2022 Conference Presenters

2022 Conference Presenters

Steve Antonuccio

Steve Antonuccio spent over 30 years working in Academic and Public Libraries.  He spent 20 years at the Pikes Peak Library District managing their educational access cable channel.  During his career he produced over one hundred documentaries related to the local history of the Pikes Peak region. He spent the last six years of his career working at the Pueblo County-City Library District, working in public service as a branch manager. In 2019 he published an autobiography on his career called “There is No Such Thing as a Typical Librarian.” In his book he writes about producing documentaries on some fascinating local individuals who had an impact on Colorado Springs history.  At the end of his book, he has a YouTube index, which allows the reader to view the documentaries and films related to each chapter.

Steve Antonuccio

Heidi Vieira

Heidi is the Circulation and Course Reserves Supervisor at Fondren Library, Rice University.  She supervises seven full and part-time staff as well as 14 student assistants.  In this position she is responsible to coordinate the daily activities of the Circulation staff which includes staffing the Circulation desk, assisting with patron inquiries, reserving Fondren’s 40 + study rooms, processing course reserves’ requests, handling library billing, planning student events, and coordinating with other library departments to provide excellent service to the Rice University community.

Heidi taught piano and general music for over 25 years and continues to take on the occasional piano student or accompanying gig.  A 5-year period working in a funeral home provided an interesting career diversion for her, but for the last 9 years she has worked in academic libraries, first in Interlibrary Loan and then in Circulation.

Heidi has a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Calvary University, Kansas City and a Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas.

Heidi Vieira

Susan Garrison

As the Director of Access Services at Rice University’s Fondren Library, Sue manages the day-to-day operations of circulation, stacks maintenance, interlibrary loan, course reserves and front desk security within the access services department. Sue provides leadership, ongoing support and training of staff in promoting a culture of teamwork with an emphasis on ensuring quality service for patrons. She participates in the development, recommendation and administration of division policies, procedures and processes. Additionally, Sue collaborates with other library departments, the Rice community, external patrons, supervises and mentors, a team of three access services supervisors, and a full team of 21 members. Prior to joining Rice, she served in several research roles at Factiva, a division of Dow Jones & Co., and has held librarian positions in engineering, medical, public and school libraries. Sue holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications from Rutgers University, a Master of Library Science degree from Rutgers University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Houston-Downtown.

Susan Garrison

Tony Melvyn

Educated by Jesuits, Tony has always sought out the truth. Despite the fact that Tony barely passed the one required math course at Saint Louis University, he finds himself crunching numbers and immersing himself in statistics. A native Texan, Tony received his BA in History at Saint Louis University. It was at SLU that Tony landed his first job in the library world as an acquisitions searcher. He then attended Creighton University and continued his library career in Interlibrary Loan and Reference at the Bellevue Public library in Bellevue, Nebraska. In 1986, he accepted a position at OCLC as an ILL support specialist. His career at OCLC has always been in support of ILL.

Tony Melvyn

Lorrie Spoering

Lorrie Spoering is a Patron Services Reader Advisor at the Colorado Talking Book Library. They hold a Bachelor of the Arts in English Writing from the University of Colorado Denver, and a Master of Library Science from Emporia State University. They are a member of the Colorado Association of Libraries (Queer Interest Group) and serve on the Colorado State Library’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Team.   Lorrie’s Session Title:  Talking About Talking Books with CTBL Here at the Colorado Talking Book Library, we’re not just for people with blindness or low vision. Our service is also available to people who experience physical limitations that prevent them from reading standard print, and for those with a learning disability. We will share with you the ins and outs of our service, who qualifies, and how it works, and how you can share this resource right away!

Regan Harper & Mike Peever

Regan Harper is the Networking & Resource Sharing Director and Mike Peever is the Consultant Support Specialist at the Colorado State Library.  They will provide an overview of the Book Club Resource, a collection of 600+ book club titles that libraries can request, and the Resource Kits collection – bundled tools and materials that enable libraries to provide new and exciting programming that engages with their community in new and interesting ways.

Cara Ramsey

Cara Ramsey is the Regional History and Genealogy Program Coordinator for the Pikes Peak Library District’s Special Collections. She loves sharing her passion for the past with others, especially when it comes to helping her community learn how to research their family histories.

Christine Kreger

Christine Kreger is the Professional Development Consultant for the Colorado State Library, bringing over 30 years of training and continuing education experience to the table.

Amy Shipley

Amy Shipley is the Executive Director at Basalt Regional Library District.  She knows that emotional intelligence is a key leadership skill. She has been working in libraries for 20 years, and views leadership as a lifelong pursuit.

Alena Miller

Alena Miller joined OCLC in March 2015 and spends much of her time talking with members, observing ILL staff doing their work, and gathering feedback for the product and development teams. She also assists with the community center and marketing materials and answers questions about implementing and using Tipasa.

Panel presenters for Resource Sharing: Inspiration from the Field

Carol Peeples

A one time a teacher in public and private schools, Carol Peeples became interested in mass incarceration after teaching in a prison and developing the first two editions of Getting On After Getting Out: A Reentry Guide for Colorado. Both experiences inspired the passion Carol has for the field of re-entry from jail and prison, specifically in fostering success and creating connections to the community. Carol founded Remerg in 2015 in order to create and provide remerg.com, a re-entry specific website for people coming out of jail and prison in Colorado, which is the nonprofit’s first project.

Leah Morris

Leah started her library career in high school as a library page.  She has worn many library hats in different places, but has spent the last 16 years weathering the ups and downs of rural library life in Delta County. She enjoys karate, running, and wandering the desert with her family in her free time.

Jennifer Hoffman

Jennifer is a lifelong Colorado resident, Jennifer Hoffman has spent the majority of her career at Denver Public Library, supporting circulating services.  Jennifer also serves the metro INN-Reach community as Prospector’s Document Delivery Committee Chair.

Leana Cox

Leana was hired at the Library for the Colorado Northwestern Community College back in August of 1994. I started out as the Interlibrary Loan Officer, Circulation Staff and managed all the Serials. Marmot was our Circ/Cat System before the Gooey Interface Era. There were four Librarians and staff members, but by the turn of the Century there was three and by 2002 I was the only one left. With the Internet revaluation, resource sharing and virtual learning platforms; it’s vital today to continue with Interlibrary Loans and Courier Service to provide materials for all our patrons.

Renae Barnes

Renae happened upon the field of correctional librarianship in 2005 while searching for a job.  She began working as a library technician in a correctional facility and hasn’t considered working with any other population since. She has facilitated book groups, created summer and winter reading programs, and taught Spanish and cognitive behavior change classes to residents in addition to providing other library services to residents at three different correctional facilities.  Renae’s work in prison libraries inspired her to pursue her MLIS.  She joined the State Library as an Institutional Libraries Senior Consultant in March 2013 and was promoted to Institutional Library Development Supervisor in January 2021.  Her current projects include ensuring ILD’s services are inclusive for all institution types, improving user experience for residents and staff, and supporting institutional library staff development programs