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Library Staff

A list of staff by department is also available.

An * asterisk indicates the staff member is a librarian.

Alison Bradley

Alison Bradley*
Assistant Director for Collection Strategies


I work with faculty and library staff to coordinate the selection, assessment, and management of the library’s print and electronic resources. My research interests include user experience with electronic resources and the evolution of scholarly publishing.

Sharon Byrd

Sharon Byrd*
Special Collections Outreach Librarian


I work with faculty, students, staff, and outside scholars doing research with materials in the special collections housed in the Smith Rare Book Room.

Jessica Cottle

Jessica Cottle*
Justice, Equality and Community Archivist


As the JEC Archivist, I work with faculty, staff, students, and community groups to develop new archival resources and programming centered on issues of justice and equality. I am particularly interested in the gaps in the archival record —both in digital and physical formats—archival silences as related to local refugee populations, Presbyterian history, and race.

Kelly Denzer, Electronic Resources Librarian

Kelly Denzer*
Electronic Resources Librarian


I work with all the departments within the library and Technology & Innovation to manage the electronic resources acquired for our faculty and students. My research interests include: scholarly publishing, facilitating learning and research online, and the future of technology in the library.

Cara Evanson

Cara Evanson*
Information Literacy Librarian


As an Information Literacy Librarian I teach library instruction sessions and assist students one-on-one with their research projects. My professional interests include learning theories, instructional design, and information privilege.

Michael Forney

Michael Forney
Building Service Worker


I am responsible for ensuring a clean and safe environment for our staff and patrons, receiving and distributing packages and mail to their proper locations in the library, and assisting with special library projects as needed.

Lisa Forrest

Lisa Forrest*
The Leland M. Park Director of the Davidson College Library


Paul Go

Paul Go*
Assistant Director for Digital Strategies


I work with the library technologies and metadata to create the best online presence and improve the findability of our resources. My interests include scholarly communication, user experience, emerging technologies, library spaces, both virtual and physical, and the constant and never-ending improvement of the library.

Joe Gutekanst

Joe Gutekanst
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator


I coordinate Interlibrary Loan, with a focus on providing research material from our library and other libraries around the world to Davidson faculty, students, and staff while also providing material to other libraries from our collection here at Davidson.

Ian Hicks

Ian Hicks
Access and Operations Assistant


My primary responsibilities include communicating with vendors, processing materials and invoices, and managing the library’s print and electronic holdings. I also manage the library’s various social media accounts and help with special projects as needed. As a recent graduate of Davidson myself, I seek to maximize student awareness of and access to the library’s many academic resources and services.

Jon M Hill

Jon M. Hill
Circulation and Music Library Manager


I manage library circulation for the main and music libraries. Besides supervising student workers, I strive to provide great customer service to faculty, staff, and students. I also process all reserve materials for music courses, help prepare new music library materials, and special projects as needed. I enjoy studying and playing a diverse range of musical styles, especially traditional Appalachian, bluegrass, jazz, and classical.

Trish Johnson

Trish Johnson
Acquisitions Assistant


I order all of the firm orders, which include books, DVDs, scores, and CDs, and ebooks, that aren't part of a subscription, for use in both the main library and the music library. I enjoy the challenge of finding obscure overseas titles and out of print items that faculty request.

Susan Kerr

Susan Kerr*
Systems Librarian


I work with the library technology and information systems including the catalog and circulation system and the library blogs. I am interested in usability and quality control and the use of data to help make informed decisions. I also enjoy sharing technical skills to facilitate use of the array of tools available.

Molly Kunkel

Molly Kunkel*
Digital Archivist


I acquire, preserve, and make accessible born-digital and digitized Davidson College archival content and engage in outreach activities to promote the use of these collections.

DebbieLee Landi

DebbieLee Landi*
College Archivist and Records Management Coordinator


I provide vision and leadership to capture, acquire, and share college history. I create and implement the college records management program. I acquire manuscripts and books for Archives and Special Collections and provide research assistance and instruction using the resources in the department.

Meggie Lasher

Meggie Lasher*
Research & Academic Engagement Librarian


Jason Radcliffe

Jason Radcliffe
Evening Circulation Supervisor


I work in the access and acquisitions department, and as night circulation supervisor, I supervise student workers at night during the school year. I also work with interlibrary loan and library systems.

Denise Sherrill

Denise Sherrill
Assistant Director for Operations and Access Services


As the assistant director for access, acquisitions & operations, I am responsible for the supervision of the physical building, daily operations, and circulation. I am also in charge of the operating and materials budget, the receipt and payment of invoices, and the oversight of workflows for the acquisition of books, eBooks, serials (paper & electronic) and government documents.

Alice Sloop

Alice Sloop
Acquisitions Assistant


My current work focuses primary in converting library materials from the Dewey Decimal cataloging system to Library of Congress.  I also catalog and label new materials for the library including videos, musical scores, reference, oversize, and D-room items. 

James Sponsel

James Sponsel*
Information Literacy Librarian


As an information literacy librarian I teach instruction sessions on performing library research, and meet individually with students to discuss questions about research. I am interested in scholarly communication–particularly the advent of open access–and the assessment of information literacy.

Sara Swanson

Sara Swanson*
Assistant Director for Research, Learning, and Scholarly Communication


As the assistant director for research, teaching, and collections, I manage the information literacy program, collaborate with faculty and staff on information literacy initiatives, and coordinate reference and instruction.  My professional interests include transliteracy, digital studies, and exploration of innovative pedagogies.