Debra Gomes started her career at Alumnae Library in 1980 as a work study student in the Reference Department. In 1985 she started working full-time as the head of circulation and in 1994 became head of serials & systems.
In 2012, Debra was the interim library director and was promoted to associate director in 2013. Since then she has managed the library’s eResources, oversees the library’s software (i.e.: the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) WMS, the online catalog, and the library’s website), and oversees the preservation of library materials.
She has a small photography business and has co-published a book of photography and poetry. She has also exhibited her work at four solo photography shows and one dual show. Many of her photos are currently hanging on permanent exhibits in various Baystate Medical Center Facilities.
She currently belongs to four professional organizations: the American Library Association, the Massachusetts Library Association, the Association of College & Research Libraries, and the North American Serials Interest Group. She is also a member of the New York Center for the Book Arts.