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Info for Faculty: Information

The Info for Faculty page is designed to help connect PLNU full-time and adjunct faculty members with the resources, contact information, and other materials they need most frequently from the library.

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Library Staff and Faculty

Library Faculty

Denise Nelson Interim Director of Ryan Library (619) 849-2477
Phyllis Fox Instructional Services Librarian for Graduate Studies (619) 849-2409
Doug Fruehling Instructional Services Librarian (619) 849-2471
Robin Lang Instructional Services Librarian (619) 849-2350
Anne-Elizabeth Powell Head of Technical Services and Systems (619) 849-2208
Julie Sweeney Instructional Services Librarian (Visiting) (619) 849-2472

Library Staff

Suzanne Thomas  Department Assistant (619) 849-2335
Linda Hasper Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan and Archives (619) 849-2262
Erinn Mullaney Circulation Supervisor (619) 849-2372
Julie Sweeney Library Associate, Cataloging and Serials (619) 849-2472

Library Service Desks

Circulation and Reserve General Information (619) 849-2312
Research Help Desk Research Information (619) 849-2337

Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday 7 am to 1 am
Friday 7 am to 5 pm
Saturday 11 am to 6 pm

1 pm to Midnight  



Department Contacts

The librarians at Ryan Library serve as liaisons to specific departments/schools at PLNU. Faculty in these specific departments/schools should feel free to contact their library liaison to:

  • schedule Library Research Instruction
  • request books for library purchase
  • answer discipline-specific, library-related questions

If for some reason your library liaison is not available, any PLNU Librarian will be happy to be of assistance.

Art & Design Doug Fruehling
Biology Denise Nelson
Business Phyllis Fox
Chemistry Denise Nelson
Communication and Theatre Denise Nelson
Education Phyllis Fox
Family and Consumer Sciences Denise Nelson
History and Political Science Doug Fruehling
Kinesiology Denise Nelson
Literature, Journalism, and Modern Languages Denise Nelson
Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences Robin Lang
Music Robin Lang
Nursing Anne-Elizabeth Powell
Physics and Engineering Doug Fruehling
Psychology Denise Nelson
Sociology and Social Work Doug Fruehling
Theology and Christian Ministry Robin Lang

Reference Services

The Reference Department at Ryan Library welcomes reference questions from Point Loma Nazarene University students, faculty, and staff*.

Use the chat box on this page, text (619) 592-8884, call (619) 849-2337, email us, or come by in person with your questions.

During the school year, Reference assistance is available at the following times:

Monday - Thursday

8 am to 10 pm


8 am to 4:30 pm


11 am to 6 pm


1 pm to 9 pm

Note: Research help is limited during holidays and school breaks.

*We regret that Ryan Library does not have the resources to answer questions from other (non-PLNU) individuals, unless the question concerns Ryan Library policies and procedures, library material unique to Point Loma, or other Point Loma Library-related information.