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Our student staff is trained to help you with research from 6-11 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday nights.
Michael Girardi (Fall 2010)
Servicing all your library research needs, on Monday and Wednesday evenings, is third-year illustration major, Michael Girardi. The main purpose of Michael working in the library is to help students gather research through all of the incredible databases the library offers access to. When not aiding the lost and confused students, Michael, an avid news-junkie, can be found pouring over the latest news articles. He is also fascinated by religions and myths. Feel free to strike up a conversation about current events or religious viewpoints; he'd love to chat your ear off!
Lindsey Batdorf (Spring 2009 - Spring 2011)
Lindsey is a Digital Filmmaking major in the class of 2011. Although her favorite pasttimes include playing video games and sleeping, she loves to write and create digital artwork. Helping her fellow students and using the electronic databases are what attracted Lindsey to the Research Consultant job. If you ever bump into her, she would love to chat with you about filmmaking!
Scott Sherman (Fall 2009 - Spring 2011)
Scott is an Illustration major in the class of 2011. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching movies and gaming. He loves a good conversation, and has interests in history and philosophy; he hopes to effectively to incorporate those interests into his artistic work. He was drawn to the library because of its wealth of knowledge, the opportunities it provides for students, and because he wanted to better understand how to make the library a useful part of his artistic process. “The library can be an amazing resource, no matter your areas of interest.”
Christine Fraguela (Fall 2009)
Christine is a first year Illustration transfer student. She is curious about most things, so she spends a lot of her time researching random things that she sees, or hears about. This has led her to cultivate a number of hobbies, such as knitting and building kaleidoscopes. She enjoys sharing what she knows and learning from others, so she'd be happy to help you, whether it concerns a school project or a nagging curiosity.
Courtney Cox (Spring 2010)
Courtney is a Motion Design major in the class of 2013. She loves fashion and music and plays guitar, bass and piano. When she was fourteen she was pulled on stage at a Green Day concert to play guitar with them. As a freelance photographer, Courtney has photographed many concerts and events in South Florida. She is originally from Houston, Texas, but just recently moved from Boca Raton, Florida. She loves helping fellow students so being a Research Consultant is the perfect job for her.
George Haney (Spring 2010)
George is a Computer Animation major in the class of 2013. His favorite activities include drawing, eating and going to the beach. He enjoys interacting with people from all walks of life and loves hearing their stories. Helping students while also gaining new knowledge and experience is what attracted George to the Research Consultant job. If you happen to chance an encounter with him on campus, feel open to introduce yourself - he'd love to get to know you.
Danielle Tisdale (Spring 2008 - Fall 2009)
Danielle is a second year Game Design major. Don't let that fool you, she actually knows quite a bit about scholarly activities and specializes in research at the local library. A handywoman with computers, words, and research, she is always there to help you find the information you need.
Brianne Meyer (Spring 2008- Spring 2009)
Bri is a second year CA student who can usually be found playing pool or ping-pong in the fishbowl when she’s not locked away in the labs. She has loved reading ever since she was a kid, and some of her favorite authors are Louis Lamour and Clive Cussler. She also enjoyed her English classes and is ready to help other students with their research papers as well.
Brett Wharton (Fall 2008 - Spring 2009)
Brett Wharton is a second year computer animation major at Ringling College. When he is not working in the labs, you are most likely to find him eating yogurt and Ramen noodles at his Bayou apartment or prowling campus for free food, finishing Concept Development assignments at 4 AM, surveying the library for people to help, and trying to be amusing.
Sandra Builes (Spring 2009)
Sandra was born and raised in Miami Florida but her family is originally from the beautiful country of Colombia; they travel back as often as possible and hope to someday go back and live there. Currently she is in my fourth year majoring in Illustration at Ringling College of Art and Design. This school has exposed her to a many professional artist and also young illustration students that are extremely motivated and hardworking.