IHLS Staff by Department

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By Department

Executive & Administrative  |  Financial  |  IT  |  Illinois Machine Sublending Agency

SHARE  :   Administrative Services  |  Bibliographic Services  |  Staff Services 

Operations Champaign Delivery  |  Decatur Area Delivery DuQuoin Delivery  |  Edwardsville Delivery

 

Executive & Administrative


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Leslie Bednar
Executive Director 
Edwardsville Office

lbednar@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 420

 

Job Responsibilities: Serves as the chief administrative officer, responsible for implementing policies and programs and directs and leads all operations and activities.


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Kimberly Townsend
Executive Assistant 
Edwardsville Office

ktownsend@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 405

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs a variety of secretarial and administrative duties for the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in a professional and efficient manner.


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Ellen Popit
Membership and Grants Director 
DuQuoin Office

epopit@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 624

 

Job Responsibilities: Initiates direct contact with members, gathering accurate contact data for members, and reviewing membership status.


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Kathy Jackson
Human Resources Director 
Edwardsville Office

kjackson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 408

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports all aspects of human resources and ensuring compliance with all regulations, and the overall provision of human resource services, policies and programs.


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Julia Pernicka
Communications Assistant 
Edwardsville Office

jpernicka@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 442

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates and provides response to requests for information from media, provides information to member libraries, the public and IHLS staff through various communications media.


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Angela Thompson
Administrative Assistant 
Champaign Office

athompson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 720

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs a variety of administrative and clerical duties for the IHLS staff.

 

Financial


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Adrienne Elam
Chief Fiscal Officer 
Edwardsville Office

aelam@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 401

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall financial operations of IHLS including, budgeting, the general ledger, accounts payable and receivable and payroll functions, and manages the cash flow and investment of funds.


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Rhonda Johnisee
OCLC Billing AP Coordinator 
Edwardsville Office

rjohnisee@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 418

 

Job Responsibilities: Oversees all aspects of the ILLINET/OCLC Accounting Grant. The IHLS Accounts Payable Manager oversees all aspects of IHLS Accounts Payable for the four locations and oversees OCLC Billing/Account Receivables Specialist.

 

IT


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Troy Brown
IT Director 
DuQuoin Office

tbrown@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 621

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for all development of computer information resources, providing for data security and control, strategic computing, and disaster recovery.


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Brant Wingerter
Web Developer 
DuQuoin Office

bwingerter@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 604

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for aspects of the IHLS & SHARE websites. Work with IT Director and other appropriate stakeholders in the development of the webpage as the primary communication vehicle for IHLS & SHARE. Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity. May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.


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Hillary Greer
IT Specialist 
Champaign Office

hgreer@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 704

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports staff hardware and software. Works with the IT Director to implement and monitor the functions of the network and computer systems, as well as software.

 

SHARE


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Chris Dawdy
SHARE Director 
Edwardsville Office

cdawdy@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 443

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates SHARE training and documentation, grant development and implementation, and third party product negotiation and implementation on behalf of member libraries.

 

Administrative Services Team


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Traci Edwards
SHARE Manager for Administrative Services 
DuQuoin Office

tedwards@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 620

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates SHARE security and administrative module and troubleshooting and develops the fee formula and budget for SHARE.


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Michelle Ralston
School and OPAC Specialist 
Champaign Office

mralston@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 717

 

Job Responsibilities: Provides training on all modules used in the SHARE Software, delivery, Windows-based skills, IHLS and SHARE policy, and best practices for effective workflow. Also coordinates and provides support to others to assist in maintaining an effective and efficient SHARE platform.


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Mary Johnston
Tech Support Specialist 
Champaign Office

mjohnston@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 700

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates daily operation of the ILS software, runs reports and performs routine maintenance procedures and supports and trains library staff.


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Terry Moreland
Reporting Services Specialist 
Champaign Office

tmoreland@illinoisheartland.org

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates daily operation of the ILS software, runs reports and performs routine maintenance procedures and supports and trains library staff.


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Kim Sparks
Administrative Services Specialist 
DuQuoin Office

ksparks@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 601

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates daily operation of the ILS software, runs reports and performs routine maintenance procedures and supports and trains library staff.

 

Bibliographic Services Team


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Joan Bauer
SHARE Manager for Bibliographic Services 
Champaign Office

jbauer@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 721

 

Job Responsibilities: Coordinates SHARE cataloging services and database standards on behalf of member libraries.


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Nick Bennyhoff
Bibliographic Project Coordinator 
Edwardsville Office

nbennyhoff@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 406

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for planning and coordinating the work of the barcoding staff to facilitate the workflow and providing direction regarding adding collections to the database for new SHARE members, responding to inquires or problems received primarily from Barcoding Buddies and barcoding SWAT team members, and providing training. Also responsible for maintaining and updating the SHARE website.


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Edie Elliott
Cataloging Supervisor 
Edwardsville Office

eelliott@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 445

 

Job Responsibilities: Supervises and plans the work of cataloging staff to facilitate the workflow and provide direction regarding cataloging, as well as performs original and copy cataloging.


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Shelley Stone
Cataloging Supervisor 
DuQuoin Office

sstone@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 608

 

Job Responsibilities: Supervises and plans the work of cataloging staff to facilitate the workflow and provide direction regarding cataloging, as well as performs original and copy cataloging.


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Vince Andrzejewski
Cataloger (CMC) 
Edwardsville Office

vandrzejewski@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 430

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, authority control, and provides training and inventory support for libraries.


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Robert Brady
Cataloger 
Champaign Office

rbrady@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 708

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.


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David Lottes
Cataloger 
Champaign Office

dlottes@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 727

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.


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Cheri Schuler-Faust
Cataloger 
Edwardsville Office

cschulerfaust@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 407

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.


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Steve Johnson
Cataloging Assistant II 
DuQuoin Office

sjohnson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 626

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support.


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Liz Perkins
Cataloging Assistant II 
Champaign Office

lperkins@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 715

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs original and copy cataloging based on current standards, performs database maintenance and authority control, assists in training and provides inventory support


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Linda Kates
Cataloging Assistant II 
Champaign Office

lkates@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 705

 

Job Responsibilities: Performs copy cataloging based on current standards, database maintenance, assists in providing inventory support and may assist in providing training.

 

Staff Services Team


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Bev Obert
Resource Sharing Specialist 
Champaign Office

bobert@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 713

 

Job Responsibilities: Provides training and monitoring of interlibrary loan, reciprocal borrowing and using OCLC FirstSearch, works on Non-resident issues, and manages the Illinois Plinkit Project.


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Lesley Zavediuk
E-book Trainer/Coordinator 
Edwardsville Office

lzavediuk@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 424

 

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for a project that increases access to e-books for Illinois residents and also increases e-book expertise among library staff, library system staff, and Illinois residents. Conducts training, develops a list of free e-book resources, develops a website and provides assistance to libraries in promoting the project to their patrons.


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Joe DeVillez
Circulation Specialist 
DuQuoin Office

jdevillez@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 611

 

Job Responsibilities: Provides training on all modules used in the SHARE Software, delivery, Windows-based skills, IHLS and SHARE policy, and best practices for effective workflow. Also coordinates and provides support to others to assist in maintaining an effective and efficient SHARE platform.


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Sue Pearson
Circulation Specialist 
Edwardsville Office

spearson@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 421

 

Job Responsibilities: Provides training on all modules used in the SHARE Software, delivery, Windows-based skills, IHLS and SHARE policy, and best practices for effective workflow. Also coordinates and provides support to others to assist in maintaining an effective and efficient SHARE platform.

 

Operations


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Susan Palmer
Operations Director 
Edwardsville Office

spalmer@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 409

 

Job Responsibilities: Manages staff responsible for activities associated with all aspects of the delivery operations and the maintenance and repair of the physical buildings, mechanical equipment, and vehicles.

 

Champaign Delivery


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Chris Janvrin
Operations Manager 
Champaign Office

cjanvrin@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 718

 

Job Responsibilities: Plans, directs, and coordinates the staff and process of picking up, sorting, and delivering library materials, facilities and vehicle maintenance and repairs, custodial operations, and facility repair and maintenance.


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Kathy McGonigle
Operations Assistant 
Champaign Office

kmcgonigle@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (217) 352-0047 ext. 712

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports the Operations Management by maintaining and recording statistical information and prepares library materials for delivery.


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Ni'Shell Johnson
Page/Sorter 
Champaign Office
 

Job Responsibilities: Assists in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers, assists in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelves IHLS books, delivers library materials to IHLS staff, and performs other clerical duties.

 

Champaign Courier Drivers

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Steve Behrens
 
 

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John Bode
 
 

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David Coogan
 
 

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Stephen Downes
Operations Relief/Courier Driver 
 

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Timothy Foutch
 
 

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Jerry Gamble
 
 

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Jerry Mortensen
 
 

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Phil Owen
 
 

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John Ward
 
 

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Phillip Chmielewsky
 
 

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William Clinch
 
 

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Terry Fruhling
 
 

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Steven Goodman
 
 

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Tim Lautner
 
 

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Clark Nichols
 
 

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Thomas Nichols
 
 

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Roger Perry
 
 

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Alva Rathman
 
 

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Gary Wollitz
 
 

 

DuQuoin Delivery


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Faith Jones
Operations Manager 
DuQuoin Office

fjones@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 603

 

Job Responsibilities: Plans, directs, and coordinates the staff and process of picking up, sorting, and delivering library materials, facilities and vehicle maintenance and repairs, custodial operations, and facility repair and maintenance.


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Cassie Jones
Operations Assistant 
DuQuoin Office

cjones@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 985-3711 ext. 602

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports the Operations Management by maintaining and recording statistical information and prepares library materials for delivery.


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Arlanna Fries
Operations Relief 
DuQuoin Office

afries@illinoisheartland.org

 

Job Responsibilities: Fills in when courier drivers are unable to perform their duties due to sickness, vacation or special assignments. Also responsible for keeping the buildings in clean and orderly condition and advising management of possible repairs and potential safety issues.

 

DuQuoin Courier Drivers

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Bill Bailey
 
 

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Arthur Buckingham
 
 

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Pamela Dickerson
 
 

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Al DiGangi
 
 

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Janelle Kellerman
 
 

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Kerry Kipping
 
 

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John Malone
 
 

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Beverly Miller
 
 

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Debra Pfeiffer
 
 

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Michael Powell
 
 

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Galen Sizemore
 
 

 

Edwardsville Delivery


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Linda Petty
Operations Manager 
Edwardsville Office

lpetty@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 412

 

Job Responsibilities: Plans, directs, and coordinates the staff and process of picking up, sorting, and delivering library materials, facilities and vehicle maintenance and repairs, custodial operations, and facility repair and maintenance.


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Stacie Bushong
Operations Assistant 
Edwardsville Office

sbushong@illinoisheartland.org
phone: (618) 656-3216 ext. 447

 

Job Responsibilities: Supports the Operations Management by maintaining and recording statistical information and prepares library materials for delivery.


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PJ Sjursen
Page/Sorter 
Edwardsville Office
 

Job Responsibilities: Assists in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers, assists in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelves IHLS books, delivers library materials to IHLS staff, and performs other clerical duties.

 

Edwardsville Courier Drivers

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Charles Barkman
 
 

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John Burks
 
 

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Samuel Cline
 
 

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Orlanda Dickey
 
 

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J.R. Eilers
 
 

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Hank Isaak
 
 

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John Johnson
 
 

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Larry Jones
 
 

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Dale Landolt
 
 

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Harry Munson
 
 

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Rhonda Palmer
 
 

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Michael Ramey
 
 

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David Voyles
 
 

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Steve Woosley
 
 

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Richard Stewart
 
 

 

Illinois Machine Sublending Agency


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Kate Stiles
IMSA Manager 

kstiles@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: 618-985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Prepares and implements the annual plan of service and oversees daily operations, staff, and expenses.


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Sarah Varner
Patron Service Coordinator 

svarner@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: 618-985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Fills daily orders for machines and assists patrons with Braille
and Audio Reading Download (BARD) downloads and related BARD issues for the entire state of Illinois. Promotes Illinois State Library Talking Books and Braille Service (ISLTBBS) throughnetworking and outreach efforts. Participates in the National Library Service and KLAS datamanagement conferences.


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Melissa West
Lead Machine Advisor 

mcrites@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: 618-985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Sorts incoming machines and maintains the inventory of machines, equipment and accessories. Provides assistance and oversees workflow to IMSA staff in the absence of the IMSA Manager.


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Cindy Nelson
Machine Clerk 

cnelson@imsa.lib.il.us
phone: 618-985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Ensures that audio playback machines and equipment are clean and in good working order before being sent to the next user.


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Valerie Penrod
Machine Clerk 

vpenrod@imsa.lib.il.us

phone: 618-985-8375

 

Job Responsibilities: Ensures that audio playback machines and equipment are clean and in good working order before being sent to the next user.