Meet the Franklin University Nationwide Library Staff

Our friendly staff is here to assist you with all of your research and informational needs. 

Alyssa Darden

Director of Nationwide Library

BA, English, Wright State University
MLIS, Kent State University

614-947-6685
alyssa.darden@franklin.edu


Alyssa Darden joined the library team in September 2013 as the Reference and Assessment Librarian, and became the Director of the Library in December 2015. Alyssa’s work involves leading the library to fulfillment of its strategic plan with vision, supportive relationships with faculty and staff, and commitment to making the library a leading enabler of the University's academic strategies. 

 

Library Liaison Areas: Accounting, Business Economics, Business Forensics, Financial Management. Financial Planning, Forensic Accounting, Marketing, Marketing & Communication, and more as listed in the library liaison information guide.

Alyssa's research guides

Christopher Casey

Instruction Librarian

BA, English Literature, Heidelberg University

MLIS, Kent State University

614.947.6565
christopher.casey@franklin.edu

Christopher Casey joined the library team in December 2014 as the Instruction Librarian. Christopher’s work involves creating and promoting learning materials to assist students, staff, and faculty. He also develops information literacy skills programming and workshops dedicated to enhancing student success. In addition, Christopher provides assistance in the navigation and use of library resources and tools.

Library Liaison Areas: Applied Management, Business Administration, Internet Marketing, Human Resource Management, Logistics, MBA, Management and Leadership, Operations and Supply Chain Management

Christopher's research guides

Kristi Lobrano

Systems Librarian

BS, Psychology/Sociology, Louisiana State University
MLIS, Louisiana State University

614.947.6223
kristi.lobrano@franklin.edu


Kristi Lobrano joined the Franklin University Nationwide Library in September 2011 as the Systems Librarian. In this role, she administers the Library’s integrated library systems and discovery tools to facilitate library operations and to provide access to information resources. In addition to managing systems, she is energized by patrons’ rapidly changing information needs and technology skills, the opportunities regarding providing library services to these patrons, and the integration of mobile technologies into library services.

Library Liaison areas: Computer Science (undergraduate, graduate), Information Security, Information Technology, Interactive Media Design, Management Information Sciences, Web Development and more as listed in the library liaison information guide.

Kristi's research guides

Aaron Oates

Circulation Manager and Reference Support Staff

AA, Sociology, Sinclair Community College
BA, Anthropology, The Ohio State University
MLIS, Kent State University, anticipated 2017

614.947.6568
aaron.oates@franklin.edu


Aaron Oates joined the Franklin University Nationwide Library team in December of 2014 as the Circulation Coordinator, and was promoted to Circulation Manager and Reference Support Staff in July 2015. In this role, he supervises associates in providing access to library resources via the Circulation Desk for all students, faculty and staff. 

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