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Kristen 8.15Kristin Bachman, 2015,
Weekend Library Supervisor
BA, MLIS
336-841-9002
kbachman@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Kristin Bachman is an Evening and Weekend Library Supervisor and has been with High Point University since Spring 2015. She has an undergraduate degree in English from East Carolina University and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Chris 8.15Chris Baker, 2015,
Late Night Library Supervisor.
BA, MA
336-841-9101
cbaker@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Chris Baker is a Late Night Library Supervisor and has been with High Point University since Spring 2015. He has an undergraduate degree in Public Policy and History from Emory & Henry College and a Master’s of Education from Milligan College; he is currently earning a Master’s of Library Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Prior to coming to HPU, Chris taught in the public schools for 7 years.
David Bryden, MLS
Director of Library Services
336-841-9215
dbryden@highpoint.edu
Reference, Instruction;
Liaison to:
Business, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Health Sciences
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.
Picture for WebsiteAmy Chadwell, MLIS
Media Services Supervisor
336-841-9462
achadwel@highpoint.edu
Media Services
Amy Chadwell is the Media and Digital Services Librarian beginning in fall, 2015. She worked at High Point University previously as the Learning Commons Librarian from 2009-2012. She has an undergraduate degree in English and a Master’s of Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is very involved with High Point Community Theatre. Amy is the Media Services liaison to all departments.
m_evansMelissa Evans, 2005,
Weekend Library Supervisor.
BA, MA, MLS
336-841-9101
mevans@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Melissa Evans is a Weekend Library Supervisor and has been with High Point University since 2002. She has undergraduate degrees in English and Spanish and Masters’ Degrees in Counseling and Library Science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Before coming to High Point University, Melissa worked as an elementary school librarian.

Andrew Fair, MLIS
Evening Reference Librarian
336-841-9101
afair@highpoint.edu
Reference, Instruction, Circulation
Liaison to:
Interior Design, Psychology, Music, Math, & Computer Science
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: Fine Arts, Criminal Justice, History, Geography, Modern Foreign Languages, Political Science, Religion, and Philosophy
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.
Alexandra Frey, 2013,
School of Education Librarian.
BA, MLIS
336-841-4621
afrey@highpoint.edu
Reference, Education Resources, Instruction, Circulation
Alexandra Frey is the School of Education Librarian; 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.

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, 2014,
Media Services Assistant.
BA, MS
336-841-9103
jharris@highpoint.edu
Media, Multimedia Design, Digital Resources
Josh Harris is a Media Services Assistant and has been with High Point University since 2014. He has an undergraduate degree in Motion Picture Studies from Western Carolina University. He is currently in his final year at Wake Forest University, where he is an MFA candidate in the Documentary Film Program.

m_hicksMichael Hicks, 2009,
Technical Services Assistant.
BS, MLIS
336-841-9653
mhicks@highpoint.edu
Technical Services
Michael Hicks is a Technical Services assistant and has been with High Point University since 2010. He has an undergraduate degree in Community Development and Regional Planning from Concord College and a Master’s in Library Science from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. In years prior to working at Smith Library, Michael held positions in the libraries of Stanly Community College, Winston-Salem State University, and High Point Public Library.
m_ingramMichael Ingram, MA, MLS
Technical Services & Systems Librarian
336-841-9152
mingram@highpoint.edu
Technical Services, Systems
Michael Ingram is the head of Technical Services and is the Systems Librarian; he has been with High Point University since 1987. He has an undergraduate degree in English from HPU, a Master’s of Art in English from Arkansas State University and a Master’s in Library Science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Between 1979 and 1986 he was co-owner in a small business. He has participated in the development of 4 different Integrated Library Systems for High Point University between the years of 1990 and 2011.
Leanne-Jernigan1-745x1024Leanne Jernigan, MLIS
Wanek Center Librarian
336-841-9095
ljerniga@highpoint.edu
Reference, Instruction, Circulation;
Liaison to
: Education, Performing Arts, Exercise Science, Environmental Studies, FYS
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.
Trae 8.15 smallTrae Middlebrooks, 2010,
Late Night Library Supervisor.
BA, MA, MLIS
336-841-9102
wmiddleb@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
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.
a_ruheAmy Ruhe, 2007,
Technical Services Assistant and Archivist.
BS, MLIS
336-841- 9653
aruhe@highpoint.edu
Technical Services, Archives
Amy Ruhe is a Technical Services Assistant and has been with High Point University since 2007. She has an undergraduate degree in Home Economics and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from UNC Greensboro. Amy worked as a Caterer and Baker before changing career paths. Over the last few years she has discovered an interest in the history of High Point University and now splits her time here between Technical Services and the Archives.
k_shieldsKathy Shields, MLS
Head of Reference & Instruction
336-841-9068
dshields@highpoint.edu
Reference, Instruction; Liaison to: Undergraduate Communications, Graduate Education, English, Human Relations, Sociology & Anthropology, and Nonprofit Studies, Women's and Gender Studies
Kathy Shields is the Head of Reference and Instructional Services and has been with High Point University since 2010. She has an undergraduate degree in English from Mississippi State University and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she is also an adjunct instructor for the LIS program. Outside the library, she enjoys traveling and volunteering for Bookmarks, a literary arts nonprofit based in Winston-Salem.
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.
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.
c_tomlinCharo Tomlin, 2007,
Weekend & Evening Library Supervisor.
BS, MPA
336-841-9102
ctomlin@highpoint.edu
Reference, Circulation
Charo Tomlin is an evening and weekend library supervisor and has been with High Point University since 2007. She has an undergraduate degree in Marketing from Johnson and Wales and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from HPU.
Andrew Tzavaras, 2014,
Media Services Assistant.
BA, MA
336-841-9103
tzavaa06@highpoint.edu
Media, Multimedia Design, Digital Resources
Andrew Tzavaras is the Media Services Assistant at High Point University and has been with High Point University since 2011. He has an undergraduate degree in Communication-Electronic Media and a Master’s degree in History from HPU. As both a Supplemental Instructor and Adjunct Instructor, Andrew has also taught for the Department of History at High Point University.
n_williamsLa-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.

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