General Library Staff Information

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Dothan Campus

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

Circulation Desk:

Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext 21-331

Elizabeth Dill

Director of Library Services
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext 21-321
BSEd, University of Georgia, 1997
MFA, California Institute of the Arts, 2000
MLIS, Valdosta State University, 2012
DPA, Valdosta State University, In Progress

Olga Casey

olga casey
Technical Services Librarian
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext 21-325
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
BS, Troy University, 2009
MBA, Troy University, 2011

Emily Hoekenga

Library Assistant
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

Martin Olliff, Ph.D.

martin olliff
Archivist and Professor, History
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 ext. 21-327
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

Diane Sowell

Archives Assistant
Telephone: 1-334-983-6556 Ext. 21-434

Montgomery Campus

The Rosa Parks Library
252 Montgomery Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Telephone: 1-334-241-9576 Circulation Desk
Fax: 1-334-241-9590

Troy Campus


185 Luther Drive
Room 309 Wallace Hall Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
Fax: 1-334- 670-3694

Chris Shaffer, Ed.D.

chris shaffer
Dean of Libraries
Library/Wallace Hall Room 309
Telephone: 1-334-670-3263/3266

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Public Services

Reference Desk

Telephone: 1-334-670-3255
Fax: 1-334-670-3694

Rachel Hooper

Head of Public Services
Liason for: Business and Management, and Computer Science
Telephone: 1-334-670-3269

Jay Brandes

Librarian for Troy Online
Serving TROY Online, international sites, and international partners
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Belinda Edwards

Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Telephone: 1-334-670-3256

Jill McLaney

Library Assistant, Interlibrary Loan
Telephone: 1-334-670-3541

Jimmy "Kelly" Reeves

Library Assistant III
Telephone: 1-334-670-3255

Lisa Vardaman

Education/Instructional Media Librarian
Liaison for: Counseling, Education, and Psychology
Telephone: 1-334-670-3262

Brian Webb

Science Librarian
Liaison for: Hospitality, Sport, and Tourism Management; Kinesiology; Math; Nursing; and Science (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, etc.)
Telephone: 1-334-670-3198

Debbie West

Humanities Librarian
Liaison for: Art, Interpreter Training, Languages, Literature, Music, and Performing Arts
Telephone: 1-334-808-6344

Kelly Wilson

Social Sciences/Government Documents Librarian
Liaison for: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, History, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Work, and Sociology
Telephone: 1-334-670-3261

Technical Services

Fax: 1-334-670-3694

University Archives

TROY Online

Reference Desk
Telephone: 1-334-670-3255