Meet members of our extended team who support services in the Entrepreneurial Library Program.
Anita Norton, MLIS
As a library director of a fully online library, Anita strategically plans the library’s direction for delivering services and resources to user communities. She has many years of experience in planning and implementing library programs and evaluating the impact. When available, improvements and changes to programs are based on analysis of available data. She has a special interest in affordable course content, open educational resources and assessment of library services and resources.
As Director of Private Events Laura has a wide range of expertise in venue rental program development, facilitates operation, catering and bar management, tenant and long term rental coordination, health and safety risk mitigation, collaborative community programming creation and staff development. Laura approaches projects holistically with a proven track record of identifying the potential for and creating programs to increase revenue. Her background working in the performing arts and with small non-profits, as well as larger organizations, gives her a uniquely creative approach to problem solving. Outside of work hours Laura spends her time playing harp, rescuing rabbits, and cooking vegan food.
Jennifer Hill, MSLS
As an Electronic Resources Manager and Distance Education Librarian, Jenn specializes in negotiating, licensing, and troubleshooting e-resources, as well as conducting assessment from a distance (virtual focus groups, usability testing, etc.), and building relationships with faculty to infuse research skills and library resources into the curriculum. She’s presented at conferences on systematically embedding library resources into online courses, assessing users remotely, and establishing targeted marketing campaigns to increase usage of library resources and services. Currently she is learning the ins and outs of EZ proxy and Single Sign on (SSO). Personally, Jenn can’t get enough cheese, enjoys bad reality TV, and loves visiting Maine and Yelping.
Pat Lovett, MA
Patricia Lovett has wide ranging experience providing research, instruction, collection management and other library services in all disciplines, with a special focus on the biological and health sciences. She has also successfully managed online libraries serving university alumni, with specific expertise in licensing resources for alumni libraries. She loves matching information seekers with resources! In her nonprofessional life, she has traveled extensively, loves nature and being outdoors.
Carrie Bertling Disclafani, MSLS
As a Distance Education Librarian, Carrie’s professional interests are far reaching, but she often leads projects related to instructional design, user experience, assessment, and information literacy instruction for adult learners. Carrie creates attractive and engaging instructional materials using a variety of software, including Articulate Storyline, H5P, and Springshare platforms. She has presented at three national library conference: Association of College & Research Libraries, Distance Library Services, and Electronic Resources & Libraries, and serves on the review board for the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning.
Katie Stewart, MLS
Katie Stewart is a Distance Education Librarian and received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland. Her areas of expertise include accessibility, library marketing and outreach, and information literacy. She currently serves on committees in the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Distance and Online Learning Section, as well as the Sheridan Libraries’ Diversity Committee. She has presented at national conferences including the Distance Library Services Conference and the Library Marketing and Communications Conference. In her spare time, she enjoys perfecting homemade pizza and hiking with her coonhound, Pepper.