IHLS Staff by Department

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Executive & Administrative | Financial | IT | Illinois Machine Sublending Agency

SHARE : Administrative Services | Bibliographic Services | Staff Services

Operations : Champaign Delivery | DuQuoin Delivery | Edwardsville Delivery

 

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Executive & Administrative


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photo of Leslie Bednar

Leslie Bednar
Executive Director 
Edwardsville Office

lbednar@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 420

 

Job Responsibilities: Serves as the chief administrative officer, responsible for implementing policies and programs and directs and leads all operations and activities.

photo of Kimberly Townsend Kimberly Townsend
Executive Assistant 
Edwardsville Office

ktownsend@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 405

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs a variety of secretarial and administrative duties for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in a professional and efficient manner.

photo of Ellen Popit Ellen Popit
Membership and Grants Director 
DuQuoin Office

epopit@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 624

 

Job Responsibilities: Initiates direct contact with members, gathering accurate contact data for members, and reviewing membership status.

photo of Kathy Jackson Kathy Jackson
Human Resources Director 
Edwardsville Office

kjackson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 408

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports all aspects of human resources and ensuring compliance with all regulations, and the overall provision of human resource services, policies and programs.

photo of Lori Knabe Lori Knabe
Human Resource Assistant 
Edwardsville Office

lknabe@illinoisheartland.org

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties for the Human Resource department.

photo of Julia Pernicka Julia Pernicka
Communications Assistant 
Edwardsville Office

jpernicka@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 442

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates and provides response to requests for information from media, provides information to member libraries, the public and IHLS staff through various communications media.

photo of Angela Thompson Angela Thompson
Administrative Assistant 
Champaign Office

athompson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 720

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties for the IHLS staff.

 

Financial


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photo of Adrienne Elam Adrienne Elam
Chief Fiscal Officer 
Edwardsville Office

aelam@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 401

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall financial operations of IHLS including, budgeting, the general ledger, accounts payable and receivable and payroll functions, and manages the cash flow and investment of funds.

photo of Rhonda Johnisee Rhonda Johnisee
OCLC Senior Accountant 
Edwardsville Office

rjohnisee@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 418

 

Job Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of the ILLINET/OCLC Accounting Grant as well as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and cash receipts for the three locations. The Sr. Accountant has a significant role in preparing reports and budgets for all grants and funds.

photo of Colleen Dettenmeier Colleen Dettenmeier
Accounts Payable Coordinator 
Edwardsville Office

cdettenmeier@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 431

 

Job Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of IHLS Accounts Payable for all IHLS locations.

photo of Shirley Paden Shirley Paden
Accounts Receivable Coordinator 
Edwardsville Office

spaden@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 419

 

Job Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of Accounts Receivable for the OCLC Grant.

 

IT


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photo of Troy Brown Troy Brown
IT Director 
DuQuoin Office

tbrown@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 621

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for all development of computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.

photo of Brandon Chapman Brandon Chapman
Network Administrator 
Edwardsville Office

bchapman@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 440

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for aspects of the IHLS & SHARE networks.

photo of Brant Wingerter Brant Wingerter
Web Developer 
DuQuoin Office

bwingerter@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 604

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for aspects of the IHLS & SHARE websites.

photo of Hillary Greer Hillary Greer
IT Specialist 
Champaign Office

hgreer@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 704

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports staff hardware and software. Works with the IT Director to implement and monitor the functions of the network and computer systems, as well as software.

 

SHARE


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photo of Chris Dawdy Chris Dawdy
SHARE Director 
Edwardsville Office

cdawdy@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 443

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates SHARE training and documentation, grant development and implementation, and third party product negotiation and implementation on behalf of member libraries.

 

Administrative Services Team


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photo of Traci Edwards Traci Edwards
SHARE Manager for Administrative Services 
DuQuoin Office

tedwards@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 620

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates SHARE security and administrative module and troubleshooting and develops the fee formula and budget for SHARE.

photo of Michelle Ralston Michelle Ralston
School and OPAC Specialist 
Champaign Office

mralston@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 717

 

Job Responsibilities: Provides training on all modules used in the SHARE Software, delivery, Windows-based skills, IHLS and SHARE policy, and best practices for effective workflow. Also coordinates and provides support to others to assist in maintaining an effective and efficient SHARE platform.

photo of Mary Johnston Mary Johnston
Tech Support Specialist 
Champaign Office

mjohnston@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 700

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates daily operation of the ILS software, runs reports and performs routine maintenance procedures and supports and trains library staff.

photo of Terry Moreland Terry Moreland
Reporting Services Specialist 
Champaign Office

tmoreland@illinoisheartland.org

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates daily operation of the ILS software, runs reports and performs routine maintenance procedures and supports and trains library staff.

photo of Kim Sparks Kim Sparks
Administrative Services Specialist 
DuQuoin Office

ksparks@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 601

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates daily operation of the ILS software, runs reports and performs routine maintenance procedures and supports and trains library staff.

 

Bibliographic Services Team


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photo of Joan Bauer Joan Bauer
SHARE Manager for Bibliographic Services 
Champaign Office

jbauer@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 721

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates SHARE cataloging services and database standards on behalf of member libraries.

photo of Nick Bennyhoff Nick Bennyhoff
Bibliographic Project Coordinator 
Edwardsville Office

nbennyhoff@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 406

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for planning and coordinating the work of the barcoding staff to facilitate the workflow and providing direction regarding adding collections to the database for new SHARE members, responding to inquires or problems received primarily from Barcoding Buddies and barcoding SWAT team members, and providing training. Also responsible for maintaining and updating the SHARE website.

photo of Edie Elliott Edie Elliott
Cataloging Supervisor 
Edwardsville Office

eelliott@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 445

 

Job Responsibilities: Supervises and plans the work of cataloging staff to facilitate the workflow and provide direction regarding cataloging, as well as performs original and copy cataloging.

photo of Shelley Stone Shelley Stone
Cataloging Supervisor 
DuQuoin Office

sstone@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 608

 

Job Responsibilities: Supervises and plans the work of cataloging staff to facilitate the workflow and provide direction regarding cataloging, as well as performs original and copy cataloging.

photo of Vince Andrzejewski Vince Andrzejewski
Cataloger (CMC) 
Edwardsville Office

vandrzejewski@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 430

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, authority control, and provides training and inventory support for libraries.

photo of Robert Brady Robert Brady
Cataloger 
Champaign Office

rbrady@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 708

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.

photo of David Lottes David Lottes
Cataloger 
Champaign Office

dlottes@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 727

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.

photo of Cheri Schuler-Faust Cheri Schuler-Faust
Cataloger 
Edwardsville Office

cschulerfaust@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 407

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.

photo of Steve Johnson Steve Johnson
Cataloging Assistant II 
DuQuoin Office

sjohnson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 626

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.

photo of Liz Perkins Liz Perkins
Cataloging Assistant II 
Champaign Office

lperkins@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 715

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support

photo of Linda Kates Linda Kates
Cataloging Assistant II 
Champaign Office

lkates@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 705

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, assists in providing inventory support and may assist in providing training.

photo of Pamela Thomas Pamela Thomas
Metadata Cataloger 
Champaign Office

pthomas@illinoisheartland.org

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging, as well as creation of metadata for digital collections based on current standards, database maintenance, authority control, and provides training and inventory support for libraries.

photo of Ian Anderson Ian Anderson
Cataloging Assistant II 
Champaign Office

ianderson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 711

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.

 

Staff Services Team


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photo of Lesley Zavediuk Lesley Zavediuk
E-book Trainer/Coordinator 
Edwardsville Office

lzavediuk@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 424

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for a project that increases access to e-books for Illinois residents and also increases e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. Conducts training, develops a list of free e-book resources, develops a website and provides assistance to libraries in promoting the project to their patrons.

photo of Joe DeVillez Joe DeVillez
Circulation Specialist 
DuQuoin Office

jdevillez@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 611

 

Job Responsibilities: Provides training on all modules used in the SHARE Software, delivery, Windows-based skills, IHLS and SHARE policy, and best practices for effective workflow. Also coordinates and provides support to others to assist in maintaining an effective and efficient SHARE platform.

photo of Sue Pearson Sue Pearson
Circulation Specialist 
Edwardsville Office

spearson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 421

 

Job Responsibilities: Provides training on all modules used in the SHARE Software, delivery, Windows-based skills, IHLS and SHARE policy, and best practices for effective workflow. Also coordinates and provides support to others to assist in maintaining an effective and efficient SHARE platform.

 

Operations


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photo of Susan Palmer Susan Palmer
Operations Director 
Edwardsville Office

spalmer@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 409

 

Job Responsibilities: Manages staff responsible for activities associated with all aspects of the delivery operations and the maintenance and repair of the physical buildings, mechanical equipment, and vehicles.

 

Champaign Delivery


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photo of Chris Janvrin Chris Janvrin
Operations Manager 
Champaign Office

cjanvrin@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 718

 

Job Responsibilities: Plans, directs, and coordinates the staff and process of picking up, sorting, and delivering library materials, facilities and vehicle maintenance and repairs, custodial operations, and facility repair and maintenance.

photo of Kathy McGonigle Kathy McGonigle
Operations Assistant 
Champaign Office

kmcgonigle@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 712

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports the Operations Management by maintaining and recording statistical information and prepares library materials for delivery.

photo of Ni'Shell Johnson Ni'Shell Johnson
Page/Sorter 
Champaign Office
 

Job Responsibilities: Assists in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers, assists in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelves IHLS books, delivers library materials to IHLS staff, and performs other clerical duties.

photo of Catherine Waisvisz Catherine Waisvisz
Page/Sorter 
Champaign Office
 

Job Responsibilities: Assists in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers, assists in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelves IHLS books, delivers library materials to IHLS staff, and performs other clerical duties.

photo of Amy McKay Amy McKay
Page/Sorter 
Champaign Office
 

Job Responsibilities: Assists in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers, assists in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelves IHLS books, delivers library materials to IHLS staff, and performs other clerical duties.

 

Champaign Courier Drivers

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photo of Steve Behrens Steve Behrens
 
   
photo of John Bode John Bode
 
   
photo of Stephen Downes Stephen Downes
Operations Relief/Courier Driver 
   
photo of Timothy Foutch Timothy Foutch
 
   
photo of Jerry Gamble Jerry Gamble
 
   
photo of Jerry Mortensen Jerry Mortensen
 
   
photo of Phil Owen Phil Owen
 
   
photo of John Ward John Ward
 
   
photo of Phillip Chmielewski Phillip Chmielewski
 
   
photo of William Clinch William Clinch
 
   
photo of Terry Fruhling Terry Fruhling
 
   
photo of Steven Goodman Steven Goodman
 
   
photo of Tim Lautner Tim Lautner
 
   
photo of Clark Nichols Clark Nichols
 
   
photo of Thomas Nichols Thomas Nichols
 
   
photo of Roger Perry Roger Perry
 
   
photo of Gary Wollitz Gary Wollitz
 
   
photo of Paul Wetzel Paul Wetzel
 
   

 

DuQuoin Delivery


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photo of Faith Jones Faith Jones
Operations Manager 
DuQuoin Office

fjones@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 603

 

Job Responsibilities: Plans, directs, and coordinates the staff and process of picking up, sorting, and delivering library materials, facilities and vehicle maintenance and repairs, custodial operations, and facility repair and maintenance.

photo of Arlanna Fries Arlanna Fries
Operations Relief 
DuQuoin Office

afries@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 602

 

Job Responsibilities: Fills in when courier drivers are unable to perform their duties due to sickness, vacation or special assignments. Also responsible for keeping the buildings in clean and orderly condition and advising management of possible repairs and potential safety issues.

 

DuQuoin Courier Drivers

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photo of Bill Bailey Bill Bailey
 
   
photo of Kerry Kipping Kerry Kipping
 
   
photo of John Malone John Malone
 
   
photo of Beverly Miller Beverly Miller
 
   
photo of Debra Pfeiffer Debra Pfeiffer
 
   
photo of Galen Sizemore Galen Sizemore
 
   
photo of Richard Mann Richard Mann
 
   
photo of Dawn Mitchell Dawn Mitchell
 
   

 

Edwardsville Delivery


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photo of Linda Petty Linda Petty
Operations Manager 
Edwardsville Office

lpetty@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 412

 

Job Responsibilities: Plans, directs, and coordinates the staff and process of picking up, sorting, and delivering library materials, facilities and vehicle maintenance and repairs, custodial operations, and facility repair and maintenance.

photo of Stacie Bushong Stacie Bushong
Operations Assistant 
Edwardsville Office

sbushong@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 447

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports the Operations Management by maintaining and recording statistical information and prepares library materials for delivery.

photo of PJ Sjursen PJ Sjursen
Page/Sorter 
Edwardsville Office
 

Job Responsibilities: Assists in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers, assists in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelves IHLS books, delivers library materials to IHLS staff, and performs other clerical duties.

 

Edwardsville Courier Drivers

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photo of Charles Barkman Charles Barkman
 
   
photo of John Burks John Burks
 
   
photo of Samuel Cline Samuel Cline
 
   
photo of Orlanda Dickey Orlanda Dickey
 
   
photo of J.R. Eilers J.R. Eilers
 
   
photo of Hank Isaak Hank Isaak
 
   
photo of John Johnson John Johnson
 
   
photo of Larry Jones Larry Jones
 
   
photo of Dale Landolt Dale Landolt
 
   
photo of Harry Munson Harry Munson
 
   
photo of Michael Ramey Michael Ramey
 
   
photo of David Voyles David Voyles
 
   
photo of Steve Woosley Steve Woosley
 
   
photo of Richard Stewart Richard Stewart
 
   

 

Illinois Machine Sublending Agency


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photo of Kate Stiles Kate Stiles
IMSA Manager 

kstiles@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: (618) 985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Prepares and implements the annual plan of service and oversees daily operations, staff, and expenses.

photo of Sarah Varner Sarah Varner
Patron Service Coordinator 

svarner@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: (618) 985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Fills daily orders for machines and assists patrons with Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) downloads and related BARD issues for the entire state of Illinois. Promotes Illinois State Library Talking Books and Braille Service (ISLTBBS) throughnetworking and outreach efforts. Participates in the National Library Service and KLAS datamanagement conferences.

photo of Melissa West Melissa West
Lead Machine Advisor 

mcrites@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: (618) 985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Sorts incoming machines and maintains the inventory of machines, equipment and accessories. Provides assistance and oversees workflow to IMSA staff in the absence of the IMSA Manager.

photo of Cindy Nelson Cindy Nelson
Machine Clerk 

cnelson@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: (618) 985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Ensures that audio playback machines and equipment are clean and in good working order before being sent to the next user.

photo of Valerie Penrod Valerie Penrod
Machine Clerk 

vpenrod@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: (618) 985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Ensures that audio playback machines and equipment are clean and in good working order before being sent to the next user.