Welcome to Our New Library Staff Members

We are excited to announce that two new Reference Assistants started at Brown Library this semester.


Marci Myers comes to us from the Bedford County Public Library System and received her M.L.S. degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Greer most recently worked at the architecture library at Virginia Tech and previously worked at Blacksburg City Public … Read the rest

Brown Library Staff Members Receive Award!

Brown Library’s classified staff employees were honored at the recent Employee Awards Ceremony held in Virginia Western’s Whitman Theater. Pam Conner, Kalyca Schultz, Sandra Kelly, Faith Janney, Sandy Holland, Joan Ayers, and Jim Gettys received the 2012 Classified Staff Outstanding Achievement Award for their hard work in reorienting the library to make more space for students. They … Read the rest

Library’s Reference Assistant Featured in Roanoke Times

The groundbreaking journalism career of Sandra Kelly, Brown Library’s reference assistant (and longtime adjunct professor in the English department), has been highlighted in a recent article in the Roanoke Times… Read More

Are Your Papers Due Soon?

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Get to Know Your Library Staff, Part III

Sandra Brown Kelly, Reference

I always wanted to be an English teacher, but instead I got married, became a college dropout, and got sidetracked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 30 years. I never lost the lust for school, however. While still working at The Roanoke Times, I got an associate’s degree in … Read the rest