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Information Literacy Program at Russell Library

Library Instructional Faculty

Jolene Cole

Instruction Coordinator

Instruction and Research Librarian

Associate Professor of Library Science

Phone: 478.445.0989


B.A. History, St. Vincent College

M.L.I.S., Simmons University

Doctorate Student: Higher Education and Leadership Practice, University of North Georgia


ACRL Immersion Program 2013

ALA Course: Teaching Information Literacy to College Students 2013

CETL Problem Based Learning Workshop

Quality Matters Certified 2021

Courses Taught:

GC1Y Research in the Age of Google

GC1Y Instruction in Times of Crisis


Edward Whatley

Instruction and Research Librarian

Associate Professor of Library Science

Phone: 478.445.0981


A.A., Art, Gordon College

Diploma in Applied Graphics Technology, Flint River Technical Institute

B.A., Art, Georgia College

M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina

Lamonica Sanford 

Assessment Librarian

Phone: 478.445.1275


B.A., Government and Public Policy, Eastern Connecticut State University

M.Ed, Educational Leadership, Georgia College

M.L.I.S., Valdosta State University

M.A., History, Georgia College


Shaundra Walker, PhD

Interim Library Director

Associate Director of Instruction and Research Services

Associate Professor of Library Science



B.A History, Spelman College

M.S.L.I.S., Clark Atlanta University

Ph.D., Educational Leadership, Mercer University


ACRL Immersion Information Literacy Institute

Courses Taught

GC1Y 1000 Research in the Age of Google

GC1Y 1000 Critical Information Literacy 

Holly Croft 

Digital Archivist,

Assistant Professor of Library Science

Phone: 478.445.2097


A.B., English, University of Georgia 

M.S.L.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses Taught: 

GC1Y: From Brown and Gold to Green and Blue: The History of Georgia College

Nancy Davis Bray 

Associate Director for Special Collections,

Assistant Professor of Archives Administration

Phone: 478.445.2098


B.A., History/Psychology, Georgia College

M.P.A., University of Georgia

Jessamyn Swan

Community Engagement Archivist

Assistant Professor of Library Science

Phone: 478.445.0074


M.A. Library and Information Science, May 2018

M.A. English, University of Arizona Dec. 2016


Certified Archivist, July 1, 2020

Archival Studies Graduate Certificate August 2018

Digital Information Management Graduate Certificate 2018

Reparative Archives Workshop, September 29, 2020

Columbia University Center for Oral History Research Summer Workshop Series, 2020

Getting Started with Oral History, Baylor University Institute for Oral History, Feb, 6-12, 2020

Oral History Planning 101, Georgia State University Library, December 7, 2019

Courses Taught:

AFAS 342: Africana Literature: Writing, Women, and the Gods, Grading TA, Spring 2016

ENGL 101: First-Year Composition (University of Arizona), Instructor, Fall 2014

ENGL 102: Rhetoric and Composition (University of Arizona), Instructor, Spring 2015

Jonathan Harwell

Associate Director for Collection & Resource Services,

Associate Professor of Library Science



B.A., English with Minor in Spanish, University of Southern Mississippi

M.A., Social Science, Georgia Southern University

M.L.I.S., The University of Alabama


Kell Carpenter

Associate Director for Access Services

Associate Professor of Library Science

 Phone: 478.445.0976


B.A. English, Georgia College

M.L.I.S. University of South Carolina 

Courses Taught:

GC1Y Research in the Age of Google