What does she even do here? Oversee and direct daily operations, work with the ASCLA and RUSA boards on governance and strategic issues, budget & policy matters, and grants.
Brief Bio: Grew up a Hoosier. Love to read, swim, bike, play badminton, and dance. Got my MLS and my undergrad degree (English) from IU, Bloomington. Currently no dog, but love Golden Retrievers. Have lived in a lot of Midwestern states, but really love Chicago the best, so far. Love reading, biking, dancing, and traveling.
Currently Reading: Turbo Twenty-Three, by Janet Evanovich (l love Stephanie Plum and her sidekick Lula). Evanovich is the queen of humorous mysteries. Just finished IQ by Joe Ide, a first novel and mystery with a nice blend of humor and pathos. Look for the hilarious rap song in it. I’m looking forward to the sequel.
Favorite Subscription: Right now, I love Coastal Living, but that could change with my mood.
Favorite Quotes: "You will regret many things in life but you will never regret being too kind or too fair." And: “We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
Contact: shornung at ala.org, (312) 280-4395
Web Services Manager
RUSA Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm CST
What does she even do here? Web development, content management, communications, online learning coordination and publications.
Brief Bio: I could tell you, but then I’d have to…
Currently Reading: Anna Karenina (the names are killing me) and The Magicians (again)
Favorite Subscription: World of Warcraft. I’ve been crafting the war for a long, long time.
“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.” – Dr. Seuss
“You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.” ~ Colette
Contact: jcross at ala.org, (312) 280-4398