Library Departments

Nimitz Library Professional Academic Staff and Nimitz Library Staff Listing

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  • Circulation Desk: 410-293-6945

Acquisitions Department

Margaret Danchik, Department Head


Responsible for ordering and receiving books, periodicals, government documents, and technical reports, Interlibrary Loan Borrowing and Lending, Document Delivery, Binding, and Budget Preparation.


James Rettig, Library Director and Associate Dean for Information Services


Responsible for the administration of all Library operations.

Patti Patterson, Associate Library Director


Responsible for the coordination of Acquisitions, Cataloging, Circulation, Collection Development, Special Collections & Archives, Reference, and Systems, and for matters involving the building.

Cataloging Department

Laura Nauta, Department Head


Responsible for cataloging books, periodicals, electronic resources, Trident reports, honors papers, and for maintaining the Library's Periodicals Holdings List.

Circulation Department

Kathy Lang, Acting Department Head


Responsible for checking out library material; maintaining loan records; sending overdue notices; physical processing of new books; and shelving books, periodicals and other library material.

Collection Development

Larry Clemens, Department Head


Responsible for overseeing the Library's general collections, including electronic resources.

Reference & Instruction Department

Barbara Kemp, Department Head


Responsible for library instruction, faculty liaison, and reference desk assistance.

Special Collections & Archives Department

Dr. Jennifer Bryan, Department Head and Archivist


Responsible for Special Collections and Archives operation.

Systems Department

Bill Murray, Department Head


Responsible for library systems and automation support.