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FSU Libraries offers a professional librarian liaison to each department, school, and program who provides tailored instruction and research assistance for students and faculty. Each liaison can work collaboratively with teaching faculty, serve as a department's first point of contact for information about library resources and services, and also select materials to support students and their current course curricula.

Every Library Liaison also manages several LibGuides that act as a homepage for library resources in specific subject areas. Search below to connect with your FSU Library Liaison today!

Under the photo of the Subject Specialist is a link to request a consultation with that librarian. If you are not sure what librarian to choose use this form and we'll help choose the best librarian for your needs.


Adam Beauchamp


Humanities Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027G Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-2708

Request a consultation with Adam Beauchamp

Subject Specializations:
Classics; History; Humanities; Philosophy; Religion


Adam Beauchamp is a Humanities Librarian at Florida State University Libraries serving as liaison to the departments of History, Philosophy, and Religion. His responsibilities include research support, instructional support, and collection development in these disciplines. Prior to joining FSU, Adam was Research & Instruction Librarian for Social Sciences, and later Assessment & User Experience Librarian, at Tulane University. Adam completed his Master of Library and Information Science degree at Louisiana State University. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Niagara University and earned a Master of Arts degree in History from Tulane University, where he studied Latin American history. Adam’s current research interests include information literacy instruction in disciplinary contexts, assessment in libraries, and most recently, the application of science and technology studies to teaching information skills and research methods.


Mohamed Berray


Social Sciences Librarian | Coordinator for Government Information
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027L Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-2709

Request a consultation with Mohamed Berray

Subject Specializations:
Political Science; Public Administration and Policy


Mohamed Berray is the liaison to the Department of Political Science, International Affairs, and the Askew School of Public Administration and Policy in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy. He came to Florida State University from the Pennsylvania State University where he was resident Social Sciences Librarian and subject specialist for political science, international law, and international affairs. Mohamed has a Master’s Degree in Political Science, a Postgraduate Diploma in International Law with specialization in Refugee Law from the American University in Cairo, and a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a former Fulbright Scholar, and an ILEAD (International Librarians Enhancing Access and Development) Fellow with the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He also was the Assistant Director, and, Head of the Law Library at the American University in Cairo. Mohamed serves on many ALA and ACRL Committees and Round Tables, and is currently Chair of the Politics, Policy, and International Relations Section Professional Development Committee. His research interests include diversity in libraries, and assessment of library user experiences.


Jonathan DaSo

Digital Literacy and Modern Languages Librarian
Teaching, Learning, & Engagement
112E Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-0470

Request a consultation with Jonathan DaSo

Subject Specializations:
Asian Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Modern Languages; Russian & East European Studies


Jonathan DaSo joined the Florida State University libraries in 2017. As the Digital Literacy and Modern Languages Librarian, he works to promote library services and resources to the FSU community and to develop the technological support available to everyone through the libraries. Jonathan received his MS in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a BA in Spanish with a minor in Chinese Studies from Emory University. Prior to joining FSU, he was the Undergraduate and Information Services Librarian at the University of Toledo. His research interests include undergraduate use of libraries, information literacy, diversity and inclusion in academic libraries, and emerging technologies in the classroom.


Kathleen Dowling

Florence Study Center
STEM Libraries
Subject Specializations:
Florence Study Center

Leila Gibradze


Associate Librarian
Innovation Hub
2023 WJB
Phone: (850) 645-8418

Request a consultation with Leila Gibradze

Subject Specializations:
Information Studies; Library & Information Science


Leila Gibradze received her MLIS from Rutgers University and MA in Western European Languages from Tbilisi State University, Georgia. Leila has extensive professional experience as a reference librarian and a cataloger both in public and academic library settings. She has taught graduate and continuing education courses in reference services and cataloging.


Laura Gayle Green


University Librarian, Head of the Music Library
Allen Music Library
N0202 HMU
Phone: (850) 644-3999

Request a consultation with Laura Gayle Green

Subject Specializations:
Music


Laura Gayle Green holds degrees from Ashland College (B. music, piano), the University of Virginia (M.A., musicology), and Indiana University (M.L.S. with an emphasis in music librarianship). She became Head of the Warren D. Allen Music Library at Florida State University in July 2012. Previous positions include Director, Music/Media Library at the University of Missouri—Kansas City (UMKC, 1993-2012) with an appointment as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Conservatory of Music and Dance, and Visiting Assistant Librarian, Music Cataloger at Indiana University (1990-1993). Ms. Green has been published in Cataloging and Classification Quarterly and Music Reference Services Quarterly, and has invited articles in Women and Music in America Since 1900 (Oryx Press 2002). She has been a speaker and panelist at Music Library Association (MLA), Music Library Association Midwest Chapter, American Musicological Association, Society for American Music, and Innovative Users Group meetings. Ms. Green has served as Convention Manager, Assistant Convention Manager, Treasurer/Executive Secretary, Program Chair, and Co-Chair Local Arrangements Committee for MLA. Ms. Green serves on the advisory board for Naxos Music Library and is on the editorial board for College Music Symposium.


Kelly Grove


STEM Research and Learning Librarian
Dirac Science Library
202A Dirac Science Library
Phone: (850) 644-0023

Request a consultation with Kelly Grove

Subject Specializations:
Chemistry and Biochemistry; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Engineering; Geography; Nursing; Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science; Psychology


Kelly Grove is a Research and Learning Librarian at Dirac Library and the liaison to the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) Department, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department, Psychology Department, College of Engineering, Geography Department, College of Nursing, and Department of Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science Department. Her background includes a B.S. in Geology from the University of Idaho and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and the Geological Society of America (GSA).


Valencia Hines

Library Specialist
Monographic Acquisitions
007 Madison
Phone: (850) 644-5180

Request a consultation with Valencia Hines

Subject Specializations:
New Faculty Collection Development Grant


New Faculty Collection Development Grant Administrator


Matt Hunter


Digital Scholarship Technologist
Office of Digital Research and Scholarship
013, R&D Commons Strozier
Subject Specializations:
Classics


Matt Hunter is the Florida State University Digital Scholarship Technologist and co-liaison to the Classics department. His responsibilities include reference and instruction for the Classical Archaeology, Greek, Latin, Classical Civilizations, and Ancient History programs. Matt has earned B.A. degrees in History and Classics, an M.A. in Latin, and an M.L.I.S. from Florida State University. His current research interests include emerging technology applications in humanities scholarship, library-based digital humanities research support, and library-based scholarly publication. He is a member of the American Library Association and the Association for College and Research Libraries.


Renaine Julian


Director of STEM Libraries
Dirac Science Library
205A Dirac Science Library
Phone: Phone: (850) 645-7961

Request a consultation with Renaine Julian

Subject Specializations:
Communication Disorders


Renaine Julian is the Director of STEM Libraries at Florida State University. In this role, he oversees a team of science librarians and staff that provide support for STEM scholars across the research and learning lifecycles. Renaine has a MLIS, a MS in Urban and Regional Planning and a BS in Political Science all from Florida State University. His research interests include: library leadership and administration, scholarly communication, and open science.


Kyung Kim


Social Sciences Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027E Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-7558

Request a consultation with Kyung Kim

Subject Specializations:
Communication; Communication Disorders; Hospitality; Public Health; Urban and Regional Planning


Kyung Kim earned a PhD in Library & Information Science at Rutgers University. Prior to joining the FSU Libraries, Kyung worked as a medical librarian, then taught at iSchool, FSU over nine years. She is currently working on her MBA. She is leading Doctoral Support Special Interest Group at FSU Libraries. Kyung has expertise in User Studies, research life cycle, and advanced techniques for literature search. Her research interests include innovative information services for faculty and graduate students, scholarly communication, curriculum development, embedded librarianship for distance learners, and future of academic libraries. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).


Kirsten Kinsley


Assessment Librarian
Assessment: Library Research & Statistics
313C Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-9347

Request a consultation with Kirsten Kinsley

Subject Specializations:
Criminology and Criminal Justice; Psychology; Social Work


Kirsten Kinsley is an Assessment Librarian at the Florida State University Libraries and a liaison with the College of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a co-liaison for the Department of Psychology and the College of Social Work. Kirsten completed her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies in 1999 and received a Master of Science and Specialist in Education degrees in Counseling and Human Systems in 1995 from the Florida State University. In 1989, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with Honors. Ms. Kinsley previously worked for the FSU Career Center Library and Law Research Center and has been working in libraries on campus in various capacities since 1991. Kirsten seeks to foster and measure how the library through campus collaborations can contribute to student and faculty success.


Jesse Klein


Social Sciences Research & Data Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027P Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-6323

Request a consultation with Jesse Klein

Subject Specializations:


Jesse Klein is the Social Sciences Research and Data Librarian at FSU Libraries. A three-time alumnus of Florida State University, she received her B.S. in Sociology and Criminology in 2010, M.S. in Sociology in 2012, and Ph.D. in Sociology in 2015. Jesse has subject expertise in social movements, political sociology, popular culture, research design, and mixed methods. In addition to conducting various research projects in the academy and the community, Jesse is also an experienced grant writer for social justice nonprofit organizations and local government initiatives focused on women, girls, domestic violence, and formerly incarcerated individuals. She currently serves as the data and research librarian for all social science areas, working directly with faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students to provide reference, instruction, and consultations on a range of topics related to research data services.


Michael Mohkamkar


Resident Librarian
Technology and Digital Scholarship
023C Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-5859

Request a consultation with Michael Mohkamkar

Subject Specializations:
Religion

Jeff Phillips


Social Sciences Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
0027F Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-1635

Request a consultation with Jeff Phillips

Subject Specializations:
Demography; Education; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Educational Psychology and Learning Systems; Family and Child Sciences; School of Teacher Education; Sociology; Sports Management and Recreation Management


Jeff Phillips earned a B.S. and M.S. in Library and Information Studies, a Masters in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies. As the Instruction and Learning Services Librarian, he has a strong focus in teaching students how to perform proper research and understanding the benefits of using library resources. His research interests include quantitative and qualitative strategies for instructional assessment and emerging technologies. He is a member of the American Library Association and the Critical Thinking Community.


Mallary Rawls


English and Interdisciplinary Subject Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027N Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-8044

Request a consultation with Mallary Rawls

Subject Specializations:
African-American Studies; Asian Studies; English; Interdisciplinary Social Science; International Affairs; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Middle Eastern Studies; Womens Studies


Mallary Rawls is a Resident Librarian and the English and Interdisciplinary Subject Librarian at Florida State University. Her responsibilities include research support, library instruction, and collection development support. Prior to working at Florida State University Libraries, Mallary was a Youth Services Librarian at the LeRoy Collins Main Library in downtown Tallahassee. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Humanities at Florida State University and earned a Master of Arts degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Mallary's current research interest include Open Educational Resources, information literacy instruction in disciplinary context, critical theory & pedagogy.


Dave Rodriguez


Resident Librarian
Office of Digital Research and Scholarship
0011 Strozier
Subject Specializations:
Film


Dave Rodriguez is Resident Librarian in the Office of Digital Research and Scholarship. He holds a BA from New College of Florida (2009, Literature), an MA from the University of Florida (2011, Film & Media Studies), a Certificate from The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation (2012), and an MLIS from Florida State University (2018). Before coming to FSU, Dave worked in film and audio-visual preservation in museums, archives, and in the private and non-profit sectors. These positions included Chief Projectionist of the Motion Picture Department at George Eastman Museum, Manager/Archivist of The Center for Moving Image Arts at Bard College, laboratory technician at Continental Film & Digital Laboratory, and in Special Collections at the University of Miami. He has also worked as a freelance museum preparator and art handler. His current work at FSU Libraries focuses on digital media stewardship, repository management, and open-source technologies. His research interests include the curation of time-based media, copyright law, media archaeology, and experimental film/video/music.


Robyn Rosasco


Public Services Librarian
Maguire Medical Library
MSR-1300 Medical Library
Phone: (850) 645-0348

Request a consultation with Robyn Rosasco

Subject Specializations:
Medicine


Robyn earned a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. As the Public Services Librarian at the College of Medicine’s Maguire Medical Library, Robyn is responsible for reference, research, and circulation services for that branch library. She is a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the Florida Health Sciences Library Association (FHSLA).


Nicholas Ruhs


STEM Research and Learning Librarian
Dirac Science Library
202A Dirac
Phone: (850) 645-9597

Request a consultation with Nicholas Ruhs

Subject Specializations:
Biological Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics; Physics; Scientific Computing; Statistics


Dr. Nick Ruhs is currently a STEM Research and Learning Librarian at Florida State University. He is the subject librarian for the Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Scientific Computing departments. He is also the STEM data librarian and works closely with faculty and students on topics related to research data management and data literacy. Prior to joining FSU Libraries, Nick earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to that, he received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Quincy University in 2011. His current research interests include research data services, open science, and data information literacy for undergraduate and graduate students. He is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Research Data Access and Preservation (RDAP), and the American Chemical Society (ACS).


Shaun Saxon


University Librarian, Head of FSUPC Library
Panama City, Florida
A110 Holley Bldg
Phone: (850) 770-2244

Request a consultation with Shaun Saxon

Subject Specializations:
Panama City Florida Library

Dan (Brew) Schoonover


Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities Director
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027 Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-1680

Request a consultation with Dan (Brew) Schoonover

Subject Specializations:
Anthropology


Dan 'Brew' Schoonover serves as the subject librarian for Anthropology and the Director of the Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities team. He joined the Florida State University Libraries in 2008. Brew received his M.A. in Religion from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL and his Masters in Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. He is a member of the Anthropology and Social Sciences Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries.


Leah Sherman


Visual & Performing Arts Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027H Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-1573

Request a consultation with Leah Sherman

Subject Specializations:
Art; Art Education; Art History; Dance; Interior Design; Theatre


Leah Sherman serves as the library liaison for all departments within the College of Fine Arts (Art, Art Education, Art History, Dance, Interior Design, and Theatre) as well as the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, The Ringling Museum, and the FSU Master Craftsman Studio. Her responsibilities include collection development, research consultations, and instructional support across the various disciplines. Leah earned her Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Florida State and is currently pursuing her PhD in Art History at FSU as well. Leah’s research interests in librarianship include increased awareness of visual literacy in instruction and the impact of outreach while her work in Art History focuses on 20th century Italian abstract painting, conceptual art, and museum history. She is an active member of ARLIS (Art Libraries Society of North America), CAA (College Art Association), ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries), and ALA (American Library Association.)


Michael Siriwardena


Director of Access Services and Delivery
Access Services and Delivery
112F Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-2164

Request a consultation with Michael Siriwardena

Subject Specializations:
Nursing

Velma Smith


University Librarian
026 R.M. Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-5045

Request a consultation with Velma Smith

Subject Specializations:


Interlibrary Loan Librarian - secures access to information not available at the Florida State University Libraries. Provides library service to the FSU Distance Education Community. Assists Subject Liaisons with Collection Development.


Sarah Stanley


Digital Humanities Librarian
Office of Digital Research and Scholarship
013 R&D Commons Strozier Library
Subject Specializations:
Digital Humanities; English


Sarah Stanley is the Digital Humanities Librarian, and a liaison to the English Department and Digital Humanities Master’s Program. She received a Master’s in English from Northeastern University, where she studied early modern women’s writing and digital humanities. In the past she has worked on projects such as the Women Writers Project and Early Caribbean Digital Archive. At Florida State University, she assists faculty and students with projects that use digital methods, such as text analysis, humanities data visualization, and digital publication. Sarah’s research interests include studying sustainable digital humanities project infrastructure, creating structured data about people, and representing text in digital spaces. She is currently pursuing a Master’s of Science in Information at FSU’s iSchool.


Sandra Varry

Heritage & University Archivist
Heritage & University Archives
203 Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-7988

Request a consultation with Sandra Varry

Subject Specializations:

Denise Wetzel


STEM Research and Learning Librarian
Dirac Science Library
205C Dirac
Phone: (850) 644-3079

Request a consultation with Denise Wetzel

Subject Specializations:
Biological Science; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Engineering; Mathematics; Nutrition, Food, and Exercise Science; Physics; Statistics


Denise A. Wetzel joined Florida State University Libraries in January 2018. She holds a B.H. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. Currently, Denise is pursuing a Masters in Environmental Science with Florida State University’s Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science. She is a member of Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI), the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the American Society of Engineering Education/Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) and the American Library Association (ALA). Before joining FSU, Denise worked for Mississippi State University Libraries, the Alabama Public Library Service, and as an ESL teacher. Her research interests include undergraduate information literacy, patent searching in STEM, terminology usage disparities by researchers across STEM disciplines, and meteorology resources and their use.


Lindsey Wharton


Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian
Subject Specializations:
Center for Leadership and Social Change; Family and Child Sciences; Social Work


Lindsey Wharton joined the faculty at the Florida State University Libraries in 2014. As the Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian, she is responsible for ensuring equitable access to library services and resources for all distance learning students as well as students and faculty at FSU's remote instructional sites and international programs. This entails creating library tutorials, videos, and web content, embedding library resources into the learning management system, providing online instruction and workshops using Collaborating, consulting with faculty teaching online courses, and coordinating our virtual reference service. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Florida State University and her Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Before joining FSU, she served as the Assistant Director of the Learning Resource Center at Florida Keys Community College. Lindsey is a member of the American Library Association, Florida Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Her research interests include information literacy and library instruction, emerging technologies, virtual reference services, information ethics, and digital pedagogy.


Trip Wyckoff


Entrepreneurial Outreach Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027K Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-1475

Request a consultation with Trip Wyckoff

Subject Specializations:
Business; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Sports Management and Recreation Management


Trip Wyckoff is the Entrepreneurial-In-Residence for the University Libraries. He also is a subject librarian to the College of Business and the Department of Sport Management.. In addition to consulting with students and faculty, he has developed the "Business Research Certificate – BR101" course covering all aspects of business research, presented around the university for faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and the public. Trip has worked for a wide range of libraries, including stints in public (Houston Public Library), law (Baker & Botts), corporate (Hoover's), and nonprofit (American Productivity & Quality Center) libraries. In addition to his work with FSU, he has also owned his own company, Specialissues.com, which compiled industry information for researchers and librarians. He received his B.A. in history with a minor in Anthropology/Archaeology from Florida State University in 1987 and his Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State in 1988. Trip is a member of the Special Library Association and the American Library Association. His professional interests include business research literacy, competitive intelligence, and student entrepreneurship.


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