Below is a complete list of library departments, primary contact information and links.
The Office of the Dean oversees all library departments and is responsible for all library operations and activities.
Danianne Mizzy, Dean, Library Services and Library Administration
Anthony Knowles, Executive Assistant to the Dean
Anthony Florio, Financial Services Assistant, Library Administration
Fax Number, Office of the Dean
Access Services and Resource Sharing
The Access Services and Resource Sharing Department facilitates physical access to Sprague Library’s circulating books, media and reserve materials collections and offers a variety of services to Library patrons. Interlibrary Services is also part of Access Services to help get you materials from other libraries (ones we don’t already have!)
- registering for borrowing privileges
- checking out, renewing and returning circulating books and media
- placing hold and recall requests for books and media in circulation
- helping patrons navigate the library and find items in the library
- searching for missing books or media
- managing the payment of library fines and fees
- managing library reserves
- managing study spaces
- loaning technology and equipment
- providing access to the multimedia classroom
- interlibrary services
Our main desk is located immediately to the left once you enter the front entrance of the Library. Please see our hours.
Media Lists, Guides and Resources
- Kanopy (Provides streaming video films and documentaries licensed by the Library which can be viewed by Montclair State University students, staff and faculty. Access to other films on Kanopy is mediated. Faculty can request these films by completing the Library’s Kanopy Request Form.)
- Major Microfilm and Microfiche Collections
- Streaming Video and Audio
- Video/DVD/Streaming Video List
Access Services Desk (main desk)
Multimedia Services, located on the lower level of Sprague Library.
Denise O’Shea, Department Head
Cataloging, Metadata and Archive Services
Through the creation and maintenance of metadata records in the Sprague Library Catalog, the Cataloging Department supports the University’s educational and research programs by providing accurate and complete access to all of the various resources of the Library – print, media and electronic, in a timely and efficient manner. Department webpage: Cataloging, Metadata and Archive Services
Kathleen Hughes, Department Head
Collection Development and Acquisitions
The Acquisitions Department’s role in the Library is to analyze, evaluate and develop the collection and to acquire library material in support of the instructional, research and informational needs of students, faculty and the University community; to manage and expand the library materials budget; and to improve the quality and efficiency of acquisitions in support of the Library’s mission.
The Library’s policy on selecting, evaluating, weeding, replacing and retaining Library resources and in developing collections in all formats is provided in our Collection Development Policy (2022) (PDF).
Suxiao Hu, Collection Management Librarian/ Department Head
The Harry A. Sprague Library has been a selective federal documents depository since 1967. As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Library collects documents on a wide range of topics from the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, to support the Montclair State University curriculum. Agencies that are well represented include the Departments of Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Justice, Labor, State and the Treasury. In addition, we procure many Federal Reserve Bank and Government Accounting Office (GAO) documents. The Montclair State collection is especially strong in the areas of environmental management, health and human services, education, and business. Sprague Library’s government documents are available for public use in the library. However, borrowing is limited to faculty, staff and students, and valid guest and community borrowers at Montclair State University.
- Federal Government Resources
- International Government Information
- New Jersey Government Information Resources
- Statistical Resources Guide
Darren Sweeper, Department Head
The Periodicals Department manages the periodical collection. We welcome recommendations and suggestions from University faculty (including adjuncts) and staff for new periodical titles to add to our collection. To see a list of periodicals the library subscribes to, consult the Journals A – Z list.
Learn how to borrow periodicals.
- New Jersey Union List of Periodicals (JerseyCat) – Gives you periodical holdings information for many New Jersey libraries.
Research and Reference Services
Research and Reference Librarians are available to help you with all of your information and research needs. Get help with research for your assignments and classes during a customized one-on-one session at the Reference Desk (or over the phone/Zoom). We also work with entire classes at the request of the course instructor.
We are located straight ahead once you enter the front entrance of the Library. Please see our hours.
|Catherine Baird||Online and Outreach Services Librarian||973-655-7144|
|Bonnie Fong||Department Head, Research and Reference Services||973-655-4231|
|Siobhan McCarthy||Research and Reference Librarian||973-655-7146|
|Justin Savage||Research and Reference Librarian||973-655-7142|
|William Vincenti||Research and Reference Librarian||973-655-7147|
|Drew Wallace||Research and Reference Librarian||973-655-7143|