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Tina Baich

Tina Baich

Tina Baich is an Associate Librarian at IUPUI University Library where she is Head of Resource Sharing & Delivery Services as well as Bibliographic & Metadata Services. She is the 2014/2015 Chair of ALA RUSA STARS, the American Library Association’s section devoted to resource sharing issues. Tina is interested in web-based interlibrary loan finding aids and the impact of open access on interlibrary loan and has presented on these topics at state, regional and international conferences. Tina is a graduate of the Indiana University Schools of Library & Information Science and Liberal Arts with master degrees in Library Science and Public History. Contact Tina: cbaich@iupui.edu

Kourtney Blackburn

Kourtney Blackburn

Kourtney Blackburn is the Head of Access Services at St. John Fisher College's Lavery Library in Rochester, NY. Kourtney has presented at several conferences including the IDS Project Annual Conference and the Access Services Conference on topics related to user services and resource sharing. In 2015 and 2016, Kourtney and Kate Ross were awarded grants that allow them to work with the IDS Project on strengthening NYS coordinated collection development through ILL, as well as integrate Purchase on Demand into NYS coordinated collection development efforts. In her spare time, Kourtney likes to root for her local minor league hockey team and travel. Contact Kourtney: kblackburn@sjfc.edu


Tom Bruno

Tom Bruno

Tom Bruno is Adjunct Assistant Curator for Access, Delivery & Resource Sharing Services at the NYU Division of Libraries. He has worked in resource sharing for over 15 years and was the 2015/16 Chair of ALA RUSA STARS. Tom has written and presented about many topics in interlibrary loan, including best practices in ILL Lending and Borrowing, international ILL, scan on demand services, assessment and continuous improvement of resource sharing workflows, combining ILL and reserves operations, and how to be an effective cheerleader for change. His colleagues call him "The Request Whisperer"! Contact Tom: tom.bruno@gmail.com

Megan Gaffney

Megan Gaffney

Megan Gaffney is Associate Librarian and Coordinator of Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Services at the University of Delaware Library. She has presented and published articles on topics including institutional repositories, usability in interlibrary loan, interdepartmental collaboration, and the impact of discovery layers on resource sharing. Megan is an active member of RUSA STARS and is part of the working group developing the OCLC Research Library Partnership’s ILL Cost Calculator. She earned her M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is working on a master's degree in Spanish literature at the University of Delaware. Contact Megan: gaffneym@udel.edu

Bill Jones

Bill Jones

Bill Jones is the Digital Resources & Systems Librarian at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library and serves as the ALA RUSA STARS Webmaster, ALA RUSA STARS Executive Board Member, and ALA RUSA STARS Promotion & Outreach Committee Member. From 2010-2017, Bill has contributed to the IDS Project through web development, software development, research, publishing, training, hands-on support, marketing, and administration. His professional interests include user experience, resource sharing automation, web development, publishing in libraries, and broadening discovery and access to library resources. Contact Bill: jonesw@geneseo.edu

Cindy Kristof

Cindy Kristof

Cindy Kristof is Head of Copyright and Document Services and Associate Professor at Kent State University Libraries. She manages the Copyright Services, Interlibrary Loan, Reserve Services, and Institutional Repository operations and serves as the Kent State University site administrator for the OhioLINK ETD Center. She has worked with Interlibrary Loan for over 25 years. She assists colleagues, faculty, and students with their copyright questions, assists in obtaining copyright permissions and licensing, and regularly presents on copyright basics to groups on and off campus. She contributed a chapter titled, "U.S. Copyright and Interlibrary Loan Practice" to the third edition of the Interlibrary Loan Practices Handbook published by the American Library Association. She is a member of the ALA OITP Copyright Education Subcommittee and serves on the Copyright Advisory Network. Contact Cindy: ckristof@kent.edu

Micquel Little

Micquel Little

Micquel is the Director of User Services and Resource Sharing for the Claremont Colleges Library located in Claremont, California. Micquel began working with the IDS Project when she worked as Access Services Librarian at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY beginning in August 2010. Micquel is the RUSA STARS Membership Committee Chair and enjoys networking with colleagues during conferences and in between! Contact Micquel: micquel_little@cuc.claremont.edu

Lars Leon

Lars Leon

Lars is the Resource Sharing Librarian and Head of Organizational Development at the University of Kansas Libraries. He continues to be involved with resource sharing as he collaborates with other leaders in the newly combined Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Department. He also helps provide and support others in a variety of library staff and organization development needs. He has presented and published with key outputs in the areas of individual and group best practices; resource sharing costs; how our patrons value our services; and uses of data. He enjoys teasing out data but realizes it is only there to assist us in making decisions. It really does come back to people and the amazing things we all do together in resource sharing. Contact Lars: lleon@ku.edu

Kurt Munson

Kurt Munson

Kurt Munson is the Assistant Head of Access Services for System Integration and Branch Libraries at Northwestern University Libraries in Evanston, Illinois. He received his Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and holds a BA in History from Lake Forest College. He has worked in resource sharing for over 20 years in academic, medical and public libraries. His interests include patron satisfaction, system integration, workflow analysis, international interlibrary loan and making pop-culture references. He lives in Chicago with his partner in crime and a succulent named "Hank".
Contact Kurt: kmunson@northwestern.edu

Kate Ross

Kate Ross

Kate Ross is the Head of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian at St. John Fisher College's Lavery Library in Rochester, NY. Since Kate was responsible for Interlibrary Loan in previous positions, she seeks out opportunities to work with Kourtney and other Interlibrary Loan practitioners and learn more about ILL tools in order to increase student and faculty access to information, whether owned by Lavery Library or borrowed from your Library! She has shared a series of projects on the intersection of Acquisitions and ILL at local, regional and national conferences such as IDS Project Annual Conference, OVGTSL, and the Charleston Conference. Contact Kate: kross@sjfc.edu


Chris Sisak

Chris Sisak

Chris Sisak is the Director of ILL/Serials at Lorette Wilmot Library at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Chris has been involved in interlibrary loan for over 20 years and has been an instrumental member of the IDS Project since its conception over 10 years ago. Chris has presented at many conferences and is active in advocating for innovative best practices for the added value to our patrons. Chris is an artist at heart, displaying her works in Rochester venues as well as having won several awards!

Heather Weltin

Heather Weltin

Heather Weltin is currently the Assistant Director for Cooperative Sharing and Storage at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Prior to that she was the Head of Access Services where her primary focus was interlibrary loan. She has been working in an ILL office since 1996 and received both her BA and MLS from UW-Madison. Heather has been active member of the resource sharing communities.
Contact Heather: hweltin@library.wisc.edu