Category: Presenters

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

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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

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).

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