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Mary Wagner, Ph.D.
PROFESSOR EMERITA
Along with many others, over 35+ years, I guided and shaped the undergraduate Library Science department, an early undergraduate On-line Learning major in Library/Information Studies, the Urban Library Program and the graduate Library and Information Science program, initially with Dominican University and now an independent ALA accredited program. My most recent research areas are services and literature for children and international librarianship.
Anthony Molaro, Ph.D.
Program Director
Assistant Professor
  • Ph.D.: Library Information Science,Dominican University, River Forest.

  • M.S.: Master of Library and Information Science,Dominican University.

  • M.B.A.: Business, Elmhurst College.

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Deborah Grealy, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
Program Director [2011 - 2017]

Retiring: January 2018

Our sincere thanks and best wishes to Dr. Grealy for her seven years of service as the Associate Dean and Program Director; we wish her well as she approaches retirement.

Sarah Park Dahlen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  • Ph.D.: Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

  • M.S.: Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

  • M.A.: Asian American Studies, University of California Los Angeles.

  • B.A.: History & Asian American Studies, University of California Los Angeles.

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spark@stkate.edusarahpark.com
Heidi Hammond, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
SLMS Coordinator
  • Ph.D.: Education-Curriculum Instruction (Literacy: Children and Young Adult Literature), University of Minnesota.

  • Minnesota Teaching Licenses: School Library Media, English, Speech, and Reading.

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hammondnordstrom.com
David Lesniaski, D.M.A.
Associate Professor
  • D.M.A.: Music Composition and Theory, University of Arizona.

  • M.A.: Library Science, University of Minnesota.

  • M.M.: Music Composition and Theory, University of Kansas.

  • B.A.: Music, Haverford College.

dalesniaski@stkate.edu
Sook Lim, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  • Ph.D.: Library and Information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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sooklim.org slim@stkate.edu
Sheri Ross, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  • Ph.D.: Information Studies, Florida State University

  • M.S.: Library Science, University of North Texas

  • M.A.: Cultural Anthropology, State University of New York

  • B.S.: Business Management, George Mason University

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Kyunghye (Konhe) Yoon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  • Ph.D.: Information Transfer, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University

  • M.S.: Information Resource Management, Syracuse University

  • B.A.: Library Science, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

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Joyce Yukawa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
  • Ph.D.: Communication and Information Sciences, University of Hawaii

  • M.A.: Library Science, University of Michigan

  • B.A.: English Literature, Ohio Wesleyan University

jyukawa@stkate.edu
J. Tobias Ball
Adjunct Faculty
Stephen Hearn
Adjunct Faculty
Jim Glazer, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty
  • Ed.D.: Education Leadership-Technology, Saint Mary’s University-Minneapolis (2003)

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Molly Hazelton
Executive Director, Hilton Sisters Project
  • M.A.: Master of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston

  • B.A.: Sociology, Mount Holykoe College, South Hadley, MA

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Chris Jacobs
Adjunct Faculty/MLIS Advisory Council
  • MLIS: University of St. Catherine

  • B.A.: Industrial Engineering, Iowa State University

About:
chris.jacobs.338 chrisjacobs@mmm.com
Peggy Johnson, M.A.
MLIS Adjunct Liaison
  • M.A.: Management and Administration, Metropolitan State University

  • B.A.: St. Olaf College

  • M.A.: University of Chicago Graduate Library School

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David McKoskey, M.S., M.A.
Adjunct Professor
  • Ed.D.: Leadership, University of St. Thomas (forthcoming)

  • M.A.: Linguistics, University of Minnesota

  • M.S.: Computer Science, University of Minnesota

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http://www.mckoskey.com drmckoskey@stkate.edu
Gail Nordstrom
Adjunct Faculty
Christopher Stewart, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty
LeAnn Suchy, M.L.S.
Education & Technical Reference Librarian

LeAnn is one of the librarians in the St. Kate's library.
In the MLIS program, she has taught an Ebook Technology course and currently teaches Readers' Advisory Services.

Interests:
@lovelyleannhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/leannsuchyhttp://www.goodreads.com/user/show/8094907-leann-suchy
Leslie Yoder
Adjunct Faculty
  • M.A.: Education, University of St Thomas

  • B.A.: Spanish, University of Minnesota

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ljyoder670@stkate.edu
Toyin Akisanya, M.Sc.
IT Coordinator

I manage the LIS labs, servers and software for classes. I'm happy to help with IT-related issues.
Feel free to send an email or call (x6890) or stop by my office (CDC 053).

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Janis Shearer
Office Coordinator
In my role with LIS, I assist with registration, maintain office files and student files, class schedules, attend departmental meetings, as well as organize and coordinate program events. If you have questions about the program, please contact me.
Deborah Torres, M.I.L.S.
Assistant to the Associate Dean/Assistant Program Director

I am involved a variety of activities for the MLIS Program including data collection, co-curricular events, career development, communication, recruitment, internal and external relationships, and more.


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Contact me@debtorres54
Heather Carroll
Co-chair SAA (17-18)
Co-chair SGO (17-18)
Organizer of Peer-to-Peer Mentor Program,
LIS Community Mixer and MLIS Summit Student Poster Fair

My love of databases and art, combined with a bit of curiosity and the desire to unlock hidden collections, led me to St Kate’s MLIS program and to combine the Archives and Special Collections track with the Information Science track. I am also earning a graduate level certificate in Museum Studies at St Thomas.

I love hands-on learning, connecting people with projects and (re)discovering cool stuff in archives, museums and libraries.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/heathercarrollmn/ Contact me
Lauren Cottrell
ALA Co-Chair
PLG Vice President

I am in the School Library Media Specialist Tract. My bachelor's degree is in Elementary Education.

I currently work in Technical Services at the St. Kate's Saint Paul Library.

Deb Eschweiler
SGO Co-Chair ('17-'18)
SAA Treasurer ('16-'18)
GSAB Board Member ('16-'18)
By Day: Video Editor
By Night /Weekend: MLIS Student
MLIS Student-Archives Track
, focusing on audiovisual archiving and digital asset management. I am the Student Government Organization (SGO) co-chair for the 2017-18 academic year, and have been SAA treasurer since the 2016-17 academic year. I have been student liaison to the faculty curriculum committee for the SGO since 2015, & I have been sitting on the GSAB board since 2016.
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/deb-eschweiler/8/743/278/@eschchive Contact me
Zach Jansen
Co-Chair SAA ('17-'18)
Zach earned a B.A. in screenwriting from Metropolitan State University and has had a semi-successful career as a filmmaker. But his interest in films and film history (and cataloging and classifying films) led him to pursue an MLIS with an emphasis on archives and cataloging. He's learned a lot while at St. Kate's and is always eager to help fellow students in and out of the classroom.
@WriterZach zrjansen@stkate.edu
Sarah Larsen
SLA Chair ('16-'17)

SLA Vice President ('17-'18)

My focus is on special libraries, particularly law libraries. I am especially interested in outreach and marketing.

I am the Vice President of the SLA Student Group for 2017-2018 and I was the Chair and SLA's SGO representative for 2016-2017.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-larsen-1b353731/@anotherSarahL selarsen2@stkate.edu
Salie Olson
ALA Treasurer ('15-'18)
PLG President ('16-'18)
PLG Representative for SGO
Campus Little Free Library Librarian
MLIS-School Libraries Tract
I hope to one day soon be a school librarian for either middle school or high school students. Working in a library abroad also interests me. I have been a member of PLG, SGO, SLA and SAA since 2015 when I started in the program. I also help make sure that the Little Free Libraries on campus are full and accessible to all. I currently work at the St. Catherine University Minneapolis Campus Library and the Science Museum of Minnesota.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/salie-olson-20a9bb72 saolson3@stkate.edu
Kallie Schell
PLG Social Media Manager (‘17-’18)

My education track is focused on public libraries. I would specifically like to work with programming for adults.

Currently I tutor adults at the Franklin Learning Center in Minneapolis to assist them in acquiring their GEDs, studying for the citizenship exam, and general proficiency in areas that assist in the workforce.

I have been the Social Media Manager for PLG since Spring 2017. I currently work in St. Kate’s Human Resources department.

www.facebook.com/kschell23@kallschell
Amy Werner
SLA Secretary and Treasurer ('17-'18)
My focus is on special libraries and cataloging.
amwerner@stkate.edu
Patricia (Trish) Vaillancourt
SGO Treasurer (17-18)
SAA Media Relations (17-18)
GSAB Member (17-18)
LIS Newsletter/Social Media GA

I have a BA in theater and a BA in political science and worked at the Guthrie Theater for 18 years before coming back to school.

I'm not following a specific track; instead taking bits of everything to form my own public library/archive/cataloging hybrid.

Fun facts: I can't go to sleep without completing my daily crosswords and I have six children...two humans and four cats.