Departments and Staff

Located on the 5th Floor
The Administration provides the overall leadership and management of the departments, resources, and services of Preston Library. 

Pongracz Sennyey, Colonel
Library Director
(540) 464-7228

Beth Cary
Administrative Assistant
(540) 464-7228
Fax: (540) 464-7279

Located on the 4th Floor
The Virginia Military Institute Archives contain a wealth of unique primary source research collections of interest to scholars, alumni, and the general public. Our extensive holdings include personal papers covering a wide range of topics, including military history and the Civil War; historical Institute official records; thousands of photographs; military oral history; alumni biographical and genealogical information for 19th and early 20th century cadets; and much more. Our growing digital archives allows for easy online access to many of our most popular holdings.

Jeffrey Kozak, Major
Head of Archives & Records Management
(540) 464-7566

Mary Laura Kludy
Archives & Records Management Assistant
(540) 464-7516
Fax: (540) 464-7089

Located on the 5th Floor
The Research & Instruction Services Department provides research assistance and formal instruction in research skills, collects reference and general resources, and promotes our resources and services to the VMI community. R&I collaborates with faculty to build strong collections that support research, teaching, and learning at VMI. R&I also provides research assistance and teaches the use of library resources to cadets.

Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Lieutenant Colonel
Head of Research and Instruction Services
Ph: (540) 464-7873

Ashley Carroll, Major
Research and Instruction Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7250

Located on the 5th Floor
Systems and technology staff are responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of applications that support the delivery of innovative services and reliable access to online information resources and digital collections.

Rachel Maderik, Major
Systems and Technology Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7572

Located on the 5th Floor
Technical Services is responsible for the acquisition and cataloging of materials received by Preston Library. The department also manages the Library's serial subscriptions, maintains access to Preston Library's electronic databases, and oversees collection development efforts of VMI academic departments. Faculty, staff, and cadets are invited to make suggestions of materials to be purchased by using our request forms.

Tom Panko, Lieutenant Colonel
Interim Library Director and Head of Technical Services
Ph: (540) 464-7574

Vacant
Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator
Ph: (540) 464-7568

Sherry Teague, Ms.
Cataloger
Ph: (540) 464-7565

Located on the 5th Floor
The User Services Department is located at the Library’s Service Desk and assists patrons with Borrowing Materials, Course Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan needs. The Department’s purpose is to make Preston Library more accessible to cadets, faculty, and staff, and support VMI’s pursuit of excellent teaching, learning, and research. The staff assist patrons by checking materials in and out, searching for holdings, maintaining various collections, ensuring materials are shelved in proper order, and answering questions about the library. At the request of VMI cadets and faculty, Interlibrary Loan staff borrow materials not owned by Preston Library from other libraries in Virginia, the United States and around the world.

Heather Hannan, Lieutenant Colonel
Assistant Director and Head of User Services
(540) 464-7607

Beth Homicz
User Services Specialist & Reserves Manager
(540) 464-7248

Kendall Gosciak
User Services Assistant
(540) 464-7129

Tonya Moore
Interlibrary Loan Manager
(540) 464-7570

Vonda Timmes
User Services Assistant
(540) 464-7757

Ashley Carroll, Major
Research and Instruction Librarian
Ph: (540) 464-7250

Beth Cary
Administrative Assistant
(540) 464-7228
Fax: (540) 464-7279

Kendall Gosciak
User Services Assistant
(540) 464-7129

Heather Hannan, Lieutenant Colonel
Assistant Director and Head of User Services
(540) 464-7607

Beth Homicz
User Services Specialist & Reserves Manager
(540) 464-7248

Mary Laura Kludy
Archives & Records Management Assistant
(540) 464-7516
Fax: (540) 464-7089

Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Lieutenant Colonel
Head of Research and Instruction Services
Ph: (540) 464-7873

Jeffrey Kozak, Major
Head of Archives & Records Management
(540) 464-7566

Vacant
Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator
(540) 464-7568

Rachel Maderik, Major
Systems and Technology Librarian
(540) 464-7572

Tonya Moore
Interlibrary Loan Manager
(540) 464-7570

Tom Panko, Lieutenant Colonel
Head of Technical Services
(540) 464-7574

Pongracz Sennyey, Colonel
Library Director
(540) 464-7228

Sherry Teague
Cataloger
(540) 464-7565

Vonda Timmes
User Services Assistant
(540) 464-7757