Bay College Library
The Next Chapter

Coming 2017, the new Bay College Library will provide services that are designed to meet the classroom-related and general information needs of students, faculty, staff and the public in a relaxed, academic environment. The knowledgeable and friendly Bay College Library staff are always available to assist you.

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Oscar DeLong
Library Director

Michigan native and Yooper transplant, Oscar attended Alma College and then graduate school at IU Bloomington. He fell in love with the U.P. immediately and knew this is where he wanted to be. As Library Director, Oscar oversees day to day library operations and actively collaborates with campus departments providing library services that meet both classroom-related and general information needs. Away from work Oscar enjoys fishing, sailing, gaming, movies, and just about all kinds of music.
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Fun Fact:

Back in the day Oscar won two nightclub dance competitions and has the trophies to prove it.

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Ann Bissell, Reference Librarian

Ann Bissell
Reference Librarian

Originally from the shores of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota, Ann has been a Yooper for 40 years and has seen libraries evolve from the days of paper based card catalogs to the latest digital reincarnation. As Reference Librarian, Ann assists students, faculty, staff and the public in finding answers to questions and course research. Ann enjoys the outdoors, sporting events, gardening, and of course loves to read.


Fun Fact:

Ann is currently reading book 6 of 7 of the Outlanders series by Diana Gabaldon. It has also been turned into a series on Starz!

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Jessica Jackson
Administrative Assistant

Hailing from Gladstone, MI, Jessica is a graduate of Bay College and Lake Superior State University. As Administrative Assistant, Jessica manages the book and subscription purchases, budget, and all things financially related to the library. Outside of work, she enjoys watching her children’s sporting events, jogging, fishing, kayaking, and nature.
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Fun Fact:

Jessica loves the movie The Karate Kid and once held a green belt in Karate. Wax on, wax off!

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Shawn Curtin - Digital Technology Coordinator

Shawn Curtin
Digital Technology Coordinator

Escanaba native and graduate of Bay College and Northern Michigan University, Shawn brings a passion for technology and how it's applied in the academic world. As Digital Technology Coordinator, he oversees the library’s brand, online presence, and assists students, faculty, staff and community with all things tech. Away from work, Shawn enjoys collecting vinyl records, watching movies, grilling, golfing, and boating on Lake Michigan.

Huey Lewis

Fun Fact:

Shawn met Huey Lewis in the parking lot of the Escanaba Walgreens the day after his wedding. The heart of rock n' roll is still beatin' in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

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