LIBRARY STAFF DIRECTORY

LIBRARY ADMINISTRATION
Name Title Phone Number Email
Samuel Wheeler State Historian/Director of Research & Collections 217-557-8336 samuel.wheeler@illinois.gov
​Shanta Thoele ​Executive Assistant ​217-524-6045 shanta.thoele@illinois.gov
AUDIO/VISUAL DEPARTMENT
Name Title Phone Number Email
Roberta Fairburn Photographs Assistant 217-558-8887 roberta.fairburn@illinois.gov
ACQUISITIONS DEPARTMENT
Name Title Phone Number Email
​Ian Hunt ​Chief of Acquisitions ​217-524-5939 ian.hunt@illinois.gov
Lisa Horsley Acquisitions & Serials 217-558-5672 lisa.horsley@illinois.gov
CATALOGING DEPARTMENT
Name Title Phone Number Email
Kregg Argenta Cataloger 217-785-7946 kregg.argenta@illinois.gov
CONSERVATION LAB
Name Title Phone Number Email
Bonnie Parr Conservator 217-785-7934 bonnie.parr@illinois.gov
​Ginny Lee ​Library Associate ​217-558-8885 ginny.lee@illinois.gov
INTERLIBRARY LOAN DEPARTMENT
Name Title Phone Number Email
Bob Cavanagh Library Associate - Books and Microfilm 217-785-7947 bob.cavanagh@illinois.gov
PUBLICATIONS
Name Title Phone Number Email
Bill Tubbs Editor 217-785-7953 bill.tubbs@illinois.gov
LINCOLN COLLECTION
Name Title Phone Number Email
James Cornelius Lincoln Curator 217-785-7954 james.cornelius@illinois.gov
Jennifer Ericson Lincoln Photographs Associate 217-558-8921 jennifer.ericson@illinois.gov
MANUSCRIPTS  DEPARTMENT
Name Title Phone Number Email
​Hannah Jellen ​Manuscripts Manager ​217-785-7942 hannah.jellen@illinois.gov
​Debbie Hamm ​Library Associate ​217-558-8972 debbie.hamm@illinois.gov
 MICROFILMING LAB
Name Title Phone Number Email
Amanda Helm Newspaper Microfimer 217-524-7522 amanda.helm@illinois.gov
NEWSPAPERS 
​Teri Barnett ​Newspaper Librarian ​217-558-0126 teri.barnett@illinois.gov
​Debbie Ross ​Library Associate ​217-557-8830 debbie.ross@illinois.gov
ORAL HISTORY DEPARTMENT
Name Title Phone Number Email
Mark DePue Oral Historian 217-558-8949 mark.depue@illinois.gov
PAPERS OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Name Title Phone Number Email
​Kelley Clausing ​217-558-8870 kelley.clausing@illinois.gov
​Daniel Worthington ​217-558-8868 daniel.worthington@illinois.gov
​Gayle Newenham ​217-785-9130
READING ROOM
Name Title Phone Number Email
​Angela Stille ​Reference Librarian ​217-785-7945

angela.stille@illinois.gov

R​ESEARCH​
​Christian McWhirter Research Historian 217-785-9132​

christian.mcwhirter@illinois.gov

ADDITIONAL LIBRARY DEPARTMENTS
Name Phone Number
​TDD Device ​888-440-9009
Reference Desk 217-524-6358
Donations/Gifts to Library 217-524-5939
Information 217-558-8844
​Security ​217-558-8869
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