Consulting on Online Libraries & Information Services:
Historic Property Events Management:
Eileen Wayner, Director
Meet Our Team
Lykeshic Blackmon, Library Assistant
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.
Carrie Bertling Disclafani, Distance Education Librarian
Carrie Bertling Disclafani is a Distance Education Librarian. 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.
Erica Getts, Distance Education Librarian
Erica Getts is a Distance Education Librarian. 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
Jennifer Hill is a Distance Education Librarian/Electronic Resources Manager. 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
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
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
Kathleen Monti is a Distance Education Librarian. 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
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
Christine is a Distance Education Librarian. 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.
Barbara Pralle, Head, Entrepreneurial Library Program
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.
Katie Stewart, Distance Education Librarian
Katie Stewart is a Distance Education Librarian. 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.