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NVU SOAR!

This guide introduces SOAR students to NVU Libraries and the people who work there.

NVU Library Staff

Jeff Angione, Circulation Coordinator (NVU- Johnson)

jeff.angione@northernvermont.edu   | (802) 635-1273

Hi, my name is Jeff Angione and I am the circulation coordinator at the Northern Vermont University – Johnson campus. I manage the circulation of library items, help with IT questions and problems and oversee the library’s physical wellbeing. I am also the campus radio stations’ (WJSC-FM 90.7) compliance officer and program director.

I am a culinary graduate from Johnson & Wales University, I love to indulge in great food and embrace customer service. As an Airbnb Superhost, I have hosted people from all over the world for almost four years now. I am also an on air personality, hosting a long running commercial country radio show every Saturday called Rural Free Delivery on the local country music station, WLVB-FM 93.9.

I am also a father of four beautiful adult children and a grandpa! Other interests include Vermont’s treasures, travel, live music, hiking, camping, kayaking, biking and snow-shoeing to name a few.

Elizabeth Bergman, Interlibrary Loan Specialist (NVU-Lyndon)

elizabeth.bergman@northernvermont.edu  | (802) 626-6449

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Hi Everyone.  My name is Elizabeth and I'm the Interlibrary Loan Specialist at NVU Lyndon.  I'm a graduate of Lyndon State College with a B.A. in Liberal Arts.  I love dancing and singing, and do both a lot!  I have interests in many areas including psychology, reading, languages, traveling, baking, theater, spirituality, Doctor Who, Star Trek, and jigsaw puzzles.

Jay Bona, Circulation Coordinator (NVU-Lyndon)

jay.bona@northernvermont.edu  | (802) 626-6447

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Hello, my name is Jay. I am the library Circulation Coordinator at NVU-Lyndon. I am a graduate of Johnson State College earning a B.A. in Elementary Education and Political Science.  I live on an old farmstead that has much wildlife activity, which keeps me connected to nature. I love Vermont and the beauty of the Northeast Kingdom and it's people. I am a leader in the Bruno Groening Circle of Friends which is an international organization devoted to healing on the spiritual path through the teaching of Bruno Groening. 

I am a child at heart and always will be..my nephew's Evan & Ira remind me how to enjoy life through play.

Alice Godin, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor (NVU-Johnson)

alice.godin@northernvermont.edu  | (802) 635-1277

picture of alice godin  Hi my name is Alice Godin.  I am the Resource Sharing Coordinator at Northern Vermont University’s Willey Library located at the Johnson campus. My main job is to help you get articles and books that are not available in your home library collection, as well as mailing items to distance students and other libraries. I take care of the magazines, newspapers, and microform collections while also working closely with the circulation manager.  I might even renew your book for you! Among my many jobs here at the library, I also water and care for the library’s plants!

     I am a 2005 graduate of NVU at Johnson formerly Johnson State College. I began my studies at the Community College of Vermont (CCV) in Morrisville, and then transferred to Johnson as a non-residential student.  I finished my B.A. in Liberal Arts through the External Degree Program at a time when online classes were held over dial up! I started working at the Willey Library as a student worker in 2001 and joined the full-time staff in 2004.  In 2020, I finished my VT Public Librarian certification.          

    I am married with a blended family including five grown children and two grandchildren.  I enjoy spending time in the woods studying nature and wildflowers, gardening, and ‘reading’ audiobooks. Traveling, spending quality time with family and friends, and crafting are some of my other favorite past times. Another passion of mine is the all-volunteer run Waterville Town Library, where I have been a trustee and volunteer librarian since 2010.

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Avery Olearczyk, Reference & Instruction Librarian (NVU-Johnson)

avery.olearczyk@northernvermont.edu | (802) 635-1266

Avery brings together her knowledge of scholarly resources and passion for working directly with faculty and students to support their research needs. In addition to providing bibliographic instruction in the classroom, she meets with students one-on-one to offer research consultations.

Avery received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Guilford College, a Master of Library and Information Science from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is a St. Lawrence University Academic Librarian Fellow.

undefinedMonique Prive, Acquisitions Coordinator & Periodicals Library Specialist (NVU-Lyndon)

monique.prive@northernvermont.edu  | (802) 626-6364

My name is Monique. I order items added to the collections at the Lyndon and Johnson libraries. I attended Lyndon in 1977 and worked as a work-study student. After I graduated, I worked as a circulation desk person typing notices using carbon copy paper. I also work in Periodicals and at the Reference Desk. I have 3 grown daughters, 4 grandchildren, 2 dogs and a cat that keep me busy. If you can’t find a book, I can usually locate it, if it is shelved in the wrong place.

Tara-jean Samora, Cataloger & Archives Coordinator (NVU-Lyndon)

tara-jean.samora@northernvermont.edu  | (802) 626-6445

 

Hi there! My name is Tara-jean Samora (Tara is fine). I am the library cataloger and Archives coordinator for NVU-Lyndon. I am a graduate of Lyndon State and call the Northeast Kingdom home. I am a mother to three school-aged daughters, who make sure that I always have "something to do". I enjoy the beauty and solitude of the NEK and tending to my vegetable garden.