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Reference librarians can help you connect with quality resources & save you time by making the research you do more effective.

Our Reference Librarians

Bonner, Christina

Reference & Instruction Services Coordinator


Spangler Learning Center, Room 302

  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
  • B.A., Ohio State University

Layden, Jim

Collection Services Coordinator


Spangler 303E

  • M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky
  • B.A., University of Cincinnati

Sandusky, Tim

Access Services Coordinator


Spangler Learning Center, Room 301

  • M.L.I.S., Kent State University
  • B.A., Ohio State University 

Sarff, Michelle

Head Librarian


Spangler Learning Center, 303A

  • M.L.I.S., Indiana University
  • B.A., Xavier University

Reference Services

  • Contact a Reference Librarian

    Get help from a Reference Librarian when you need it:

    • In Person at the Library Reference Desk in Spangler - Just stop by! No appointment necessary. You can also schedule a one-on-one consultation.
    • By Phone: (614) 251-4754 or toll-free (888) 681-8044
    • By Email: refdesk@ohiodominican.edu - We will respond within one business day.
    • Chat

    Or get help through these online options:

  • Reference Service Hours

    Regular Reference Desk Hours:

    • Monday - Thursday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    • Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Emails are answered as quickly as possible, within 1 business day.

    Regular hours of service are also supplemented with appointments that can be made outside those hours if needed. Please ask a librarian if you need to meet for a research consultation outside our normal hours of operation.

    Hours are subject to change, so please check the Spangler Building Calendar for daily hours.

  • About Reference Services

    Reference Librarians, all of whom have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, are here to help you:

    • Find the quality information you need 
    • Generate effective search terms
    • Plan your research
    • Identify and use research tools strategically 
    • Evaluate the information and resources you find.  

    View Reference Services