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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.

Leah Sherman

Visual & Performing Arts Librarian
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
027H Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 644-1573

Request a consultation with Leah Sherman

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 collection development, research consultations, and instructional support across the various disciplines. Leah earned her Master of Science in Library and Information Science at Florida State and is currently pursuing her PhD in Art History 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, conceptual art, and museum history. 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

Head of Access Service
Undergraduate Services
112F Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-2164

Request a consultation with Michael Siriwardena

Subject Specializations:
Film; 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 & University Archivist
Heritage & University Archives
203 Strozier Library
Phone: (850) 645-7988

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Subject Specializations:
Heritage & University Archives

Denise Wetzel

STEM Research and Learning Librarian
Dirac Science Library
205C Dirac
Phone: (850) 644-3079

Request a consultation with Denise Wetzel

Subject Specializations:
Biological Science; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Engineering; Mathematics; Physics

Denise A. Wetzel joined Florida State University Libraries in January 2018. She holds a B.H. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Pennsylvania State University and a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI), and the American Meteorological Society (AMS). Before joining FSU, Denise worked for Mississippi State University Libraries, the Alabama Public Library Service, and as an ESL teacher. Her research interests include undergraduate information literacy, terminology usage disparities by researchers across STEM disciplines, and meteorology resources and their use.

Lindsey Wharton

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

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Subject Specializations:
Center for Leadership and Social Change; 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
Social Science, Arts & Humanities
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,, 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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