Liaisons Council

Primary Responsibilities of the CRRA Liaisons

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The CRRA Member Liaisons serve as the point of contact for both individuals at the member and partner institutions and for the CRRA. The primary role of the Liaison is to serve as the communication link between the member institution and the CRRA. The Liaison acts as the local clearinghouse for CRRA information, vetting questions and disseminating information from the member institution to the CRRA and from the CRRA to the institution. For more, see Responsibilities of Representatives and Member Liaisons.

2017/18 goals:

  • Orient and educate liaisons about CRRA and CRRA tools with three web meetings. 
  • Target ten member institutions to work closely with their local networks to encourage participation in the Value of the Portal  online survey. Continue to promote the survey broadly and encourage participation.
  • Add links to the CRRA portal, Newspapers Online and the Catholic News Archive to ten member websites.

View this committee's accomplishments for 2015/16.

(Members only: For minutes and documentation, see Agenda and Minutes.)

The CRRA Liaisons:

(in alphabetical order by institution after the chair)


1. Barry University
Ximena Valdivia, Chair (2015/16 – 2016/17)
Manager, Archives and Special Collections, Liaisons Chair

2. Ave Maria School of Law
Rebekah Skiba
Emerging Technologies Reference Librarian

3. Avila University
Adonna Thompson
Archivist, University Archives & Special Collections

4. Belmont Abbey College
Donald Beagle
Director of Library Services

5. Benedictine University
Katy Scullin
Digital Archivist

6. Boston College
Betsy Post
Digital Collections Librarian

7. Catholic Historical Research Center of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Shawn Weldon 

8. Catholic Peacebuilding Network
Caesar Montevecchio
Research Associate

9. Catholic Theological Union
Christopher Rogers
Electronic Resources Librarian

10. Catholic University of America
Maria Mazzenga
Education Archivist

11. College of New Rochelle
Lucy Fazzino
Scholarly Communications Librarian

12. College of the Holy Cross
Karen Reilly
Associate Director of Library Services

13. Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives
Denise P. Gallo
Provincial Archivist

14. DePaul University
Jamie Nelson 
Head of Special Collections and Archives

15. Dominican University
Steven Szegedi

16. Duquesne University
Rob Behary
Systems Librarian

17. Edgewood College
Library Director

18. Fontbonne University
Sharon McCaslin

19. Georgetown University
Matthew Dames
AUL for Scholarly Resources & Services

20. Gonzaga University
Paul J. Bracke
Dean of Library Services

21. King's University College & St. Peter's Seminary
Frances Theilade
Associate Librarian

22. Loyola Marymount University
Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet
Reference & Instruction Librarian for Theology

23. Loyola University Chicago
Kathy Young

24. Marquette University
Scott Mandernack
Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources and Collections

25. Mount St. Mary's University
Julie Shenk
Information Technology Librarian

26. Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters
Jeff Hoffman

27. Regis University
Elizabeth Cook

28. Rosemont College
Cathy Fennell
Executive Director of Library Services

29. Saint Catherine University
Deborah Kloiber

30. Saint Joseph's University
Kristine Mudrick
Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian

31. Saint Louis University
Tim Achee
Assistant Professor and University Archivist

32. Seton Hall University
Marta Deyrup
Catalog Coordinator, Co-Director, Elizabeth Ann Seton Center for Women's Studies

33. Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Jennifer Head

34. St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
Cait Kokolus
Vice President for Information Services and Assessment

35. St. Edward's University
Pongracz Sennyey

36. St. John's University, Queens
University Archivist/University Librarian for Collections

37. St. Joseph's College, Long Island and Brooklyn
Adele Fitzgerald
Archivist and Electronic Resources Librarian

38. St. Norbert College
Sarah Titus
Project Librarian, Miriam B. and James J. Mulva Library

39. University of Dayton
Frances Rice
Director, Information Systems and Digital Access, Roesch Library

40. University of Notre Dame
Jean McManus
Catholic Studies Librarian

41. University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary
Lois Guebert
Acting Library Director, Technical Services Librarian

42. University of Saint Michael's College
Noel McFerran
Theology Librarian

43. University of San Diego
Diane Maher

44. University of San Francisco
Gina Solares 
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Management

45. University of St. Thomas 
Ann M. Kenne
Head of Special Collections Department/University Archivist                                                                                                                                   

46. Villanova University
Darren Poley
Outreach Librarian

47. Xavier University of Louisiana
Lynette Ralph
University Librarian