Reference Librarians & Staff

Reference Librarians & Staff

Sharon Verba-- Head of Reference
Coordinates Reference Department services, policies and organization. Manages reference collection development.  Teaches LIBRary 100 one-credit course. Co-liaison to the Department of English and the Department of Language, Literatures, and Cultures. M.L.S. - Indiana University, Bloomington; M.A. in Comparative Literature and M.A. in English - Indiana University, Bloomington; B.A. in English - Wheeling Jesuit College. Phone: 777-8173

Brent Appling-- Reference Librarian
Trains and manages the Reference Department graduate assistants.  Assists with managing Reference Department webpages.  Liaison to Distance Education, New Faculty, and the Greek Letter Society. M.L.I.S. – University of South Carolina; B.A. in English – University of South Carolina.  Phone: 777-0994

Laurel Baker -- Reference Librarian
Coordinates freshman English library instruction.  Teaches library instruction sessions.  Co-liaison to the Department of English and the Department of Language, Literatures, and Cultures.  Coordinates maintenance and support for the Reference Department computers and printers.  Assists with management of electronic library resources, email and virtual reference services.  M.L.I.S. - University of South Carolina; B.A. in English - University of South Carolina. Phone: 777- 2091

Marilee Birchfield-- Reference Librarian
Initiates reference staff in-service training sessions. Liaison to the College of Education, Women's and Gender Studies Program, English Programs for Internationals, and students at a distance. M.L.S. - University of Washington; B.A. in Geography - Western Washington University. Phone: 777-4267

Karen Brown-- Reference Librarian
Coordinates the Reference Department's Library Instruction program. Teaches LIBRary 100 one-credit course. Liaison to the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of History. M.L.I.S. - University of South Carolina; B.A. in English - Old Dominion University. Phone: 777- 2956

Amy Edwards -- Health Science Reference Librarian
Liaison to the College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and the School of Public Health.  M.L.S. – Indiana University at Indianapolis; M.Ed. – College of Charleston; B.S. in Dietetics from Michigan State University.  Phone: 777-8702.

Andrea Jarratt -- Science Reference Librarian
Trains and manages the Reference Department graduate assistants. Liaison to Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Physics, and Statistics. Coordinates instructional technologies and library outreach to Housing, the Honors College, and Prospective Students. M.L.I.S. – Dominican University; B.S. in Chemistry – University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. Phone: 777-1968

Tom Marcil-- Reference Librarian
Maintains the collection of public school K-12 textbooks housed in the library for the USC College of Education. Assists with reference desk duties, library tours, and projects. M.L.S. - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; M.A. in History - University of Chicago; B.A. in History - Grinnell College. Phone: 777-7149

Timothy Simmons-- Coordinator for the Multimedia Classrooms
Schedules and maintains the Multimedia Classrooms. Develops and teaches library instruction sessions for University 101. Assists with reference desk duties. M.L.I.S. - University of South Carolina; B.A. in English – University of South Carolina. Phone: 777-6244

Kathy Snediker– Reference Librarian
Manages the LibGuides project that provides online subject and course research guides. Assists with management of Reference Department webpages. Liaison to University Housing, Prospective Students, and New Faculty. M.L.I.S. – University of South Carolina; B.A. in History – University of Virginia. Phone: 777- 2346

Roberta Taylor-- Reference Department Office Manager
Assists with administrative duties, schedules reference desk and oversees shelving. Phone: 777-4867

Virginia W. Weathers – Reference Librarian & Special Assistant to the Director
Coordinates the Cooper-Davis Fellowship.  Assists with reference duties, library instruction, and special projects.   M.L.I.S. - University of Tennessee; B.S. in Education - Winthrop College. Phone: 777-2807

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Iris Abney -- Part-time Reference Librarian
Helps with night and weekend reference desk duty. M.L.I.S. - University of South Carolina; B.S. in Business Administration Marketing - University of South Carolina.

Mary Bull  -- Part-time Reference Librarian
Helps with morning reference desk duty. M.L.S. - Indiana University, Bloomington; B.A. in English and Religious Studies - Indiana University, Bloomington.


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Volunteer Librarians

Gerri Corson – Assessment Librarian
M.L.I.S. - University of South Carolina; B.S. in Business - Barry University. Phone: 777-2956

Josh Garris – ILS Administrator
M.L.I.S. - University of South Carolina; B.S. in Biology - University of South Carolina. Phone: 777-7168

Bill Sudduth-- Head of Government Information
M.L.S. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; B.A. in History - Randolph-Macon College. Phone: 777-1775

Debbie Yerkes-- Government Information Librarian                                   
M.S.L.S. in Library Science from University of Kentucky, Lexington; B.A. in Earth Science from University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.  Phone: 

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Graduate Students

Andrea Boltz SLIS
Som Linthicum SLIS

 

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