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Meet Your Librarians + Your Archivists

Get to know each librarian and archivist, along with their subject specialties.

  • Technical Services
    Cataloging • Metadata
    Digital Collections
    Informal photo of Jeremy

    Film fan and amateur PC gamer. Fond of William Gibson and Dune novels, science fiction and detective stories, Britpop, and cups of tea.

  • Dean of Libraries
    Informal photo of Kristin

    Loves hiking, kayaking, and gardening and finds delight in moss and trees. I also enjoy teaching yoga, reading the great Christian contemplatives, and Family Game Night.

  • Collections Archivist
    Informal photo of Charlotte

    I’ve lived all over the midwest and found that nowhere is better than Michigan. I have many creative outlets—singing, cooking tasty meals, and sewing gifts for my family, friends and, of course, my dog!

  • Communication • Education Kinesiology • Nursing Political Science
    Informal photo of Todd Todd

    My skill set ranges from performing old-school skateboarding tricks to drumming classic thrash metal beats. As a librarian, I can search databases and chew gum at the same time.

  • Electronic Resources
    Serials • Technology
    Informal photo of Jen

    I live with 3 Hope grads. I enjoy traveling, hiking, and needle crafts. I love learning. I work behind the scenes to provide access to databases, ebooks, ejournals, and streaming videos.

  • Director of Archives and Special Collections
    Informal photo of Sarah

    I'm a Francophile and coffee nerd. I also love to cook and go on walks with my dog, Winston. Participating in 3 book clubs gives me a good excuse to frequently browse at used bookstores.

  • Technical Services
    Computers • Systems
    Informal photo of Brian Brian

    I have useless but encyclopedic knowledge of Post-Punk and "alternative" music and enjoy going to concerts and collecting vinyl. One of my favorite things to do is training my German Shepherd.

  • Economics & Business Psychology • Social Work Sociology
    Informal photo of Rachel

    Michigan Native, visited 48 states, I've been skydiving, scuba diving and I've run half marathons in US, Iceland & Ireland. My favorite place is being out on Lake Michigan!

  • English • History World Languages & Cultures Philosophy • Religion
    Informal photo of Michael Michael

    I survived the Running of the Bulls in Spain, and trekked across Iceland. Two places that are special to me are Saint-Malo, France and Guadalajara, Mexico.

  • Art • Dance
    Music • Theatre
    Informal photo of Jessica Jessica

    I enjoy board games, singing, and reading to my kids. Lakeside vacations are my happy place. Ask me about my Iron Chef Dinner parties.

  • Biology • Geology • Math Computer Science • Physics Chemistry • Engineering
    Informal photo of Jenny

    I like being in nature and have a goal of hiking/walking 500 miles this year. In my free time I enjoy playing board games (especially Eurogames), taking photos, and visiting new places.