Consulting on Online Libraries & Information Services:

Barbara Pralle
Phone: 410-516-8279
E-mail: bpralle@jhu.edu

Historic Property Events Management:

Judy Moskowitz
Phone: 443-840-9585
E-mail: privateeventsoffice@jhu.edu

Data Management Planning:

Barbara Pralle
Phone: 410-516-8279
E-mail: datamanagement@jhu.edu

 

Meet Our Team

 

Lykeshic Blackmon, Library Assistant

410-516-6291
lblackm5@jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu
Kesha received her Bachelors of Science degree in business management from Alabama State University. As the library assistant for the Entrepreneurial Library Program, Kesha primarily provides information services to faculty, administration, students, and staff. She also provides technical services, including database management and Web site updates. She worked for the National Institute of Health at the Gerontology Research center as a library technician for six years, prior to joining ELP. She also worked at the Library of Congress as a library assistant. Feel free to contact Kesha at anytime.

 

Linda Blake, Director, Private Events Rentals

410-659-8197
lblake@jhu.edu
In February 2004, Linda Blake returned to the George Peabody Library as Special Events Coordinator, the position she held since 1999 prior to the closing of the library in 2002 for extensive renovations and restoration. Now as director of the Private Events Rentals program, Linda handles a variety of responsibilities that include the selling and booking of all events, coordinating services with the approved catering companies and additional third party service providers, the day to day business activities of the GPL events office and the management of the event and student staffs for the events office. In addition Linda acts as a liaison to the GPL Library Staff, The Peabody Institute, the Entrepreneurial Library Program of Johns Hopkins University and the main point of contact with the Greater Baltimore/Washington D.C. hospitality industry. Linda’s professional interests are to build and maintain a strong repeat client base that is compatible with the unique interest of the George Peabody Library. The George Peabody Library’s annual events should be as select and rare as the Library’s own collections.

 

Chen Chiu, Data Management Consultant

410-516-0382
cchiu21@jhu.edu
As a data management consultant, Chen works with JHU faculty and researchers to provide guidance and training on data management planning and data sharing, including preparing datasets for the JHU Data Archive. She received her PhD in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. Chen was a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins before joining the team and her research was about echolocating and flight behavior of bats.

 

Carrie Bertling Disclafani, Distance Education Librarian

410-516-4707
disclafani@jhu.edu
Carrie Bertling Disclafani is a Distance Education Librarian in the ELP working with the Excelsior College Library, a collaborative partnership between the Sheridan Libraries and Excelsior College. She received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the ELP, Carrie worked at Towson University as a Reference and Instruction Librarian for Emerging Technologies. Feel free to contact Carrie at any time.

 

David Fearon, Data Management Consultant

410-516-0713
dfearon@jhu.edu
As a data management consultant, David works with JHU faculty and researchers to provide guidance and training on data management planning and data sharing,  including preparing datasets for the JHU Data Archive. He received his Masters of Library and Information Studies degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, with an emphasis in informatics and data curation. He also has a PhD. in Sociology from U.C. Santa Barbara, specializing in sociolinguistics and organizations. He enjoys applying his social science research training to helping JHU researchers find solutions for managing and sharing their data.

 

Erica Getts, Distance Education Librarian

410-516-7940
egetts1@jhu.edu
Erica Getts is a Distance Education Librarian in the ELP working with the Excelsior College Library, a collaborative partnership between the Sheridan Libraries and Excelsior College. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland and Bachelor of Science in Education from the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Erica has worked as a high school librarian in Pennsylvania and as an Access Services staff member at the University of Maryland. Some of her professional interests include accessibility, intellectual freedom and censorship, and information literacy. Please feel free to contact Erica at any time!

 

Jennifer Hill, Distance Education Librarian/Electronic Resources Manager

410-516-8823
jennifer.hill@jhu.edu
Jennifer Hill is a Distance Education Librarian/Electronic Resources Manager in the ELP working with the Excelsior College Library, a collaborative partnership between the Sheridan Libraries and Excelsior College. She received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she focused her Master’s paper on marketing electronic resources from the library homepage. Jennifer received her B.A. in English with a Secondary Education Concentration from the State University of New York College at Geneseo. Some of her professional interests include assessment of resources and services, emerging technologies, and electronic resource acquisitions and management. Feel free to contact Jennifer at any time.

 

Cynthia Kommers, Budget Specialist

410-516-4619
ckommers@jhu.edu
As the Budget Specialist for the Entrepreneurial Library Program, Cindy has studied accounting and business administration at Towson University, and has been associated with the Hopkins since 1991. She has worked with the Entrepreneurial Library Program since 2004; handling the accounting for its services.

 

Patricia Lovett, Distance Education Librarian

410-516-0481
plovett@jhu.edu
With over twenty years in the academic library and information field, Pat’s areas of expertise include reference and research services, science librarianship, and online library development. Within ELP, Pat manages several alumni libraries, including Hopkins KnowledgeNET™, the Johns Hopkins alumni library. She also provides research and reference services to our other partner institutions, and actively tests prospective projects and services that the ELP might offer. She is a member of the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries.Please feel free to contact Pat at any time with comments, questions, or suggestions.

 

Kathleen Monti, Distance Education Librarian

410-516-0467
kmmonti@jhu.edu
Kathleen Monti is a Distance Education Librarian in the ELP working with the Excelsior College Library, a collaborative partnership between the Sheridan Libraries and Excelsior College. She received her Master’s of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Kathleen worked at Harrisburg Area Community College as a Reference and Instruction Librarian and as an Embedded Bibliographer at the University of Pittsburgh’s World History Center. Her professional interests include reference services, information literacy, distance education, censorship, and collection development. Feel free to contact Kathleen at any time.

 

Anita Norton, Library Operation Manager

410-516-2393
anorton@jhu.edu
Anita is the Library Director of a full service online library. She oversees the operations for delivering high quality services and resources to this academic community. She has been in librarianship for over 15 years and her knowledge expands across many areas of the library to include cataloging, resource acquisitions, instruction, reference services and assessment. She has provided services to diverse populations face to face and at a distance. She has a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Christine Patterson, Distance Education Librarian

410-516-7698
cpatterson@jhu.edu
Christine is a Distance Education Librarian in the ELP working with the Excelsior College Library, a collaborative partnership between the Sheridan Libraries and Excelsior College. Her professional interests include  providing reference services at a distance, the adult learner, and incorporating learning styles into instruction. Feel free to contact Christine at any time with comments, questions, or suggestions.

 

Jonathan Petters, Data Management Consultant

410-516-5957
jpetter1@jhu.edu
As a data management consultant, Jonathan works with JHU faculty and researchers to provide guidance and training on data management planning and data sharing, including preparing datasets for the JHU Data Archive. He received a PhD. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University and has researched aerosol-cloud-radiation interactions in various cloud systems.  Prior to joining the Data Management Services group, Jon was a AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow in the Department of Energy’s Office of Science where he investigated data management policies and needs within the physical sciences.

 

Barbara Pralle, Head, Entrepreneurial Library Program

410-516-8279
bpralle@jhu.edu
Barbara Pralle is the head of the Entrepreneurial Library Program. She works with the Entrepreneurial Library Program team to pursue, develop and launch innovative customer-centric services. Prior to joining the Entrepreneurial Library Program Barbara worked in scientific scholarly publishing where she held a variety of positions and launched numerous products and services. She has extensive experience in product and service development, marketing, sales, business intelligence, and strategy development. Barbara undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, where she first developed her enthusiasm and interest in sustaining the entrepreneurial spirit within the context of larger non-profit institutions and organizations. Barbara welcomes opportunities to discuss and explore the creation of high quality customized library and information services for organizations and companies looking to partner with the Entrepreneurial Library Program.

 

Ellsworth Roberts, Maintenance Assistant

 

Katie Stewart, Distance Education Librarian

410-516-0577
ktstwrt@jhu.edu
Katie Stewart is a Distance Education Librarian in the ELP working with the Excelsior College Library, a collaborative partnership between the Sheridan Libraries and Excelsior College. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland and her Bachelor’s in Philosophy and English from York College of Pennsylvania. Previously, she worked as an adjunct Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University in Lancaster, PA. Some of Katie’s professional interests include information literacy and library marketing and outreach. Feel free to contact her at any time.