Category: 2016 Speakers

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Lars Leon

Lars Leon

 

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. So plenty of data, assessment, technology, and other means of helping this blended department. He also helps provide and support others in a variety of library staff and organization development needs from facilitation, project management, to the Strengths concept, mindfulness (thank you Colorado ILL Conference), and more.

 

Lars’ research interests involve values our patrons place on our services, assessment, and various types of organizational development. In fact, a forthcoming research project will merge the values work and identification of the type of training staff need to support what patrons’ highly value.  Creativity and innovation are vital components of much of his research interests.

 

Lars has a number of published articles but really loves to engage with others through presentations. He has presented in the state of Kansas, the Colorado ILL Conference,  Northwest ILL Conference, IDS Annual Conference, various conferences inTexas, Wisconsin, and other places in the US. He has also presented internationally in Sweden, Bulgaria, and Iceland.

 

If you want to include any personal items, feel free to:

  • Life-long Kansan so several memorable family trips to “Colorful Colorado”.
  • Married to a wonderful lady who is a special education teacher
  • We have two wonderful daughters and two awesome cats (wonderful and awesome about 98% of the time)!
  • Loves to travel when he has time and money. So library conferences, especially ones in amazing places like the Colorado ILL Conference, helps quench the travel thirst.

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