Library Divisions and Staff Illinois State Library



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.

Greg McCormick, Director
217-782-3504
gmccormick at ilsos.gov

Marcus Birch, Administrative Assistant
217-524-6411
mbirch at ilsos.gov

Sue Burkholder, Administrative Services, Illinois Veterans History Project
217-785-1537
sburkholder at ilsos.gov

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

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

Joe Natale, Chief Deputy Director
217-558-1745
jnatale at ilsos.gov

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

Michelle Schorfheide, Assistant to the Director
217-782-7845
mschorfheide1 at ilsos.gov

Beth Towery
217-558-3752
btowery at ilsos.gov

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
217-785-1533
sschriar at ilsos.gov

Stefan Barnes, Government Documents
217-782-6304
sbarnes at ilsos.gov

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

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

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

Sarah Kunz, Government Documents, E-rate
217-785-0363
skunz at ilsos.gov

Jodi Miller, Scanning Technician
217-303-8498
jmiller at ilsos.gov

Mary Pelich, Targeting Autism Grant Program Consultant and Trainer
2-7-782-0974
mpelich at ilsos.gov

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

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

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

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.

Karen Egan, Associate Director
217-782-7749
kegan at ilsos.gov

Patricia Burg, Library Program Specialist
217-785-1168
pburg at ilsos.gov

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

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

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

Rebecca Hunter, Grants Data Coordinator
217-782-7849
bhunter1 at ilsos.gov

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

Beth Paoli, Literacy Program Specialist
217-785-6923
bpaoli at ilsos.gov

Aliese Sadler, Operations Assistant
217-557-0136
asadler at ilsos.gov

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

Rita Stephens, Library Program Specialist
217-782-5506
rstephens@ilsos.gov

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

Irene Williams, Library Development Group/Literacy
312-814-8299
iwilliams at ilsos.gov

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.

Kathryn Dauksza, Associate Director
217-785-0052
kdauksza at ilsos.gov

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

Eric Edwards, Interlibrary Loan Librarian
217-558-1928
eedwards at ilsos.gov

Ryan Franklin, Outreach Coordinator
217-785-5615
rfranklin at ilsos.gov

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

Amy Joseph, Interlibrary Loan
217-782-7573
ajoseph at ilsos.gov

William Kennett, Stacks/Shipping
217-782-5380
wkennett at ilsos.gov

Jane Knipmeyer, Cataloger
217-785-4127
jknipmeyer at ilsos.gov

Laura Large, Cataloger
217-782-1221
llarge at ilsos.gov

Jacob Magnuson, Reference Librarian
217-785-7335
jmagnuson at ilsos.gov

Molly Metzger, Stacks/Shipping
217-782-5380
mmetzger at ilsos.gov

Carolyn Murphy, Cataloger
217-785-4127
cmurphy at ilsos.gov

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

Tyler Sherertz, Stacks/Shipping
217-782-5380
tsherertz at ilsos.gov

Ross Taft, Reference Librarian
217-557-1431
rtaft at ilsos.gov

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
217-782-9435
sruda at ilsos.gov

Erica Ash, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
eash at ilsos.gov

Michael Beckham, Library Aide II
217-558-0145
mbeckham at ilsos.gov

Elizabeth Desuno, Library Technical Specialist
217-524-0902
edesuno at ilsos.gov

Dan Dixon, Library Technical Specialist
217-524-0905
ddixon at ilsos.gov

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

Amber Jones, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
ajones6 at ilsos.gov

Megan Kapusta, Library Technical Specialist
217-524-0907
mkapusta at ilsos.gov

Gina Korthals, Library Technical Specialist
217-524-0906
gkorthals at ilsos.gov

Sharon Layne
217-524-0886
slayne at ilsos.gov

Fahmi Nasser, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
fnasser at ilsos.gov

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

Mark Reynolds, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
mreynolds at ilsos.gov

Cindy Ryan, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
cryan at ilsos.gov

Jared Ryan, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
jryan at ilsos.gov

Amanda Saia, Library Technical Specialist
217-524-0910
asaia at ilsos.gov

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

Sheri Vaughan, Library Technical Specialist
217-524-0911
svaughan at ilsos.gov

Meghann Wollitz, Library Technical Specialist
217-524-0902
mwollitz at ilsos.gov

Chicago Office

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

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

Irene Williams, Library Development Group/Literacy
312-814-8299
iwilliams at ilsos.gov