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Digital and Scholarly Services

Cynthia Hashert Digital and Scholarly Services, Associate Director 303-315-7767
Kiersten Merkel Creative Technology Services Manager 303-315-7780
Vacant Creative Technology Services Specialist    

Information Technology and Web Services

Tyler Howarth Information Technology and Web Services, Department Head 303-315-7758
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Cathalina Fontenelle Web Services Programmer 303-315-7783
Vacant Desktop Support Manager    
Ryan Turch Desktop Support Senior Professional 303-315-7755
Vacant Web Developer    
Peter Fedor IT Support Technician 303-315-0555
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Shea Swauger Researcher Support Services, Department Head 303-315-7717
Vacant Researcher Support Librarian    
Vacant Researcher Support Librarian    
Gayle Bradbeer Researcher Support Librarian 303-315-7738
Diane Fritz Geospatial Data Scientist 303-315-7707
Kelly McCusker Scholarly Communication and Collection Development Program Lead 303-315-7731
Matthew Mariner Digital Collections Manager 303-315-7776

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Keith Teeter Education and Public Services, Associate Director 303-315-7732
Matthew Allard Building Operations Coordinator 303-315-0064
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Bailey Wallace Access and Public Services, Department Head 303-315-7722
Vacant Customer Experience Manager    
Douglas Flint Ask Us Weekend Supervisor 303-315-7702
Supak Kerdpanthong Ask Us Night Supervisor 303-315-7747
Martin Martinez Public Services Specialist 303-315-7768
Mozhdeh Saffari-Parizi Reserves Specialist 303-315-7748
Rick Simons Video Specialist 303-315-7710
Michelle Spagna Access Services Manager 303-315-7712
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Kevin Seeber Education and Outreach Services, Department Head 303-315-7704
Eric Baker Teaching and Learning Librarian 303-315-7746
Thomas Beck Teaching and Learning Librarian 303-315-7742
Mary K. Dodge Research and Instruction Specialist 303-315-7733
Lorrie Evans Teaching and Learning Program Lead Librarian 303-315-7744
Geoff Johnson Graduate Teaching and Learning Librarian 303-315-7723
Nikki McCaslin Teaching and Learning Librarian 303-315-7735
Kodi Saylor First-Year Teaching and Learning Librarian 303-315-0720
Karen Sobel Teaching and Learning Librarian 303-315-7709
Rachel Stott Online Learning Program Lead Librarian 303-315-7754
Vacant Online Teaching and Learning Librarian    

Technical Services

Sommer Browning Technical Services, Associate Director 303-315-7728
Discovery and Metadata
Kelsey Brett Discovery and Metadata, Department Head 303-315-7770
Vera Gao E-Resources Cataloging Librarian 303-315-7716
Yelena Gordiyenko E-Resources Access Librarian 303-315-7708
Susan Hom Cataloging Specialist 303-315-7736
Alla Kroychik E-Resources Access and Discovery Professional 303-315-7739
Collections Strategies
Katy DiVittorio Collections Strategies, Department Head 303-315-7701
Emily Andrews Firm Order Acquisitions Specialist 303-315-7789
Philip Gaddis Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions Manager 303-315-7726
Lorelle Gianelli Serials and Stacks Manager 303-315-7751
Katherine Honda Stacks Maintenance Specialist 303-315-7749
Vacant Collections Assessment and Interlibrary Loan Specialist     
Molly Rainard Subscription and Purchasing Manager 303-315-7737
Systems Administration
Rick Boeder III Systems Administrator 303-315-7706
Patricia Tawnelle Assistant Systems Administrator 303-315-7721

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