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Meet the People who Work Here!

We are here to help you.  It is our job to help you, besides, it is what we want to do! If you have any questions, you can contact any of us, but it might accelerate the process if you ask the right person listed below.

Library Employees

Joyce Meldrem
Library Director

Joyce oversees all aspects of the library. Ask her questions about personnel, budget, and the building. If you have purchase suggestions or requests, contact Joyce. You may ask her for help donating materials to the Library, reserving rooms in the library, or anything else that has to do with the library. 
ARC 223; 563-588-7164; joyce.meldrem@loras.edu

Heidi Pettitt
Access Services and Special Collections Librarian

Heidi oversees our Special Collections and Rare Book Room including digitizing selected resources. She supervises our Student Assistants who provide daily service at the Check Out Desk and keep the library open for its extended hours. She is also in charge of the library’s technology and cataloging of new library materials. Heidi is the librarian to contact for an instruction session in Special Collections. Heidi also teaches information literacy sessions for MOI and College Writing. 
ARC 142; 563-588-7873; heidi.pettitt@loras.edu

Kristen (Kris) Smith
E-Resources and Research Services Librarian

Kristen is responsible for the library’s electronic resources, including the web site, our Research Guides, databases, periodicals, and ebooks. You will also find Kris teaching information literacy sessions. If you can’t connect to the Library’s databases from off-campus, let Kris know. 
ARC 220; 563-588-7042; kristen.smith@loras.edu

Lisa Finnegan
Interlibrary Loan & Reserves Coordinator
Lisa is the first stop for questions about our interlibrary loan services. She borrows materials from other libraries for our patrons and she lends materials to other libraries when their patrons request our materials. If you have any questions about ILL, Lisa is your person! She also puts materials that faculty wish to have on reserve so that all students have an equitable shot at checking them out since their use is limited to 2 hours on reserve.
ARC 144; 563-588-4969; lisa.finnegan@loras.edu

Holly Soboroff
Instruction Services Librarian
Holly is our go to person for information literacy instruction and assessment. She schedules classes for MOI, College Writing, DEMOC, Public Speaking and more. If you have a question about ways to work research assignments into your syllabus or have questions about instruction, just ask Holly. She also answers research questions as people drop in, chat, or make an appointment with a librarian.
ARC 143; 563-588-7917; holly.soboroff@loras.edu

Vacant

Outreach Services Librarian

Elizabeth (Liz) Busch
Administrative Assistant & Budget Coordinator

Liz assists the Library Director with a multitude of tasks including billing for lost materials, taking and keeping track of minutes for meetings, helping to compile statistics for external reporting requirements, handling correspondence, reserving rooms in the library, and updating borrower records. She also tracks the library's expenditures and maintains the Library's PCard and its reporting functions.
ARC 222; 563-588-7009; elizabeth.busch@loras.edu