Online Learning Institute Instructors
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Jones is the IDS Project Creative Technologist at SUNY Geneseo Milne Library and serves as the SUNYLA President, the SUNYLA IDS Project Liaison, the ALA RUSA STARS Webmaster and is a member of the RUSA STARS Promotion & Outreach committee. Since 2010, 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 resource sharing automation, web development, publishing in libraries, and broadening discovery and access to library resources. Contact Bill: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Collette Mak is the Outreach and Scholarly Communications Librarian at the University of Notre Dame.
Collette has been passionate about resource sharing from the day she first started work in Interlibrary Loan at the University of Michigan. While at Michigan she earned her MLS and has since worked in academic libraries, OCLC and library consortia. While at OCLC she worked on projects that will be familiar to interlibrary loan librarians—IFM, Custom Holdings and, the FirstSearch/ILL Link. She chairs the Indiana State Library Resource Sharing Committee, regularly presents on issues related to resource sharing and the use of data, trains on Excel, and can be seen on Youtube as part of the RUSA STARS Interlibrary Loan topics. Contact Collette: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Nance is Head of ILL & Document Delivery Services and Strategic Projects Librarian at University of Washington Libraries. She is currently Vice Chair/Chair-elect of the RUSA STARS Executive Committee and co-author of "Global Resource Sharing." Heidi has presented at several conferences, and will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference on June 10, 2016. Heidi’s interests include International ILL, ILL-informed collection development, leadership, scholarly communication, and nachos. She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, son, and two misbehaving cats. Contact Heidi: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2011, Steven Schmidt has served as the Supervisor of the Indiana State Library Development Office where he oversees a variety of State Library services, including INSPIRE, the statewide library courier service, the IN-SHARE interlibrary loan service for small libraries, public library standards and LSTA grants. Prior to coming to the State Library, he served for over thirty years at IUPUI in a variety of roles revolving around Access Services and Interlibrary loan. Contact Steven: email@example.com
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!
Contact Chris: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adam Traub is the Director of the Information Discovery Team at the University of Rochester. Adam began working with the IDS Project as the Systems Librarian at St. John Fisher College in 2007, and is the Chair Emeritus of the IDS Technology Development Team. He is dedicated to building tools to make libraries more accessible and is a huge supporter of resource sharing. Contact Adam: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org