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


Executive & Administrative 

Leslie Bednar
Executive Director
Edwardsville Office

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


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

Kimberly Townsend
Executive Assistant
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Ellen Popit
Membership and Grants Director
DuQuoin Office

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


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

Kathy Jackson
Human Resources Director
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

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.

Julia Pernicka
Communications Assistant
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Angela Thompson
Administrative Assistant
Champaign Office

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


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

Financial 

Adrienne Elam
Chief Fiscal Officer
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Rhonda Johnisee
OCLC Senior Accountant
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Colleen Dettenmeier
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Edwardsville Office

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


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

Shirley Paden
Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Edwardsville Office

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


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

IT 

Troy Brown
IT Director
DuQuoin Office

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


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

Brandon Chapman
Network Administrator
Edwardsville Office

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


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

Brant Wingerter
Web Developer
DuQuoin Office

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


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

Hillary Greer
IT Specialist
Champaign Office

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


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 

Chris Dawdy
SHARE Director
Edwardsville Office

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


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 

Traci Edwards
SHARE Manager for Administrative Services
DuQuoin Office

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


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

Michelle Ralston
School and OPAC Specialist
Champaign Office

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


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.

Mary Johnston
Tech Support Specialist
Champaign Office

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


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

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.

Kim Sparks
Administrative Services Specialist
DuQuoin Office

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


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 

Joan Bauer
SHARE Manager for Bibliographic Services
Champaign Office

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


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

Nick Bennyhoff
Bibliographic Project Coordinator
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Edie Elliott
Cataloging Supervisor
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Shelley Stone
Cataloging Supervisor
DuQuoin Office

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


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.

Vince Andrzejewski
Cataloger (CMC)
Edwardsville Office

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


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

Robert Brady
Cataloger
Champaign Office

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


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

David Lottes
Cataloger
Champaign Office

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


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

Cheri Schuler-Faust
Cataloger
Edwardsville Office

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


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

Steve Johnson
Cataloging Assistant II
DuQuoin Office

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


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

Liz Perkins
Cataloging Assistant II
Champaign Office

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


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

Linda Kates
Cataloging Assistant II
Champaign Office

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


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

Pamela Thomas
Metadata Cataloger
Champaign Office

(217) 352-0047 ext. 706
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.

Ian Anderson
Cataloging Assistant II
Champaign Office

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


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 

Lesley Zavediuk
E-book Trainer/Coordinator
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Joe DeVillez
Circulation Specialist
DuQuoin Office

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


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.

Sue Pearson
Circulation Specialist
Edwardsville Office

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


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 

Susan Palmer
Operations Director
Edwardsville Office

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


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 

Chris Janvrin
Operations Manager
Champaign Office

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


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.

Kathy McGonigle
Operations Assistant
Champaign Office

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


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

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.

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.

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 

Steve Behrens
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

John Bode
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Stephen Downes
Operations Relief/Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Timothy Foutch
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Jerry Gamble
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Jerry Mortensen
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Phil Owen
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

John Ward
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Phillip Chmielewski
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

William Clinch
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Terry Fruhling
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Steven Goodman
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Clark Nichols
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Thomas Nichols
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Roger Perry
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Gary Wollitz
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

Paul Wetzel
Courier Driver
Champaign Office

DuQuoin Delivery 

Beverly Miller
Operations Manager
DuQuoin Office

(618) 985-3711 ext. 603
bmiller@illinoisheartland.org


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.

Arlanna Fries
Operations Assistant
DuQuoin Office

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


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

Wanda Schleper
Operations Relief
DuQuoin Office

(618) 985-3711 ext.
wschleper@illinoisheartland.org


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.

Megan Waggoner
Page/Sorter
DuQuoin 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.

DuQuoin Courier Drivers 

Bill Bailey
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

Kerry Kipping
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

John Malone
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

Debra Pfeiffer
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

Galen Sizemore
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

Richard Mann
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

Dawn Mitchell
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

Earl Robinson
Courier Driver
DuQuoin Office

Edwardsville Delivery 

Linda Petty
Operations Manager
Edwardsville Office

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


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.

Stacie Bushong
Operations Assistant
Edwardsville Office

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


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

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 

John Burks
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Samuel Cline
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Orlanda Dickey
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

J.R. Eilers
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Hank Isaak
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

John Johnson
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Larry Jones
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Dale Landolt
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Harry Munson
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Michael Ramey
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

David Voyles
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Steve Woosley
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Richard Stewart
Courier Driver
Edwardsville Office

Illinois Machine Sublending Agency 

Kate Stiles
IMSA Manager

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


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

Sarah Varner
Patron Service Coordinator

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


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.

Melissa West
Lead Machine Advisor

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


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.

Cindy Nelson
Machine Clerk

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


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

Valerie Frailey
Machine Clerk

(618) 985-8375
vfrailey@imsa.lib.il.us


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