Staff Directory

Kalamazoo College Upjohn Library Commons
1200 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
phone: 269.337.7153
fax: 269.337.7143
library@kzoo.edu


Administration

Stacy Nowicki

Stacy Nowicki, Library Director
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 124
Phone: 269.337.5750
Email: stacy.nowicki@kzoo.edu

Stacy’s Bio

I have been Library Director at the Kalamazoo College Library since 2006, where I am a guest on traditional, unceded Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi land. I came to Kalamazoo College as Reference Librarian in 2000. I earned a BA in music history and theory from Oberlin College, an MLIS from Dominican University, and an MM from Northwestern University. I later earned a PhD in information science from Nova Southeastern University studying student research behaviors and a JD from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. I am a past chair of the Library of Michigan Board of Trustees and a member of the Kalamazoo Humane Society board of directors. I love animals and have been a therapy dog handler with my (now retired) therapy dog Jake.


Archives

Phone: 269.337.7151
Email: archives@kzoo.edu
Archives Website

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Lisa Murphy, Archivist
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 329
Phone: 269.337.7151
Email: lisa.murphy@kzoo.edu


Circulation and Reserves

Phone: 269.337.7153
Email: circulation@kzoo.edu

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Hillary Berry, Circulation Supervisor
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 161
Phone: 269.337.5731
Email: hillary.berry@kzoo.edu

Hillary’s Bio

I joined the K Library staff in 2017, after spending eleven years working in public libraries. I have an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh and a BA in Public History from Western Michigan University. At the circulation desk, I can help you locate items in the library, request items through MeLCat, and set up your course reserves. The best part of my job is working with student employees and seeing them grow into leaders. When I’m not in the library, I’m usually trying to lift heavy things in the gym, improvising new recipes in the kitchen with my partner, or walking around outside listening to podcasts. 

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Angela Batts, Circulation Assistant
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 158
Phone: 269.337.7153
Email: angela.batts@kzoo.edu

Angela’s Bio

I’ve been one of the weekend circulation assistants since 2019. I earned my MLIS from Wayne State University and my BA in History from Aquinas College. I’m more than happy to help with any of your research quandaries, but if you’re in particular need of citation assistance, I’ve got your back. Outside of the library my interests include: walking, animal welfare, genealogy, Roman history, and comedy specials.

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Peter Butts, Circulation Assistant
pronouns: he/him/his
Room 158
Phone: 269.337.7153
Email: peter.butts@kzoo.edu

Peter’s Bio

I began working as a weekend circulation supervisor at K in 2009. During that time I have scanned and cataloged over 2600 SIPs. My day job is as a library media specialist for Portage Public Schools. After getting my BA in English at U of M, I escaped Ann Arbor and ended up getting my Master of Library Science at Wayne State in 1987. Favorite Interests: Canadian Fiction, East Asian History, Children’s and Young Adult Literature, Bagpipes, Grateful Dead, and Web Design.

Riley Jin

Riley Jin, Circulation Assistant
pronouns: they/them/theirs
Room 158
Phone: 269.337.7153
Email: riley.jin@kzoo.edu

Riley’s Bio

This is my first year at K as a weekend circulation assistant and I’m super excited to be here! I recently received my BA in Creative Writing at Knox College and on weekdays I work at the Antwerp Sunshine Library in Mattawan. If there’s anything you need I’m happy to help! When I’m not in the library I like: writing poetry, riding my bike around town, watching Law and Order: SVU, and learning Japanese.

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Carol Passage, Circulation Assistant
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 158
Phone: 269.337.7153
Email: carol.passage@kzoo.edu


Collection Services

Leslie Burke

Leslie Burke, Collection Services Librarian
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 209
Phone: 269.337.7144
Email: leslie.burke@kzoo.edu

Leslie’s Bio

I joined K’s library in January 2012, after a stint working for EBSCO, and an ecumenical trek through various libraries in Grand Rapids. I started my Master’s in Library Science at WMU, but when they dropped their program, I finished my degree at University of Michigan. Since I love variety, being Collection Services Librarian allows me to wear many different hats serving the K community. My job is to ensure that K has the best collection we can afford and to make it all as findable as possible. In my free time, I love doing genealogy, reading, and traveling. Unlike many librarians, I am dog lover, especially bigger dogs, although I am currently dog-less.


Interlibrary Loan

Phone: 269.337.7148
Email: ill@kzoo.edu

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Maddie Stap, Document Delivery Specialist
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 158
Phone: 269.337.7148
Email: madolene.stap@kzoo.edu

Maddie’s Bio

I joined the Library staff as the Document Delivery Specialist in 2021 and am happy to assist with all of your Interlibrary Loan needs. I hold a BA in Holocaust Studies and Religious Studies from Albion College and have spent my prior professional years working at the Kalamazoo Public Library, here at K in the Office of Alumni Engagement, and at Facing History and Ourselves, a social justice non-profit in Chicago. I love K and am thrilled to be back on campus to help students, faculty, and staff access all of the amazing resources available to them through the Library. Outside of work I enjoy traveling, camping, doing outdoorsy stuff, reading, baking, and having everyday adventures with my husband and three awesome daughters. 


Reference and Instruction

Phone: 269.337.7152
Email: reference@kzoo.edu

Kelly Frost

Kelly Frost, Reference and Instruction Librarian
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 112
Phone: 269.337.7152
Email: kelly.frost@kzoo.edu
Make an appointment with Kelly

Kelly’s Bio

I joined Robin as Reference and Instruction Librarian at K in 2018. I’m originally from a small town in Indiana and have lived all over (Tokyo, NYC, Cincinnati!) before finally finding my forever home in Kalamazoo. My Master’s in Library Science comes from Queens College. I love working with students at all stages of the research process—even citation! When not at work I can usually be found at my boys sporting/musical/theatrical events or on my couch with a cup of tea and my ancient kitty curled on my lap.

Robin Rank

Robin Rank, Reference and Instruction Librarian
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 111
Phone: 269.337.7152
Email: robin.rank@kzoo.edu
Make an appointment with Robin

Robin’s Bio

I have worked as a Reference and Instruction Librarian at K since 1999. Kalamazoo is my home town. I am a K alum and received my Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Michigan. I love diving into research questions and helping students find information.
Favorite Interests: Cats, Mid Century Design, Stationary and Office Supplies.


Library Technical Support

Email: library@kzoo.edu

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Ethan Cutler, Digital Services Librarian
pronouns: he/him/his
Room 206
Phone: 269.337.7147
Email: ethan.cutler@kzoo.edu


Rare Book Room

Phone: 269.337.5762
Rare Book Room Website

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Mallory Heslinger, Rare Book Room Curator
pronouns: she/her/hers
Room 326
Phone: 269.337.5762
Email: mallory.heslinger@kzoo.edu