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JohnLaw
John Law, Director of University Library
jlaw@aurora.edu

630-844-5438

Education: 
Associate of Arts in Literature/History, Lincoln Land Community College
Bachelor of Arts in Literature, University of Illinois Springfield
Master of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Specialty: Library administration, budgeting, improving services to students

Professional Experience: 30 years library experience - health science, community college, private higher education

Susan Palmer
spalmer@aurora.edu

630-844-5445

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in History, Aurora College
Master of Arts in History, Northern Illinois University
Doctor of Philosophy in History, Northern Illinois University

Specialty: Social history, urban women studies, ethnic studies, history of Millerism

Professional Experience: Professor of history emerita; Advisory Committee for the Records of Congress; Board of Directors of the Aurora Historical Society and past president; Aurora Preservation Commission

KathyClark
Kathy Clark, Information Services Librarian
kclark@aurora.edu

630-844-5443

Education:
Bachelor of Art in History, University of Illinois Chicago
Master of Arts in History, Northern Illinois University
Master of Library and Information Science, Univ. of Wisconsin Milwaukee

Specialty: Research instruction, reference service, information literacy, distance learning

Collection Development/Department Liaison: English, History, Parks and Recreation, Philosophy, Religion, Woodstock Center, George Williams College

KayCulhane
Kay Culhane, Access Services Manager
kculhane@aurora.edu

630-844-5439

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Specialty: Circulation, interlibrary loan, reserves, fines and fees

Professional Experience:
Assistant Coordinator of Assessment Services and Test Examiner at Waubonsee Community College

Jewel Huggins
Jewel Huggins, Library Secretary
jhuggins@aurora.edu

630-844-5472

Campus Involvement:
Phi Eta Sigma honorary member and chapter advisor's assistant
Lauren Jackson-Beck
Lauren Jackson-Beck, Technical Services Librarian
lbeck@aurora.edu

630-844-5525

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, University of Colorado
Master of Science in Library Science, Columbia University
Advanced Certificate in Preservation Administration, Columbia University

Specialty: Research instruction, reference service, cataloging, library preservation 

Collection Development/Department Liaison: Art, Studio & Art History; Performing Arts, Theatre, Cinema; Biology; Chemistry; Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Physics
 
Professional Experience:
Beech Aircraft Corporation, Time Magazine, Brooklyn Museum of Art, The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Barrington Area Library

Sarah Kooistra
Sarah Kooistra, Information Services Librarian
skooistra@aurora.edu

630-844-5440

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies, Theater Major, Northwestern University
Master of Science in Library and Information Science, Drexel University

Specialty: Research instruction and reference service

Collection Development/Department Liaison: Applied Behavior Analysis, Education (Undergraduate), Latino Studies, Spanish

Professional Experience: Reference Librarian, Part-Time, Prairie State College 2012-Present

Nancy Mactague
Dr. Nancy Mactague, Research and Electronic Resources Librarian
nmactag@aurora.edu

630-844-5441

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Illinois State University
Master of Arts in Art History, Illinois State University
Master of Science in Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctor of Education, Nova Southeastern University

Specialty: Research instruction and reference service

Collection Development/Department Liaison:
Education (Graduate); Interdisciplinary Studies; Nursing; Physical Education & Athletic Training

Professional Experience:
Academic Librarian 1997-present; Junior High and High School Teacher; Human Resources Administrator for a Fortune 50 Firm

Campus Involvement:
Faculty Adviser to Phi Eta Sigma, National Freshman Honorary Society

Amy Manion
Amy Schlumpf Manion, Information Services Librarian
amyman@aurora.edu

630-844-5442

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, St. Norbert College
Master of Arts in English Literature, Hofstra University
Master of Library and Information Science, Dominican University

Specialty: Research instruction, reference service, outreach, and voter registration

Collection Development/Department Liaison:
Communication, Criminal Justice, Global Justice, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work

Professional Experience:
Academic librarian since 2002, textbook publishing editor for 11 years 

Campus Involvement:
Deputy Registrar for Voting, Library Representative to the Faculty Senate, Spartan Mentor to Men's Lacrosse, Advisor to Gamma Phi Omega sorority

Corinne Miller
Corinne Miller, Information Services Librarian
cmiller@aurora.edu

630-844-5653

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Cornell University
Master of Library and Information Science, Dominican University

Specialty: Reference services

Professional Experience: Reference Librarian, Part-Time, at College of DuPage Library since 2013

Andi Seifrid
Andi Seifrid, Acquisitions Manager
aseifrid@aurora.edu

630-844-5444

Education: Bachelor of Arts, Northern Illinois University

Professional Experience: Employee of Phillips Library since 1974

Helen Valantinas, Information Services Librarian
hvalantinas@aurora.edu

630-844-5462

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Nothern Illinois University
Master of Science in Library and Information Studies, Northern Illinois University

Specialty: Research instruction and reference service

Collection Development: Reference

Professional Experience:
More than twenty years of experience as a reference librarian in both public and academic libraries

 

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General Information

630-844-5437 (phone)
630-844-3848 (fax)

Circulation Desk

630-844-7583

Interlibrary Loan
630-844-5439

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Reference Questions

630-844-7534 (phone)
630-796-7615 (text)  
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630-844-5445

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