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Charissa Brammer

Charissa Brammer

Charissa Brammer is the Metadata and Discovery Systems Librarian for Colorado College.  She is primarily interested in the ways in which systems in libraries can help our users to locate and make use of the information that they need, with a special focus on inclusivity, accessibility, user experience, and other data- and people-informed system architecture and design.  

David Hicks

David Hicks

David Hicks, PhD, is a professor of English at Regis University in Denver, where he co-founded and co-directs the Mile-High MFA in Creative Writing. He is also a Fulbright scholar and the author of the novel-in-stories, White Plains, which was a Colorado Book Awards finalist, one of Westword’s Best Books by Colorado Authors, and the Arapahoe Libraries’ 2018 Village Read.

Alena Miller

Alena Miller

Alena Miller joined OCLC in 2015 as a Product Manager on the Resource Sharing team, after holding a variety of writing, marketing, and technical roles in scientific information. She produces release notes and roadmaps, assists with marketing and web content, and enjoys emailing and talking with members about WorldShare ILL and Tipasa.

Molly Rainard

Molly Rainard

As Auraria Library’s Subscription & Purchasing Manager, Molly provides leadership in advocating with vendors and other external stakeholders on behalf of students, staff, and faculty of Auraria Campus. While obtaining her MLIS, she conducted an independent study on the topic of the intersection of licensing & interlibrary loan, and remains passionate about the impact of licensing on library resources and services. She is a member of professional organizations such as NASIG and ALCTS, and currently serves on the planning committee for the 7th Annual Kraemer Copyright Conference.

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.

Sebastian Hammer

Sebastian Hammer

Index Data Co-founder and President, chief strategist, open source ambassador, occasional innovator and cheerleader. “Resource sharing is central to the future of libraries, both in terms of managing access to print, and in new models for digital services. Project ReShare is bringing together a dream team of partners in a mutual commitment to open innovation and collaboration. We are thrilled to be a part of it.”

Sharon Morris

Sharon Morris

Sharon Morris is Director of Library Development at the Colorado State Library and offers a myriad of professional development on leadership topics as well as positive organizational development., She offers workshops, staff days, and provides interactive workshops and presentations throughout the U.S. This session offers practical, research-based activities that excite Sharon because she has seen first-hand how these techniques have improved people’s sense of joy and well-being in life and libraries.

Kieran Hixon

Kieran Hixon

Kieran Hixon is the Technology and Digital Initiatives Consultant for the Colorado State library and Past-President of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries. He is passionate about rural libraries and communities and has found happiness and a sense of joy living on 40 acres in the foothills of the Wet Mountains. He is known for his high energy and humor, and isn’t sure if it is a good thing or a bad thing.

Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson

Jason Johnson is the Community Engagement Manager for the Spokane Public Library. He was named a 2018 Library Journal Mover and Shaker for his work in transforming the Downtown Spokane Library into a cultural hub and community destination. He created the late-night talk show, Lilac City Live, which was awarded the Urban Libraries Council Top Innovator, Customer Experience Award for 2018. Under his leadership the Downtown Spokane Library received the Spokane Arts award for Leadership. Jason was recently named 2018 City of Spokane Employee of the Year for Urban Experience

Christa Starck

Christa Starck

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!

Jenny Pierce

Jenny Pierce

Jenny has worked with the Pikes Peak Library District for over 20 years and is currently the Head of Collection Management.  During her time as the ILS Administrator for PPLD, she began advocating for the development of a district-wide bed bug action plan.  Some years later, with bed bug training in place for PPLD staff, she feels she should be granted an honorary degree in entomology.

Sara Hayes

Sara Hayes

Sara Hayes is the Statewide Interlibrary Loan Program Coordinator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission where she manages a resource sharing consortia of over 500 Texas public libraries.  Sara worked at public libraries in Minneapolis, Missoula, and Los Angeles before joining the Texas State Library and Archives Commission as a Reference Librarian in 2010 and becoming the Interlibrary Loan Coordinator in 2014.

Katy DiVittorio

Katy DiVittorio

Katy is the Collections Strategies Librarian at Auraria Library where she leads efforts for the strategic acquisition, management, and assessment of high quality, diverse, inclusive and equitable collections. Katy is active in professional organizations, serving on committees and presenting at national conferences. Katy was an ALCTS sponsored 2014 ALA Emerging Leader and winner of the ALA NMRT Shirley Olofson Memorial Award. For more info see: https://library.auraria.edu/about/staff-directory/katy-divittorio

Philip Gaddis

Philip Gaddis

Philip Gaddis is the Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Manager for Auraria Library. Prior to this he has worked as an Archivist for the University of Colorado Boulder and before that spent many years at the Albuquerque Public Library where one of his primary duties was working in Interlibrary Loan.

Christopher C. Brown

Christopher C. Brown

Christopher C. Brown works at the University of Denver Main Library. As Reference Librarian and Coordinator for Government Documents he assists undergraduate and graduate students in academic research. Among his publications are Harnessing the Power of Google: What Every Researcher Should Know (Libraries Unlimited, 2017), and Librarian’s Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction, 5th edition (with Suzanne S. Bell, Libraries Unlimited, 2018).

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

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.

 

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