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People in the Library: Home

Meet the people in the library. We're happy to help you out.

Public Services
(Instruction, Research Help, Reference, Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, AudioVisual)

Helen Bischoff
Assistant Library Director and Head of Public Services

Helen is your first stop for a personalized consult on your research and learning which resources to use & how.  You can also see Helen for help with instruction for classes, getting a Lexington Public Library card, hosting events in the library, checking out and renewing books & placing items on reserve. You can also ask for help with educational technology, reserving rooms or equipment or about library student manager and work study positions.



Beth Carpenter
Educational Technology & Instruction Librarian


Beth is your first stop for questions from students about how to use technology.  She also has great ideas for how to make use of tech to further your academic goals. She is also a great coach for your research and learning which resources to use & how.  You can also see Beth for help with instruction for classes


Phillip Walker
Night Supervisor

Your first stop for questions about ILL and checking out and renewing books.
You can also ask for help with placing items on reserve, and checking out projectors and other AV equipment and research, and help with reserving rooms.



Technical Services
(Cataloging, Acquisitions, Serials, Computers, Networks, Database management)

Jason Cooper
Head of Technical Services


Jason can answer questions regarding the administration of the catalog and database technical issues. He makes sure all the online resources the library provides are interconnected and configured correctly. He ensures off-campus access to library resources by serving as the system administrator for the proxy server. He also oversees and can answer questions about digitization projects of the library. You can also ask for help with research, ordering books, and the budget


Kevin Johnson
Digitization & Metadata Specialist


Kevin works with our Digital Liberal Arts initiatives on campus. He can answer questions about imaging standards and getting copies of photos, maps, and other documents for research or for classes. You can also ask about the status of a book or other item in the Technical Services department.


Ann Long
Acquisitions/Serials Supervisor


Ann can answer questions about the books and other materials you have ordered for the library, tracking orders, monitoring which periodical issues have arrived, and bill paying.  You can also ask for help with reserving rooms or equipment.



Have questions? Contact us!

Make an appointment for a personal research consultation.  We are happy and excited to help you find high quality resources that best support your work.  Librarians can save you time and effort as you delve into your papers or research.

Librarians are assigned as liaisons to one or two divisions to foster stronger working relationships and help improve communication and contact between faculty and librarians. As liaison to the division, librarians are responsible for instruction for that division and they notify faculty about resources and opportunities for their division including collection development opportunities, etc.


Susan Brown
Library Director

Susan oversees all of the library's services.  Ask her questions regarding the personnel, collection, budget, building & Special Collections.
You can also ask for help with research and instruction for classes, help with reserving rooms or equipment, or any matter pertaining to the library.