Staff Directory

Departmental Contacts

Adult Education Classes
(312) 255-3700
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Collections
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Communications and Marketing
(312) 255-3676
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Development
(312) 255-3581
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Fellowships
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Public Programs
(312) 255-3592
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Reference
(312) 255-3506
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Teacher Programs
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Venue Rentals
(312) 255-3595
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Office of the President and Librarian

Astrida Orle Tantillo
President and Librarian

(312) 255-3613
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Kristin Emery
Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives

(312) 255-3785
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Ayanna Smith
Development and Governance Coordinator

(312) 255-3745
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Collections and Library Services

Will Hansen
Roger and Julie Baskes Vice President for Collections and Library Services

(312) 255-3590
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Elynnor Sandefer
Administrative Coordinator

(312) 255-3534
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Jo Ellen McKillop Dickie
Selector for Reference

(312) 255-3522
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Jill Gage
Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing and Bibliographer for British Literature and History

(312) 255-3635
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Will Hansen
Curator of Americana

(312) 255-3527
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Alison Hinderliter
Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Selector for Modern Music
(312) 255-3694
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Suzanne Karr Schmidt
George Amos Poole III Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts

(312) 255-3645
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Alan Leopold
Selector for Library Science

(312) 255- 3629
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Analú López
Ayer Librarian and Assistant Curator of American Indian and Indigenous Studies

(312) 255-3521
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Matthew Rutherford
Curator of Genealogy and Local History

(312) 255-3671
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David Weimer
Robert A. Holland Curator of Maps

(312) 255-3523
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            Alan Leopold
            Director

            (312) 255-3629
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            Jessica Grzegorski
            Head of Cataloging

            (312) 255-3650
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            Megan Kelly
            Head of Cataloging Projects

            (312) 255-3628
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            Mya Lyman
            Collection Services Assistant

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            Emma Morris
            Manager of Acquisitions
            (312) 255-3559
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            Patrick A. Morris
            Map Cataloging Librarian
            (312) 255-3674
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            Tina Saenz
            Cataloging Project Librarian

            (312) 255-3688
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            Cheryl Wegner
            Cataloging Librarian

            (312) 255-3726
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            Ash Wolfe
            Cataloging Project Assistant

            (312) 255-3629 
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                      Kimberly Nichols
                      Director

                      (312) 255-3549
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                      Gabriel Hamer
                      Conservation Technician

                      (312) 255-3630
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                      Alex Lorenz
                      Conservation Services Assistant

                      (312) 255-3667
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                          Jennifer Thom Dalzin
                          Director
                          (312) 255-3536
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                          Allison DeArcangelis
                          Digital Asset Management Librarian
                          (312) 255-3642
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                          Catherine Gass
                          Photographer/Digitization Specialist

                          (312) 255-3643
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                          Leo Godoy
                          Digitization Technician

                          (312) 255-3783
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                          Ashlyn Lazor
                          Metadata Assistant

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                          Quinn Sluzenski‌
                          Digital Initiatives Assistant

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                          Angela Sullivan
                          Digital Asset Management Assistant

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                          Nicolas White
                          Web Developer and Digital Librarian

                          (312) 255-3566
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                          Jennifer Wolfe
                          Digital Scholarship and Outreach Librarian

                          (312) 255-3538
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                                      David Weimer
                                      Robert A. Holland Curator of Maps

                                      (312) 255-3523
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                                      Patrick A. Morris
                                      Map Cataloging and Reference Librarian

                                      (312) 255-3674
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                                        Alison Hinderliter
                                        Lloyd Lewis Curator of Modern Manuscripts and Archives

                                        (312) 255-3694
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                                        Catherine Grandgeorge
                                        Manuscripts and Archives Librarian

                                        (312) 255-3606
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                                        Emily Richardson Keeler
                                        Digital Archivist

                                        (312) 255-3623
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                                        Ben Weinstein
                                        Project Archivist

                                        (312) 255-3632
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                                          Lisa Schoblasky
                                          Director

                                          (312) 255-3675
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                                          Jo Ellen McKillop Dickie
                                          Reference Services Librarian

                                          (312) 255-3522
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                                          Nora Epstein
                                          Instruction and Outreach Librarian

                                          (312) 255-3527
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                                          Graham Greer
                                          Reference Librarian

                                          (312) 255-3537
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                                          Keva Kreeger
                                          Reading Room Librarian for Public Service

                                          (312) 255-3690
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                                          Emma Lipkin
                                          Reading Room Librarian for Collection Management

                                          (312) 255-3679
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                                          Analú López
                                          Ayer Librarian and Assistant Curator of American Indian and Indigenous Studies

                                          (312) 255-3521
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                                          Kinsey Major
                                          Reference Librarian

                                          (312) 255-3560
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                                          Matthew Rutherford
                                          Curator of Genealogy and Local History

                                          (312) 255-3671
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                                          Grace Dumelle
                                          Genealogy and Local History Library Assistant

                                          (312) 255-3530
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                                          Kristin Morrison
                                          Reading Room Coordinator

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                                          Alexis Flaherty
                                          Library Assistant

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                                          Ben Greer
                                          Library Assistant

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                                          Mia Pardel
                                          Library Assistant

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                                          Megan Ryan
                                          Library Assistant

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                                          Charlie Sellars
                                          Library Assistant
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                                          Isabella Strazzabosco
                                          Library Assistant
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                                                                        Research and Education

                                                                        Laura McEnaney
                                                                        Vice President for Research and Education

                                                                        (312) 255-3535
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                                                                        Sheridan Shenkin
                                                                        Program Assistant

                                                                        (312) 255-3582
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                                                                        Keelin Burke
                                                                        Director of Fellowships and Academic Programs

                                                                        (312) 255-3666
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                                                                        Kerry Ellen Chun
                                                                        Program Assistant

                                                                        (312) 255-3602
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                                                                            Lia Markey
                                                                            Director
                                                                            (312) 255-3565
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                                                                            Christopher Fletcher
                                                                            Assistant Director

                                                                            (312) 255-3514
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                                                                            Dylan Bingham
                                                                            Program Manager

                                                                            (312) 255-3541
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                                                                            Yasmine Hachimi
                                                                            Public Humanities Fellow

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                                                                                Rose Miron
                                                                                Director

                                                                                (312) 255-3569
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                                                                                Haku Blaisdell
                                                                                Associate Director for Outreach and Strategy

                                                                                (312) 255-3659
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                                                                                Sarah Jimenez
                                                                                Program Coordinator

                                                                                (312) 255-3552
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                                                                                  David Weimer
                                                                                  Director

                                                                                  (312) 255-3523
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                                                                                    Kara Johnson
                                                                                    Director

                                                                                    (312) 255-3672
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                                                                                    Sophia Croll
                                                                                    Program Manager

                                                                                    (312) 255-3585
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                                                                                    Sam Maza
                                                                                    Program Coordinator
                                                                                    (312) 255-3525
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                                                                                      Public Engagement

                                                                                      Vince Firpo
                                                                                      Vice President for Public Engagement
                                                                                      (312) 255-3556
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                                                                                      Nico Marabella
                                                                                      Administrative Coordinator
                                                                                      (312) 255-3683
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                                                                                      Bob Dolgan
                                                                                      Director of Communications
                                                                                      (312) 255-3676
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                                                                                      Mary Kennedy
                                                                                      Graphic Designer

                                                                                      (312) 255-3787
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                                                                                      Lili Pangborn
                                                                                      Communications Coordinator
                                                                                      (312) 255-3697
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                                                                                      Andrea Villasenor
                                                                                      Senior Graphic Designer

                                                                                      (312) 255-3712
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                                                                                      Sarah Boyd Alvarez
                                                                                      Director

                                                                                      (312) 255-3662
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                                                                                      Patrick Kepley
                                                                                      Assistant Registrar and Exhibition Specialist

                                                                                      (312) 255-3576
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                                                                                      Karen Christianson
                                                                                      Director of Public Programs and Adult Education
                                                                                      (312) 255-3539
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                                                                                      Liv Koreman
                                                                                      Public Programs Manager
                                                                                      (312) 255-3533
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                                                                                      Marissa Mira
                                                                                      Public Humanities Intern
                                                                                      (312) 255-3575
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                                                                                      Kara Philoon
                                                                                      Public Programs Coordinator

                                                                                      (312) 255-3592
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                                                                                      Abbie Tarpinian Porto
                                                                                      Adult Education Manager
                                                                                      (312) 255-3610
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                                                                                        Development

                                                                                        Meredith Petrov
                                                                                        Vice President for Development

                                                                                        (312) 255-3687
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                                                                                        Caroline Carter
                                                                                        Grant Writer

                                                                                        (312) 255-3545
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                                                                                        Adele Dillon
                                                                                        Development Operations Manager

                                                                                        (312) 255-3616
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                                                                                        Natalie Edwards
                                                                                        Director of Major and Planned Giving

                                                                                        (312) 255-3544
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                                                                                        Rebecca Haynes
                                                                                        Manager of Volunteers

                                                                                        (312) 255-3526
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                                                                                        Rob Onorato
                                                                                        Director of Individual Giving
                                                                                        (312) 255-3599
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                                                                                        Jennifer Shulman
                                                                                        Development Events Manager

                                                                                        (312) 255-3594
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                                                                                        Ayanna Smith
                                                                                        Development and Governance Coordinator

                                                                                        (312) 255-3745
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                                                                                          Venue Rentals

                                                                                          Chayla Bevers Ellison
                                                                                          Director

                                                                                          (312) 255-3605
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                                                                                          Mike Abbinanti
                                                                                          Events Assistant

                                                                                          (312) 255-3595
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                                                                                            Newberry Bookshop

                                                                                            Jennifer Fastwolf
                                                                                            Manager
                                                                                            (312) 255-3520
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                                                                                              Finance and Administration

                                                                                              Sharon Walton
                                                                                              Vice President for Finance and Administration

                                                                                              (312) 255-3567
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                                                                                              Toni Matthews
                                                                                              Controller

                                                                                              (312) 255-3587
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                                                                                              Dena Shadlow
                                                                                              Staff Accountant

                                                                                              (312) 255-3573
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                                                                                                Michael Mitchell
                                                                                                Facilities Manager and Chief Security Officer

                                                                                                (312) 255-3546
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                                                                                                Chris Cermak
                                                                                                Senior Building Maintenance Worker

                                                                                                (312) 255-3596
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                                                                                                Pete Diernberger
                                                                                                Building Maintenance Worker

                                                                                                (312) 255-3529
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                                                                                                Jason Ulane
                                                                                                Internal Services Coordinator

                                                                                                (312) 255-3695
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                                                                                                  Brandon Brooks
                                                                                                  Director

                                                                                                  (312) 255-3660
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                                                                                                  Diane Burkholder
                                                                                                  Payroll & Finance Coordinator

                                                                                                  (312) 255-3574
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                                                                                                    Kamila Farshchi
                                                                                                    Director

                                                                                                    (312) 255-3664
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                                                                                                    Hafiz Banire
                                                                                                    Support Technician

                                                                                                    (312) 255-3517
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                                                                                                    Erik Esquivel
                                                                                                    Systems Administrator

                                                                                                    (312) 255-3578
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