Archive for the ‘library staff and faculty’ Category

Meet our new Archivist

June 14, 2019

Jessie de la Cruz recently joined the Regis library faculty as the Archivist. Prior to this Jessie was the founding Archivist and Digital Collections Manager at the Clyfford Still Museum. Her professional interests include community and artist archives, archival outreach, exhibition design, and exploring the intersection of archives and social justice. Jessie also serves as the founder and creative director for ArtHyve, a non-profit committed to the documentation and preservation of all forms of creative expression in the state of Colorado, with a focus on challenging mis- and under-representation in archives. For this work, and her contributions to the arts, de la Cruz was named one of 2017’s 100 Colorado Creatives by Westword Magazine.

Jessie de la Cruz, Archivist

Farewell to the Cooks

April 14, 2019

Elizabeth Cook, University Archivist, and Jerry Cook, Special Collections Coordinator, are retiring and will be greatly missed! Their last day will be April 12th. Join us in thanking them for their years of service at Regis at a reception on Tuesday, April 16th at 4:00 p.m. in the library’s fireplace lounge.

Wild Hope documentary

December 14, 2018

Wild Hope is a short documentary by Suez Jacobson, Professor Emerita, Regis College, and Dave Devine, Digital Content Project Manager, DML. Wild Hope tells the story of our deep spiritual connection to the natural world, a connection that has the power to rewire our brains and change how we should think and act toward a world needing our care. The documentary combines personal experiences and scientific evidence to illustrate the need to confront climate change.

Wild Hope is available to view online. You can learn more about Dr. Jacobson and the film on the Wild Hope website. It has been entered in film festivals and was just selected by the Impact Docs Awards.

Meet our new librarian Amy Belotti

May 23, 2018

Amy joined our Digital Initiatives & Preservation Department in May as the Digital Content Librarian. She is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY and worked at libraries, museums and archives across New York State and in Chicago before joining the Regis University Library. In her free time Amy loves cooking, shooting 35mm photography, and checking out contemporary and outdoor art exhibits.

Meet our new librarian Cairie Riney

April 19, 2018

Cairie joined our Collections & Resource Management department in April as the Cataloging & Metadata librarian. She is originally from San Diego, CA and worked at Denver Public Library before joining the Regis University Library. In her off time she reads, hikes, weight lifts, and spends time with her dogs (Dr. Banner & Ripley) and bearded dragon (Azula). She loves listening to podcasts and playing D&D.

Meet our new librarian Melissa DeWitt

April 19, 2018

Melissa joined our Research and Instruction department in April as a Research & Instruction librarian. She was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She received a scholarship to play softball at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs and is currently finishing her Master’s in Library Science at the University of Denver. She previously worked as a Graduate Assistant at Auraria Library and is also finishing an internship with the National Park Service, and the Bureau of Land Management. In her spare time, Melissa skis, rock climbs, hikes, camps and watches the Food Network.

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