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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.

Elissa Hardy

Elissa Hardy

HardyElissa Hardy, LCSW has worked in many different areas of social work since obtaining her MSW in 2003. She has worked in long term care, hospice, Big Brothers Big Sisters, an adolescent treatment program, outpatient mental health as well as with the chronically homeless population in Housing First and Assertive Community Treatment programs. She currently is employed by the Denver Public Library as the Community Resource Specialist connecting with customers experiencing homelessness and other adverse life experiences to provide support and connection to resources. In 2012, Elissa began teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Graduate School of Social Work at Denver University. She teaches classes focusing on the intersections of mental health, substance use and trauma including trauma informed care. Her own experiences and recovery with trauma and vicarious trauma are what brought her to social work. Elissa lives in Denver with her three dogs, all of whom enjoy a good mountain trail.

Katie Birch

Katie Birch

birch_katieKatie Birch is a Director in OCLC’s Global Product Management division, with responsibility for resource sharing, analytics and shared print.

In this capacity, Katie oversees WorldShare ILL, including article exchange, policies directory and IFM, as well as ILLiad, VDX and WorldCat Navigator. Additionally, Katie is responsible for OCLC’s shared print strategy and working in partnership with Rick Lugg, OCLC’s Analytics product set.

Katie is available to speak on the many aspects of resource sharing and shared print.

Dennis Massie

Dennis Massie

massie-bioDennis Massie coordinates the SHARES resource sharing consortium for the OCLC Research Library Partnership and is involved with OCLC Research projects centered on sharing special collections and managing the transition from mostly print journal collections to mostly electronic.

Dennis is drawn more to the operational than to the theoretical, with a keen interest in improving processes. While for years he worked strictly for organizations whose names can be expressed as TLA’s (three-letter acronyms)–the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), New York University (NYU) and the Research Libraries Group (RLG)–Dennis scored a major breakthrough in 2006 by finally gaining employment with a four-letter organization, OCLC.

Dennis holds an MLIS from Queens College, City University of New York, and a Master of Arts degree in Creative
Writing from Emerson College.

Rocky Mountain National Park: It all started at the Library

Rocky Mountain National Park: It all started at the Library

It is June 13, 1915, and Enos Mills is preparing words to commemorate the realization of his life’s greatest dream: the newly-created Rocky Mountain National Park. Mills’ abiding reverence for mountains and nature began three decades earlier when he arrived in Colorado as a boy of 14. Later, a chance encounter with legendary John Muir inspired him to wonder: could he do for the Rockies what Muir did for Yosemite? Mills would criss-cross the nation, leading a tireless campaign of speeches, letters, and lobbying. Hear the dramatic story of Enos Mills, a passionate crusader for wilderness, in this first-person narrative evoking a joyous moment in history that secured the preservation of one of Earth’s greatest treasures.

Kurtis Kelly

Kurtis Kelly

Kurtis Kelly has been a stage performer for more than two decades and specializes in historic character reenactments. He has portrayed Enos Mills for the National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and the National Council of Geography Educators. Kelly provides the voice of Mills in the acclaimed new documentary, The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park. Performance credits also include appearances as Lord Dunraven, the Irish earl and Colorado land baron; Abner Sprague, 19th century Colorado homesteader and surveyor; and F. O. Stanley, steam-car developer and proprietor of the historic hotel bearing his name. Kelly has appeared on National Public Radio and he serves as an emcee for Estes Park’s annual Scottish-Irish Highland Festival.

http://tedxfrontrange.com/program/kurtis-kelly/

Rachel Fewell

Rachel Fewell

RFewell photo ILL conference 2016Rachel coordinates efforts at the Central Library of the Denver Public Library to provide services to the Denver community. In her previous role she was the Collection Services Manager and project manager for Denver Public Library’s involvement in the Library Link initiative. Denver Public Library has taken the lead in transforming library catalog data into a format the internet can read, consume, and serve back up to our users.

Mary Stansbury

Mary Stansbury

Mary Stansbury has been on the DU LIS program faculty since 2008. Prior to moving to DU, she was on the faculty at the School of Library and Information Science at Kent State University. Her areas of research and community engagement include public libraries, digital inclusion, early literacy, and organizational management. Her MLS and PhD in Library Science are from Texas Woman’s University.

Heather Ryan

Heather Ryan

Heather Ryan is an Assistant Professor in the University of Denver’s Library and Information Science program. She received her MLIS from the University of Denver and her PhD in Information and Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her areas of research are in digital preservation, digital file formats, and archives. She teaches courses on archives and digital preservation; as well as the Foundations course where she and Mary Stansbury piloted the new DU LIS mentoring program.

Jim Duncan

Jim Duncan

Jim Duncan is Executive Director of the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC), a small but mighty organization with a statewide reach. He often tells stories about Colorado libraries, and most of them are true. In 2011 he was named a “Mover & Shaker” by Library Journal in the Community Builder category.

More about Jim can be found online at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesmduncan

Kerry Keegan

Kerry Keegan

Kerry Keegan is a Customer Service Agent for Atlas Systems and serves as the implementation leader for ILLiad licensees, providing training and support for new and existing sites. From 2009 to 2012, she served as Head of Access Services for Stony Brook University’s Health Sciences Library. Her interests include andragogy, instructional design, and linked data.

She holds a BA in English from Stony Brook University, a MS in Library and Information Science from Queens College, and a Master of Professional Studies degree, with a focus on Human Resource Management from Stony Brook University.

She serves as Section Editor for RUSA STARS and is mother to Adaleigh (the human) and Remington the Pomeranian.

Adrienne Breznau

Adrienne Breznau

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Adrienne Breznau is a Librarian at Denver Women’s Correctional Facility General Library. Adrienne graduated with an MLIS from the University of Denver in 2007. She has worked in her current position for almost 6 years now and “I can truly say it is one of the most interesting library settings because every day I learn something new and I am never bored.”

When she is not behind bars 🙂 Adrienne enjoys the outdoors: hiking, camping, and cruising around in her Jeep.

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