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.
Request a consultation with Mohamed Berray
Mohamed Berray is the liaison to the Department of Political Science, the International Studies Program, 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, law, and international affairs. Mohamed has a Master’s Degree in Political Science 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 is a member of the International Librarians Network, and serves on committees in the International Relations Round Table, and in the Law and Political Science Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. His research interests include diversity in libraries and assessment of library user experiences.
Request a consultation with Rachel Besara
Rachel Besara is the Director of STEM Libraries & Research Initiatives, overseeing the Dirac Science Library and the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Library. Prior to this position, Rachel was an Assessment Librarian at FSU Libraries. She also serves as a library liaison to Physics. Rachel is a member of the American Library Association and serves as the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) liaison to the American Physical Society (APS). She has been active in other groups within the American Library Association, and as a member of the Florida Library Association, Special Libraries Association, and Florida Association for Media in Education. Her research interests include the library's role in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) research process, data management, assessment, particularly user studies, data visualization, libraries' return on investment and mobile technology.
Request a consultation with Bridgett Birmingham
Bridgett Birmingham is the library liaison for Film Studies and is responsible for collection development and instruction in those areas. In her current position as Undergraduate Technology and Media Librarian, she is also responsible for media and technology consultations for undergraduates in all disciplines of study. She provides reference services both in person and at a distance through Skype, Ask-A-Librarian, email and phone consultations. Bridgett has a strong interest in emerging technologies, learning outcomes, and Learning Commons. The intersection of the academic and social spheres for undergraduate students is her primary area of research. She has a B.A. in English Literature from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She is a member of the American Library Association and Educause.
Request a consultation with Gloria Colvin
Gloria Colvin is a research librarian in the Scholars Commons in Strozier Library and serves as the liaison to the College of Education. She graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in English and art history and completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Duke and a Masters in Library Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Gloria has been a member of the FSU Libraries faculty since 2001. Prior to that, she was a reference librarian at Duke University, Cedar Crest College, and the State Library and Archives of Florida. Earlier in her career, she worked as a newspaper librarian at the Durham (N.C.) Herald-Sun Newspapers and as an English and Social Studies teacher in the N.C. public schools. Her interests include copyright, scholarly communication, outreach to faculty, students, and staff in a higher education setting, and the changing roles of libraries. Gloria is an active member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Florida Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Florida Library Association.She is a past president of the Florida Library Association. She chairs the Florida Book Awards Executive Board and helps to coordinate that awards program.
Request a consultation with Michelle Demeter
Michelle's outreach responsibilities extend to various departments and organizations on campus that provide academic services. She works with the Reading Writing Center, the Academic Center for Excellence, and the Office of Undergraduate Research. Michelle's educational background includes a B.A. in English Literature, a B.A. in Religious Studies, and an M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida, and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Before becoming a librarian, she worked for the St. Petersburg Times as a copy editor, as an adjunct for the Religious Studies Department at the University of South Florida in Tampa, and as a high school English Honors and Journalism teacher in Plant City, Florida. Michelle is an active member of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, Library Leadership & Management Association, Florida Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Florida Library Association.
Request a consultation with Pam Doffek
Pamala J. Doffek earned her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Arizona in Tucson. Her Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, is in Industrial Technology. Pam has a background working with military libraries supporting their academic, special, and public library needs. Her interests include library as “place” in the virtual diaspora, and practical application of library theory. She is a member of ALA, SLA, FLA and PLAN.
Request a consultation with Leila Gibradze
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
Request a consultation with Laura Gayle Green
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.
Request a consultation with Rebecca Harrington
Rebecca Harrington earned a Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. As the Electronic Resources Librarian for the College of Medicine’s Maguire Medical Library, Rebecca is responsible for acquisitions and collection development for that branch library. She is a senior member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and a past president of the Florida Health Sciences Library Association.
Request a consultation with Renaine Julian
Renaine is the STEM Data & Research Librarian. In this role, he works with researchers to help find, use, evaluate, and manage research data. Renaine also serves as the subject librarian for the FSU/FAMU College of Engineering, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science as well as Urban & Regional Planning. He holds a MLIS, a MS in Urban and Regional Planning as well as a BS in Political Science, all from Florida State University. Renaine's interests include: research data management, scholarly communication, and citizen science. Renaine is an active member of the International Association of Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST), The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASSIS&T), and The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
Request a consultation with Nancy Kellett
Nancy Kellett is the liaison to the departments of Computer Science, Scientific Computing, and Statistics. Nancy has been a librarian at Florida State since 2003. Prior to that, she filled a number of roles with what is now Information Technology Services at FSU. She completed a B.S. in Mathematics, a Masters of Science in Computer Science, and a Masters of Science in Library Studies, all at Florida State University. Nancy is a member of SLA (Special Libraries Association) and is active in the Information Technology and Academic Divisions. Her professional and research interests include integrated library systems, scholarly communication, institutional repositories, and data stewardship.
Request a consultation with Kyung Kim
Kyung Kim earned a PhD in Library & Information Science at Rutgers University. Prior to joining the FSU Libraries as Business Librarian, Kyung taught at the School of Library and Information Studies at FSU over nine years. She also has a medical librarian background. Kyung has expertise in User Studies, and database & Internet searching. Her research interests include innovative information services for faculty and graduate students, scholarly communication, curriculum development, embedded librarianship for distance learners, and information support for entrepreneurs and global business researchers. She is a member of the Special Library Association (SLA). the American Library Association (ALA), and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL).
Request a consultation with Kirsten Kinsley
Kirsten Kinsley is an Assessment Librarian at the Florida State University Libraries and a liaison with the Department of Psychology and College of Criminology and Criminal Justice. 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.
Request a consultation with Emily Mann
Emily Mann received her Masters in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology with a minor in U.S. history from Guilford College. She joined the faculty of Florida State University Libraries in 2014 and currently serves as the subject librarian for the College of Human Sciences, including Family and Child Sciences and Retail; Merchandising and Product Development; and Nutrition, Food & Exercises. She also serves as the subject librarian for Sociology. Prior to joining FSU libraries she worked in the libraries at Coker College, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and High Point University. She is an active member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Her research interests include meeting the needs of under-served populations, reference services and information literacy.
Request a consultation with Jeff Phillips
Jeff Phillips earned a B.S. and M.S. in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Information Systems and Learning Technologies. As the Student Success 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.
Request a consultation with Abby Scheel
Abby Scheel earned a B.A. in Classics with a minor in Archaeology from Smith College as well as an M.A. in Classical Archaeology and Masters in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Before becoming a humanities librarian, Abby worked on different archaeological projects in Italy and Greece, taught undergraduate courses, and worked as a cataloger for FSU. She is currently the liaison for the Classics, English, Philosophy and Religion departments. Abby's research interests focus on the information behaviors of humanities researchers and the effect of new technologies on these behaviors. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).
Request a consultation with Dan Schoonover
Dan Schoonover serves as a liaison for Anthropology. He joined the Florida State University Libraries in 2008 and is currently the Head of Collections Access and Delivery. In that role he is responsible for managing the physical collections of the Strozier and Dirac Libraries and the Libraries' three remote storage facilities, Interlibrary Loan lending, Uborrow, and the Library Express Delivery Service. Dan represents the Libraries on three state-wide working groups: the Access Services Committee, Shared Storage Task Force, and the Uborrow Task Force. Dan received his M.A. in Religion from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL and received 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. His professional interests include resource sharing, consortial borrowing, shared storage, unmediated borrowing, cooperative collection development, and print archives.
Request a consultation with Amauri Serrano
Amauri Serrano is the liaison to the Departments of History and Modern Languages and Linguistics, and programs in Women's Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Russian and Eastern European Studies, and Asian Studies. She holds BAs in History and Italian, an MA in Italian literature, and an MS in Library and Information Science all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her current position at FSU, Amauri was the Humanities Collections Librarian at Appalachian State University in Boone NC, taught Italian at the University of Illinois, and worked at the Modern Languages and Linguistics Library at the University of Illinois. Her research interests include information seeking behavior of foreign language and literature researchers, libraries and campus internationalization efforts, collection management issues in the humanities, and library services for international students. Amauri is a member of the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Modern Language Association.
Request a consultation with Leah Sherman
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 collections development, research consultations, and instructional support across the various disciplines. Leah earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Art History at Florida State and is pursuing her Master of Science in Library and Information Science 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 and conceptual art. 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.)
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