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Staff

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Michaela Haberkern
Executive Director
630-264-4106

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About Michaela

Michaela is the chief administrator for the library and her responsibilities include budgeting, strategic planning, operational oversight and board development. Michaela started her career in Bookmobile Services at St. Louis County Library in Missouri and has worked at the Skokie Public Library and the Hinsdale Public Library before coming to the Aurora Public Library in 2016.

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Eric Battaglia
Senior Manager of Adult Services
630-264-4134

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About Eric

  • Public Services for Adults and Teens

  • Programming for Adults at Santori

  • Customer-oriented information services

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Brenda Blough
Human Resources Manager
630-264-4108

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About Brenda

  • Recruitment, selection & hiring
  • Employee training and talent development
  • Employee Benefits and Payroll
  • Employee relations, policy development and implementation
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Monica Boyer
Senior Manager of Children Services
630-264-4128

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About Monica

  • Public Services for Children
  • Programming and events for Children
  • Information and Services for children birth-12 years old
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Miranda Calhoon
Collection Services Manager
630-264-4114

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About Miranda

  • Collection Development policies and procedures
  • Questions about the catalog
  • Local author donations
  • Questions about Print, Audio-Visual, Digital, and Special collections
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Jessica Cantarero
Outreach Services Manager
630-723-2725

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About Jessica

  • Bookmobile & Homebound Service
  • Senior Library Van Service
  • Deposit Collections
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Krista Danis
Eola Road Branch Manager
630-264-3410

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About Krista

  • Questions about Eola Road Branch services and operations
  • Eola Road Branch community engagement
  • Programs and events at Eola Road Branch
  • Meeting or conference room reservations at Eola Road Branch
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Jeff DesJardine
Facilities Manager
630-264-4130

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About Jeff

  • Building maintenance
  • Landscaping and snow removal
  • Custodial issues
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Jonathan Hauser
IT Manager
630-264-4258

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About Jonathan

  • Voice and Data Systems
  • Network Hardware
  • Software Applications
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Ali Lanthrum
Events & Program Coordinator 
630-264-4145

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About Ali

  • Planning and development of library-wide events
  • Coordinate Adult Services programming across locations
  • Planning, curation, and presentation of exhibits
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Jordan Lesniak
Foundation Manager
630-264-4154

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About Jordan

  • Making donations and in-kind gifts
  • Join the foundation board of directors
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Scott Grotto
West Branch Manager
630-264-3610

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About Scott

  • Questions about West Branch services and operations
  • West branch community engagement
  • Programs and events at West Branch
  • Meeting or conference room reservations at West Branch
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Miriam Meza-Gotto
Director of Marketing & Communication
630-264-4125

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About Miriam

  • Market library’s programs, services and collections
  • Respond and interact with media, community members and customers
  • Bring library’s brand to life
  • Community flyers
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Yiota K. Piraino
Senior Manager of Circulation
630-264-4126

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About Yiota

  • Circulation procedures and policies
  • Interlibrary Loan & LINKin borrowing and lending
  • Library Membership accounts and issues
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Mark Salem
Finance Manager
630-264-4118

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About Mark

  • The library's budget, audits and annual reports
  • Bids and Requests for Proposals
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Tom Spicer
Deputy Director
630-264-4120

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About Tom

  • Policies, goals, objectives and general planning activities of the library
  • Hiring and training of public service managers
  • Customer service at all locations
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Heather Sturm
Director of Neighborhood Services
630-264-4110

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About Heather

  • Customer service issues at Eola Road Branch, West Branch, Outreach (Bookmobile)
  • General questions about library service in the community
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Himanshu Trivedi
Senior Manager of Digital Services
630-264-4107

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About Himanshu

  • New Service initiatives for electronic and digital resources
  • Digital services including Libby, Hoopla, Freegal and Online databases
  • Assistance with emerging technology used in the library