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Michaela Haberkern
Executive Director

About 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

About Eric

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

Brenda Blough
Human Resources Manager

About Brenda

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

Monica Boyer
Senior Manager of Children Services

About Monica

  • Public Services for Children
  • Programming and events for Children
  • Information and Services for children birth-12 years old

Miranda Calhoon
Collection Services Manager

About Miranda

  • Collection Development policies and procedures
  • Questions about the catalog
  • Local author donations
  • Questions about Print, Audio-Visual, Digital, and Special collections

Jessica Cantarero
Outreach Services Manager

About Jessica

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

Krista Danis
Eola Road Branch Manager

About Krista

  • Questions about Eola Road Branch services and operations
  • Eola Road Branch community engagement
  • Programs and events at Eola Road Branch
  • Meeting or conference room reservations at Eola Road Branch

Jeff DesJardine
Facilities Manager

About Jeff

  • Building maintenance
  • Landscaping and snow removal
  • Custodial issues

Jonathan Hauser
IT Manager

About Jonathan

  • Voice and Data Systems
  • Network Hardware
  • Software Applications

Ali Lanthrum
Events & Program Coordinator 

About Ali

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

Scott Grotto
West Branch Manager

About Scott

  • Questions about West Branch services and operations
  • West branch community engagement
  • Programs and events at West Branch
  • Meeting or conference room reservations at West Branch

Miriam Meza-Gotto
Director of Marketing & Communication

About Miriam

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

Yiota K. Piraino
Senior Manager of Circulation

About Yiota

  • Circulation procedures and policies
  • Interlibrary Loan & LINKin borrowing and lending
  • Library Membership accounts and issues

Mark Salem
Finance Manager

About Mark

  • The library's budget, audits and annual reports
  • Bids and Requests for Proposals

Tom Spicer
Deputy Director

About Tom

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

Heather Sturm
Director of Neighborhood Services

About Heather

  • Customer service issues at Eola Road Branch, West Branch, Outreach (Bookmobile)
  • General questions about library service in the community

Himanshu Trivedi
Senior Manager of Digital Services

About Himanshu

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

Jordan Lesniak
Foundation Manager

About Jordan

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