Part-time/Volunteer Staff

 – Part-time and Volunteer Staff – 
Lise Faillettaz

Library Collections Associate, Kierkegaard Library

  • Lise Faillettaz has worked for the Hong Kierkegaard Library since 2003. In addition to providing assistance to students and scholars, she has responsibilities in the areas of collection development, acquisitions, access to periodical articles, and the organization of the historical archives of the Hong Kierkegaard Library. A graduate of Luther College with a B.A. in English and French literature, she earned an M.A. in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas. Her library background at St. Olaf includes many years helping develop the Government Documents position in Rolvaag Library.

For more information, please see her profile on the St. Olaf website


Troy Wellington Smith
Special Consultant for the Rare Book Collection (volunteer)
  • Troy Wellington Smith is a fourth-year PhD student in Scandinavian at the University of California, Berkeley. He holds a Master’s of Library Science degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in English literature from the University of Mississippi, where he defended a thesis entitled “Kierkegaard and Byron: Disability, Irony, and the Undead.” In addition to having participated several times in the Hong Kierkegaard Library Summer Fellows program, he is also an Assistant Editor of the Library’s Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter. At Berkeley, he plans to write a dissertation on Kierkegaard and Book History.

 – Student Workers – 
Mattias Kostov

An international St. Olaf student from Bulgaria, Mattias Kostov is philosophy major currently studying abroad this 2018 Fall semester. He will graduate with the class of 2020 and afterword plans to enter into the world of psychology.

Amy Imdieke

A second-year St. Olaf student in the graduating class of 2021, Amy Imdieke is a member of the Great Conversation program and studies the interconnections between natural sciences and mathematics. She is the Treasurer of the St. Olaf Neuroscience Club and spends her free time playing the clarinet in Norseman Band.

Amanda Westcott

Currently a senior at St. Olaf College, Amanda Westcott plans to graduate with a degree in History and a concentration in Management Studies. She is a member of the St. Olaf Chapel Choir and is the Co-President of the Fellowship of Christian Oles (FCO). She also has a strong interest in Heritage Studies and, before working at the library, she volunteered weekly in the Rare Book Room.