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ILLINOIS STATE LIBRARY


Library Divisions and Staff

Administration  |  Automation and Technology  |  Library Development Group  |  Operations  |  TBBS  |  Chicago Office

Administration

Directs overall administration of the State Library under the Secretary of State, who serves as the State Librarian. Directs activity of the Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET). Oversees and interacts with the Regional Library Systems, Chicago Public Library and other library organizations.

Anne Craig, Director
217-782-2994
acraig at ilsos.net

Lawren Tucker, Chief Deputy Director
217-782-2994
ltucker at ilsos.net

Sue Burkholder, Administrative Services
217-785-1537
sburkholder at ilsos.net

Lisa Clay, Contract Administrator
217-785-6924
lclay at ilsos.net

Jenny Heisel, Personnel Liaison
217-785-1536
jheisel at ilsos.net

Marti Martin, Assistant to the Director
217-782-7845
mmartin at ilsos.net

Michael McCarthy, Administrative Services
217-524-1272
mmccarthy at ilsos.net

Greg McCormick, Fiscal Officer
217-782-3504
gmccormick at ilsos.net

Joe Natale, Executive Assistant to the Director for Planning and Outreach
217-558-4185
jnatale at ilsos.net

Kyle Peebles, Communications Manager
217-558-4029
kpeebles at ilsos.net

Michelle Schorfheide, Administrative Services
217-558-3752
mschorfheide1 at ilsos.net

Library Automation and Technology / Government Documents

Employs technologies to facilitate access to information for Illinois citizens. Oversees Electronic Documents of Illinois (EDI); State and Federal Documents Depository Programs; Illinois Digital Archives (IDA); Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate); and the Veteran’s History Program.

Suzanne Schriar, Associate Director Library Automation and Technology
217-785-1533
sschriar at ilsos.net

Andrew Bullen, Technology Coordinator
312-814-4386
abullen at ilsos.net

Debbie Choate, Government Documents
217-782-6304
dchoate at ilsos.net

William Echelbarger, Electronic Documents of Illinois (EDI) Coordinator
217-524-6313
wechelbarger at ilsos.net

Sandra Fritz, Digital Imaging Program Coordinator, Illinois Digital Archives
217-558-2064
sfritz at ilsos.net

Gina Korthals, Government Documents
217-785-0363
gkorthals at ilsos.net

Jodi Miller, Scanning Technician
217-558-0145
888-261-7861 (TTY)
jmiller at ilsos.net

Blaine Redemer, Government Documents Manager
217-782-5432
bredemer at ilsos.net

Jim Shepard, Information Systems Coordinator
217-782-5524
jshepard at ilsos.net

Brian Tober, Illinois Digital Archives
217-558-4845
btober at ilsos.net

Cherryl Walker, E-Rate, Illinois Veterans History Project
217-782-0974
cwalker at ilsos.net

Carol Weyhrich, Government Documents
217-785-5615
800-965-0748 (TTY)
cweyhrich at ilsos.net

Library Development Group

Promotes statewide library development and oversees the Diversity Program and the Literacy Office. Coordinates the activities of the Illinois Center for the Book and Project Next Generation.

Cyndy Colletti, Associate Director/Grants and Programs
217-785-6921
ccolletti at ilsos.net

Bella Belogorsky, Diversity Program
217-782-7848
bbelogorsky at ilsos.net

Patricia Boze, Construction Grant Consultant
217-782-1891
pboze at ilsos.net

Vandella Brown, Diversity Program Manager, Project Next Generation
217-785-9075
vbrown at ilsos.net

Mary Downing, Public Library Per Capita/Equalization Grant Consultant, Veterans' Home Libraries Grant Consultant
217-782-5506
mdowning at ilsos.net

Karen Egan, Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Consultant
217-782-7749
kegan at ilsos.net

Gwen Harrison, Network Consultant
217-785-7334
gharrison at ilsos.net

Jill Heffernan, Library Development Group
217-557-7259
jheffernan at ilsos.net

Tom Huber,Literacy Program Specialist
217-785-6923
thuber at ilsos.net

Rebecca Hunter, Secretary, Library Development Group
217-782-7849
bhunter1 at ilsos.net

Jo Anne Jennings, Literacy Grants Assistant
217-785-6922
jhughes at ilsos.net

Robert Jones, Youth Services Consultant, Public Library Statistical Cooperative (PLSC) Data Coordinator
217-785-1168
rjones1 at ilsos.net

Sharon Layne, Diversity Program Registrar
217-557-0136
slayne at ilsos.net

Bonnie Matheis, Illinois Center for the Book Coordinator
217-558-2065
bmatheis at ilsos.net

Jason O'Dell, Library Development Group
jodell at ilsos.net

Beth Paoli, Literacy Programs Specialist
217-785-6923
bpaoli at ilsos.net

Mark Shaffer, Construction Grant Consultant, Workplace Literacy Grant Consultant
217-524-4901
mshaffer at ilsos.net

Jeanne Urbanek, Public Library Per Capita/Equalization Grant Consultant, Read for a Lifetime
217-524-0050
jurbanek at ilsos.net

Library Operations

Serves the information needs of state officials and employees, as well as the general public. Provides access to library resources through circulation and Interlibrary Loan. Responsible for the acquisition, cataloging, and general processing of library materials.

Kathleen L. Bloomberg, Associate Director, Library Operations
217-785-0052
kbloomberg at ilsos.net

Kregg Argenta, Reference Librarian
217-557-1431
kargenta at ilsos.net

Lynn Bierma, Interlibrary Loan Operations Coordinator
217-558-1928
lbierma at ilsos.net

Dan Dixon, Circulation
217-782-7573
ddixon at ilsos.net

Joy Dyson, Acquisitions
217-558-4362
jdyson at ilsos.net

Adam Green, Stacks/Shipping
217-782-7573
agreen2 at ilsos.net

Karen Fitzgerald, Stacks/Shipping
217-782-7573
kfitzgerald at ilsos.net

Matthew Henninger, Circulation
217-782-7573
mhenninger at ilsos.net

Cheryl Johnson, Technical Services
217-785-5210
cjohnson at ilsos.net

Helen Knecht, Technical Services
217-558-4362
hknecht at ilsos.net

Jane Knipmeyer, Technical Services
217-785-4127
jknipmeyer at ilsos.net

Laura Large, Reference Librarian
217-782-1221
llarge at ilsos.net

Taran Ley, Reference Outreach Coordinator
217-785-5615
tley at ilsos.net

Vicky Matthews, Interlibrary Loan
217-782-7523
vmatthews at ilsos.net

Jamie Mott, Reference Librarian
217-524-1544
jmott at ilsos.net

Carolyn Murphy, Technical Services
217-785-4127
cmurphy at ilsos.net

Dee Ann Powless, Reference Librarian
217-785-1497
dpowless at ilsos.net

Ethel Snyder, Technical Services
217-782-7612
esnyder at ilsos.net

Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)

Supports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Acts as a liaison with National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), and maintains a reserve collection of talking books.

Sharon Ruda, Associate Director
Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)

217-782-9435
sruda at ilsos.net

Debra Aggertt, Circulation Manager
217-524-1019
daggertt at ilsos.net

Michael Beckham, TBBS
217-558-0145
mbeckham at ilsos.net

Marcus Birch, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
mbirch at ilsos.net

Debbie Hurley, Library Technical Specialist
217-558-4461
dhurley at ilsos.net

Megan Kapusta, Circulation
217-558-0145
mkapusta at ilsos.net

Lelia Minor, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
lminor at ilsos.net

Sara Moler, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
smoler at ilsos.net

Erica Powell, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
epowell at ilsos.net

Cindy Ryan, TBBS
217-558-0145
cryan at ilsos.net

Sharon Russwinkel, Information Systems Technician
217-785-9038
srusswinkel at ilsos.net

Andy Spiro, Library Technical Specialist
217-558-0145
aspiro at ilsos.net

Beth Towery
217-785-0022
btowery at ilsos.net

Stephanie Tuttle, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
stuttle at ilsos.net

Sheri Vaughan, Circulation
217-558-0145
svaughan at ilsos.net

Latanya Williams, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
lwilliams at ilsos.net

Chicago Office

Jodi Martinez, Deputy Director
312-814-8299
jmartinez at ilsos.net

Andrew Bullen, Technology Coordinator, LAT
312-814-4386
abullen at ilsos.net

Bette Morreale, Chicago Office Support
312-814-2616
bmorreale at ilsos.net

Javante Smith, Chicago Office Support
312-814-9298
jsmith6 at ilsos.net

Dorothy Whitney, Literacy Liaison
773-995-2692
dwhitney at ilsos.net