Mitzi manages the services and collections of the library and archives. She particularly enjoys being the library’s professional shopper: she tries to make sure that we buy new print books and digital resources and have them ready for our users before you know that you need them.
David performs the cataloging for the library’s overall collection. He also manages the rare book collection, including the extensive collection of rare Books of Common Prayer and other rare books of significance to the Anglican and Episcopal church. He is passionate about preserving the history and literature of the Anglican/Episcopal church, dating back to the 16th century.
Jim manages the library's electronic resources and related technologies. He has over thirty years of experience working in libraries and implementing new and interesting technologies in academic, legal, and special libraries. His passion is discussing the minutia of library discovery searches engines until asked to go home.
Title: Administrative Assistant to the Head Librarian and Circulation Assistant
Kathy provides administrative support for Dr. Mitzi Budde, as well as for the library in general. You will encounter her at the circulation desk, fielding your questions for help and opening boxes of new books.
Beth is responsible for the restoration and preservation of the library’s rare book collection. She learned her craft studying under the former head of rare book conservation at the library of Congress and spent many years repairing and preserving books for the Arlington County public library.
Title: Collection Growth Specialist for African American Episcopal Historical Collection
Riley Temple is responsible for the growth of the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC), a joint project of the Bishop Payne Library at VTS and the Historical Society of The Episcopal Church. Temple is a retired telecommunications attorney and a 2014 VTS Theology graduate.
Joshua oversees the Virginia Theological Seminary Archives and serves on the Steering Committee of the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC), a joint project of the Bishop Payne Library at VTS and the Historical Society of The Episcopal Church. Joshua holds a Master in American Religious History and Museum/Archival Studies and is a part-time M. Div. student here at VTS.
Vincent manages the library's circulation, research services, and outreach programs. His academic background is in theological studies, and he enjoys connecting library users with the heritage of the church.
Schedule a meeting with Vincent for research assistance.
- Yale Divinity School, MAR
- The University of Cambridge, MPhil
- The Catholic University of America, MLIS