Library Divisions and Staff Illinois State Library



Administration

Directs overall administration of the State Library under the Secretary of State, who serves as the State Librarian. Directs activity of the Illinois Library and Information Network (ILLINET). Oversees and interacts with the Regional Library Systems, Chicago Public Library and other library organizations.

Greg McCormick, Acting Deputy Director
217-782-3504
gmccormick at ilsos.net

Sue Burkholder, Administrative Services, Illinois Veterans History Project
217-785-1537
sburkholder at ilsos.net

Jo Anne Jennings, Contract Administrator
217-785-6924
jjennings at ilsos.net

Jenny Heisel, Personnel Liaison
217-785-1536
jheisel at ilsos.net

Michael McCarthy, Administrative Services
217-524-1272
mmccarthy at ilsos.net

Joe Natale, Executive Assistant to the Director for Planning and Outreach
217-558-1745
jnatale at ilsos.net

Kyle Peebles, Communications Manager
217-558-4029
kpeebles at ilsos.net

Michelle Schorfheide, Assistant to the Director
217-782-7845
mschorfheide1 at ilsos.net

Beth Towery
217-558-3752
btowery at ilsos.net

Library Automation and Technology / Government Documents

Employs technologies to facilitate access to information for Illinois citizens. Oversees Electronic Documents of Illinois (EDI); State and Federal Documents Depository Programs; Illinois Digital Archives (IDA); Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund (E-Rate); and the Veteran’s History Program.

Suzanne Schriar, Associate Director Library Automation and Technology
217-785-1533
sschriar at ilsos.net

Andrew Bullen, Technology Coordinator
312-814-4386
abullen at ilsos.net

Debbie Choate, Government Documents
217-782-6304
dchoate at ilsos.net

William Echelbarger, Electronic Documents of Illinois (EDI) Coordinator
217-524-6313
wechelbarger at ilsos.net

Sandra Fritz, Digital Imaging Program Coordinator, Illinois Digital Archives
217-558-2064
sfritz at ilsos.net

Gina Korthals, Government Documents
217-785-0363
gkorthals at ilsos.net

Jodi Miller, Scanning Technician
217-303-8498
jmiller at ilsos.net

Mary Pelich, Targeting Autism Grant Program Consultant and Trainer
2-7-782-0974
mpelich at ilsos.net

Blaine Redemer, Government Documents Manager
217-782-5432
bredemer at ilsos.net

Jim Shepard, Information Systems Coordinator
217-782-5524
jshepard at ilsos.net

Brian Tober, Illinois Digital Archives
217-558-4845
btober at ilsos.net

Library Development Group

Promotes statewide library development and oversees the Diversity Program and the Literacy Office. Coordinates the activities of the Illinois Center for the Book and Project Next Generation.

Debra Aggertt, Associate Director/Grants and Programs
217-524-5867
daggertt at ilsos.net

Bella Belogorsky, Diversity Program
217-782-7848
bbelogorsky at ilsos.net

Patricia Boze, Construction Grant Consultant
217-782-1891
pboze at ilsos.net

Vandella Brown, Diversity Program Manager, Project Next Generation
217-785-9075
vbrown at ilsos.net

Patricia Burg, Library Program Specialist
217-785-1168
pburg at ilsos.net

Karen Egan, Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Grant Consultant
217-782-7749
kegan at ilsos.net

Gwen Harrison, Network Consultant
217-785-7334
gharrison at ilsos.net

Jill Heffernan, Library Development Group
217-557-7259
jheffernan at ilsos.net

Tom Huber,Literacy Program Specialist
217-785-6923
thuber at ilsos.net

Rebecca Hunter, Grants Data Coordinator
217-782-7849
bhunter1 at ilsos.net

Mary Fijal, Managerial Assistant
312-814-3229
mfijal at ilsos.net

Bonnie Matheis, Illinois Center for the Book Coordinator
217-558-2065
bmatheis at ilsos.net

Jamie Mott, Library Program Specialist
217-782-5506
jmott at ilsos.net

Jason O'Dell, Library Development Group
312-814-4474
jodell at ilsos.net

Beth Paoli, Literacy Program Specialist
217-785-6923
bpaoli at ilsos.net

Mark Shaffer, Construction Grant Consultant, Workplace Literacy Grant Consultant
217-524-4901
mshaffer at ilsos.net

Jeanne Urbanek, Public Library Per Capita/Equalization Grant Consultant, Read for a Lifetime
217-524-0050
jurbanek at ilsos.net

Library Operations

Serves the information needs of state officials and employees, as well as the general public. Provides access to library resources through circulation and Interlibrary Loan. Responsible for the acquisition, cataloging, and general processing of library materials.

Kathleen L. Bloomberg, Associate Director, Library Operations
217-785-0052
kbloomberg at ilsos.net

Dan Dixon, Circulation
217-782-7573
ddixon at ilsos.net

Joy Dyson, Acquisitions
217-558-4362
jdyson at ilsos.net

Eric Edwards, Interlibrary Loan Librarian
217-558-1928
eedwards at ilsos.net

Karen Fitzgerald, Stacks/Shipping
217-782-7573
kfitzgerald at ilsos.net

Ryan Franklin, Reference Librarian
217-557-1431
rfranklin at ilsos.net

Matthew Henninger, Circulation
217-782-7573
mhenninger at ilsos.net

Cheryl Johnson, Technical Services
217-785-5210
cjohnson at ilsos.net

Amy Joseph, Stacks/Shipping
217-782-7573
ajoseph at ilsos.net

Helen Knecht, Technical Services
217-558-4362
hknecht at ilsos.net

Jane Knipmeyer, Cataloger
217-785-4127
jknipmeyer at ilsos.net

Laura Large, Cataloger
217-782-1221
llarge at ilsos.net

Taran Ley, Reference Outreach Coordinator
217-785-5615
tley at ilsos.net

Jacob Magnuson, Reference Librarian
217-785-7335
jmagnuson at ilsos.net

Vicky Matthews, Interlibrary Loan
217-782-7523
vmatthews at ilsos.net

Carolyn Murphy, Cataloger
217-785-4127
cmurphy at ilsos.net

Dee Ann Powless, Reference Librarian
217-785-1497
dpowless at ilsos.net

Rita Stephens, Reference Librarian
217-782-5823
rstephens@ilsos.net

Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)

Supports the activities of the Illinois Network of Libraries Serving the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Acts as a liaison with National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), and maintains a reserve collection of talking books.

Sharon Ruda, Associate Director
Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service (TBBS)

217-782-9435
sruda at ilsos.net

Stefan Barnes, TBBS
217-558-0145
sbarnes at ilsos.net

Michael Beckham, TBBS
217-558-0145
mbeckham at ilsos.net

Marcus Birch, Operations Assistant, E-rate
217-524-2501
mbirch at ilsos.net

Kathryn Dauksza, Library Program Manager
217-524-1019
kdauksza at ilsos.net

Debbie Hurley, Library Specialist
217-558-4461
dhurley at ilsos.net

Megan Kapusta, Circulation
217-558-0145
mkapusta at ilsos.net

William Kennett, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
wkennett@ilsos.net

Sharon Layne, TBBS
217-524-0886
slayne at ilsos.net

Erica Powell, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
epowell at ilsos.net

Bonnie Roberts, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
broberts@ilsos.net

Cindy Ryan, TBBS
217-558-0145
cryan at ilsos.net

Sharon Russwinkel, Information Systems Technician
217-785-9038
srusswinkel at ilsos.net

Andy Spiro, Library Technical Specialist
217-558-0145
aspiro at ilsos.net

Stephanie Tuttle, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
stuttle at ilsos.net

Sally van der Graaff, Library Specialist, TBBS
217-524-4427
svandergraaff at ilsos.net

Sheri Vaughan, Circulation
217-524-0893
svaughan at ilsos.net

Latanya Williams, Operations Assistant
217-558-0145
lwilliams at ilsos.net

Chicago Office

Andrew Bullen, Technology Coordinator, LAT
312-814-4386
abullen at ilsos.net

Mary Fijal, Managerial Assistant
312-814-3229
mfijal at ilsos.net

Jason O'Dell, Library Development Group
312-814-4474
jodell at ilsos.net

Javante Smith, Chicago Office Support
312-814-9298
jsmith6 at ilsos.net

Dorothy Whitney, Literacy Liaison
773-995-2692
dwhitney at ilsos.net