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Daisy Porter-Reynolds, Executive Director, 630-264-4106


Daisy started working at Aurora Public Library in 2014. Before that, she served as deputy director of Arlington Heights Memorial Library. She obtained her Master of Library Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She lives in Aurora.

Her book credits are: “Streamlined Library Programming: How to Improve Services and Cut Costs,” Libraries Unlimited, 2014, and (book chapter) “’Like a Kid in a Candy Store’: Marketplaces in Public Libraries.” The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs, Anthony Molaro and Leah L. White, eds., 2015.
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Michaela Haberkern, Deputy Director, 630-264-4120
Contact Michaela about:
  • 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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Linda Whitmill, Director of Operations, 630-264-4133
Contact Linda about:
  • Information Technology
  • Technical Services, material selection
  • Maintenance
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Heather Sturm, Director of Neighborhood Services, 630-264-3410
Contact Heather about:
  • Customer service issues at Eola Road Branch, West Branch, Expess Center/Outreach (Bookmobile)
  • Meeting or conference room reservations at Eola Road Branch and West Branch
  • General questions about library service in the community
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Jonathan Hauser, IT Manager, 630-264-4258
Contact Jonathan about:
  • Voice and Data Systems
  • Network Hardware
  • Software Applications
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Brenda Blough, Human Resources Manager, 630-264-4108
Contact Brenda about:
  • Recruitment, selection & hiring
  • Employee training and talent development
  • Employee Benefits and Payroll
  • Employee relations, policy development and implementation
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Kathy Fennell, Administration Manager, 630-264-4118
Contact Kathy about:
  • Accounts Payable
  • Budgeting
  • Employee Benefits and Payroll
  • Purchasing/leasing – equipment and supplies
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Amy Roth, Communications Manager, 630-264-4125
Contact Amy about:
  • Quarterly newsletters
  • Press releases
  • Social media
  • Public postings
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Laura Stoney, Foundation Manager, 630-264-4154
Contact Laura about:
  • Making or seeking donations
  • Naming opportunities and donor recognition
  • Annual gala and other Foundation activities
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Jeff DesJardine, Facilities Manager, 630-264-4130
Contact Jeff about:
  • Building maintenance
  • Landscaping and snow removal
  • Custodial issues
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Eric Battaglia, Senior Manager of Adult Services, 630-264-4134
Contact Eric about:
  • Public Services for Adults and Teens
  • Programming for Adults at Santori
  • Customer-oriented information services
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Surekha Pal, Senior Manager of Circulation, 630-264-4135
Contact Surekha about:
  • Circulation and Interlibrary Loan Services of the Aurora Public Library
  • Circulation policies and procedures of all Aurora Public Library locations
  • Questions related to Circulation and Interlibrary Loan
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Michelle Kilty, Senior Manager of Children’s Services, 630-264-4128 Contact Michelle about:
  • Programming and services for children from birth through fifth grade and their caregivers
  • Services for area educators
  • Early literacy services and outreach
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Himanshu Trivedi, Manager of Digital Services, 630-264-4107
Contact Himanshu about:
  • Hiring and training of Digital Services staff members
  • Contracts for electronic and digital resources
  • Digital services including Overdrive, OneClickdigital, Hoopla, Zinio and online databases
  • Assistance with emerging technology used in the Makerspace and Media Lab
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Leigh Mauer, Selection Services Manager, 630-264-4138
Contact Leigh about:
  • Selection of new materials
  • Materials purchase suggestions
  • Acquisition of eBooks and eAudiobooks
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Kathleen Butzen, Outreach Manager, 630-723-2725 Contact Kathleen about:
  • Bookmobile, Community Outreach and Homebound Service
  • Lobby Stop Service for senior facilities
  • Special event requests
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Bonnie Sebby, Special Projects & Events Manager, 630-264-4165
Contact Bonnie about:
  • Reserving meeting and conference spaces
  • Arranging an after-hours event at the Santori Library
  • Grants received and grant-funded programs
  • Proposals for future exhibits and cultural events
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Phyllis Lia, Support Services Manager, 630-264-4145
Contact Phyllis about:
  • Check-in processes of returned materials
  • Clerical aide and shelver hiring and training

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Santori Public Library

101 S. River St.
Aurora, Illinois 60506

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ph : 630-264-4100
fax: 630-892-5648

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Eola Road Branch

555 S. Eola Road.
Aurora, Illinois 60504

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ph : 630-264-3400
fax: 630-898-5220

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West Branch

233 S. Constitution Drive.
Aurora, Illinois 60506

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ph : 630-264-3600
fax: 630-844-8695

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