Staff and IRC Hours

The Instructional Resource Center staff are happy to see all of our patrons to discuss anything from Christian education curricula for a ministry program to how to create a podcast.  We hope you’ll feel free to walk in or to use the contact form below to make an appointment to have a conversation about the resources that you need.

Ann Knox, Director


Ann Knox is a 1975 graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education, and a certified educator in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  Prior to beginning her work at the Library in 1989, Ann served as Director of Christian Education at churches in Florida, Arkansas and Virginia and as Director of Admissions and Alumni/ae Affairs at PSCE.  Ann administers the Storypath website (children’s literature and faith) that was envisioned by Dr. Pamela Mitchell-Legg and has a strong interest in identifying ways that technology can be used  for teaching and communication.  She can be contacted at 804-278-4324 or by using the email form below.

Jay McNeal, User Services Specialist


Jay McNeal left the Army to attend Union Presbyterian Seminary (then Union-PSCE) in January 2000. He joined the Library’s circulation staff in 2011 while attending the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.  Jay also attended St. Paul School of Theology, has his bachelor of science from Union College in Schenectady , NY and a master of arts in education from Marywood University in Scranton, PA. He met and proposed to his wife here at Morton Library. The wedding was in August 2015.  Jay’s work in the IRC focuses on interlibrary loan, extension services and digital and personal outreach.  He can be contacted at 804-278-4317 or be using the email form below.  In his life outside the Library, Jay founded United Faith Leaders (formerly Clergy for Hire) and hosts The Coffeepot Fellowship Daily Podcast.


The Instructional Resource Center is normally staffed between the hours of 7:30 am (by phone) and 5:00 pm.  However, patrons in the Library can come into the IRC any time the Library is open and retrieve all materials except DVDs or videos. (The Digital Lab, which is a part of the IRC,is only available for work during staffed hours or by appointment. Check the Digital Lab calendar for open hours or to make an appointment.)

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