Meet the LSLS Steering Committee!
Shana Aue is the Archives Assistant and the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Kathryn A. Martin Library. She has served as site coordinator for the Mid-Winter Unsymposium, manages the LSLS website, and is our event photographer. When not participating in professional library work, she can be found engaged in stereotypical librarian activities like reading books, spending time with her cat, and drinking tea. She also enjoys traveling, having outdoor adventures, and taking advantage of the local music, theater, and beer available in the Twin Ports.
Jessica Bellini is the Technical Services Coordinator at Duluth Public Library. Her professional interests include working with non-MARC metadata and applying batch processes to streamline technical services workflows in the public library setting. Jessica also enjoys doodling, tax law, snow days, and commas. She wants to meet your dog.
Adam Brisk is a founding member of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and is currently the Site Co-Coordinator for the 2018 Summer Symposium. He has served in various roles on the Steering Committee including Technology Coordinator, Social Media and Breakout Session Coordinator. He is currently employed at the University of Minnesota Duluth as the Online Learning & Outreach Librarian. His free time is devoted to hiking, biking and being very excited about all things Duluth.
Kayleen Jones is the Education & Human Service Professions Librarian at the Kathryn A. Martin Library at the University of Minnesota Duluth. She started attending the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and an undergraduate student and was so inspired by the lovely group of people that she then went on to get her MLIS at UW-Madison. Some of her favorite things are drinking coffee, drinking beer, watching hockey (or listening to it on the radio), and wool socks.
Jennifer Lund is a Library Specialist at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN where she manages Interlibrary Loan and assists with Circulation and Reference. She is the Communications Coordinator for the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium and was Site Coordinator for the LSLS 2016 at CSS. Jennifer earned her MLIS from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and is currently enrolled in The College of St. Scholastica’s MBA in Leadership and Change program. In addition to her roles with LSLS, she has also been active with the PALS consortium serving on the ILL Steering Committee, User Council, Collection Development Unconference Committee, and ILL RFP Team. She enjoys spending her evenings and weekends with family and she can regularly be found at Keene Creek Dog Park with her basenji.
Sherry Machones is currently the Director of the Northern Waters Library System headquartered in Ashland, which serves the northernmost eight counties in Wisconsin. Machones has gained broad and deep experience with libraries since her start in 1995. While working in public, academic, and special libraries throughout her career, she gained perspective on the big picture and interconnectedness of libraries– at the local, state, and national level. Her current participation as a Board member of the Wisconsin Library Association, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Roundtable of the American Library Association and representing the State of Wisconsin on the American Library Association Council and Federal Legislative Advocates is evidence of her desire to bring the rewards of cooperation and innovation to all libraries. Machones received a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Theatre and Drama and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Leslie Mehle is the Adult Programming Librarian at Superior Public Library in Superior, WI. Before finding her calling in public library service, she worked in publishing, human services, and in a medical library. She is dedicated to offering top-notch programs and events for the community she serves, as well as striving to meet her patrons’ needs efficiently, thoroughly, and respectfully. If she’s not planning a library program, assisting a patron, or removing a paper jam from the photocopier, she is probably exploring the shores of Lake Superior with her husband and dog.
Alison Moffat is an Instructor at WITC-Ashland. She has served on the LSLS Steering Committee since 2012.
Julie Rustad is the Distance Education Librarian at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. She has served on the LSLS Steering Committee since 2015.
Mollie Stanford is the Regional Librarian — Youth Services & Training at Arrowhead Library System, headquartered in Mountain Iron, MN. Passionate about breaking down barriers and providing access to services, Mollie works with public, school, academic and special library staff to identify training needs, implement programming, evaluate library space, develop policies and more. Her education includes a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. When she’s not at work, you can find her relaxing at home on Lake Vermilion, reading the latest psychological thriller, or hand-feeding chipmunks and chickadees in her backyard.