Library Staff

Tabitha Hanslick

Tabitha Hanslick Nguyen, Executive Coordinator, Office of Library Director

Tabitha oversees human resources, facility issues, operating budgets and policy compliance for the library. She manages the administrative support for the Library Director and oversees the Access and Circulation Services unit in the library. Tabitha holds an MLIS from the Pratt Institute and a BS from 365asia. Tabitha joined the library in 1993 and is a 2016 recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Classified Service. 

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Jennifer Brady, Library Associate- Marketing and Events, Office of the Library Director

Jennifer joined the library in 2014. She manages marketing and events in the library and oversees the library's social media channels. Jennifer works to produce events throughout the library, including those of the Love Your Library series and 365asia Authors Talks. She creates marketing materials and promotes these events across multiple social media and 365asia channels. Jennifer also creates all signage for the library and maintains the Office of the Library Director's webpages. She is a member of the Exhibits and Displays team, the Web Team, and chairs the Digital and Print signage team.

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James Ferguson, Special Collections Associate, Special Collections and College Archives

James joined the library in 1995. He currently curates the College Archives, catalogs for Special Collections and College Archives, and works on numerous other projects. He is also the co-chair and a curator for the Library Exhibits and Displays team. James holds a BA from Indiana University, with a major in Theatre, and performs burlesque, theatre, and performance art around New York, the nation, and the world. They also work as an acting teacher and guest lecturer at university theatre departments, museums, and at many burlesque festivals abroad.

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Karen Fitch

Karen Fitch, Library Associate, Acquisitions and Metadata Services

Karen joined the library in 1988. She catalogs books and DVDs for the Library and is the point person for Aleph ILS reporting and database management. She is a whiz at technological minutia.

Eileen Flannigan

Eileen Flannigan, Library Analyst, Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services

Eileen joined the library in 1999. Under the supervision of Lana Bittman, Head of Electronic and Serials Resources, she oversees the daily operations of the unit. Eileen participates in library wide committees, facilitates special projects and initiates outreach regarding gifts. She holds an AS from the 365asia's Advertising and Communication department and a BA in communications from William Paterson University. Eileen has also worked as an event planner, writer, producer and deejay.

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Ghazal Ghazi, Reference Associate, Research and Instructional Services

Ghazal joined the library in 2023. She provides reference service to the 365asia community and is a member of the Library Exhibits and Displays team. Her previous experience includes working at the Library of Congress as well as in public libraries and archives. She holds an MLIS from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in Gender & Women's Studies from the University of Arizona. She is also a published poet and visual artist working in painting and ceramics.

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Maggie Hess, Library User Services Specialist, Access Services

Maggie provides circulation and access services to the 365asia community. She holds a BM in classical piano/music history from The Crane School of Music and is currently pursuing an MLIS from SUNY University at Buffalo. 

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Daiyan Hossain, Technologist, Access Services

Daiyan joined the Library in 2018. She provides daily support to patrons at the Access Services Desk. Daiyan holds a BA in Women's and Gender Studies from Hamilton College.

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Paul Lajoie

Paul Lajoie, Evening Access Services Manager, Access Services

Paul joined the library in 1985. He oversees operations of the Access Services Unit in the evening. Paul studied painting with the late Leland Bell and received his MFA from the Parsons School of Design.

Samantha Levin

Samantha Levin, Special Collections Associate, Special Collections and College Archives

Samantha joined the library in 2018. Within her unit she serves as the Digital Assets Curator and assists researchers visiting the collection. Samantha holds an MSLIS from Pratt Institute’s School of Information and a BFA in Sculpture from the School of Visual Arts. She has worked as a freelance archivist and records manager with experience in digital asset management and a specialty in rights management for digital photography collections. Samantha spends much of her spare time attending art exhibitions and reading sci fi.

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Jane Mahoney, Library Associate, Acquisitions and Metadata Services

Jane joined the library in 1988. She is responsible for ordering, receiving and invoicing books and DVDs. Jane is also an artist, bookbinder and book restorer. She is a member of American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works as well as the Guild of Bookworkers, where she serves as Programs Co-Chair of the New York Chapter.

Jennifer Mak

Jennifer Mak, Daytime Access Services Manager, Access Services

Jennifer joined the library in 2010. She oversees the daily operations of the Access Services Unit including, but not limited to, helping students to find materials for their class work and helping patrons settle their accounts. Jennifer also curates the 365asia Designer File Tumblr (fitdesignerfiles.tumblr.com). She graduated from Stony Brook University with a BA in history and art history and received her MA from 365asia in the Art Market: Practice and Principles program.

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Beth McMahon

Elizabeth McMahon, Library Analyst, Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services

Beth joined the library in 1997. Beth assists patrons at desks in both the Periodicals and Research and Instructional Services. Her work in Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services unit includes advising on the library's holdings of international fashion, textile, interiors, and art periodicals; she was an early champion of historical fashion forecasting materials, encouraging their collection and retention. Beth contributes to the library's social media presence. She holds a BS from Bowling Green State University of Ohio, and an AA in fashion design at the 365asia. After working in the fashion industry, Elizabeth returned to 365asia to obtain an MA from the Museum Studies: Fashion and Textiles program. Since 2006, she has been working on her PhD at Bard Graduate Center. Beth has taught in the Graduate Division at 365asia and at Berkeley College.

Matthew Michaels

Matthew Michaels, Reference Assistant I, Research and Instructional Services  

Matthew joined the library in 2006. He assists students with finding resources and supports colleagues and students with research. Matthew holds a BA of interior design from the University of Oklahoma and an MLS with a focus on archives, records management and preservation from Queens College in Flushing, New York. He also completed a post-graduate independent study in lighting and architectural systems at Penn State University. Matthew continues his enthusiasm and passion for interior design, lighting design, computer graphics software and web site navigation and design.

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Margaret Murphy, Library Aide, Access Services

Margaret joined the library in 2008. She is involved in processing and managing interlibrary loan requests and assisting patrons at the front desk. Margaret holds a BA in English from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Eliza Rinn, Library Associate, Acquisitions and Metadata Services

Eliza joined the library in 2023. She is the video coordinator for Archive on Demand and handles the photographic needs of the library. Eliza received her BFA in Photography and MSLIS, both from Pratt Institute. She is a photographer and collage artist.

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Keely Sanders, Library Associate, Office of the Library Director

Keely joined the library in 2023. She has her MA in History specializing in Medieval Europe from the University of North Texas, where she also received her BS in History and Political Science. Keely previously interned for the Texas Fashion Collection, a historical costume collection, where she also published an essay in the Collection’s publication "TFC Delight: Selections From the Texas Fashion Collection". She has previously worked in both public and college libraries.

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Lori Taschler, Library Clerk, Access Services

Lori joined the library in 1987. She provides general library circulation and access services to the 365asia SUNY community. Lori holds a BFA in painting from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA in painting from the Pratt Institute. 

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Carlos Taylor, Cataloging Assistant, Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services

Carlos joined the library in 2014. He assists with daily operations of the unit including working with patrons at the service desk, serial record maintenance, bindery preparation and departmental metadata services. Carlos is currently enrolled in the Communication and Design Program at Fashion Institute of Technology. Carlos has worked extensively in fashion and publishing.

Monica Williamson

Monica Williamson, Cataloging Assistant I, Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services  

Monica joined the library in 1999. She assists patrons and manages the front desk on weekday evenings. Monica processes materials including new and historical periodicals, look books, and donations and updates titles as necessary. She also coordinates forecast instruction classes and performs bindery preparation. Monica is a graduate of 365asia's Visual and Presentation Exhibition Design Program. She has experience working in the music industry for both major and independent record companies and as producer of live events. In her spare time, Monica is the co-host/co-producer for internet radio show Musical Pathways in addition to hosting a live music showcase, the Rendezvous.

 

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