University Libraries

Administrative Offices

Dean's Office, 204 William T. Jerome Library
Name/TitleResponsibilitiesContact Information
Sara Bushong
  • Contracting officer
  • Library assessment
  • Capital improvements
  • Resource and service evaluation
  • Strategic planning initiatives
  • Academic honesty
  • Consortial and OhioLINK initiatives
  • Fundraising and development
  • Community partnerships
Phone: 419.372.2856


Colleen Boff
Associate Dean

  • Oversight of NW Ohio Regional Book Depository and Library Information and Technology
  •  Library assessment
  • Assessment of strategic planning initiatives
  • Collects and compiles information and statistics for reports
  • Capital planning initiatives and implementation
  • Collaborates with campus constituents


Phone: 419.372.7899

Kay Carpenter
Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative support
  • UL employment services
  • Associate Dean's appointment calendar
  • Secretary to Management Advisory Group, UL Council, Library Advisory Committee and Technology Advisory Committee
  • Building Hours
Phone: 419.372.7891
Kari Johnson
Manager, UL Administrative Services
  • UL human resource management
  • Training and professional development
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Event planning
  • Development activities
  • Liaison to UL Advocates  and Treasurer of the Friends of the UL
Phone: 419.372.2842
Lisa Tatham
Administrative Secretary
  • Primary office contact
  • Administrative support
  • Dean’s appointment calendar
  • UL student employment services
  • Building maintenance and custodial requests
  • Pallister Conference Room schedule


Phone: 419.372.2856

Budget Office, 205 William T. Jerome Library
Name/TitleResponsibilitiesContact Information
Heidi Popovitch
Manager of Budgets/Facilities
  • Administrative budgets and operations for UL
  • Fiscal control systems
  • Purchasing activities
  • Revenue producing activities
  • Environmental health, safety, and facilities management
Phone: 419.372.7890
Kim Davis
Account Clerk
  • Payroll for UL student and classified staff
  • Accounts payable
  • Purchasing
  • Service requests for UL equipment
Phone: 419.372.7838

Library Information Technology Services, 129 William T. Jerome Library
Library Information Technology Services (LITS) supports Libraries' operations by providing the primary contact point for hardware, software, and library service vendors such as Innovative Interfaces Inc., OCLC and OhioLINK. Additionally, LITS supports the Digital Initiatives Office and the Web Unit.

Name/TitleResponsibilitiesContact Information
Colleen Boff
Interim Coordinator, Library Information and Emerging Technologies
  • Unit Coordination and Oversight
  • Project manager for database, application and web development projects
  • Provide leadership for digital initiatives
  • Monitors and suggests emerging technologies
Phone: 419.372.7899

Kim Fleshman
Coordinator, Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC)
  • Provides leadership for STAC
  • Assess technology consultations and instructional activities 
  • Hire, train, supervise STAC student employees
  • Coordinate electronic  thesis and dissertation submission

Phone: 419.372.9459


Fidel "Rudy" Ramos, Jr.
Desktop Support Specialist
  • Desktop & Teaching Equipment Support
  • Other systems support (ILLiad


Phone: 419.372.8745
Mark Strang
Data Systems Manager
  • Integrated Library System (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.)
  • OhioLINK Lead Implementor
  • Other systems support (ERes, GOBI)
Phone: 419.372.0323
Dave Widmer
Web Applications Developer
  • Develops web and digital applications
  • Administers library controlled servers and applications
  • Enhancements to digital web environments
  • Conducts and assists with usability testing
  • Investigates emerging technologies
Phone: 419.372.8616

Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository (NWORBD), 1655 North Wilkinson Way, Perrysburg, OH 43551
The NWORD is an off-campus storage and retrieval facility for BGSU and the University of Toledo Libraries. High value, low use materials are sent to the depository to conserve space in the on campus libraries. Items that are kept in the depository show up in the BGSU Library Catalog with a location of NW Regional Depository.

Name/TitleResponsibilitiesContact Information

Lindy Eynon
Library Associate 2
  • Hires and supervises student employees
  • Primary resource person for circulation activities and document delivery services


Phone: 419.372.5769

Michael Turner
Library Associate 1
  • Serves as resource person for  incoming material and removal of material
  • Uses online systems to process material

Phone: 419.372.5771Email: