Posted by William Nunnelley on 2011-12-21

Marliese Thomas has been named Reference and User Engagement Librarian at Samford University.  She will join the University Library staff Jan. 9, 2012.

            Thomas will assist in reference and instruction as well as coordinate library marketing initiatives and outreach activities, according to library Director Kimmetha Herndon, who announced the appointment. Thomas also will have primary responsibility for managing the web presence for Reference and Research Services, said Herndon.

            Thomas has been Special Collections Technology Librarian and Database Enhancement Librarian at Auburn University.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Loyola University of New Orleans and master of library and information science degree from the University of Alabama.


About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.