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Faculty Library Guide

Faculty Librarians

Bianca Prather-Jones

Director of Library Services


  • Overall collection development, including retrospective collection building and collections for new programs
  • Copyright consultation and instruction
  • Faculty and student research projects consultation
  • Online database and digital content purchases
  • New course planning for Library resources
  • Use of Library facilities for film and photo shoots, student art, events, etc.
  • Information about Ringling College Library Association and the Town Hall lecture series

Cheri Marks

Special Collections Curator and Archivist 


  • Artists' Books and Special Collections class instruction and group tours
  • Individual research consultations for special collections
  • Collection development for special collections, including donations
  • Exhibition curation
  • Public programming
  • Research and support for institutional archival collections
  • Collection development for archives, including donations

Kelly Lindberg

Instructional Design Librarian


  • Research consultations for faculty, staff, students
  • Research skills instruction for classes
  • Digital resource training on library databases
  • Instructional and assignment design support
  • Coordinate library programming for student events and outreach

Janet Thomas

Technical Services Librarian


  • Electronic document scanning (pdf) for faculty use for classes
  • Book and media selection in software manuals – print and online – and crafts.
  • Troubleshoot issues with the library's digital resources, including access off-campus

Library Staff

Tim DeForest

Circulation Manager


  • Course reserves: place items on reserve; updates physical and electronic reserve lists; archives prior reserve lists
  • Book and media selection in comics and graphic novels
  • Information about and demonstrations of e-resources

Christina Song

Assistant Circulation Manager


  • Information about and demonstration of e-resources
  • Checkout of materials, including checkout of reserve items
  • Facilitation of faculty reserve requests
  • Assist faculty and student research 
  • Book and media selection

Rebekah Rast

Library Resources and Discovery Services Coordinator


  • Interlibrary loan service for book and journal articles. Request forms available online or at Circulation Desk
  • Periodicals and Annuals new titles requests and requests for missing back issues, subject to Library Director approval
  • Book and media selection in illustrated children’s books

Lisa Martinez

Technical Services – Cataloging and Metadata


  • Catalog and process library materials

Yolanda Coleman

Acquisitions Manager,  Administrative Support


  • Book and media purchasing
  • Acquisition requests 
  • Liaison with book and media vendors
  • Book and media selection in contemporary literature 
  • Online database records management
  • Monthly budget analysis and review



Jean Ferderber                             James Harrison                             Hannah Patrick

Circulation Assistant                   Circulation Assistant                    Circulation Assistant                       


  • Afternoon, evening and weekend staff
  • Information about and demonstrations of e-resources
  • Checkout of material, including reserve materials
  • Assist faculty and student research
  • General book and media selection