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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.

Library Hours of Operation

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

1 pm to Midnight  

Visit the library home page to see detailed hours for the current semester.

Library Staff and Faculty

Library Faculty

Denise Nelson Director of Ryan Library (619) 849-2477
Mary Logue Resource Discovery Librarian (619) 849-2208
Robin Lang Instructional Services Librarian (619) 849-2350
Eddie Ramirez Instructional Services Librarian (619) 849-2487
Julie Sweeney Instructional Services Librarian (619) 849-2472

Library Staff

Lorena Pangilinan Department Assistant (619) 849-2335
Erinn Mullaney Circulation, Reserve, 
and Interlibrary Loan
(619) 849-2372
Jeremy Buenviaje Library Associate, Cataloging and Serials (619) 849-2333

Library Service Desks

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

Department Contacts

The librarians at Ryan Library serve as liaisons to specific departments/schools at PLNU to provide support in a variety of ways. Contact your librarian for these or other needs:

  • schedule research-related instruction for your students
  • request books and other materials for library purchase
  • seek help with discipline-specific, library-related questions
Art & Design Robin Lang
Biology Robin Lang
Business Eddie Ramirez
Chemistry Mary Logue
Communication and Theatre Denise Nelson
Education Eddie Ramirez
History and Political Science Robin Lang
Kinesiology and Health Sciences Eddie Ramirez
Literature, Journalism, Writing, & Languages Julie Sweeney
Mathematical, Information & Computer Sciences Mary Logue
Music Julie Sweeney
Nursing Eddie Ramirez
Physics and Engineering Mary Logue
Psychology Denise Nelson
Sociology, Social Work, & Family Sciences Robin Lang
Theology and Christian Ministry Julie Sweeney
Women's Studies Julie Sweeney

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

Research Help Hours

The Research Help Desk at Ryan Library welcomes reference and research 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.

During the academic year, research help is generally available at the following times:

Monday - Thursday

10 am to 9 pm


10 am to 4:30 pm


No librarian available

Note: Research help is limited during holidays and school breaks. Summer hours are generally 8 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

*At times, Ryan Library may not have the capacity to assist other users with their research needs unless the question concerns Ryan Library policies and procedures, library material unique to PLNU, or other Ryan Library-related information.