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: Learning and Library Resources

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


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

Karen Caputo


BA, English, The Ohio State University
MLIS, Kent State University


Karen Caputo joined the library team in October 2017. Karen’s work involves providing learning materials to assist students, faculty, and staff in both in-person and online environments. In this role, she helps students develop and enhance their learning and research skills, as well as their use of library resources and tools.   

Library Liaison areas: Accounting, Business Economics, Business Forensics, Energy Management, Financial Management, Financial Planning, Forensic Accounting, Marketing, and Marketing & Communication

Karen's Research Guides

Christopher Casey

Public Services and Outreach Librarian

BA, English Literature, Heidelberg University

MLIS, Kent State University


Christopher Casey joined the library team in December 2014. Christopher’s work involves planning and promoting events and services provided by the Learning Commons. He also manages the Learning Commons space, ensuring a welcoming environment. 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

Hannah Goodrick

Access Services Manager

BS, English Education, Ohio University


Hannah Goodrick joined the library team in November 2017 as the Access Services Manager. Hannah manages the circulation desk and leads a team of student library staff. She is the forefront of student, faculty, and staff communications during our afternoon and evening hours. She is currently working towards her MLIS degree at Kent State University.

Marc Jaffy

Acquisitions Librarian

BA, Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences / Political Science, Northwestern University

JD, Northwestern University School of Law

MLIS, Kent State University


Marc Jaffy joined the library in July, 2017 as the Acquisitions Librarian. He is responsible for administering the library's purchase of resources, including books, ebooks, databases and other content necessary to meet our patrons' research needs.

Library Liaison Areas: Allied Healthcare Management, Criminal Justice Administration, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Information Management, Nursing, Public Administration, Public Safety Management, Safety and Homeland Security 

Marc's research guides

Kristi Lobrano

Systems Librarian

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


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

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