The Access and User Assistance team welcomes Trisha Kemp. Trisha comes to us from the libraries of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul (Minn.), where she had ten years of experience in circulation, reserves and interlibrary loan. She is a valuable asset to Falvey, where she serves at both the circulation and information desks and provides support for interlibrary loan services.
Trisha grew up in nearby Willow Grove (Pa.), and is returning to the area after 37 years. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University with a major in Arabic and a minor in linguistics. In her spare time, Trisha enjoys music and the theatre.
Contributed by Teresa Edge; photograph by Laura Hutelmyer
Stephen Spatz joined the staff at Falvey in October, 2007 as a part-time temporary librarian. He reports to three library teams: Research Support, Programming and Outreach and the Digital Library. His multifaceted position presents Stephen with the opportunity to assist patrons who have research questions, use his cataloging skills to enhance subject access to digitized Villanova undergraduates’ theses and organize metadata prior to launching Falvey's Community Bibliography.
Since earning his bachelor's degree in music from University of California-Santa Cruz in 1993, Stephen has engaged in pursuits as diverse as professional audio work, commercial baking and playing multiple instruments in numerous bands. While his wife, Dr. Chaone Mallory, assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova, pursued her doctorate, he worked as a stay-at-home parent for their two children, daughter Rohanah, 7, and son Zephyr, 2.
When his daughter reached preschool age, Stephen decided to cultivate the connections between his longtime interest in library materials and service, his personal commitment to lifelong learning and his growing fascination with computer technology. He earned his master of library and information science degree from the University of Washington's Information School in spring, 2007.
When he’s not engaged in library work, Stephen spends his time recording demos, cooking for the family and hanging out at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Photograph by Natalie Tomasco