Work History

Work History
Sep 1987 - Present

Freelance indexer, editor, and information consultant

Info Grooming

Index and edit journals and books. Advise on information management and coping with information overload.

Jan 2013 - Present

Associate Executive Director

Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Assist with leading a multitype library system providing services to more than 1,300 member libraries. Guide planning, implementation, and evaluation of system operations, including continuing education and consulting, delivery, facilities, membership and resource sharing issues, shared online catalogs and other technology, and Talking Books. Work collaboratively with the system's board, staff, member libraries, the Illinois State Library, and other stakeholders.

Major projects include:

  • Delivery outsourcing. Wrote request for proposal for outsourcing delivery. Assist with contract negotiation, evaluation, and planning for implementation and expansion.
  • E-books for Illinois. Wrote successful proposal for $985,219 grant from the Illinois Secretary of State for eRead Illinois (http://ereadillinois.com), a statewide project to expand e-book access in Illinois libraries. Work with project director and other stakeholders on implementation, sustainability, evaluation, and expansion.
  • Resource-sharing overlay to link multiple consortia sharing different integrated library systems. Wrote requests for proposal for several consultants in this multistage project. Chair working group.
  • Co-coordinator of the 2015 Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference (http://glrsc.org)
Jul 2012 - Dec 2012

Interim Executive Director

Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Lead a multitype library system providing services to more than 1,300 member libraries. Guide planning, implementation, and evaluation of system operations, including delivery, shared online catalogs, and Talking Books. Work collaboratively with the system's board, staff, member libraries, the Illinois State Library, and other stakeholders.

Jul 2011 - Feb 2012

LLSAP Services Manager/MAGIC

Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Director of MAGIC (Multitype Automation Group in Cooperation), a resource-sharing consortium of 20 libraries in Cook, DuPage, and Kane counties of Illinois. LLSAP is an Illinois library acronym for Local Library System Automation Program.

Mar 2000 - Jun 2011

Director of Network Services

DuPage Library System

Managed all activities related to information technology, integrated library systems, remote patron authentication, websites, web conferencing, cataloging and metadata, OCLC, E-rate, interlibrary loan, electronic resources, and virtual reference.

Sep 1987 - Mar 2000

Associate LRC Director

National College of Chiropractic, Learning Resource Center

Management of an academic health science library, with emphasis on technology services.

  • College is now National University of Health Sciences.
  • Job title was Acting Head of the Library from Sept. 1987 to April 1988 and Head of the Library from April 1988 to Dec. 1991; however, job responsibilities were similar.

Education

Education
Oct 1992 - Nov 1992

College of DuPage

Nondegree studies in local area network administration.