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About Pilgrim Library

General information about Pilgrim Library.

Library Staff

Library main desk: 419-783-2481

Lisa Crumit-Hancock

Assistant Dean of Student Success and Director of Student Academic Support Services

B.S. Defiance College; M.A. Bowling Green State University

lcrumithancock@defiance.edu / 419.783.2332

Responsibilities: Provide Leadership and Supervision for Library and Information Resources; Office of Career Development; Veteran, Transfer, and Adult Student Support, and Student Academic Support Services.

I enjoy helping students improve their academic skills so they can own their education.  When not in the Pilgrim Library assisting students, I enjoy reading, watching movies, and spending time with my family.


Collette Knight

Circulation Coordinator

B.S., Defiance College 

knightc@defiance.edu / 419.783.2482

ResponsibilitiesHire, 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

rmays@defiance.edu / moodle@defiance.edu / 419.782.2490

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

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


Barbara Sedlock

Lead Librarian and Coordinator of Metadata and Archives  

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

bsedlock@defiance.edu / 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

mslawinski@defiance.edu / 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 Rooms 216 & 217 (Main floor)

Career Development  - Pilgrim Library Rooms 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 knightc@defiance.edu

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

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