Lisle Library District is located 25 miles west of Chicago in the western suburbs of DuPage County. The Library sits just outside of downtown Lisle.
Shannon Halikias, Executive Director
Shannon Halikias has almost 15 years of experience in public libraries serving in a variety of positions in increasing responsibility. She was selected as the Executive Library Director in February 2012. She holds a Masters in Library Science from North Carolina Central University, extensive coursework for a Masters of Communications and a Bachelor of Arts specializing in English with a Business Minor. Her first career was in media and journalism before discovering the passion and service ethic of public libraries.
She is responsible for the overall management and operations of the Library District. Strengthening the Library’s connections and service to patrons while promoting the Library as an integral part of a community is part of her Library philosophy. Matching internal operations to the strategic plan, providing leadership to the District, motivating employees to high standards of service, and constantly learning about the new directions of Library service are just a few of her roles.
Interests: She is a dedicated parent, passionate reader, writes creatively, and practices martial arts. She is adjunct faculty at College of Dupage and Waubonsee, teaching in the LTA programs through the Business and Technology Departments. She gives her time frequently through family volunteerism, competitive outdoor events for charity causes, and supports the military through an Adopt a Soldier program. She serves on the Non-Profit Committee with the Lisle Chamber of Commerce, Character Counts Committee, and Village Coalition.
Philosophy: “A Library is vital to the information ecosystem of our nation. It provides cultural enrichment, education, gathering spaces, information, resources and literature that strengthen a community.”
Katharine Seelig, Assistant Director
Katharine Seelig began her employment with the Library as Director of Reference Department in 1981. She has been Assistant Director and Network Administrator since 1994. She has a MLS from Rosary College (now known as Dominican University) and has taken classes at College of DuPage in LAN management and administration. She continues to attend workshops and conferences to stay abreast of new technology advances.
On technology: “I was not afraid to open the first Apple computers used for automated circulation in 1984 when they needed troubleshooting. I found myself more involved with and interested in technology advances until the position of Assistant Director/Network Admin was created and seemed to be made for me.”
Interests: Crossword puzzles and reading mysteries, which may explain why she also likes tinkering with computers.
Ginger Boskelly, Finance Director
Ginger Boskelly has over 20 years of accounting experience and has served public libraries for nearly 8 years at both the district and village level. In addition, she has done contract work for RAILS, or Reaching Across Illinois Library System, one of two regional library systems in Illinois. She received her bachelor's degree in Accounting from Northern Illinois University and her MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management with an emphasis in Accounting and Finance.
Interests: Spending time with her family and friends, reading, as well as seeing new places.
On principles: "My role is to safeguard the Library's assets while ensuring the Library is in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and ethical standards."
Tatiana Weinstein, Adult Services Director
Tatiana Weinstein directs and supervises the Adult Services Department, a team of professional librarians and support staff who serve adults and teens through programming, materials and services. Tatiana has served in a variety of capacities at LLD since 1998, from Readers’ Advisor to Reference Librarian to Assistant Director of Information Services to her current position as Director of Adult Services. She holds both an MLIS and MA and is responsible for the adult and teen collections which include all print, audiovisual and electronic/digital materials.
Interests: Reading, Writing, Painting/Illustrating, Chess, Badminton and Golf
On public libraries: “Public libraries are essential hubs of community access, education, information, and connection. Every day at LLD brings a new experience or challenge - as well as new faces. I’m honored to work in this field and for such a great public library.”
Paul Hurt, Circulation Services Director
Paul Hurt supervises the Circulation Services Department, which includes the management of patron accounts and the flow of materials in and out of the Library. He also is the Library’s System Administrator. He joined Lisle Library in 2012, but has worked in libraries—including public and schools—for nearly 20 years. He received his Master’s in Library and Information Science from Dominican University, and he also has a Master of Arts in Education-School Leadership from Olivet Nazarene University. Contact him with your questions about: library cards; interlibrary loan; overdues and fines; lost or damaged items; patron accounts.
Interests: Spending time with his family, serving the community of the Lisle Library District, playing the trombone, being a fantasy football league manager and playing golf and tennis.
On being a librarian: “I am a guardian and disseminator of information. This is my profession. This is my life.”
Beth McQuillan, Technical Services Director
Beth McQuillan manages a staff engaged in the acquisition, cataloging, processing and withdrawing of Library materials and resources. Working in the Circulation and Technical Services departments of Lisle Library District, Beth has been a staff member for over 23 years. She has previously served as a Circulation Clerk, Technical Services Clerk and Assistant Director for Technical Services.
Beth has a Masters in Library and Information Science from Dominican University, lives in the Lisle community and enjoys seeing her neighbors using the Library.
Interests: Walking the trails at Morton Arboretum, trying new cooking recipes and traveling.
On new materials: “The best part of working in Technical Services is seeing the newly ordered materials. Getting to ooh and aah over the latest photography or cookbook to be cataloged is always exciting.”