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.
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.
Public Library Trustee
As an English teacher in a high school with a limited supply of books, I learned the importance of good, accessible public libraries. I am proud of our small-town library, but we could not possibly meet our patrons' needs without resource sharing. I wholeheartedly support the mission of IHLS.
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.