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Library Staff

Library Employees

kristen smith

Kristen (Kris) Smith
Library Director
Kristen is responsible for the overall operation of the Library. She's also coordinating the Library’s electronic resources, including the web site, our Research Guides, databases, periodicals, and ebooks. If you have any questions about the Library, let Kris know.
MARC 223; 563-588-7042;

heidi pettitt

Heidi Pettitt
Access Services & Special Collections Librarian; Director for the Center for Dubuque History & Loras College Archives

Heidi oversees our Special Collections and Archives including digitizing selected resources. 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, the Center for Dubuque History, or the Archives.
MARC 142; 563-588-7873;

mary anderson

Mary Anderson
Instruction, Outreach, and Assessment Librarian
Mary is responsible coordinating the library's information literacy and library instruction programs, and for organizing outreach and assessment activities.
MARC 220; 563-588-7917;

Garrett Hohmann

Garrett Hohmann
Public Services LIbrarian
Garrett coordinates the library's Research Help Service, web pages and guides, and Library Services Desk.
MARC 234; 563-588-7164;

Liz Busch

Elizabeth (Liz) Busch
Budget Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

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.
MARC 235; 563-588-7009;