Nancy Abashian has served the Libraries in a number of capacities since she first began in 2006. Her library career began at the Science Library as the Information Services Coordinator. Her primary duties included student worker and staff supervision with oversight for circulation, reserves and facilities. In 2008, Nancy joined the administrative staff in the Bartle Library and assumed the role Physical Facilities Coordinator. She was charged with ensuring that the building was properly maintained and equipment was serviced. Following that, she moved to the Acquisitions Department where she took responsibility for handling Gifts, and supervising staff responsible for Mail and Copy Cataloging. Since 2010, Nancy has been the Head of Reader Services in the Bartle Library. After completing her MLS at University of Buffalo in 2013, her professional position expanded into a faculty position and now includes the oversight of Resource Sharing.
Melissa joined the Libraries as the new Resource Sharing Coordinator in August. Melissa has a BA in History and Psychology from the University of Miami. She completed her Master’s of Library and Information Science from Valdosta State University in 2012. Melissa worked for the Georgia State University ILL Unit for the past 8 years. The Resource Sharing Coordinator is Melissa’s first librarian position and she is excited about finding new ways to help patrons. In her free time, Melissa enjoys going to concerts, crafting, and volunteering at conventions.
Laura Evans joined the Libraries in March 2014 as the Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, which means she describes information resources so that library users can locate them. She works with digital resources that are accessible through Rosetta, our digital preservation system, as well as with physical items that are housed in the Libraries’ stacks. Her favorite part of the job is getting to interact with interesting materials from across the Libraries’ collections, and she’s passionate about making those materials discoverable and accessible to users. Prior to arriving in Binghamton, Laura earned her BA in Classics from Smith College and MS in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She then worked as a cataloger in a public library in Texas and as an English teacher with the Peace Corps in Ukraine. Outside of work, Laura enjoys traveling and learning new languages.