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Text A LibrarianText: 740-313-4333

Phone: 740-351-3255



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Help, the way you want it:

  • Get one-on-one face-to-face assistance during all the hours the library is open
  • Phone us at 740-351-3255
  • Text us at 740-498-1965.
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Reference Assistance

Reference librarians provide directions, answer questions, locate materials, assist with electronic resources, and help with interlibrary loan requests. Reference librarians are on duty from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday.   Ask for Reference assistance at Service Center at the main entrance on the main floor of the Clark Memorial Library. 

Research Consultation

Librarians at Clark Memorial Library offer research consultation by appointment to SSU faculty, staff, students and members of the public. Research consultation provides an opportunity for the researcher to meet for an extended period of time, usually an hour, with a librarian in a private, uninterrupted session.

During the research consultation, the librarian may assist the researcher in formulating a search strategy, identifying specific resources which contain pertinent information or using electronic resources.

A faculty or staff member who needs assistance in accessing resources from the office may request that the consultation be held in his/her office.

Contact the  librarian of your choice to schedule an appointment.


Library Liaisons

Library Liaisons

Each academic department has a librarian assigned as the department's library liaison.

The library liaison works with the department in selecting and ordering library resources that will meet the research needs of SSU students. The liaison also provides information about new resources, performs librarian-mediated database searching, produces tailored library research guides appropriate to research on particular topics, offers research consultations, presents customized library instruction for departments or for classes, and creates documentation necessary for accreditation reviews.  A list of liaisons by department follows:

  • English & Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Rehabilitation/Sport Professions
  • Teacher Education

Mary Cummings

  • Social Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Allied Health Sciences

Suzanne Johnson Varney

  • Career

Rebekah Kilzer

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
  • University College

Katy Mathuews

  • Engineering Technologies
  • Fine, Digital, and Performing Arts

Janet Stewart

Meet the Library Staff

Departments & Service Counters

Public Services
Service Desk
Curriculum Materials Center
Interlibrary Loan

Student Employment
Systems Office
Technical Services

Staff Directory

Jacqui Allen, Library Specialist II; Acquisitions

Jim Bayes, Library Specialist I; Serials/Collection Maintenance

Tess Collier, Library Specialist II; Resource Sharing
740.351.3519 or 740.351.3355

Mary Cummings, Research & Instruction Librarian

Cathy Fitch, Library Specialist I; Public Services
740.351.3515 or 740.351.3519

Suzanne Johnson-Varney, Technical Services/Collection Maintenance Librarian

Zachary Lewis, Part Time Library Specialist

Lori Perry, Secretary

Ann Marie Short, Interim Director

Janet Stewart,  Systems & Digital Initiatives Librarian

Josh Teeters, Library Systems Support Specialist

Elisha Wells, Library Specialist II, Cataloging


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