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Cinthya Ippoliti Auraria Library Director 303-315-7771
Alex Freedman Communications Coordinator 303-315-0329
Crystal Bustillos Finance and Administration Manager 303-315-0407
Ed Espinoza Procurement Assistant 303-315-7769
Vacant Human Resources    

Digital and Scholarly Services

Cynthia Hashert Digital and Scholarly Services, Associate Director 303-315-7767
Kiersten Merkel Creative Technology Coordinator 303-315-7780
Connor Shearrer IETS Support Specialist 303-315-0390

Information Technology and Web Services

Vacant Information Technology and Web Services, Department Head    
Sasha Castillo UX/UI Senior Developer 303-315-7784
Cathalina Fontenelle Web Services Programmer 303-315-7783
Tuan Nguyen Desktop Support Manager 303-315-7756
Ryan Turch Desktop Support Professional 303-315-7755
Vacant Web Developer    
Researcher Support Services
Shea Swauger Researcher Support Services, Department Head 303-315-7717
Orlando Archibeque Researcher Support Librarian 303-315-7741
Gayle Bradbeer Researcher Support Librarian 303-315-7738
Diane Fritz Geospatial Services Specialist 303-315-7707
Kelly McCusker Researcher Support Librarian 303-315-7731
Matthew Mariner Digital Collections Manager 303-315-7776
Ellen Metter Researcher Support Librarian 303-315-7705

Education and Public Services

Keith Teeter Education and Public Services, Associate Director 303-315-7732
Garrey Martinez Building Operations Coordinator 303-315-7752
Access and Public Services
Bailey Wallace Customer Experience Manager | Access and Public Services, Interim Department Head 303-315-7722
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
Holly Stevens Patron Accounts Specialist 303-315-7720
Rick Simons Video Specialist 303-315-7710
Education and Outreach Services
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
Jessica Critten Pedagogy and Assessment Program Lead Librarian 303-315-7753
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 Teaching and Learning Librarian 303-315-7754

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
Katherine Brown Collections Analyst 303-315-7703
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
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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Text us your questions to 303-848-8444. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)


  • Visit the Ask Us Desk
    Stop by the Ask Us Desk for help. The Ask Us Service Desk is located on the first floor of the Library.

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  


For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).

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