Shawn was named Director of Information Services in 2010. A member of the library faculty since 1993, Shawn has served as a reference librarian, assisting students, faculty, and community members in locating and applying information for their research needs. His particular research specialties include United States government documents, European Union policies and information, and military history. He has served on numerous university committees, including the initial General Education Reform Steering Committee.
Shawn has taught in the UK School of Library and Information Science and currently serves as an advisor to the Special Libraries Association student chapter. In 2010, he was awarded the Kentucky Library Association Carol J. Parris Mentoring Award. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Transylvania University and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from UK.