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About the Library

ILL Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Alice Bomar

 

Alice Bomar is the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator and also serves as the Library Dean’s Administrative Assistant. Her duties include processing ILL and PASCAL requests and providing administrative support such as scheduling, ordering supplies, filing, and data collection. In her spare time, she works out at the gym, attends church, and spends time with family.

bomaram@wofford.edu | 864.597.4320

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening and Weekend Library Assistant

Angela Brown

 

A graduate of Converse College, Angela is the Evening and Weekend Library Assistant.  She keeps the library going after hours and can be found at the circulation desk, ready to help.  Outside of work, Angela likes to paint and spend time with family.

brownal@wofford.edu | 864.597.4301

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coordinator of Discovery and Access Services

Tim Brown

When asked by students, Mr. Brown says that he has worked in Wofford's library for about as long as the "Dave Matthews Band" has been a household name. As a librarian, he enjoys wearing a variety of hats: assisting students, staff, and faculty with research questions; selecting information resources to add to the library's collection; and cataloging, which is his primary responsibility. By "cataloging" he means describing our library's information resources in its online catalog so that people can discover them to use. Each semester Mr. Brown audits a Wofford course and performs with the Wofford Singers. Outside of work, he writes essays, draws with ink, sails, canoes, fly-fishes, ties trout flies, rides other people’s horses, bird-watches, gardens, practices yoga, tap-dances, and plays the electric bass in his five-year-old niece's rock band, The Pinkos, which was named after her favorite color.

brownte@wofford.edu | 864.597.4311

 

 

 

Director of Library Research, Education, and Outreach Services

Missy Clapp

 

Missy works to make everything that students and faculty already do in the library easier and more accessible while expanding the services offered.  Her expertise includes teaching students and faculty how to perform scholarly research in their fields, cross-curricular research, and information literacy pedagogy.  She has published in the areas of student learning; library outreach, marketing, and programming; digital humanities; library leadership; and principles of information literacy.  When she’s not in the library, Missy can be found walking her dogs with her husband, training her two Appaloosas, or hiking in the woods on her 14 acres. 

clappmj@wofford.edu | 864.597.4303

 

 

 

Cataloging Assistant

Carolyn Creal

 

Ms. Creal assists the Cataloging Librarian in the processing and organization of new materials.  She joined our staff after working with the Spartanburg County Regional Museum for a number of years.

crealc@wofford.edu | 864.597.4314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curator and Cultural Arts Coordinator

Youmi Efurd

 

Youmi Efurd holds a BFA degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, an MA in art history from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in history of art from the University of Kansas. With Chinese art as her field of specialty, she researches the contextual use of religious art in East Asia and has taught courses on a broad range of topics related to Western art, Asian art, and Asian civilization at the University of Kansas, Furman University, USC Upstate, and Limestone College. Her professional career also includes museum and gallery experiences at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas and Granberry Gallery, Limestone College. She is currently serving as a curator and coordinator of cultural events at Wofford College. Her responsibilities include organizing exhibitions, developing the Fine Arts Collection, and promoting art and cultural events on campus.

efurdyk@wofford.edu | 864.597.4585

 

 

 

Collection Development Assistant

Joey Gainey

 

Mr. Gainey is the Collection Development Assistant. His duties include the evaluation and cross-checking of databases and e-book packages, working with Patron-Driven Acquisitions, and helping with ordering materials for the collection. He also does special projects, as assigned, and has been worked with donations and gifts. Away from Wofford, he is the father of three adored and spoiled-rotten canine children and enjoys researching local history and genealogy. His interests include classical music, reading, searching thrift stores for books and other items, and watching classic films. He is working on his German fluency.

gaineyjr@wofford.edu | 864.597.4318

 

 

 

 

Director of Library Collections, Discovery, and Access Services

April Grey

 

As Director of Library Collections, Discovery and Access Services at Sandor Teszler Library, April is responsible for collection development strategies, acquiring new resources to support the liberal arts curriculum, and coordinating discovery services. She holds an MLS from the University at Buffalo and an MA from Medaille College in Education Preparation. She publishes articles and book chapters on accessing library resources and inclusive library programming. She is involved in the Polish American Librarians Association and holds leadership positions in the American Library Association and the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, aerial yoga, and traveling with friends.

greyae@wofford.edu | 864.597.4307

 

 

 

 

Circulation Coordinator

Kenneth Herniman 

 

 

As our Circulation Coordinator, Kenny is responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the library's primary service desk.  Kenny is a great cook, is active in pet rescue, and hates the sound of fingernails on chalkboards.

henimanka@wofford.edu | 864.597.4312

Collections, Discovery and Access Services Assistant

Jen Jones

 

Jen Jones is the Periodicals Assistant. She keeps the library's periodicals shelves organized and up-to-date.  Ms. Jones is an expert on DC and Marvel comics, likes to write, paint, and photograph traveling adventures. And she absolutely loves owls, in case you need ideas for presents (hint, hint).

jonesjm1@wofford.edu | 864.597.4306

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening and Weekend Library Assistant

Karen Lopez  

 

Karen is the Evening and Weekend Library Assistant.  She is currently earning a degree in music from Converse College.  She enjoys singing, pet-sitting, and loves to help people at the circulation desk.

lopezkm@wofford.edu | 864.597.4301

 

 

 

Special Collections Librarian

Luke Meagher

 

Mr. Meagher is an archivist and librarian and cares for, organizes, interprets, and makes available those special and unique materials held by the library (that are not part of the College or Methodist Archives), including manuscripts, collections of documents, books, and some historical objects. Outside of the library, he enjoys playing and recording music, kicking around a soccer ball, playing a video game or two, and walks, hikes, and goes camping.

meagherla@wofford.edu | 864.597.4327

 

 

 

 

 

 

Housekeeper

Juana Ramirez

 

 

Juana works tirelessly to ensure that the library building is clean and tidy. Thanks to Juana, one can hardly tell that there are thousands of library users in the building each week!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean of the Library

Kevin Reynolds

 

As Dean of the Library, Kevin Reynolds provides leadership and direction for the Sandor Teszler Library. His active professional life has included career counseling for librarians, service on the American Library Association's Executive Board, and as President of the Tennessee Library Association. In addition, he has many other interests including agrilithography, live music, gardening, cooking, making noise that occasionally passes for playing the guitar, and has recently been exploring linocut printmaking.

reynoldsjk@wofford.edu | 864.597.4300

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisitions Assistant

Vicki Roper

 

Ms. Roper processes all incoming books, which includes making sure they are in good condition when they arrive, entering the invoices into our system, and preparing them for the cataloging librarian. She also processes all other invoices and expenses related to the library. When not here at Wofford, she enjoys going to exercise class, reading, working all kinds of puzzles, and quilting.

ropervr@wofford.edu | 864.597.4304

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director of Library Systems and Applications

Shelley Sperka

 

Ms. Sperka is responsible for the library server, access to the library's electronic resources, helping keep the equipment in the building in good working order, and communicating with Information Technology about the library and its technology requirements.  She also helps students and faculty with reference questions and research projects.

sperkash@wofford.edu | 864.597.4305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College and Methodist Archivist

Phillip Stone

 

Dr. Stone works to acquire and preserve the historic records of the college and the Methodist Church in South Carolina and helps researchers with questions in those areas. He researches and writes about South Carolina history and teaches southern politics. He’s a member of Spartanburg’s Board of Architectural Design and Historic Review and enjoys local history, cooking, reading, and living in an old house.

stonerp@wofford.edu | 864.597.4309

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research Librarian and Instruction Coordinator

Emily Witsell

 

Ms. Witsell teaches Wofford's students research skills.  She is the subject librarian for English, Business, Humanities, and Anthropology, among others.  She enjoys serving as an advisor to freshmen and loves helping students dig up perfect sources for research projects.  In her spare time, Ms. Witsell likes to pretend to be in charge of her two cats but she knows they have trained her well.

witseller@wofford.edu | 864.597.4308

 

 

 

 

 

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