Library

Staff

Hollis Near

Director of Library Services

Email: hnear@cornish.edu
Phone: 206.726.5040

Directs the operations of campus library services. Responsible for collection development, library planning and assessment. Administers the online library system and online research databases.  Available for reference questions as well as library and research instruction.

Hollis received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington and a BA in Music, with an emphasis in music history and voice, from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio.  Continuing education includes the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, 2005.  She belongs to the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Art Libraries Association of North America and is serving as the 2017/18 Vice Chair for the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Music Library Association.


Bridget Nowlin

Visual Arts Librarian

Email: bnowlin@cornish.edu

Phone: 206.726.5126

Provides reference service and research instruction. Manages the use and development of the Image Collections. Maintains the image, print and art collection databases, oversees image production, and coordinates the burgeoning college archive. Supervises student assistants. Available for reference and research questions.

Bridget received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington where she also earned an MA in Museology, with an Art and Art Education focus.  She has a BA in Art, with a Photography focus, from the University of Nevada, Reno, and has exhibited her photography in Washington, California and Nevada. Bridget also teaches on occasion for the Photographic Center Northwest and is the Registrar for the Monsen Collection. She belongs to the Visual Resources Association, the Society for Photographic Education and the Art Libraries Society of North America.

Megan Smithling

Reference and Instruction Librarian

Email: msmithling@cornish.edu

Phone: 206.726.5129

Provides reference service and research instruction. Responsible for interlibrary loan. Assists with collection development and title selection. Available for reference and research questions.

Megan received her Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington. She also earned an MFA in Dramaturgy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and graduated from the University of Scranton with a BA in English and Philosophy.  She belongs to the Theater Library Association.


Nicholas Triggs

Circulation Supervisor

Email: ntriggs@cornish.edu
Phone: 206.726.5062

Manages the daily operation of circulation services and supervises library student assistants. Handles class reserves, patron library accounts, overdues, billing, AV equipment coordination and collections maintenance.

Nicholas received his Master of Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University and a BFA in Painting from Maryland Institute College of Art.  He is a member of the American Library Association and most recently comes to Cornish from Loyola-Notre Dame Library in Baltimore, Maryland. 


Pamela Naylor

Library Specialist

Email: pnaylor@cornish.edu
Phone: 206.726.5172

Catalogs books, scores, sound recordings and videos and manages serials/periodicals check in. Orders and receives new acquisitions; processes library materials; and provides backup for the circulation desk.

Pamela received her AAS Library Technician degree from Highline Community College. In addition she completed one year of music studies at the University of Washington and an extra year of personal enrichment courses at HCC. She worked over four years as a cataloger for the Seattle Community College Library System before coming to Cornish.