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Meet Our Staff


Pamela Flinton
Interim Co-College Librarian/Associate Librarian for Research & User Services  (410) 337-6365

Pamela guides the Research and User Services activities. She conducts information literacy classes and research tool workshops, she assists students, faculty, and staff with extensive research. She is also the liaison to the Biology, Mathematics, Peace Studies, Communications & Media, and Environmental Studies departments. She also helps to keep the library environment conducive to collaborative and individual learning.  

Deborah Harner
Public Services & Education Archivist / 410-337-6075

Debbie coordinates student employee hiring and training, as well as administrative duties in Special Collections and Archives. She also creates primary source document analysis programming for classes and assists individual student research. She has an M.A. in history concentrating on nineteenth century Maryland history and slavery and has also worked in public history for over a decade.  

Sharon Hartmann
Acquisitions & Exhibits Manager / (410) 337-6409

Sharon purchases books and other materials for the library collection. She also installs the exhibits throughout the library. Sharon is the liaison to the Art and Art History departments.



Thomasin LaMay
Interlibrary Loan Manager / (410) 337-6031

Thomasin oversees the Interlibrary Loan Department.  She is also responsible for Library periodicals.  Thomasin is the liaison to the Music Department.

Nancy Magnuson
College Librarian Emerita
In retirement Nancy continues her interest in the Friends of the Goucher College Library while pursuing personal writing and research projects, gardening, quilting, traveling, and lots of reading.  She is also co-manager of the Mears Fellowship for graduate studies in library science.

Araba Maze
Administrative Assistant / 410-337-6362
Araba assists all facets of the library with regard to day-to-day operational needs of the staff.  From ordering supplies to dealing with vendors, her 1-5 pm day is always busy.  Araba can be found in the Library Administration Office on the 4th floor.

Tom Minnema
Circulation Manager / (410) 337-6356

Tom supervises the Library Service Desk and library student workers. Manages the course reserves program and assists patrons with billing and circulation issues.

Tara Olivero
Curator of Special Collections & Archives / (410) 337-6347

Tara manages the library's collections of historical, rare, valuable, fragile, and other special and primary source materials.  Tara assists classes, faculty, and individual researchers using the collections and directs the Brooke and Carol Peirce Center for Undergraduate Research in Special Collections. Students interested in working with the collections or learning more about original primary sources are encouraged to contact Tara directly. Tara also acts as the liaison to the Dance and Theatre Departments.

Jenny Sataloff
Library Learning Commons Assistant / 410-337-6340

Jenny can be found at the Library Research Help desk, Sundays through Thursdays, from 5 pm to 10 pm. Jenny assists the Goucher community with research questions and other library needs. Students are invited to drop-in, call, or email their research questions. When not at the desk or in the stacks, you might find Jenny playing in a game of Goucher pick-up soccer.

Kristen Shonborn
User Services Librarian / (410) 337-3289

Kristen spends most of her time helping members of the Goucher community with their research needs.  You might see her answering questions in the Learning Commons or holding workshops  elsewhere on campus.  As liaison to the limited residency graduate programs (Arts Administration, Creative Nonfiction, Cultural Sustainability, Digital Arts, Environmental Sustainability, Historic Preservation, and Management) she conducts online research consultations and webinars.  She also coordinates the library's social media presence.

Barbara Snead
Interim Co-College Librarian/Associate Librarian for Collection Services / (410) 337-6366

Barbara is responsible for selection,  evaluation, and expenditures for all library materials (databases, books, journals, films). She also oversees the acquisitions, cataloging, periodicals, and interlibrary loan functions.  Barbara is the liaison to the Chemistry, Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Modern Languages and Literature, Physics and Astronomy departments.

Melissa Straw
Director of Conservation and Preservation / (410) 337-6368

Melissa oversees both preservation administration duties as well as conducts conservation bench work on general and special collections materials.  She is also responsible for digital preservation activities and is involved with the creation and daily activities of the Goucher College Digital Library. Melissa also acts as the liaison to the Business Management and Economics departments.

Kristen Welzenbach
Digital Initiatives Librarian / (410) 337-6370

Kristen is the Systems Administrator for Library.  She manages eScholarship@Goucher (the College's Institutional Repository), the Goucher College Digital Library, and is responsible for introducing emerging technologies to Library staff and customers.  She also acts as a liaison to Africana Studies and the Education departments.



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