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Subject Librarians

FSU Libraries offers a professional librarian liaison to each department, school, and program who provides tailored instruction and research assistance for students and faculty. Each liaison can work collaboratively with teaching faculty, serve as a department's first point of contact for information about library resources and services, and also select materials to support students and their current course curricula.

Every Library Liaison also manages several LibGuides that act as a homepage for library resources in specific subject areas. Search below to connect with your FSU Library Liaison today!

Under the photo of the Subject Specialist is a link to request a consultation with that librarian. If you are not sure what librarian to choose use this form and we'll help choose the best librarian for your needs.


Dan (Brew) Schoonover


Head of Collections Access and Delivery
Collection Development and Access
026 Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 566-1202

Request a consultation with Dan (Brew) Schoonover

Subject Specializations:
Anthropology


Dan 'Brew' Schoonover serves as a liaison for Anthropology. He joined the Florida State University Libraries in 2008 and is currently the Head of Collections Access and Delivery. In that role he is responsible for managing the physical collections of the Strozier and Dirac Libraries and the Libraries' three remote storage facilities, Interlibrary Loan, and the Library Express Delivery Service. Brew received his M.A. in Religion from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL and his Masters in Library and Information Studies at Florida State University. He is a member of the Anthropology and Social Sciences Section of the Association of College and Research Libraries. His professional interests include resource sharing, shared storage, unmediated borrowing, cooperative collection development, and print archives.


Amauri Serrano


Humanities Librarian
Scholars Commons
0027H Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-2708

Request a consultation with Amauri Serrano

Subject Specializations:
Asian Studies; History; Humanities; International Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Modern Languages; Russian & East European Studies; Womens Studies


Amauri Serrano is the liaison to the Departments of History and Modern Languages and Linguistics, and programs in Women's Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Russian and Eastern European Studies, and Asian Studies. She holds BAs in History and Italian, an MA in Italian literature, and an MS in Library and Information Science all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to her current position at FSU, Amauri was the Humanities Collections Librarian at Appalachian State University in Boone NC, taught Italian at the University of Illinois, and worked at the Modern Languages and Linguistics Library at the University of Illinois. Her research interests include information seeking behavior of foreign language and literature researchers, libraries and campus internationalization efforts, collection management issues in the humanities, and library services for international students. Amauri is a member of the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Modern Language Association.


Leah Sherman


Visual & Performing Arts Librarian
Scholars Commons
027G Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-1573

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Subject Specializations:
Art; Art Education; Art History; Dance; Interior Design; Theatre


Leah Sherman serves as the library liaison for all departments within the College of Fine Arts (Art, Art Education, Art History, Dance, Interior Design, and Theatre) as well as the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, The Ringling Museum, and the FSU Master Craftsman Studio. Her responsibilities include collections development, research consultations, and instructional support across the various disciplines. Leah earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Art History at Florida State and is pursuing her Master of Science in Library and Information Science at FSU as well. Leah’s research interests in librarianship include increased awareness of visual literacy in instruction and the impact of outreach while her work in Art History focuses on 20th century Italian abstract painting and conceptual art. She is an active member of ARLIS (Art Libraries Society of North America), CAA (College Art Association), ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries), and ALA (American Library Association.)


Michael Siriwardena


Instruction and Learning Services Librarian
Undergraduate Services
112D Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-2164

Request a consultation with Michael Siriwardena

Subject Specializations:
Nursing

Velma Smith


University Librarian
Interlibrary Loan
026 R.M. Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-5045

Request a consultation with Velma Smith

Subject Specializations:
Interlibrary Loan


Interlibrary Loan Librarian - secures access to information not available at the Florida State University Libraries. Provides library service to the FSU Distance Education Community. Assists Subject Liaisons with Collection Development.


Sandra Varry

Heritage Protocol & University Archivist
Heritage Protocol & University Archives
203 Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-7988

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Subject Specializations:
Heritage Protocol and University Archives

Lindsey Wharton


Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian
Distance Learning
Phone: (850) 644-7663

Request a consultation with Lindsey Wharton

Subject Specializations:
Panama City Florida Library; Social Work


Lindsey Wharton joined the faculty at the Florida State University Libraries in 2014. As the Extended Campus and Distance Services Librarian, she is responsible for ensuring equitable access to library services and resources for all distance learning students as well as students and faculty at FSU's remote instructional sites and international programs. This entails creating library tutorials, videos, and web content, embedding library resources into the learning management system, providing online instruction and workshops using Collaborating, consulting with faculty teaching online courses, and coordinating our virtual reference service. Lindsey received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Florida State University and her Master of Arts in Library and Information Science from the University of South Florida. Before joining FSU, she served as the Assistant Director of the Learning Resource Center at Florida Keys Community College. Lindsey is a member of the American Library Association, Florida Library Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Her research interests include information literacy and library instruction, emerging technologies, virtual reference services, information ethics, and digital pedagogy.


Trip Wyckoff


Entrepreneurial Outreach Librarian
Scholars Commons
027K Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-1475

Request a consultation with Trip Wyckoff

Subject Specializations:
Business; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Management & Strategy; Marketing; MIS; Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate & Legal Studies; Sports Management and Recreation Management


Trip Wyckoff is the Entrepreneurial-In-Residence for the University Libraries. He also is a subject librarian to the College of Business and the Department of Sport Management.. In addition to consulting with students and faculty, he has developed a 10-session "Business Research Certificate – BR101" course covering all aspects of business research, presented around the university for faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and the public. Trip has worked for a wide range of libraries, including stints in public (Houston Public Library), law (Baker & Botts), corporate (Hoover's), and nonprofit (American Productivity & Quality Center) libraries. In addition to his work with FSU, he has also owned his own company, Specialissues.com, which compiled industry information for researchers and librarians. He received his B.A. in history with a minor in Anthropology/Archaeology from Florida State University in 1987 and his Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State in 1988. Trip is a member of the Special Library Association and the American Library Association. His professional interests include business research literacy, competitive intelligence, and student entrepreneurship.


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