Meet the Franklin University Nationwide Library Staff

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

Tiffany Lipstreu

Library Director

BA , History of Art, Ohio State University
MLIS, Kent State University

614.947.6558
tiffany.lipstreu@franklin.edu

Tiffany Lipstreu started at Franklin University Nationwide Library in December 2002 as the Electronic Resources Librarian, was promoted to Assistant Director in August 2010, and became Library Director in March 2013. As Director, the goal of creating a strategic plan to drive the talented library team forward in support of the Library and University Mission Statements resulted in the Franklin University Nationwide Library Strategic Plan 2014-2018. Having been a busy, adult, working student and adjunct faculty herself, she seeks opportunities to encourage lifelong learning from a holistic learning community approach. She invites your comments on how we are meeting these goals, and our mission – of being dedicated to your success.

Julie Blake

Acquisitions Librarian

BA, Sociology, Bowling Green State University
MLS, Indiana University
MBA, St. Cloud State University

614-947-6561
julie.blake@franklin.edu

Julie Blake joined the Franklin University Nationwide Library in August 2013 as the Electronic Resources Librarian, and became the Acquisitions Librarian in September 2014. In this role, she administers the library’s content purchases to ensure the availability of appropriate content to meet our patrons’ research needs wherever they may be. Having been a working adult student herself, Julie appreciates Franklin’s mission to help students outside of the traditional educational track and seeks ways to bring the best resources to the University in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Library Liaison Areas: doctoral programs.

Julie's research guides

Carmen Byg

Public Services Librarian

BA, History of Art, Ohio State University
MLIS, Kent State University

614.947.6563
carmen.byg@franklin.edu


Carmen Byg joined the library team in 2006 and has also served as a Reference Librarian and Instructional Resources Librarian. Carmen’s work involves supervising the circulation team and serving as a liaison to the Nursing and Healthcare Administration programs. Carmen also teaches the Professional Foundations: Learning Strategies course (PF 321).

Library Liaison areas: Allied Healthcare Management, Nursing, Health Information Management, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Administration and more as listed in the library liaison information guide.

Carmen's research guides

Alyssa Darden

Reference and Assessment Librarian

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. Alyssa’s work involves assisting students, faculty, and staff in the navigation and use of library resources and research tools. She’s also helping develop a strategic plan for the library that aligns with Franklin University’s goals and best serves its students.

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

Brandon Houseman

Circulation Manager and Reference Support Staff

AAS, Law Enforcement Technology, Ohio University
BAS, Criminal Justice, Ohio University

614.947.6559
brandon.houseman@franklin.edu


 

Brandon began his position as Circulation Team Coordinator at Franklin University Nationwide Library in November 2012 and was promoted to Circulation Manager and Reference Support Staff in September 2014. Brandon works hands on with his associates to ensure the team has the skills and knowledge to maintain an efficient and effective Circulation Desk. His mission is to create an excellent library experience for all patrons, focusing on customer service and providing our students with the information they need to succeed.

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

David Mignerey

Reference Librarian

BA, Sociology/Theology, Xavier University
MA, Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois
MLIS, Kent State University

614.947.6562
david.migerney@franklin.edu

David Mignerey joined the Franklin University Nationwide Library in 2004 as a Reference Librarian. David's work as the evening librarian revolves around assisting students, faculty, and staff in the efficient and effective navigation and use of library resources for the completion of assignments and projects. David's interests also revolve around competitive business research and the utilization of simulation games as business tools and leisure activities.

Library Liaison areas: Applied Management, Business Administration, Business Psychology, eMarketing, Human Resource Management, MBA, Management & Leadership, Operations & Supplied Chain Management and more as listed in the library liaison information guide.

David's research guides

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