Part-time and Volunteer Staff

A list of those who currently work part-time or as volunteers at the Hong Kierkegaard Library:

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

A list of St. Olaf students currently working at the Hong Kierkegaard Library during the 2019/20 academic year.

Mattias Kostov

An international St. Olaf student from Bulgaria, Mattias is a Philosophy major and the current Editor in Chief of the The Reed: An Undergraduate Journal of Existentialism.

Holly Marie Smith

Holly is perusing a degree in both Studio Art and Art History at St. Olaf and will graduate with the class of 2020 this upcoming spring.

Emma Aanesetad

As a member of the outdoors club and other campus organizations, Emma pairs her love for nature with her desire to make a difference in the St. Olaf community. She is currently exploring the Psychology major.