Susan Westerberg Cole

Scholarly Resources and Services, Sciences Librarian

Phone: 207-859-5791
Cole, Susan Westerberg


B.A. (1973) Knox College (Modern Languages: French, German)
M.S. (1975) University of Illinois (Library Science)
Coursework completed M.A. University of Illinois (French literature, art history minor)

Areas of Expertise

  • Library information in the sciences

Professional Information

Work experience
1973-1977 Monographs Cataloger, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
1978- Science Librarian, Colby College
1984-1985 Visiting Cataloger, Reference Asst., Bishop Museum Library, Honolulu, HI
1992-1993 Visiting Librarian, Smithsonian Institution Libraries, Washington, DC
2000 Visiting Librarian, Library of Congress, Science and Technology Division, Washington, DC
2006-2007 Visiting Librarian, Library of Congress, Science and Technology Division, Washington, DC


Cole, SW. 2007. Edible wild plants. Washington: Science Reference Section, Library of Congress. (Tracer bullet, 07-4). 17 p.

Cole, SW. 2007. Rachel Carson: selected reading list. Washington: Science Reference Section, Library of Congress. 8 p.

Nyhus PJ, Cole FR, Firmage DH, Tierney D, Cole SW, Phillips RB, Yeterian EH. 2006. Environmental studies: interdisciplinary research on Maine lakes. In: Sinton DS, Lund JJ, editors. Understanding place: GIS and mapping across the curriculum. Redlands, CA: ESRI Press. p.187-198.

Cole, SW. 2000. Sports Medicine. Washington: Science Reference Section, Science, Library of Congress. (Tracer Bullet, TB 00-2) 20 p.

Book review of: Somerville, AN. 1997. Chemical Librarianship: challenges and opportunities. New York: Haworth Press. (Review included in Forward to book)

Published Library of Congress, Science Everyday Mystery Web pages

How did the squash get its name?
Are black-eyed peas really peas?
How does skywriting and skytyping work?
Why do mosquitoes bite me and not my friend?
What are the northern lights?
What is the smallest flower in the world?
Is it possible to fry an egg on the sidewalk if it's hot enough?
Why don�t I fall out when a roller coaster goes upside down?


1985. Exhibit prepared concerning Col. L.W. Bryan (forester) marking the Bishop Museum's acceptance of his papers. Honolulu, HI: Bishop Museum Library.

2007. Exhibit prepared celebrating 100th birthday of Rachel Carson. Washington: Library of Congress, Science Reading Room.


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