IHLS Staff by Department

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By Department

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

SHARE  :   Administrative Services  |  Bibliographic Services  |  Staff Services 

Operations Champaign Delivery  |  Decatur Area Delivery DuQuoin Delivery  |  Edwardsville Delivery

 

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 Peggy Durst Peggy Durst
Executive Assistant
Champaign Office

pdurst@illinoisheartland.org
phone: 217-352-0047 ext.706

  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 Kimberly Townsend Kimberly Townsend
Human Resources Assistant

Edwardsville Office

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

  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 Colleen Gross Colleen Gross
Accounts Payable Coordinator
Edwardsville Office

cgross@illinoisheartland.org  
phone: 618-656-3216 ext.431

  Job Responsibilities:  Oversees all aspects of IHLS Accounts Payable and Payroll for the four locations.
Rhonda Johnisee
OCLC Billing AP Coordinator
Edwardsville Office

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

  Job Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of the ILLINET/OCLC Accounting Grant. The IHLS Accounts Payable Manager oversees all aspects of IHLS Accounts Payable for the four locations and oversees OCLC Billing/Account Receivables Specialist.

 

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 Brant Wingerter Brant Wingerter
Network Administrator
DuQuoin Office

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

  Job Responsibilities: Responsible for the installation and maintenance of computer information resources, providing for data security and control for SHARE.
IHLS logo 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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Administrative Services Team

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.

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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

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 Andrzewjski 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.
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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 I
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.

 

Staff Services Team

photo of Chris Dawdy

Chris Dawdy
SHARE Manager for Staff Services
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.
photo of Bev Obert Bev Obert
Resource Sharing Specialist
Champaign Office

bobert@illinoisheartland.org
phone: 217-352-0047 ext.713

  Job Responsibilities: Provides training and monitoring of interlibrary loan, reciprocal borrowing and using OCLC FirstSearch, works on Non-resident issues, and manages the Illinois Plinkit Project
photo of Lesley Zavediuk Lesley Zavediuk
E-book Trainer/Coordinator

Edwardsville Office

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

  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.
IHLS logo Joe DeVillez
Circulation Specialist

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

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

phone: 217-352-0047

  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.

 

 Courier Drivers sort and deliver books and other library materials to and from member libraries

photo of Neil BauerNeal Bauer

 

 

 

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photo of Steve BehrensSteve Behrens

 

 

 

 

photo of John Bode

John Bode

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Dave CooganDavid Coogan

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Jerry GambleJerry Gamble

 

 

 

 

photo of Jerry MortensonJerry Mortensen

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Phil OwenPhil Owen

 

 

 

 

 

photo of John WardJohn Ward

 

 

 

 

 

Decatur Area Delivery (now located at Champaign hub)


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Courier Drivers sort and deliver books and other library materials to and from member libraries

 

photo of Phillip ChmielewskyPhillip Chmielewsky

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Bill ClinchWilliam Clinch

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Terry FruhlingTerry Fruhling

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Steve GoodmanSteven Goodman

 

 

 

 

photo of Tim LaunterTim Lautner

 

 

 

 

photo of Kathy McGonigleKathy McGonigle

 

 

 

 

photo of Clark NicholsClark Nichols

 

 

 

 

photo of Tom NicholsThomas Nichols

 

 

 

 

photo of Roger PerryRoger Perry

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Alva RathmanAlva Rathman

 

 

 

 

photo of Gary WollitzGary Wollitz

 

 

 

 

DuQuoin Delivery


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photo of Faith Jones Faith Jones
Operations Manager

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.

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Cassie Jones
Operations Assistant

cjones@illinoisheartland.org
phone: 618-985-3711 ext.602
 

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

 

Courier Drivers sort and deliver books and other library materials to and from member libraries

photo of Bill BaileyBill Bailey

 

 

 

 

photo of Art BuckinghamArthur Buckingham

 

 

 

 

photo of Pam DickersonPamela Dickerson

 

 

 

 

IHLS logoJanelle Kellerman

 

 

 

photo of Kerry KippingKerry Kipping

 

 

 

 

photo of John MaloneJohn Malone

 

 

 

 

photo of Beverly MillerBeverly Miller

 

 

 

 

photo of Cindy NelsonCindy Nelson

 

 

 

 

IHLS logoDebra Pfeiffer

 

 

 

IHLS logoMichael Powell

 

 

 

photo of Galen SizemoreGalen Sizemore

 

 

 

 

Edwardsville Delivery


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photo of Linda Petty Linda Petty
Operations Manager

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

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

phone: 618-656-3216

  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.

 

Courier Drivers sort and deliver books and other library materials to and from member libraries

photo of Charles BarkmanCharles Barkman

 

 

 

 

photo of Janice BienemannJanice Bienemann

 

 

 

 

photo of John BurksJohn Burks

 

 

 

 

photo of Eric ChildressEric Childress

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Sam ClineSamuel Cline

 

 

 

 

photo of Orlanda DickeyOrlanda Dickey

 

 

 

 

 

photo of JR EilersJ.R. Eilers

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Hank IsaakHank Isaak

 

 

 

 

 

photo of John JohnsonJohn Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Larry JonesLarry Jones

 

 

 

 

photo of Dale LandoltDale Landolt

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Harry MunsonHarry Munson

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Rhonda PalmerRhonda Palmer

 

 

 

 

 

photo of Michael RameyMichael Ramey

 

 

 

 

photo of Dave VoylesDavid Voyles

 

 

 

 

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Illinois Machine Sublending Agency (DuQuoin)


Toll-free number for calls from within Illinois: 1-800-455-2665

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IHLS logo 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.
IHLS logo 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.
IHLS logo 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.
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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.
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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.