Departments and Staff

Located on the 500 Level
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.

Kendall Gosciak
Circulation Assistant
(540) 464-7570

Tonya Moore
Interlibrary Loan Manager
(540) 464-7570

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

Alicia Wheeler
Circulation
(540) 464-7129 

Located on the 500 Level
The Administration provides the overall leadership and management of the departments, resources, and services of Preston Library. 

Dorothy Lockaby, Colonel
Library Director

Erika Brooke
Administrative Assistant
(540) 464-7228
Fax: (540) 464-7279

Located on the 400 Level
The Virginia Military Institute Archives contain a wealth of unique primary source research collections of interest to scholars, alumni, and the general public. Our extensive holdings include personal papers covering a wide range of topics, including military history and the Civil War; historical Institute official records; thousands of photographs; military oral history; alumni biographical and genealogical information for 19th and early 20th century cadets; and much more. Our growing digital archives allows for easy online access to many of our most popular holdings.

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

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

Located on the 500 Level
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

Located on the 500 Level
Systems and technology staff are responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of applications that support the delivery of innovative services and reliable access to online information resources and digital collections.

Rachel Maderik, Major
Systems and Technology Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7572

Located on the 400 Level
Technical Services is responsible for the acquisition and cataloging of materials received by Preston Library. The department also manages the Library's serial subscriptions, maintains access to Preston Library's electronic databases, and oversees collection development efforts of VMI academic departments. Faculty, staff, and cadets are invited to make suggestions of materials to be purchased by using our request forms.

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

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

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

Erika Brooke
Administrative Assistant
(540) 464-7228

Kendall Gosciak
Circulation Assistant
(540) 464-7570

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

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

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

Susan LeMert
Acquisitions Assistant
(540) 464-7568

Dorothy Lockaby, Colonel
Library Director

Rachel Maderik, Major
Systems and Technology Librarian
(540) 464-7572

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

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

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

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

Sherry Teague
Cataloging Assistant
(540) 464-7565

Alicia Wheeler
Circulation Assistant
(540) 464-7129