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Our staff

Michaela Haberkern
Executive Director

630-264-4106
 CONTACT 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.

Eric Battaglia

Senior Manager of Adult Services

630-264-4134
 CONTACT Eric

Contact Eric about:

  • Public Services for Adults and Teens
  • Programming for Adults at Santori
  • Customer-oriented information services

Brenda Blough

Human Resources Manager

630-264-4108
 CONTACT Brenda

Contact Brenda about:

  • Recruitment, selection & hiring
  • Employee training and talent development
  • Employee Benefits and Payroll
  • Employee relations, policy development and implementation

Jessica Cantarero
Outreach Services Manager

 630-723-2725
 CONTACT Jessica

Contact Jessica about:

  •  Bookmobile & Homebound Service
  •  Senior Library Van Service
  •  Deposit Collections

   

Krista Danis

Events & Program Coordinator

630-264-4145
 CONTACT Krista

Contact Krista about:

  • Planning and development of library-wide events
  • Coordinate Adult Services programming across locations
  • Planning, curation, and presentation of exhibits

Jeff DesJardine
Facilities Manager

630-264-4130
 CONTACT Jeff

Contact Jeff about:

  • Building maintenance
  • Landscaping and snow removal
  • Custodial issues

Kathy Fennell
Senior Administration Manager

630-264-4118
 CONTACT Kathy

Contact Kathy about:

  • Accounts Payable
  • Budgeting
  • Purchasing/leasing – equipment and supplies

   

Jonathan Hauser
IT Manager

630-264-4258
 CONTACT JONATHAN

Contact Jonathan about:

  • Voice and Data Systems
  • Network Hardware
  • Software Applications

Miriam Meza-Gotto
Communications Manager

630-264-4125
 CONTACT MIRIAM

Contact Miriam about:

  • Market library’s programs, services and collections
  • Respond and interact with media, community members and customers
  • Build library’s brand to life

Scott Grotto

West Branch Manager

630-264-2725
 CONTACT SCOTT

Contact Scott about:

  • Questions about west branch services and operations

  • West branch community engagement

  • Programs and events at West Branch

   

Dana Russell
Senior Manager of Children’s Services

630-264-4128
 CONTACT DANA

Contact Dana about:

  •  Services & programming for children birth – fifth grade at Santori
  • Coordination of children’s services and programs for all library locations
  • Collaborative projects with local school districts and area agencies and organizations that work with families & children

Colleen Seisser
 Collection Services Manager

630-264-4128
 CONTACT COLLEEN

Contact Colleen about:

  • Acquisition of Library Materials
  • Cataloging of Library Materials
  • Development of Library Collections

Tom Spicer
Deputy Director

630-264-4120
 CONTACT TOM

Contact Tom about:

  • Policies, goals, objectives and general planning activities of the library
  • Hiring and training of public service managers
  • Customer service at all locations

   

Laura Stoney
Foundation Manager

630-264-4154
 CONTACT LAURA

Contact Laura about:

  • Making or seeking donations
  • Naming opportunities and donor recognition
  • Annual gala and other Foundation activities

Heather Sturm
Director of Neighborhood Services

630-264-3410
 CONTACT HEATHER

Contact Heather about:

  • Customer service issues at Eola Road Branch, West Branch, Outreach (Bookmobile)
  • Meeting or conference room reservations at Eola Road Branch and West Branch
  • General questions about library service in the community

Himanshu Trivedi
Senior Manager of Digital Services

630-264-4107
 CONTACT Himanshu

Contact Himanshu about:

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