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About Pilgrim Library

General information about Pilgrim Library.

Library Staff

Pilgrim Library main desk: 419-783-2481

Pilgrim Library Email : library@defiance.edu


Lisa Crumit-Hancock

Assistant Dean of Student Success

Director of Library and Information Resources

Director of Student Academic Support Services

FYE 100 Coordinator

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

lcrumithancock@defiance.edu / sass@defiance.edu / 419.783.2332 

Responsibilities: Provide Leadership and Supervision for Library Operations and Student Academic Support Services.

I enjoy helping students improve their academic and research skills so they can own their education.  The best part of my job is creating spaces, services, and experiences that promote student success at Defiance College.  When not in the Pilgrim Library assisting students, I enjoy reading, binge watching movies and tv series on multiple streaming platforms, doing jigsaw puzzles (1500 pieces or bust!), and most importantly, spending time with my family.


Collette Knight

Circulation Coordinator

B.S., Defiance College 

knightc@defiance.edu / 419.783.2482

Responsibilities: 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.


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, teach library instruction classes, maintain the Defiance College Archives and DC Memory digitization project, write the DC Archives blog, and serve as backup person for the Testing Center.

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