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Staff Directory (by Department)

All phone numbers use the (845) area code. All email addresses require @vassar.edu. For general inquiries, please call the main library number (845 437-5760) and your call will be directed to the appropriate department.

Department Contact Information

Name Phone Email
General inquiries 437-5760  
Director's Office 437-5785
Archives & Special Collections Library 437-5799
Art Library 437-5790
Circulation Desk 437-5760
Interlibrary Loan 437-5765
Music Library 437-7492
Research Help  
Reserves & Art Digital Imaging Office 437-5796

Director's Office

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Office 437-5785
Andrew Ashton
Director of the Libraries
437-5787
Amanda Burdine
Library Assistant
437-5785

Academic Engagement & Research Help

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Research Help

 

Emily Benton
Science Librarian
437-5788 ebenton
Carollynn Costella
History & Multidisciplinary Librarian

437-7659

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Gretchen Lieb
Humanities & Multidisciplinary Librarian
437-5770
Melanie Maksin
Head of Academic Engagement
437-7346
Elizabeth Salmon
Social Sciences Librarian
437-5767

Archives and Special Collections Library

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Ron Patkus
Head of Special Collections
437-5798
Dean Rogers
Special Collections Assistant
437-5799
Mark Seidl
Special Collections Librarian/Cataloger
437-5811

Art Library

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Thomas Hill
Art Librarian
437-5791

Digital Scholarship & Technology Services

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Nicole H. Scalessa
Head of Digital Scholarship and Technology Services
437-5219
Sharyn Cadogan
Digital Production Manager
437-5229
Arianna Schlegel
Systems Librarian
437-5772
Laura Streett
Digital Archivist and Access Librarian
437-5716
Kim Gianfrancesco
Digital Preservation Librarian
437-5777 kgianfrancesco

Government Documents

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
MaryBeth Will
Library Specialist
437-5776
Elizabeth Salmon
Social Sciences Librarian
437-5767

Music Library

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Sarah R. Canino
Music Librarian
437-7492
Marissa Coté
Library Specialist (including Purchasing, Binding)
437-7492
Ann E. Churukian
Assistant Music Librarian (including Music Cataloging)
437-7492
Joanna Wissinger
Library Assistant (including Circulation, Reserves)
437-7492

Collections & Discovery

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Debra Bucher
Head of Collections & Discovery
437-5763
Cindy Haskin
Library Specialist
437-5781

Linda McAteer
Library Specialist

437-5859
Diane Patterson
Library Specialist
437-5774
Gretchen Maslin
Library Specialist for Electronic Resources
437-5773
Sarah Tredwell
Library Specialist
437-5761
L. Merry Wells
Library Specialist
437-5858
Mary Beth Will
Library Specialist
437-5776
Tracy Wright-Mauer
Library Specialist (Book Repair)
437-7347

User Services (Circulation, Collection Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan, Reserves & Art Imaging)

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Pambanisha Whaley
Head, User Services
437-5778 pwhaley
José Fields 
Library Operations Manager
437-5771

Circulation

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Office and Circulation Desk 437-5760

Brittany Brickhouse
Library Assistant

437-7762 bbrickhouse
Jake Eschler
Circulation Specialist
437-7219
Julia Sun
Library Assistant
437-5760/437-7348

Building Maintenance

Artur Prifti
Janitor
437-5971/437-5792
Thomas Parise
Janitor
437-5971

Collection Maintenance

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
James Costopoulos
Library Specialist
437-7045

Interlibrary Loan

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Office 437-5765
Lydia Smith
Library Specialist
437-7764
Jessica Cartelli
Library Specialist
437-5764
Julia Yu
Library Specialist
437-5949 juyu

Reserves & Art Digital Imaging 

Name, Title, and Department Phone Email
Office 437-5796
Rebecca Burwell
Library Specialist
437-5779
Julia Sun
Library Assistant
437-5760/437-7348