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About Pilgrim Library

General information about Pilgrim Library.

Library Staff

Library main desk: 419-783-2481


Collette Knight


Circulation Coordinator

B.S., Defiance College / 419.783.2482

Responsibilties: Hire, train, and supervise student assistants;
oversee circulation activities for all types of library materials;
and assist in providing reference services to library patrons
using all available sources and formats.

The Pilgrim Library's location at the "heart of campus" serves as
a welcomed gathering area that enables connections and
collaboration between students and information. My motivation is
that individuals utilize the building, its resources, and staff to
further their academic success.As an alumna of Defiance College,
the pillars of our Mission Statement "To Know, To Understand, To
Lead, To Serve" shape my daily interactions.


Ryan Mays

Library & Learning Services Coordinator

B.F.A., Columbus State University, Columbus, GA / / 419.782.2490

Responsibilities: Coordination of the DC Testing Center, Moodle
administration and assistance, online course evaluations, Pilgrim 
Library acquisitions & financial recordkeeping.

When not ensuring that each customer of the Pilgrim Library
Center has an excellent experience, I am active in various campus activities,
Diversity Council, DC Pride, & DC Players.







Barbara Sedlock

Metadata and Archives Librarian

B.A., Hiram College; M.S.L.S., University of Kentucky / 419.783.2487

Responsibilities: Catalog and process new materials, OCLC interlibrary
loans, maintain the Defiance College Archives and DC Memory digitization
project and write the DC Archives blog.

I play bassoon in several DC college-community music ensembles, and
write book reviews and articles for the Historical Novel Society.
















Matt Slawinski

Audio Visual Media Coordinator

B.A., Bowling Green State University / 419.782.2615

Responsibilities: Design, install, and support technology for
classrooms and meeting rooms; support live audio/video events
on campus for students, faculty, staff, and external group events.

I enjoy instructing students, faculty, and staff about emerging
technologies that enhance their learning experiences. I have expertise
in professional audio & video applications. Feel welcome to
contact me with all of your technology questions. My goal is to
provide the best guidance possible.














Other Offices in Pilgrim Library

Student Academic Support Service (SASS) - Pilgrim Library Room 211 & 214 (Main floor)

Computer Services - Pilgrim Library Room 206 (Main floor near the restrooms)

McMaster School for Advancing Humanity - Pilgrim Library Room 127 (Lower level)

Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Professional Openings

Defiance College Employment

Student Employment

Students interested in working for the Library should contact Collette Knight at (419) 783-2482 or

Students interested in working as a writing consultant or peer tutor should contact Lisa Crumit-Hancock at (419) 783-2332 or

Defiance College Pilgrim Library 201 College Pl. Defiance, OH 43512 (419) 783-2481