Kristin Allen is a full-time library assistant at Harper College Library in Palatine, IL. Harper is a community college that serves 25,466 credit students and 11,820 non-credit students. Kristin has worked in academic, public, and K-12 libraries for seven years, and is expected to graduate with an MLIS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May of 2017. She manages the reserve and eReserve collection at Harper College Library, and would like to learn more about how to offer effective resource sharing services to increase usage of reserve materials for students. Currently, Kristin serves on several library committees, including the Library Marketing Committee and Website Redesign Committee. She is excited to attend GLRSC for the first time, and to delve into the world of resource sharing!
Michael A. Curcuruto currently attends Wayne State University’s School of Library and Information Science where he is pursuing his MLIS degree. In 2010, he received his BS in English from Central Michigan University, located in Mt. Pleasant Michigan, where he currently resides. In the fall of 2016, he completed his practicum at the Central Michigan University Libraries where he assisted with reference services (virtual & face-to-face), library instruction, government documents, and the Betty A. McDonald Children’s collection. Michael is the current branch manager of the Shepherd Community Library, located in Shepherd Michigan, where he continues to see the positive impact resource sharing such as interlibrary loan has on library patrons. These experiences have exposed him to the myriad types of resource sharing available to both academic and public libraries and he is excited to be selected as a 2017 Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference intern.
Franco Vitella is a student in the MLIS program at Wayne State University. He currently holds two positions at the Rochester Hills (MI) Public Library as a bookmobile driver/clerk and eBranch intern in which he provides one-on-one instruction to patrons about using the library’s digital resources. He is also an intern at the Plymouth (MI) District Library. After completing his MLIS, Franco hopes to work in Adult Services at a public library and focus on collection development and programming aimed at attracting under-40 adults to the library.