Archive for the ‘library staff and faculty’ Category

Interim roles

June 21, 2017

Janet Lee, Dean of the Library, will be a Fulbright Scholar in Ethiopia from September 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. Tom Riedel will serve as Interim Dean of the Regis University Library and Paul Betty will serve as acting head of the Research & Instruction Department. We expect to hire a 9 month temporary Research & Instruction Librarian also. Thanks to Tom and Paul for their willingness to serve in these roles during Janet’s absence.
Tom Riedel and Paul Betty

Colorado Native Plant Society award acknowledges work of Archives and Special Collections

September 27, 2016

Elizabeth Cook, University Archivist, and Jerry Cook, Special Collections Coordinator, received an award at the Colorado Native Plant Society 40th annual conference on September 24, 2016. The award acknowledges the work of the Regis University Archives and Special Collections in preserving the historic print documents of the Society, as well as giving greater access to the records through digitization.

Jan Turner, Elizabeth Cook, and Jerry Cook

Jan L Turner, co-president of CoNPS [left] with Elizabeth and Jerry Cook

Meet our new librarian: Amy Hezel

June 13, 2016

Amy is the ILS and E-Resource Librarian at Dayton Memorial Library. She fell in love with libraries working at an art museum library after college. She then embarked on her library degree as well as stints working for various libraries, including public, academic, and digital. These and other adventures in librarianship led her from Buffalo to Iowa City to Oakland and most recently to Denver, where she is happy to wake up to the sight of the Rockies each morning. She enjoys running in Denver’s lovely parks, biking to the local pubs, travelling to familiar and new cities, and cooking for family and friends.

Amy Hezel

Meet our new librarians: Hannah Unsderfer

March 8, 2016

Hannah joined the Regis library faculty as Digital Collections Librarian in January 2015. Prior to joining Regis, Hannah managed a digital resources center on Auraria Campus for nine years. There, she served the art and art history faculty, students and staff at University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver by providing access to image, audio, and video resources for use in teaching and research. Hannah loves food, dogs, and travel. She is a fifth generation Denver native who enjoys exploring sunny Colorado with her one year old daughter, Iris.

Hannah Unsderfer

Meet our new librarians: Courtney Drysdale

March 1, 2016

Courtney Drysdale is a new Research and Instruction Librarian. Before coming to Regis, she worked in special libraries and school libraries and also has experience as a high school math teacher – she taught every grade level, even Calculus! Outside the library, she enjoys pop culture, quilting, baking, and spending time with her husband Jason and their adorable Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Kingsley. She’s originally from the Dallas Fort Worth area and loves being able to be outside year round to hike and snowshoe here in Colorado.

Courtney Drysdale

Meet our new librarians: Kim Medema

February 23, 2016

Kim Medema is the Collections and Resource Management Librarian at Dayton Memorial Library. She is a native Chicagoan who fell in love with Colorado after attending the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2012. Kim attended Loyola University Chicago and worked in the cataloging and acquisitions departments of Loyola’s Cudahy Library before relocating to Colorado. She loves jumping in rivers and hiking with her dog. Kim is a die-hard Chicago Blackhawks and Cubs fan who believes that this is the year.

Kim Medema

Meet our new staff: Denisse Solis

February 17, 2016

Denisse Solis is the administrative assistant to the Dean of the Library. She was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Denver when she was in high school. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a degree in Psychology. She currently lives in North Denver with her husband and 4 year old son. Denisse loves to read, swim and cook. She currently has two dogs: Cono, an oversized German Sheppard, and a dwarf Jack Russell Terrier named Crush. She would love to adopt another dog soon. She absolutely loves to travel and has visited Cuba, France, Germany, England, and Mexico. When Denisse was 4 years old, Madonna filmed the music video “La Isla Bonita” behind the house she was born in. Madonna and the director asked Denisse’s family to dance with her; Denisse was so shy at that age she refused and now it is the biggest regret of her life!

Denisse Solis

Congratulations to Martin Garnar

October 1, 2014

Martin Garnar, Reference Services Librarian, is also an adjunct faculty member in the Library and Information Science Program (LIS) in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver and will receive the Ruth Murray Underhill Teaching Award on Thursday, October 2nd.

In their nomination letter, Karen Riley, dean at the Morgridge College of Education, and Mary Stansbury, chair of the research methods and information science department, wrote that Garnar is “first and foremost an exceptional professional librarian. He is nationally recognized for his work in the areas of intellectual freedom and professional ethics, both of which are key concepts in this program and serve as a foundation for the profession.

“Engaging students in class discussion can be challenging, particularly for adjunct faculty as they have less interaction with the students,” Riley and Stansbury noted. “As emblematic of his commitment to teaching and to students in general, Martin works with those students individually, helping them find ways to be comfortable and confident articulating and contributing their views and knowledge.”

Congratulations to Martin on this award!

Volume: a local music project

August 11, 2014

Volume is a new local music project from the Denver Public Library that will allow Denver Public Library card holders to download and stream music from local bands and musicians, DRM-free. Read more about the project here.

You’ll find music by Time, also known as Chris Steele, and Maudlin Magpie, featuring Jason Horodyski and Lander McLees. Chris, Jason, and Lander are staff in the Dayton Memorial Library. Take a listen now.

band photos

Meet our new librarian: Dawn Combe

July 21, 2014

Dawn Combe is a new Reference Librarian at Dayton Memorial Library. Prior to the reference department, Dawn worked as the acquisitions assistant in the technical services department of DML where she enjoyed ordering books for the library collection. She is also a Regis University graduate and is ready to help students with their information needs. Originally from New Orleans, Dawn, her husband, and their two children enjoy having four seasons and exploring all that colorful Colorado has to offer.

Dawn Combe