Need Research Assistance?
We all need a little help sometimes. So if you find yourself in a quandry about research or documentation issues, the Ellender Memorial Library reference staff will be able to help you. Our reference librarians can be found at the desk on the second floor of the library, and each librarian also has an office, located on the second floor, in rooms 225, 229, and 230, and on the third floor, in 325. If you would like to schedule a Research Assistance appointment, just find a librarian whose expertise is compatible with your assignment, and contact that librarian for an appointment.
Jean-Mark Sens, a published poet, holds graduate degrees in English from the University of Southern Mississippi, an M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina, and undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Sorbonne and from Paris VII as well as an Associate degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales. He is Collection Development Librarian. His areas of expertise include Culinary Arts, Dietetics/Nutrition, Literature and Languages, and Creative Writing. He has also worked as Administrative Assistant for Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries, and Library Assistant at the School of Medicine Library, University of South Carolina in Columbia.
His office is located in Room 226 of the Ellender Library and his phone is 448-4662.
Van Viator has an MLIS from Louisiana State University. He reviews fiction for Choice and Louisiana Libraries, and is a contributor to the Supernatural Literature of the World (a three volume encyclopedia). Van’s areas of specialization include Popular Culture, Music, Drama, Information Literacy (Bibliographic Instruction), and Business/Finance. He is an expert researcher, in both print and online formats.
His office is Ellender 225, and his extension is 4661.
Van also serves as coordinator of Ellender Memorial’s Information Literacy classes and Library Tours. Contact Van if you have questions about either of these.