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Muskingum University Library

About Muskingum University Library

Roberta A. Smith University Library is a member of OPAL (Ohio Private Academic Libraries) and OhioLINK. Through these consortial memberships, students and faculty have borrowing privileges at 121 libraries in Ohio including public universities, private colleges, community colleges, and the State Library of Ohio. Borrowing privileges are also available from select public libraries via SearchOhio. The Library is the Federal Depository Library for Ohio’s 6th Congressional District and receives numerous print and electronic government publications from the United States federal government and the state of Ohio. The Library also houses the University’s archives and special collections.

The Library’s holdings include 209,000 books and more, 310 journal subscriptions, and 14 daily/weekly newspaper subscriptions. In addition, the Library provides access to: 46 million books, millions of electronic articles, 12,000 electronic journals, 140 databases, 25,000 e-books; thousands of images, videos and sounds, 12,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students and more.

Mission Statement
Roberta A. Smith University Library provides access to information resources, instruction, and services to the University to advance its mission.

Roberta A. Smith University Library is a dynamic partner in satisfying the information needs for the 21st Century campus by offering quality resources and instruction, by providing virtual and in-person services, and by creating an environment that is conducive to learning, exploration and interaction.

Driving Directions
General driving directions to New Concord can be found on the University’s Maps and Directions page.

For visitor parking: Turn into the main entrance to Muskingum University (College Drive) from Main Street. Go up the hill, past College Drive Presbyterian Church and the Manse. At the top of the hill, turn left in front of Brown Chapel. Visitor parking is available in front of Brown Chapel and Montgomery Hall.

Employment Opportunities

Student Employment
Students interested in working at the Library should contact Becky Kellum at (740) 826-8156.

Muskingum University Library Staff
Sheila Ellenberger
Director of the Library
B.S., M.Ed., Slippery Rock University; M.L.S., Kent State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University
(740) 826-8260

  • Questions about the operation of the library
Sheila Ellenberger
Nicole Arnold
Reference-Instruction Librarian
B.A., Wittenberg University; M.A., M.L.S., Indiana University
(740) 826-8154

  • Liaison to Social Sciences Division
  • Reference services and instruction
  • Questions about borrowing or lending through Interlibrary Loan
  • Questions about E-Reserves
Nicole Robinson
Kristin Cole
Reference-Instruction Librarian
B.A., Loyola Marymount University; M.L.I.S., Kent State University; M.Ed., Kent State University
(740) 826-8015

  • Liaison to Science Division
  • Reference services and instruction
  • Instruction requests for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses
  • Materials suggestions
  • Questions about library discards
Kristin Cole
Linda Hatfield
Reference-Instruction Librarian
B.A., Ohio University; M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburg
(740) 826-8017

  • Liaison to Education Division
  • Reference services and instruction
  • Suggesting an Author Talk speaker
  • Orientation and library services for graduate students
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Alaine Kay
Reference-Web Resources Librarian
B.A., Malone University; M.L.I.S., Kent State University
(740) 826-8157

  • Liaison to Arts & Humanities Division
  • Reference services and instruction
  • Web page
  • Lead Implementor
  • A-Z List
Connie Burke
Acquisitions Assistant
A.A.S., Library Paraprofessional Specialist, Belmont College
(740) 826-8153

  • Requesting a book or materials to be purchased for the library’s collection
  • Questions about missing issues of journals, magazines, or newspapers
  • Sending a fax or laminating
Connie Burke
Becky Kellum
Circulation Supervisor
B.A., Kent State University; M.L.S., Kent State University
(740) 826-8156

  • Questions about your library account
  • Discussing library fines and charges
  • Problems with an OhioLINK request
  • Student employment
Kate Hoefler
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