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Part-time Faculty

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Fred Baerkircher
Highland Square Branch Manager
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Akron, Ohio
Phone: 330-376-2927

Cari Baker Dubiel, M.L.I.S.
Computer Services Manager
Twinsburg Public Library
M.L.I.S., Kent State University
B.A., Hiram College

Jamie Bloss, M.L.I.S.
Emerging Technologies Librarian
Hudson Library & Historical Society
Hudson, Ohio
M.L.I.S., Kent State University
B.A., Kent State University

Don Boozer, M.L.S.
Statewide Coordinator, KnowItNow24x7
Cleveland Public Library
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: 216-623-2960

M.L.S., Kent State University
B.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Morag Boyd, M.L.I.S.
Special Collections Metadata Librarian
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Phone: 614-846-8245

M.A., Illinois State University
M.L.I.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carolyn Burrier, M.L.S.
Youth Services Coordinator
Coordinator for This City Reads!
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S. High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326
Phone: 330-643-9185
Fax: 330-643-9014

M.L.S. Kent State University
B.A., Hiram College

Amy Cooper Cary, M.A., M.S.I.
Head of Special Collections and University Archives
Raynor Memorial Libraries
Marquette University
Milwaukee, Wisc.
Phone: 414-288-5901

M.S. Information / Archives and Records Management, University of Michigan
M.A. Comparative Literature / Translation, State University of New York at Binghamton
B.A., University of Michigan

Catherine Closet-Crane, Ph.D.
Part Time Faculty, Kent State University
Phone: 785-537-3376

Ph.D., Emporia State University
M.L.S., Emporia State University
M.Arch., University of New Mexico
B.A., Washburn University
Ingénieur Génie Civil at Urbanisme, INSA Lyon, France

Sharon E. Dean, Ph.D.
Director of Museum Services
Ohio Historical Society
800 E. 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Phone: 614-297-2501

Timothy J. Dickey, M.L.I.S., Ph.D.
Phone: 614-785-1632

Eva Dodsworth
Geospatial Data Services Librarian and G.C. Coordinator
Geospatial Centre
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Phone:519-888-4567 x36931

Virginia Dressler, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Digital Projects Librarian
University Libraries
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
Phone: 330-672-1465

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
M.A., University of Leeds
B.A., Kent State University

Magda El-Sherbini
Associate Professor
Head, Cataloging Department
The Ohio State University
Library Tech Center
1165 Kinnear Road, Room 125E
Columbus, Ohio 43212-4500
Phone: 614-247-7456
Fax: 614-292-2015

M.L.S., Catholic University of America

Sofia Empel, Ph.D.
Information Governance Consultant
InfoCentric Strategies
Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Ph.D Long Island University
M.L.I.S., Long Island University

Gary Esmonde, M.L.S.
Librarian, Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Phone: 216-707-2812

Joanne Fenn, M.A., M.L.I.S.
Assistant Professor
Collections Manager/ Museum Register
Kent State University Museum
P.O. Box 5190
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Phone: 330-672-0305

M.A., The University of Akron
M.L.I.S., Kent State University

Christine Fowler Shearer

Brian C. Gray, M.L.I.S.
Team Leader, Research Services; Engineering Librarian
Case Western Reserve University, Kelvin Smith Library
11055 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-7151
Phone: 216-368-8685
Fax: 216-368-3669

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
B.S., University of Akron

Martina Haines, M.L.I.S.
Health Sciences/Distance Education Librarian
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, Pa.
Phone: 724-738-2664
Fax: 724-738-2661

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
M.H.H.S., Youngstown State University
M.S., California University of Pennsylvania

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, M.L.S.
Executive Director, NEO-RLS
1580 Georgetown Rd.
Hudson Ohio 44236
Phone: 330- 655-0531
Fax: 330-655-0568

Owner, Libraries Thrive

M.L.S., Kent State University
B.A., Kent State University
CPLA, American Library Association, 2009

Katherine Hall
Executive Law Librarian/ Associate Director
University of Iowa Law Library
234 Boyd Law Building
Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: 319-335-9016

M.S., University of Illinois
J.D., Indiana University-Bloomington
B.A., U.C. Berkeley

Thomas Hayes, M.F.A., M.L.S.
Freelance writer, playwright
Phone: 216-410-4075

M.F.A., Cleveland State University
M.L.S., Kent State University
B.A., Creative Writing, Ohio University
Certificate, Nonprofit Management, CWRU

Pamela J. Hickson-Stevenson, M.S.L.S.
Deputy Director
Akron-Summit County Public Library
Akron, Ohio
Phone: 330-643-9102
Fax: 330-643-9160

M.S.L.S., Case Western Reserve University
B.A., Mount Union College

Charles R. Hildreth, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Emeritus)
Palmer School of Library and Information Science
Long Island University/C.W. Post Campus
Brookville, N.Y.
Phone: 740-654-4561
Cell: 740-304-1001

Ph.D., City University, London (U.K.)
M.L.S., Denver University
M.A., University of Colorado
B.A., Ohio State University

Sharon Holderman, M.L.I.S.
Coordinator of Public Services
Angelo & Jennette Volpe Library
Tennessee Technological University
Cookeville, Tenn.
Phone: 931-372-3822

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University
B.A., Mercer University

Celia Huffman, Ph.D.
Youth Services Manager (retired)
Cuyahoga County Public Library
Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: 440-268-6228

Ph.D., Kent State University
M.L.S., Kent State University

Rex Hughes II, M.L.I.S.
Special Collections Department
Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Phone: 614-288-0053

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
B.A., Capital University

Miriam Kahn, Ph.D.
Library Consultant and Researcher at-large
MBK Consulting
60 N Harding Road
Columbus, Ohio 43209
Phone: 614-239-8977
Cell: 614-579-9855

Ph.D., Kent State University
M.L.S., Queens College
M.A., Hunter College

Jodi Kearns, Ph.D.
Digital Projects Manager
Center for the History of Psychology
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio
Phone: 330-972-7952

Ph.D, University of North Texas
C.A.S., University of North Texas
M.S.L.S., University of North Texas
B.Ed., University of Windsor
B.A., University of Waterloo

Janna Korzenko, M.L.I.S.

M.L.I.S., Kent State University

Cindy Kristof, M.L.S.

M.L.S., Kent State University

Kathleen Lamantia, M.L.I.S.
Technical Services Librarian
Stark County District Library
715 Market Avenue North
Canton, Ohio 44702
Phone: 330-458-2723
Cell: 330-575-5863
Past and current Board Member, NOTSL (Northeast Ohio Technical Services Librarians)

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
Honors B.A., The Ohio State University

Lori Lindberg, M.L.I.S. CA
Lecturer, Kent State University, San Jose State University
Schools of Library and Information Science
Consultant - Lori Lindberg, Archivist
Phone: 415-902-8919

M.L.I.S., San Jose State University
CA, Academy of Certified Archivists

Deborah Loiacono, M.L.I.S.
Ida Rupp Public Library
Port Clinton, Ohio 43452
Phone: 419-732-3212
Cell: 440-610-1824

M.L.I.S, Kent State University
B.A., The University of Akron

Margaret Maurer, M.L.S.
Associate Professor; Head, Catalog and Metadata
Kent State University Libraries
374 Library
Kent, Ohio
Phone: 330-672-1702

M.L.S., Kent State University
B.A., Kent State University

Sue McCleaf Nespeca, M.L.S.
Early Literacy & Children's Literature Consultant
Kid Lit Plus Consulting
425 Hilltown Road
Gettysburg, Pa. 17325
Phone: 330-799-0310

M.L.S., University of Pittsburgh
M.Ed., Kent State University

C. Allen Nichols, M.L.S.
Library Director (retired)
Wadsworth Public Library
Executive Director (current)
Akron Bar Association

M.L.S., Kent State University
M.B.A., Mississippi State University
B.S.I.M., University of Akron

Nieca L. Nowels, M.L.S.
Adult Services Manager
Westerville Public Library
Westerville, Ohio
Phone: 614-259-5024
Cell: 419-341-0688
Fax: 614-882-4160

M.L.S., Kent State University
B.M., Baldwin-Wallace College

Cynthia Orr, M.L.S.
President, Cynthia Orr Consulting,Inc.
Contributing Editor, Library Journal
Phone: 440-944-1242
Work/Cell: 440-840-0263

M.L.S., Case Western Reserve University

Ed Rossman, M.L.I.S.
Adult Services Librarian
Shaker Heights Public Library
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Phone: 216-991-2030 x3137

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
M.A., Ohio University
B.A., Cleveland State University
Marie Sabol

Joseph A. Salem, Jr., M.L.S.

M.A., Kent State University
M.L.S., Kent State University
B.A., Cleveland State University

Edith Serkownek
Assistant Professor, Kent State University 
Special Collections and Archives and June F. Mohler Fashion Library
Phone: 330-672-2751 (a.m.)
Phone: 330-672-9500 (p.m.)
M.L.I.S., Kent State University
M.A., Ursuline College
B.A., Beloit College

Katherine Scherrer, M.L.I.S.
Owner, Connected Communities
Phone: 614-216-0656

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
B. A., Capital University

John E. Simmons
President, Museologica
128 E. Burnside Street
Bellefonte, Pa. 16823-2010
Phone: 303-681-5708

M.A., University of Kansas
B.S., University of Kansas

Tammy Stitz, M.L.I.S.
Applied Sciences Librarian
The University of Akron
Science & Technology Library ASEC 104
Akron, Ohio 44325-3907
Phone: 330-972-6192
Fax: 330-972-7033
Text: 330-368-6192
M.L.I.S., Kent State University

Thomas Szudy, M.L.S.
Grant Writer
Library Consultant
Phone: 440-239-1985

M.L.S., Case Western Reserve University

Amber Veverka, M.L.I.S.
Learning Resource Center Manager
Fortis College
653 Enterprise Parkway
Ravenna, OH 44266
Phone: 330-297-7319 ext. 2535

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
B.A., The University of Akron

Susan Weaver, M.S.L.S.
Professor of Library and Media Services
Director of Library Services
Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus
East Liverpool, Ohio
Phone: 330-382-7432 (on campus 77432)
Fax: 330-382-7561 (on campus 7561)

M.S.L.S., Clarion University
B.G.S., Kent State University
A.A., Marshall University

Richard Wisneski, Ph.D.
Assessment and Special Projects Officer
Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106-7151
Phone: 216-368-6599

Winter Woolston, M.L.I.S
Metadata Migration Project Manager
Kent State Art Department Visual Resource Center
Kent Ohio, 44240
Phone: 206-331-6379
M.L.I.S., Kent State University
M.A., Kent State University, expected 2014

IAKM Part-Time Faculty

Len Asprey
Knowledge Management

M.S., Queensland University of Technology

Iouri Bairatchnyi, Ph.D.
Knowledge Management

Kathleen H. Begler, MPM, RHIA
Health Informatics

Master of Public Management, Carnegie Mellon University

Madelyn Blair, Ph.D.
Knowledge Management

Nicole Fernandez, M.S.
Knowledge Management

M.S., Georgetown University

D. Linda Garcia, Ph.D.
Knowledge Management

Ph.D., University of Amsterdam
Master's, Columbia University

Annie Green, D.Sc.
Knowledge Management

D.Sc., George Washington University
M.S.I.S., George Mason University

Chelsea M Lawton, M.S., RHIA
Health Informatics
System Analyst, Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Ave
Cleveland Ohio, 44195

M.S., The University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., The Ohio State University

Denise Lee, CVM
Knowledge Management

Edward Mahon, Ph.D.

Knowledge Management
Vice President, Information Services, &
Chief Information Officer
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio
Phone: 330-672-4704

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University
M.B.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joe Manganelli, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Ph.D.
Knowledge Management
Building Specialist
Fluor Corporation
100 Fluor Daniel Drive
Greenville, S.C. 29607
Phone: 864-906-0064

Ph.D., Clemson University
B.Arch., Auburn University
B.A., Auburn University

Adam A. Polansky
User Experience Design
UXD Strategist: Bottle Rocket Apps
Dallas, Texas
Phone: 214-868-4157

William Robinson, M.L.I.S., M.B.A.
Knowledge Management

M.L.I.S., Kent State University
M.B.A., The Ohio State University

Mary L. Schultz
The J.M. Smucker Company
Lead Application Analyst, supporting R&D
M.S. IAKM, Kent State University
B.S., John Carroll University

Taverekere (Kanti) Srikantaiah, Ph.D.
Knowledge Management

Kenneth J. Weiss, M.A.
User Experience Design

M.A., Kent State University
B.A., Kent State University

Ben Woods, M.S.
User Experience Design
User Experience Lead
Eaton Corp.
Aurora, Ohio

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