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Jessie Ransom

Jessie Ransom

Jessie Ransom joined Ex Libris in early 2015 after spending nearly 6 years working as a reference librarian in her home state of Colorado. She now works as a Solutions Architect with Ex Libris, showing libraries how the Ex Libris products work.

Ed Jamieson

Ed Jamieson

Ed Jamieson joined Ex Libris in 2015 after a thirteen year career as an Educational Leader and teacher. With a Masters in Educational Leadership, Ed’s heart has always been in Student Success and organizational change and he carries this spirit with him in serving his higher education customers. Ed chose Ex Libris specifically because of the company’s dedication, innovation and intimacy of higher education institutional needs. Ed was named Ex Libris NA top performer in 2016.

Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston

Mike Johnston – Keynote Speaker

Mike Johnston represented Northeast Denver in the Colorado State Senate where he successfully passed major legislation on education reform, economic development, immigration reform and criminal justice reform. Before entering the Senate, he spent six years as a high school principal, wrote a book about his experience as a Teach For America corps member in Mississippi entitled In the Deep Heart’s Core, and served as a senior education advisor to President Obama. Mike is also a small business owner who helps run his family business, The Christiania Lodge. He has co-founded non-profit and for-profit ventures across the country including New Leaders, a national principal training program for urban schools, the Urban Leaders Fellowship, which prepares young people to fight for social justice through courageous public leadership, and Traverse, a strategic consulting company focused on building policies, partnerships, and programs that transform communities. Mike holds degrees from Yale College, the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Yale Law School and was named to Time Magazine’s list of “40 Under 40 Political Leaders,” Forbes’ list of “America’s Seven Most Influential Educators,” and the New York Times’ list of “14 Young Democrats to Watch.” Mike lives with his wife Courtney, a Denver District Attorney who prosecutes crimes against children, and their three children – Seamus, Emmet, and Ava, who currently specialize in snakes, Legos and princesses.

 

Dan Cordova

Dan Cordova

Dan Cordova

 

Dan Cordova is a dual-degree lawyer-librarian, currently serving as the Colorado Supreme Court Librarian.  Established in 1861, the Colorado Supreme Court Library is the oldest law library in the State; it is also the only state-supported government law library in Colorado.  Dan not only manages legal research and reference services for the Bench, the Bar and the general public, but also negotiates print and electronic databases that serve the state judiciary, legislature, attorney general’s office, and office of administrative courts.  He was Chair of Colorado’s Legislative Digital Policy Advisory Committee supporting implementation of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA), and he is the interim Executive Director of the Colorado Legal Help Center.

Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States

Unlocking the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States

A newly revised Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States was approved in 2016, the 100th anniversary of its first appearance. This presentation outlines the 2-year, iterative revision process undertaken by the ALA RUSA STARS Codes, Guidelines, and Technical Standards Committee, including the results of two public surveys and significant changes to the Interlibrary Loan Code for the United States.

~ Nora Dethloff, M.F.A, M.L.I.S, is the Assistant Head of Information & Access Services at the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library

Nora Dethloff

Nora Dethloff

    Nora Dethloff


Nora Dethloff, M.F.A, M.L.I.S, is the Assistant Head of Information & Access Services at the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library, where she oversees Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, and Shelving Services.
Her research interests include user experience design, process improvement, and copyright in libraries. She has presented at state, regional, and national conferences, including Northwest ILL, the ILLiad Conference, and ALA Annual.
Her work has been published in the Journal of Access Services, New Library World, and the Journal of Interlibrary Loan, Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve. She has been active and held leadership roles in ALA’s RUSA STARS, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the Texas Library Association.
She is passionate about resource sharing, Fair Use, and making things work well. In her spare time she feeds and cares for two children, a dog, and an English professor.

Christa Starck

Christa Starck

Christa Starck, OCLC Sr. Product Manager, Resource Sharing


After years of ignoring her mother’s advice to go to library school, Christa enrolled at the University of Iowa’s School of Library and Information Science without telling anyone. After graduating she worked at the Gail Borden Public and Palatine Public Libraries for a few years before moving to western Michigan and Aquinas College. Even before coming to Columbus in 2000 she knew she wanted to work for OCLC, whose mission was very much like her own–helping libraries share!

Erin Elzi

Erin Elzi

    Erin Elzi


Erin is the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at the University of Denver, where she spends her days trying to make both the library catalog and the world a better place. She served as a project lead on DU’s migration from Sierra to Alma, and oversaw the re-introduction of bibliographic and item information from Alma into Prospector.

Karina Condra: JD, MLIS

Karina Condra: JD, MLIS

    Karina Condra

 

Karina is the International and Foreign Comparative Law and Emerging Technologies Librarian & Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver, Sturm Law Library.  Karina received her JD from Denver University and then clerked for a Louisiana Judge for three years.

While practicing in Texas, she obtained her M.L.S. at Texas Woman’s University. Prior to joining the Denver Law School, she worked for four years at BU’s Law Library as the International Law and Emerging Technologies Librarian.

Grace Estripeaut

Grace Estripeaut

           Grace Estripeaut


Grace Estripeaut
teaches experiential mindfulness workshops, Mindful Leadership and other contemplative practices to corporate employees in Denver and Boulder with a focus on boosting employee productivity, focus and wellbeing.

After 10 years in operational roles at corporate and fast growth business environments, she is no stranger to workload pressures and the effects of high stress. In 2012, her CEO asked her to lead a stress reduction mindfulness session for a group of executives and investors. The experience was so well received, it sparked a career change and fueled her passion to help professionals find and keep their center through mindfulness.

A long-term committed mediator, Grace has trained globally under various teachers and meditation styles. Grace holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Behavior, as well as a certification in mindfulness training from UC San Diego.

 

Gerrit Bouma

Gerrit Bouma

Gerrit Bouma

 

Gerrit Bouma is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University.

A major focus of his research is understanding the role of the placenta in controlling fetal growth and development and ultimately postnatal health. In addition to an active research lab, he teaches a variety of human and animal physiology lectures in both undergraduate and graduate courses.

 

 

 

Ryan Buller

Ryan Buller

Ryan Buller

 

Ryan Buller is the Access Services Librarian at the University of Denver.  He has been in that position since June, 2013.  In this role he oversees the Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Reserves, Stacks, and Late Night units.  He also currently serves as the President of the Colorado Academic Library Association.  Previously, he was the access Services Unit Coordinator at Western Illinois University.

BIBFRAME and LibHub

BIBFRAME and LibHub

Libraries and the Web are natural partners, but have yet to connect and share their power in a truly meaningful way. The Libhub Initiative aims to change that by engaging libraries to deliver the expert richness of content, context, and curation into formats that the Web can understand and share. Denver Public Library has been the pioneering institution in this initiative to translate MARC catalog data into BIBFRAME and publishing it on the Web. Learn about our partnerships, experiences, and the relationship of this initiative to resource sharing.

RAPID: Reinventing ILL

RAPID: Reinventing ILL

 

RapidILL has been at the cutting edge of library resource sharing since its inception as an unprecedented article delivery service to the Colorado State University community following a devastating flood that damaged the CSU Libraries’ collection in 1997. Thanks to the request of the original libraries,  CSU developed Rapid as a two-way resource sharing system, and has since grown to nearly 300 libraries worldwide. Rapid focuses on a low cost, very fast and highly efficient interlibrary loan service.  Tom Delaney and Mike Richins will give an overview of the Rapid system, and share details on Rapid’s recent initiatives focusing on Open Access and a dynamic returnables project.

 

Mentoring, Beginning and More…

Mentoring, Beginning and More…

The mentoring program at DU started in 2014. They try to match mentors and mentees based on interest and experience. The process is labor intensive but so worth it. They will bring us up to date on their mentoring project at DU and how to start thinking about a mentoring program in your library.

Libraries aren’t always about BOOKS

Libraries aren’t always about BOOKS

Libraries have been a hub for their communities since they began. Our customers are a subset of our community’s population which leads us to the realization that the library isn’t always about books. Denver Public Library is learning how best to serve the whole community, including community members who are homeless. Elissa Hardy with DPL will share the approaches being taken to address this special population.

Tom Delaney

Tom Delaney

Tom has been an Interlibrary Loan for practitioner since 1985. He started his ILL career as the department head for Colorado State University. In 2003, he became the department head for ILL/DD at Columbia University in New York City. In 2006, he returned to RapidILL as a director for project outreach and support; currently Rapid is utilizing him as a statistical and process analyst.  Tom has given numerous presentations and appearances. He co-presented (with Mary Jackson) a series of Interlibrary Loan workshops for The Association of Research Libraries, in addition to numerous ILL presentations on automation and process streamlining in places as far flung as Helsinki, Finland to Singapore, in addition to many presentations in the US. Throughout his career, his work focus has been to introduce automation to reduce the high-pressure and staff-intensive workload demands on Interlibrary loan staff.

Mike Richins

Mike Richins

Mike Richins has 16 years of experience in library resource sharing. Prior to joining the RapidILL team in 2010, he was the Interlibrary Loan Lending Supervisor at Colorado State University Libraries. Mike is currently the Coordinator of Customer Support and System Development for RapidILL, and works with libraries on Rapid setup, training, workflow, and support. He also conducts RapidILL workshops, and promotes the service through conference presentations and webinars.

OCLC-ILL Cost Calculator

OCLC-ILL Cost Calculator

OCLC Research has been working with staff from OCLC Research Library Partnership institutions to design and build a tool that, when completed and stocked with data, will function as a real-time ILL cost study.  The ILL Cost Calculator tool, which is currently being beta tested, will provide a mechanism for libraries to gather and process their own data, plus benchmarks against which to measure their own unit’s performance.

Marshall Breeding

Marshall Breeding

Marshall Breeding, Keynote Speaker, 47th Annual Colorado ILL Conference

Marshall Breeding, a well-renowned speaker on library trends, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming conference.  Mr. Breeding has presented at numerous conferences, events and workshops throughout the United States and internationally.  He is the creator and editor of Library Technology Guides and Libraries.org, a directory of libraries on the web. He has authored Library Systems Report, an ALA publication and is editor of Smart Libraries Newsletter.

Claudine Perrault

Claudine Perrault

 

Claudine Perrault hails from Florida, but moved out west as quickly as she could. She received her formal education in Arizona, and
considers employment at Douglas County Libraries (CO) her library finishing school. Claudine has been Director of the Estes Valley Library since 2005 and counts her lucky stars each night that she lives in the Rocky Mountains.

Bob Bennhoff

Bob Bennhoff

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Bob Bennhoff is the AspenCat Services Manager working for the Colorado Library Consortium.
He has worked for CLiC for 4 years and in Colorado libraries for over 11 years.

Ashley Sneesby-Stippich

Ashley Sneesby-Stippich

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Ashley Sneesby-Stippich is currently the AspenCat Consultant at the Colorado Library Consortium. Ashley received her Master of Information Science from the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2013. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wyoming, her home state. Ashley has been involved in projects at the University of Colorado’s Norlin Library, the Toppan Rare Books Library, and the American Heritage Center.

Adventures in Resource Sharing: The AspenCat Story

Adventures in Resource Sharing: The AspenCat Story

Resource sharing is the key character in the AspenCat Union Catalog tale. Because AspenCat connects over 100 small and rural libraries across Colorado, resource sharing needs and practices are central to the decisions that drive the management and development of AspenCat as a service. AspenCat’s story trumpets the necessity of resource sharing small, rural libraries, and the importance of ILL services for library users everywhere.

 

Proposed Takeaways: Resource sharing creates and serves a network of libraries with a shared purpose; Resource sharing creates access for libraries and their communities; Resource sharing creates dialog about information organization and library practices; The ILL community’s work is important to libraries in many contexts; Developing and maintaining the systems that support resource sharing is key to providing access to quality materials for libraries.

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