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Executive and Administrative

Submitted by tbrown on Sat, 07/10/2021 - 13:24
Staff Department
Staff Information
Leslie Bednar
Leslie-Bednar
Executive Director
618.474.9774
lbednar@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Executive Director serves as the chief executive officer of the Illinois Heartland Library System and is responsible for the coordination of all management, planning, and evaluation activities of IHLS. The Executive Director is responsible for implementing all policies and directives of the IHLS Board and for complying with all statutory and administrative requirements of the State of Illinois and the Illinois State Library (ISL). This position is also part of the leadership team, which participates in establishing strategic directions as well as goals and objectives for IHLS.
Ellen Popit
Ellen-Popit
Associate Director
618.474.9874
epopit@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Associate Director is responsible for managing all outward-facing functions of the library system including direct oversight of Membership, Operations, SHARE, and all grant-funded special projects. Also serves as the interim Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director. This position is also part of the leadership team, which participates in establishing strategic directions as well as goals and objectives for IHLS.
Stacie Bushong
Stacie-Bushong
Executive Assistant
618.318.8172
sbushong@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Executive Assistant performs a variety of administrative duties for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in a professional and efficient manner while maintaining confidentiality. Because of the nature of some of the projects, total discretion regarding certain aspects of the functions of this position is essential.
Area of Responsibility
Jill Trevino
Jill-Trevino
Human Resources Director
217.689.0999
hr@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Human Resources Director is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management. The position serves as a consultant to management on human-resource-related issues acting as an employee champion and change agent. This position is also part of the leadership team, which participates in establishing strategic directions as well as goals and objectives for IHLS.
Heather Knowlton
Heather Knowlton
Human Resources Assistant
618.619.2055‬
hr@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Human Resources Assistant is an important member of the Human Resources team providing administrative duties and human resources support to employees.
Dr. Carol Hogan-Downey
Dr-Carol-Hogan-Downey
Communications Administrator
618.467.8139
communications@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
As the primary media relations administrator, the Communications Administrator manages and provides responses to requests for information from the media. Create or produce information documents designed to inform and create goodwill with member libraries and the public in general by writing or selecting favorable informational material and releasing it through various communications media. This position serves as the primary social media coordinator.
January
Area of Responsibility
Shandi Greve Penrod
Shandi Greve Penrod
Marketing Administrator
618.619.2113
communications@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Marketing Administrator creates and maintains all marketing content for IHLS staff members, manages IHLS brands, and develops marketing and advocacy strategies for IHLS. As part of the marketing and communications team, the Administrator is responsible for supporting the mission of IHLS and assists with other communication and membership tasks for the organization. This position serves as the website content manager, analyzing audience needs and drafting website content and graphics.
Anna Yackle
Anna-Yackle
Membership Coordinator Public Library Liaison
618.619.2096
membership@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Membership Coordinator works as part of the Membership Services team to collect accurate information regarding member libraries and to provide support for the multitype libraries that comprise IHLS. A special focus of this position is working with public libraries that are members of IHLS and their trustees.
Leah Gregory
Leah Gregory
Membership Coordinator School Liaison
618.619.2069
lgregory@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The Membership Coordinator works as part of the Membership Services Team to collect accurate information regarding member libraries and to provide support for the multitype libraries that comprise IHLS. A special focus of this position is to work with school districts and schools that are members of IHLS.
Dr. Leanne Furby
Project Coordinator
618.765.8208
lfurby@illinoisheartland.org
Staff Job Responsibilities
The primary function of a project coordinator is to make sure projects are organized and stay on track. The project coordinator's key responsibilities will typically involve maintaining project documentation, such as plans and reports; assigning tasks and controlling schedules; communicating the project’s progress to team members and other stakeholders; and managing the project’s budget.