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Trisha Smith, University Librarian

Trisha Smith has a liberal arts background and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Catholic University of America. As University Librarian, she believes in the library as a community change agent that forwards social innovation.


Julia Cater, Weekend Services Librarian

Bridgette Comanda, Research & Instruction Librarian

Bridgette Comanda received her Masters in Library Science from the University of Maryland and spent her undergraduate degree studying Russian history and culture. Currently the Research & Instruction Librarian at Trinity, she is passionate about service, outreach, and information literacy. She’s worked in a variety of library and library related fields, and has a novelty mug for all occasions.

Steven Salas, Public Services Librarian

Steven Salas received his B.A. degree in History at the University of Maryland and his Masters in Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. Over the years he’s worked in archives, museums, public libraries, academic libraries, elementary school libraries and has enjoyed the challenges of each. He believes as librarians it is our duty to not only provide high level of service to our students/patrons, but we should always aspire to develop rich new understandings and skills outside of our comfort zone in order to better ourselves and those around us.


Alexander Salopek, Access Services Librarian

10386315_10100453855297170_8243265470806883180_nAlexander T Salopek is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he studied philosophy and the University of Illinois where he studied library science. He has been affiliated with University of Chicago Map Library, The Center for Research Libraries various law offices and law firms, and various government agencies. His interests include psychoanalysis, history, and having a colorful, varied sock collection.


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Breshan Bryant,  

Katrina Garnder,

Sam Al Haddad,


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