Library Staff

Shari Baron | User Services and Building Manager

Shari holds a B.A. from the University of Bridgeport and J.D. from Quinnipiac University School of Law. She enjoys working with student library assistants, really likes holidays such as Halloween, Hanukkah, and Christmas, and enjoys going to her daughter’s softball games.

Tel: 203-396-8274
Fax: 203-374-9968
barons@sacredheart.edu

Renata Cioffi | Director of Library Data & Budget

Renata holds a B.A. and M.B.A. from Sacred Heart University. She is an expert at all things Excel, works extensively with library marketing, and event planning. She also enjoys reading, leading the Library Book Club, and her legendary Italian cooking.

Tel: 203-371-7700
Fax: 203-374-9968
cioffim@sacredheart.edu

Matt Cadorette | Griswold Campus Reference Librarian

Tel: 860-376-8408
Fax: 860-376-1798
cadorettem@sacredheart.edu

Zach Claybaugh | Digital Learning Initiatives Librarian

Zach holds a B.A. in History from West Texas A&M University, an M.A. in Russian, East European, & Eurasian Studies, and an M.S. in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois. He has taught in Florida, Minnesota, Illinois, and Albania, and has enjoyed living in many parts of the United States and a few spots overseas. In addition to his work at the library, Zach enjoys reading comics, historical monographs, and the occasional science fiction novel.

Tel: 203-365-4854
Fax: 203-374-9968
claybaughz@sacredheart.edu

Nancy DelVecchio | Resource Development Librarian

Nancy holds a Bachelor degree in History from the University of Bridgeport, a Masters in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University, and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University.  She enjoys watching sporting events and volunteering in the community. She enjoys watching sporting events and volunteering in the community.

Tel: 203-371-7701
Fax: 203-374-9968
delvecchion@sacredheart.edu

Mark Denny | Manager of Library Instructional Services Support & Technology

Mark holds a B.S. from Wagner College. An avid fan of stories and the wide variety of media in which they are told. Among his hobbies are cooking, videogames, tabletop games, and gardening, including flowers, vegetables, and occasionally butterflies.

Tel: 203-396-8283
Fax: 203-374-9968
dennym@sacredheart.edu

Peter Gavin Ferriby | University Librarian

Gavin holds a B.A. from Hope College, M.S. in Library Science from Columbia University, and M.Div. and Ph.D. in the History of Christianity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He enjoys rowing, writing, research in the early medieval era, reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction, and music of many kinds.

Tel: 203-396-8283
Fax: 203-374-9968
ferribyp@sacredheart.edu

Daniel Fitzroy | Metadata & Resource Management Librarian

Dan holds a B.A. in History from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Master of Library and Information Science from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston. He enjoys all manner of digital puzzles, beekeeping, traveling, and hiking with his dog.

Tel: 203-371-7749
Fax: 203-374-9968
fitzroyd@sacredheart.edu

Elizabeth (Libby) Knapik | Business, Marketing and Digital Information Literacy Librarian

Libby holds a B.S. in Natural Resources, and Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Michigan, and a M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  A long-time resident of Fairfield, she has worked in business, industrial research, marketing, training, and sales.

Tel: 203-365-4816
Fax: 203-374-9968
knapike@sacredheart.edu

Ula Lechtenberg | Instructional Design Librarian

Ula holds a B.A. in History and International Studies from Loyola University Chicago, an M.A. in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining the Sacred Heart University community, she worked at the City Colleges of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She enjoys learning about different cultures, studying languages, and traveling.

Tel: 203-396-8287
Fax: 203-374-9968
lechtenbergu@sacredheart.edu

Susan Luchars | Reference Librarian P/T

Tel: 203-371-7726
Fax: 203-374-9968
lucharss@sacredheart.edu

Beverly Lysobey | Digital Commons & Resource Management Librarian

Bev holds a B.A. in English from the University of Vermont, and Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She enjoys rowing, being outdoors, and getting back to Vermont when she can.

Tel: 203-365-4855
Fax: 203-374-9968
lysobeyb@sacredheart.edu

Kimberly Macomber | Education Reference and User Services Librarian

Kim holds a B.A. in History and Political Science from Grove City College, and a Master of Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She enjoys reading, and holidays, in particular Halloween, and is a charter member of Knit-Wits.

Tel: 203-371-7746
Fax: 203-374-9968
macomberk@sacredheart.edu

Jeff Orrico | Director of Digital Library Services

Jeff holds a B.S. from Western New England College and a Master in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. His facility at all things online was enriched during his previous experience at the University of Phoenix in Norwalk, and his previously tenure as a reference librarian at SHU. Jeff returned to SHU in 2011 to become Health Sciences Reference Librarian, a position he held for five years before becoming the Director of Digital Library Services.

Tel: 203-365-4841
Fax: 203-374-9968
orricoj@sacredheart.edu

Linda Patrick | Resource Management Assistant

Linda is a long-time University employee, and enjoys craft activities as well as the care of her children and grandchildren.

Tel: 203-371-7704
Fax: 203-374-9968
patrickl@sacredheart.edu

Deana Santoro-Dillon | InterLibrary Loan and User Services Assistant

Deana holds a Bachelors degree from Fairfield University and a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from SHU. She is an avid kick boxer, and enjoys competing in Muderella and Warrior Dash obstacle courses.

Tel: 203-371-7705
Fax: 203-374-9968
santoro-dillond@sacredheart.edu

Sue Shim | Reference Librarian P/T

Tel: 203-371-7726
Fax: 203-374-9968
shims@sacredheart.edu

Geoffrey Staysniak | Health Sciences Reference Librarian

Geoffrey holds a Bachelors degree in Chinese Studies from Fairfield University and a Masters in Library Science from Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science in Boston. He has taught English and created curricular materials at Jilin (City) Medical College in China.

Tel: 203-365-4873
Fax: 203-396-6051
staysniakg@sacredheart.edu 

Chelsea Stone | Digital Projects & Resource Management Librarian

Chelsea holds a Bachelors and Masters in Library and Information Science from Southern Connecticut State University. Her previous work experience at the Young Men’s Institute Library in New Haven enriched her interest in archives, digital preservations, and all manner of digital projects that increase community access to materials and information.

Tel: 203-371-7706
Fax: 203-374-9968
stonec7@sacredheart.edu

Kara Turman | User Services Assistant (Evening Supervisor)

Kara holds a Bachelors degree from Xavier University in New Orleans, and a Masters in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of New Haven. She has been active in political campaigns, and was chosen to participate in the Yale Campaign School in 2015.

Tel: 203-371-7703
Fax: 203-374-9968
turmank@sacredheart.edu