image of Carol Witt wearing a keyhole scarf that she knitted in 2018Greetings! My name is Carol Witt, and I'm a librarian currently living in the Boston area, although I'm originally from Toronto. I have volunteered to act as Web Manager for the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT), as well as leading its new Adhoc Web Committee, which was discussed at SRRT's Action Council Meetings at ALA's 2019 Midwinter Meeting and continued afterward via email.

My Work

After graduating from the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College (now University) in May 2018, I began working as a Professional Cataloguer with Accufile. My first project was at the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the next was at my current project, Boston University Law Libraries. I also have a Library and Information Technician (Accelerated) Diploma from Seneca College in Toronto, and worked for over six years in full-time positions, in addition to part-time and volunteer experience. While I specialize in technical services, I have also spent years performing public services.

You can read more details about my work experience and education at my LinkedIn page.

Other Education

I hold a Master of Arts from the University of Toronto's Centre for Medieval Studies, and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from UofT's University of St. Michael's College as a Specialist in Mediaeval Studies and Major in Celtic Studies. My specific academic interest is in the anonymous Middle Welsh translation of a selection of Odo of Cheriton’s Latin beast fables, which survive in a single manuscript dating ca. 1400.

My Hobbies


I'm sure this comes as no surprise! I enjoy most genres; however, I tend to read a lot of science fiction and fantasy (SFF), mysteries, and history. I'm currently reading Dark Tide: the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo, and recent favourites include the Lady Astronaut alternate-history series by Mary Robinette Kowal and the Chief Inspector Gamache mysteries by Louise Penny.


I have performed in choirs for years. My most recent choir is the Choral Art Society of the South Shore, and I previously sang through the Royal Conservatory of Music's Adult Programs. I tend to sing first soprano, but can and will sing anything from that to baritone according to the choir director's needs.


While I first learned to knit as a child—wanting to make a scarf just like the Doctor's from Doctor Who!—I took it up again a few years ago when family members started having children.

ALA Connections

Briana Jarnagin is the Staff Liaison with whom I will be working. She is the Member Services Assistant at the Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services.

logo of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA)SRRT Adhoc Web Committee

In addition to myself, SRRT's Adhoc Web Committee will be composed of the following SRRT Action Council members:

  • Jane L. Cothron (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020),
  • Violet Fox (Member-at-Large, July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2020), and
  • Alfred Kagan (Member, July 1, 2018, to July 1, 2019).

The following members will participate as consultants and resources:

  • Charles Kratz (Coordinator, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019),
  • Melissa Cardenas-Dow (ALA Councilor-At-Large, 2016-2019; Ex-Officio Member, July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019), and
  • Katelyn Browne (SRRT's Feminist Task Force Website Manager).