Library Administration Office
Welcome Message
Greetings and welcome to the L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center.
The Office of Library Administration handles all administrative and business affairs for the library faculty and staff.

We are proud of our history as one of the nation's older historically black colleges (HBCUs), founded in 1865. Our library was formerly the William J. Clark Library located in the historic landmark Belgian Friendship Building given to the University by the government of Belgium in 1941.

In 1997 we relocated to a new facility on campus named after Virginia Union's most celebrated alumnus: L. Douglas Wilder, humanitarian, civil rights leader and the first elected African-American governor (1990-1994) in the nation. The library houses the The Wilder Collection which is a very popular national and international attraction. The library faculty and staff are eager to help you find and evaluate the information sources you need.

We hope you find our web pages helpful and will visit us on the campus of Virginia Union University.

  • Administrative Office Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
  • Call or visit the office for library tour information or to schedule bibliographic instruction classes.
  • The telephone number is (804) 257-5820. Mrs. Lenora Miller will be happy to assist you.
  • The Library website is
Library Faculty & Staff
Selicia Allen, Special Collections Librarian / University Archivist
(804) 278-4117
Wanda Deyo , Serials Services Library Assistant
(804) 278-4121
Pamela Foreman, Public Services: Web Development Services Librarian
(804) 278-4119
Melissa Lauber, Public Services: Acquisitions Librarian
(804) 278-4112
Shanda Lemon, Public Services: Electronic Database Resources Librarian
(804) 278-4120
Sara Marrin, Technical Services Librarian
(804) 257-5823
Lenora Miller, Library Secretary  
(804) 257-5820
Chrita S. Person, Circulation Library Assistant
(804) 257-5690
Delores Z. Pretlow, Library Director
(804) 257-5821
Synthia Shaw, Assistant Catalog Librarian
(804) 278-4116
Ronald Shelton, Public Services: Interim Theological Librarian; Interlibrary Loan
(804) 257-5721
Mary Walker, Technical Services Library Assistant
(804) 278-4115