Associate Executive Director
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)