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Claybaugh, Zach

Zach Claybaugh is a Student Success Librarian at UConn Library. His focus is on advancing knowledge and use of open educational resources (OER), as well as working with his colleagues in Reference & Student Success Services on information literacy initiatives. Previously, Zach worked as the OER & Digital Learning Librarian at Sacred Heart University, a middle school teacher in Albania and Florida, and an ESL instructor in Minnesota and Illinois. Zach has a bachelor’s in history from West Texas A&M University and master’s in Russian, East European, and Eurasian studies and library and information science from the University of Illinois.

Areas of Expertise

  • Open Educational Resources
  • Information Literacy Instruction
  • Eastern European Studies

Professional Affiliations

Brown, Kelsey

Kelsey Brown is a Student Success Librarian at UConn Library with a focus on information literacy. She has a bachelor’s in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from California State University, Long Beach and a master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. Previously, she worked in the Reference Department at the University of California, Irvine Libraries as a student supervisor. Kelsey is committed to equity and inclusion in the libraries. Her personal interests include tabletop and board games, exploring the outdoors, and ice cream.

Professional Affiliations


Sandy, Ashley

Ashley Sandy is the Head of Financial Services for the UConn Library. Ashley is responsible for leading the Financial Services team in providing proactive, customer-focused financial services that support the daily operations and long-term financial planning of the UConn Library. Ashley oversees all state, university, grant-funded, and gift/endowment Library accounts. She serves as the financial and budget liaison for the Library with internal and external stakeholders. Ashley graduated from the UConn School of Business with a B.S. degree in Marketing and received her M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Management. Ashley previously served as the Business Operations Specialist for the UConn Department of Natural Resources and the Environment (NRE) and the Financial Assistant for the Eversource Energy Center at UConn.