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David Bryden, MLS
Director of Library Services
336-841-9215
dbryden@highpoint.edu
Reference and Instruction

Liaison to: Biology, Business, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and QEP.

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David Bryden is the Director of Library Services and has been with High Point University since 1991. He has an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies from Guilford College and a Master’s in Library Science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to finishing his degree, David was a small business owner; he currently teaches as an adjunct in the UNC Greensboro library school.
Brian 8.15Brian Carter, 2012,
Late Night Library Supervisor.
BA, MLIS
336-841-9102
bcarter0@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation, Technical Services
Brian Carter is a Late Night Library Supervisor and has been with High Point University since 2012. He has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Jennifer Erdmann, MLS
Head of Reference & Instruction
336-841-9068
jerdmann@highpoint.edu
Reference and Instruction

Liaison to: Anthropology, Criminal Justice, English, Human Relations, Nonprofit Studies, Psychology, Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies.

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Jenny Erdmann is the Head of Library Reference Services beginning in fall, 2016. She has undergraduate degrees in International Relations and Music from Salem College, and a Master’s in Library Science from Indiana University. Jenny continues to play viola and pursues interests in instrumental music, foodways, place studies, geopolitics, and government information.
Andrew Fair, MLIS
Evening Reference Librarian
336-841-9101
afair@highpoint.edu
Reference, Instruction, Circulation

Liaison to: Fine Arts, Interior & Graphic Design and Music.

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Andrew Fair is an Evening Reference Librarian and has been with High Point University since 2012. He was the recipient of a Morehead Scholarship and has an undergraduate degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He teaches Freshman Writing Studio, and is the library team coordinator for the Freshman Success Leadership Team.
b_fitzgeraldRobert Fitzgerald Jr., MLIS
Reference & Inter-library Loan Librarian
336-841-9170
rfitzger@highpoint.edu
Reference, Instruction

Liaison to: Exercise Science, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Language, Religion and Philosophy.

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Robert Fitzgerald is the Interlibrary Loan and Reference Librarian at Smith Library and has been with High Point University since 2007. He has a an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from UNC Asheville and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Megan Franks, 2017,
Late Night Library Supervisor
BS, MLIS
336-841-9002
mfranks@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Megan Franks is a Late Night Library Supervisor, beginning in the Fall of 2017. They have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University, and a Master's in Library and Information Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Alexandra Frey, MLIS
Head of Technical Services
336-841-9152
afrey@highpoint.edu
Technical Services and Systems, Cataloging and collections
Alexandra Frey is the Head of Technical Services; she has been with High Point University since 2013. She has an undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts with a focus on Literature and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to coming to HPU, Alex lived abroad for two years and was an advertising executive in New York.

Pam Grubb, 2016,
Librarian, School of Education
BS, MLIS
336-841-4621
pgrubb@highpoint.edu
School of Education, Reference, Circulation
Pam Grubb is the School of Education Library Supervisor. She joined the HPU Library Staff in the fall of 2016 after retiring from education as a School Library Media Coordinator. She has an undergraduate degree in Educational Media from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Library Science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

k_harbinKaren Harbin, BA
Acquisitions Supervisor
336-841-9100
kharbin@highpoint.edu
Acquisitions, Purchasing
Karen Harbin is the Acquisitions Librarian and has been with High Point University since 1980. She has an undergraduate degree in Studio Art and Interior Design from HPU.
Karen’s hobbies are playing with her retriever Sassy and cat Madison, horseback riding, and renovating her home in the North Carolina Mountains.
Josh Harris, BA, MFA
Media Supervisor
336-841-9103
jharris@highpoint.edu
Film, Media, Multimedia Design, Digital Resources
Josh Harris is our Media Supervisor and has been with High Point University since 2014. He has an undergraduate degree in Motion Picture Studies from Western Carolina University and an MFA in Documentary Film from Wake Forest University.
Leanne Red small file size-1 (2)Leanne Jernigan, MLIS
Wanek Center Librarian
336-841-9095
ljerniga@highpoint.edu
Reference, Instruction, Circulation; p>
Liaison to
: Communication Grad, Education Grad, Computer Science, Education, FYS, Mathematics and Physics.

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Leanne Jernigan is the Wanek Center Librarian and has been with High Point University since 2011. She has an undergraduate degree in English with minors in history and philosophy and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Leanne is an NCLA and Phi Beta Kappa member; her areas of expertise include children's literature and virtual reference.
Chelene Marion, 2016,
Media Services Assistant
BA
336-841-9103
jordac13@highpoint.edu
Media, Multimedia Design, Digital Resources
Chelene Marion is the Media Services Assistant and has been with High Point University since 2016. Chelene graduated from HPU in 2015 with a B.A. in Graphic Design.
Trae 8.15 smallTrae Middlebrooks, 2010,
Late Night Library Supervisor
BA, MA, MLIS
336-841-9102
wmiddleb@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation, Instruction
Trae Middlebrooks is a Late Night Library Supervisor and has been with High Point University since 2010. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Guilford College, a Master’s in Peace and Conflict Studies, and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to entering the library world, Trae worked in a community support agency as an intake specialist.
Bryan Nicholls, 2016,
ILL Assistant, Evening Library Supervisor
BA, MA Ed, MLIS
336-841-9002
bnicholl@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Bryan Nicholls is an Interlibrary loan assistant and Weekend Library Supervisor at HPU. Bryan Has been with HPU since Spring of 2016. He has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Religion from Western Carolina University and a Master of Arts in Education in School Counseling, also from Western Carolina University. He also holds a Master's of Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Bryan is very excited to be working at HPU with such great people!
Melinda Pennington, 2018,
Evening Library Supervisor
BA, MLIS
336-841-9002
mpennin1@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Melinda Pennington is an Evening Library Supervisor. Melinda graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and Minor in Public Administration from East Carolina University, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from UNC-Greensboro.
Her professional career has included working in a newspaper library, public libraries, and school libraries. She is a National Board certified teacher in Library/Media and also certified to teach English/Language Arts.
Chaka 8.15Chaka Smith, 2011,
Evening Library Supervisor
BA
336-841-9101
smit3004@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Chaka A. Smith is an Evening and Weekend Library Supervisor and has been with High Point since 2010. He has an undergraduate degree in History from HPU and is working on his Master’s degree in History and his Middle and High school history certification. Chaka is a volunteer for Special Olympics of Forsyth County and co owns a small business.
Directory PhotoSarah Taylor, 2016,
ILL Assistant, Evening Library Supervisor
BA, MA, MLIS
336-841-9002
staylor@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Sarah Taylor is Weekend Library Supervisor, starting in Fall 2016. She has an undergraduate degree in History with a minor in English from UNCG, a master's in History with a concentration in Public History from ECU, and an MLIS from UNCG.

s_telehaSheri Teleha, MLS
Cataloging & Serials Librarian
336-841-4549
steleha@highpoint.edu
Technical Services, Periodicals
Sheri Teleha is the Cataloging / Serials Librarian and she has been with High Point University since 1999. She has an undergraduate degree in English with a minor in religion from The College of Wooster in Ohio and a Master’s degree in library science from Kent State University. She met her husband in library school while they were both graduate reference assistants. In her spare time Sheri enjoys cooking and baking and spending time with her husband and daughter.
La-Nita Williams, BA
Circulation Services
336-841-9122
nwilliam@highpoint.edu
Circulation, Reserves, Student Workers
La-Nita Williams is the Head of Circulation and has been with High Point University since 1987. She has an undergraduate degree in English from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. La-Nita has been the advisor of Black Cultural Awareness organization since 1990 and has been the Region 3 Director for the NCLPA. She oversees the hiring of student workers for the library. She is a dog lover and horror film fan.

Jessica Xiong, 2016,
Evening Library Supervisor
BS, MLIS
336-841-9002
jxiong@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Jessica Xiong is an Evening Library Supervisor. She has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia and an undergraduate degree in Sociology from Gardner-Webb University. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and reading. She is very excited to be at HPU.

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