Faculty Resources - Know Your Library Liaison

ODU Library liaisons are available to support the curricular and research needs of the ODU community and to provide a personal connection to the Library's resources and services. Each ODU Library liaison serves as a primary contact in the library for a designated area to assist with:

  • Collection development issues, including evaluation, selection, acquisition, and deselection of materials
  • Information about library services
  • Personalized training in Library resources and services

Each liaison serves as a first point of contact to help with a discipline's information needs and to represent those needs within the Library. Library liaisons are listed below, in alphabetical order by first name, with the academic divisions or units to which they are assigned.

Jim Layden
Jim  Layden
Director, Library Services
Education: B.A. Psychology, University of Cincinnati; M.S.L.S. Library Science, University of Kentucky
Liaison to:   Division of Education, Faculty Development, Library Development
Office: 614-251-4758 |  laydenj@ohiodominican.edu
Christina Bonner
Christina Bonner
Head, Library Reference & Instruction Services
Education: M.A. & Ph.D. Germanic Languages & Literatures, University of Cincinnati; M.L.I.S. Library & Information Science, Kent State University 
Liaison to:   Division of Business | TESOL
Office: (614) 251-4585 |  bonnerc@ohiodominican.edu
Matilda Davis-Northrup
Matilda Davis-Northrup
Head, Library Technical Services
Education: B.A. Sociology, Hanover College; M.S.L.S. Library Science, University of Kentucky 
Liaison to:   Division of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Office: (614) 251-4757 |  davisnom@ohiodominican.edu
Matthew Heller
Matthew Heller
Reference Librarian (part-time)
Education: B.A. Microbiology, Ohio State University; M.L.I.S. Library & Information Science, Kent State University 
Liaison to:   Division of Math, Computer, & Natural Sciences
Office: (614) 251-4585 |  hellerm1@ohiodominican.edu
Shaunda Tichgelaar
Shaunda Tichgelaar
Collection & Liaison Services Librarian
Education: B.A. and M.A. English, Arkansas State University; M.L.I.S., Kent State University
Liaison to:   Division of Arts & Letters; Liberal Studies
Office: (614) 251-4755 |  tichgels@ohiodominican.edu