James E. Brooks Library, room 206
See website for how these programs may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Administration, Deans and Chair
Patricia J. Cutright, M. Librarianship, dean of library services
Michele Reilly, associate dean of libraries
Stephen J. Hussman, MLS, MA, public history, department chair, university archivist/library
Daniel G. CannCasciato, MLS, head of cataloging department
John K. Creech, MLS, reference services
Gerard P. Hogan, MLibr, coordinator of reference services
Stephen J. Hussman, MLS, MA, public history, archives
Mary J. Wise, MLS; MEd, cataloging department
Ping Fu, MLIS, MS, computer science, MA East Asian studies, head of library technology services
Marcus E. Kieltyka, MLIS; MA international political/economics relations
Michele Reilly, MLS, government publications, maps and microforms
Ginny N. Blackson, MLIS, head of collection development and serials & electronic resources departments.
Talea A. Anderson, MLIS, MA, history, reference services and archives
Lisa J. Euster, MLIS, reference services
Christopher D. Gwyn, MLIS, government publications department
Geri L. Hopkins, MLS, instructional design
Courtney M. Paddick, MLIS, MA history, academic and research commons
At all times, students at Central have access to the library’s 1.3 million books, films, government documents, and maps in print, microfiche, microfilm, and online electronic formats. The main library and two branch libraries at the University Centers at Des Moines and Lynnwood maintain subscriptions to over 20,000 newspapers, magazines, and journals in print and online full-text electronic formats, as well as audio recordings in CD, LP, and cassette formats and videos in DVD and VHS formats. The libraries participate in the resource-sharing service with the Orbis Cascade Alliance that provides our students with access to more than 25 million information items. The libraries’ online Cattrax catalog, as well as most full-text access, are available to students from any networked computer, whether on or off campus.