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Staff

Quick contacts:

Email
Troy Campus Library Reference Desk: libhelp@troy.edu

Dothan Campus Library
Circulation Desk: Telephone 1-334-983-6556 Extension 21-331

Montgomery Campus Library
Circulation Desk: Telephone 1-334-241-9576

Troy Campus Library (serving the Phenix City campus and TROY Online)
Reference Desk: Telephone 1-334-670-3255


LIBRARIES STAFF DIRECTORY

Dothan Campus Library
R. Terry Everett Hall
502 University Drive
Troy University
Dothan, AL 36303

Circulation Desk: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-331 

Jana Slay
Acting Director of Library Services
Telephone: 1-334-670-3258
Email: jslay@troy.edu

Olga Casey
Technical Services Librarian
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-325
Email: oknyaz@troy.edu
Education
MLIS, Louisiana State University, 2002
Radio-communication Engineer diploma,
Odessa Telecommunication Academy (Ukraine), 1987

Susan Echols
Library Assistant for Technical Services
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-280
Email: sechols@troy.edu
Education
BS, Troy University, 2009
MBA, Troy University, 2011

Emily Hoekenga
Library Assistant
Email: hoekenga@troy.edu 
Education
BM in Music Education, University of Montevallo, 2014
MSEd in Secondary Mathematics, Troy University, In Progress

Mary McCruter

Circulation - Library Assistant
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-323
Email: mmccruter@troy.edu

Martin Olliff, Ph.D.
Archivist and Professor, History
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-327
Email: molliff@troy.edu
Education
B.S., Auburn University, 1976
M.A., Auburn University, 1979
Ph.D., Auburn University, 1998

Tina Bernath
Archivist - Library Assistant
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-324
Email: tbernath@troy.edu

Diane Sowell
Archives Assistant
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-434
Email: lsowell@troy.edu

 

The Rosa Parks Library
252 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Telephone: 1-334-241-9576 Circulation Desk
Fax: 1-334-241-9590

Rachel Hooper
Acting Director

Telephone: 1-334-670-3269
Email: hooperr@troy.edu

Kent Snowden
Circulation/Reference Librarian

Telephone: 1-334-241-9783
Email: kesnowden@troy.edu

Alyssa Martin
Instruction/Reference Librarian

Telephone: 1-334-241-8601
Email: almartin@troy.edu

Adrienne Knight
Library Assistant III

Telephone: 1-334-241-9784
Email: aknight138053@troy.edu

Troy Campus Library
Wallace Hall
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082

Fax: 1-334- 670-3694

Administration
Public services
Technical services
University archives

ADMINISTRATION

Chris Shaffer, Ed.D.
Dean of Libraries
Email: shafferc@troy.edu
Telephone: 1-334-670-3263/3266

Education

  • Ed.D, Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law, Alabama State University, 2014
  • MLIS, Library and Information Studies - University of Alabama, August 2005
  • Ed.S, Administration - Albany State University, May 2004
  • M.Ed, Social Studies Education - Augusta State University, May 1998
  • BA, History - Auburn University, August 1991

Publications

  • Creating a Culture of Grant-Writing in a Multi-Campus Academic Setting, The Southeastern Librarian, vol. 65, n. 2, with co-authors Michael Pearce and Alyssa Martin, Summer, 2017
  • The Patriot Act a Decade Later: A Literature Review of Librarian Responses and Strategies, Indiana Libraries, vol. 33, n. 1, April 17, 2014
  • Small Grants and the Academic Library, Tennessee Libraries, vol. 62, n. 1, March 19, 2012, with co-authors Amanda Major, Jimmy Hull, and Jamey McGowin
  • Best Practices for Hiring Academic Librarians, The Southeastern Librarian, vol. 59, n. 3, September 23, 2011
  • Library Usage Trends and Needs of International Students, Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian, vol. 29, n. 2, June 4, 2010, with co-authors Donna Miller and Lisa Vardaman
  • Native American Literature in Collection Development, Collection Building, vol. 26, n. 4, Oct, 2007

Awards/Scholarships

  • Distinguished Service Award, given by the Alabama Library Association, April 12, 2018
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Japan Studies Institute-Japan Fellowship, July 2-14, 2017
  • Intellectual Freedom Award, given by the Alabama Library Association, April 20, 2017
  • I Love My Librarian Award, given by the American Library Association, Carnegie Corporation, New York Public Library, and New York Times, $5,000, December 3, 2015
  • Humanitarian Award (Troy University Dothan Library), Alabama Library Association, April 24, 2014
  • Japan Studies Institute Fellowship: Incorporating Japanese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, June 2-20, 2008
  • Goethe Institute/Transatlantic Outreach Program, 2007

Maurice Tillery
Administrative Secretary
Telephone: 1-334-670-3266
Email: mtillery@troy.edu

PUBLIC SERVICES

Reference Desk
Telephone: 1-334-670-3255
Fax: 1-334-670-3694
Email: libhelp@troy.edu

Rachel Hooper
Head of Public Services

Liaison for: Business and Management, and Computer Science
Telephone: 1-334-670-3269
Email: hooperr@troy.edu

Jay Brandes
Librarian for TROY Online

Serving TROY Online, International Sites, and International Partners
More Information
Email: jayb777@troy.edu

Rodney Lawley
Social Sciences/Government Documents Librarian
Liaison for: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science
Telephone: 1-334-670-3198
Email: rlawley@troy.edu

Jill McLaney
Library Assistant, Interlibrary Loan
Telephone: 1-334-670-3541
Email: jmclaney@troy.edu

Jimmy "Kelly" Reeves
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator

Telephone: 1-334-670-3257
Email: jreeves157554@troy.edu

Lisa Vardaman
Education/Instructional Media Librarian

Liaison for: Counseling, Education, and Psychology
Telephone: 1-334-670-3262
Email: lisavardaman@troy.edu

Position Open
Science Librarian

Liaison for: Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management; Kinesiology; Math; Nursing; and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, etc.)
Telephone:

Debbie West
Humanities Librarian

Liaison for: Art, Interpreter Training, Languages, Literature, Music, and Performing Arts
Telephone: 1-334-808-6344
Email: debwest@troy.edu

 

TECHNICAL SERVICES

Fax: 1-334-670-3694

Jana Slay
Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian

Telephone: 1-334-670-3258
Email: jslay@troy.edu

Ruth Elder
Cataloger

Telephone: 1-334-670-3874
Email: relder71917@troy.edu

Nancy Hamm
Library Assistant III

Telephone: 1-334-670-3470
Email: nhamm98490@troy.edu

Marie Hutchinson
Library Assistant III

Telephone: 1-334-670-3253
Email: smhutchinson@troy.edu

Deanna Walker
Library Assistant III, Serials

Telephone: 1-334-670-3252
Email: walkerd@troy.edu

UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES

Currently Unfilled
University Archivist

Telephone: 1-334-670-3266
Fax: 1-334-670-3694
Email: shafferc@troy.edu