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 Preston Library Staff

ADMINISTRATION

Located on the 5th Floor
The Administration provides the overall leadership and management of the departments, resources, and services of Preston Library. 

Don Samdahl, Colonel
Head Librarian

Janine Hutchings
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7228
Fax: (540) 464-7279

ACCESS SERVICES

Located on the 5th floor
The Access Services Department manages Circulation and Interlibrary Loan services. The Circulation staff assist patrons by checking materials in and out of the library, searching for holdings, maintaining the reserve collection, ensuring that library materials are shelved in proper order, and answering basic questions about the library. At the request of VMI cadets and faculty, Interlibrary Loan staff borrow research materials not owned by Preston Library from other libraries in Virginia and the United States. 

Susie Hastings, Lieutenant Colonel
Head of Access Services
Ph: (540) 464-7607

Tonya Moore
Interlibrary Loan Manager
Ph: (540) 464-7129

Gwen Sichol
Circulation / ILL Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7757

Alicia Wheeler
Circulation
Ph: (540) 464-7129 

ARCHIVES

Located on the 4th Floor
The Archives manages the Institute's historic official records, manuscripts, photographs, 19th-century alumni biographical and genealogical information. Rare books and other rare materials are located in the VMI Archives.

Diane Jacob, Colonel
Head, Archives & Records Management
Ph: (540) 464-7566

Mary Laura Kludy
Archives & Records Management Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7516
Fax: (540) 464-7089

MEDIA SERVICES

Located on the 4th Floor
The Media Services Department provides services dealing with audio/visual materials, including: reserving AV materials for rental or purchase, loaning AV equipment for classroom use, videotaping, editing, photography, satellite broadcast to cabled classrooms on post, duplication of video and audio tapes for academic use, dry-mounting and laminating, and reference guidance for AV software and equipment rentals and purchases. Service requests must be made with as much advance notice as possible.

Michael Brickler, Major
Head of Media Services
Ph: (540) 464-7655

Cathy Wells
Audio-Visual Technician
Ph: (540) 464-7567

REFERENCE

Located on the 5th Floor
The Reference Department coordinates library instruction, works with library patrons conducting research, and is available to answer more detailed research and general interest questions. Members of this department work with instructors to coordinate the use of library resources and with students on research projects.

Accacia Mullen, Major
Reference Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7250

Janet Holly, Colonel
Reference Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7296

Gwen Sichol
Circulation / ILL Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7757

TECHNICAL SERVICES

Located on the 4th Floor
The Technical Services Department manages the acquisition and cataloging of library materials.

Tom Panko, Major
Head of Technical Services
Ph: (540) 464-7574

Susan Lemert, Ms.
Acquisitions Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7568

Rachel Maderik, Major
Metadata Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7572

Sherry Teague, Ms.
Cataloging Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7565

 

ALL STAFF

Michael Brickler, Major
Head of Media Services
Ph: (540) 464-7655

Susie Hastings, Lieutenant Colonel
Head of Access Services
Ph: (540) 464-7607  

Janet Holly, Colonel
Reference Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7296

Janine Hutchings
Administrative Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7228

Diane Jacob, Colonel
Head, Archives & Records Management
Ph: (540) 464-7566

Mary Laura Kludy
Archives & Records Management Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7516
Fax: (540) 464-7089

Susan LeMert
Acquisitions Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7568

Tonya Moore
 Interlibrary Loan Manager
Ph: (540) 464-7129

Rachel Maderik, Major
Metadata Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7572

 Accacia Mullen, Major
Reference Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7250

 Tom Panko, Major
Head of Technical Services
Ph: (540) 464-7574

Don Samdahl, Colonel
Head Librarian

Gwen Sichol
Circulation / ILL Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7757

Sherry Teague
Cataloging Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7565

 Cathy Wells
Audio-Visual Technician
Ph: (540) 464-7567 

Alicia Wheeler
Circulation Assistant
Ph: (540) 464-7129