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Research and Academic Services

The Research and Academic Services Division (RAS) supports the education, research, and scholarship needs of the campus by working directly with the University's students, faculty, and staff members to provide a breadth of services to ensure their academic excellence.

RAS consists of the following departments: User Services and Resource Sharing and Research Teaching and Learning.

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Gary White

Senior Associate Dean (Librarian IV)

User Services and Resource Sharing

The User Services & Resource Sharing department manages the Library Services Desk, TLC Tech Desk, and related services and spaces in McKeldin Library; collection maintenance and fulfillment operations at McKeldin and Severn Libraries; interlibrary loan and course reserves services; and (with Research, Teaching and Learning) the Libraries' Ask Us! virtual information services. 

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Hilary Thompson

Director, User Services & Resource Sharing (Librarian III)
Portrait of Sharona Ginsberg

Sharona Ginsberg

Head, Student Engagement Services (Librarian II)
Portrait of Paula Greenwell

Paula Greenwell

Coordinator, Logistics & Periodicals
Portrait of Anna Nabity

Anna Nabity

Coordinator, Collection Maintenance & Retrieval
Portrait of Brynne Norton

Brynne Norton

Head, Resource Sharing & Reserves (Librarian II)
Portrait of Adnan Qureshi

Adnan Qureshi

Manager, Late Night Services and Building Security
Portrait of James Spring

James Spring

Manager, Library Services Unit
Portrait of Charles Wright

Charles Wright

Billing & Accounts Manager

Research, Teaching, and Learning

The Department of Research, Teaching, and Learning incorporates all subject liaison and instructional librarians from across campus libraries, and staff working in the Architecture Library, the Art Library, the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, and the STEM Library. We provide strong outreach and liaison services to campus departments, subject-specific and general reference and research assistance, teaching subject-specific and general information classes, developing and managing library collections, and developing innovative services and tools in support of the research needs of a world class university.

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Yelena Luckert

Director of Research, Teaching, & Learning (Librarian IV)
Portrait of Lindsay Carpenter

Lindsay Carpenter

Research Education Program Lead and Pedagogy Librarian (Librarian II)
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Cindy Frank

Architecture & Visual Resource Librarian (Librarian III)
Portrait of Rachel Gammons

Rachel Gammons

Head of Teaching Services (Librarian III)
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Stephen Henry

Head MSPAL (Librarian III)
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Judith Markowitz

Gov't & Politics, Public Policy, LGBT and Women's Studies Librarian (Librarian III)
Portrait of Nevenka Zdravkovska

Nevenka Zdravkovska

Head, STEM Library (Librarian III)
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