Academic Library Representative
I have a love for reading and would love when I grow up to become a professional book reviewer for some of my favorite authors like James Patterson, Tess Gerritsen, etc. My passion then extends to the work I perform at Rend Lake College, where I find it a value to share the knowledge of library resources with our students, staff, and faculty. To further support those efforts I believe in the IHLS board and IHLS staff’s commitment to bringing library resources to the communities IHLS serves.
Special Library Representative
Libraries have always been a part of my life. I have volunteered or worked in just about every kind of library you can imagine. Currently, I am the director of a special library that serves families in Illinois who have a child with developmental delays or special needs. In this library and all libraries, I believe providing resources opens doors.
School Library Representative
I believe every student deserves a strong library program provided by a qualified librarian. As such, I am serving on IHLS Board of Directors to assist in creating a supportive climate for school libraries and librarians both within IHLS and throughout the State of Illinois.
Public Library Representative
I've been a library-geek since I was a very young child; and interestingly enough I'm in the same library now as I was then (Granite City is my hometown). I've worked in libraries across Illinois for almost - gasp - 30 years! It is my honor and privilege to try to support and contribute as much as possible to all types of libraries, because all types of libraries have added so much to my life both personally and professionally.
Public Library Trustee
As the area I grew up in was not part of a library district, my mother paid the considerable out-of-district fee so that I could have books all summer long and material for research during school years. I read much and often to make her investment a good one, and it taught me the value of the library as a resource. I serve as a Public Library Trustee in Mt. Vernon and on IHLS to preserve and ensure that resource continues for others.
Public Library Trustee
I love libraries and all the things I can explore and learn about in them. I have worked in public libraries and in the systems. Being a trustee allows me to help libraries remain strong and vital for others to explore.