Thomas Ford Memorial Library

The friendly staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library is ready to answer your questions and help you with your library needs. You may call us at (708) 246-0520 or email us at info@fordlibrary.org. Here are key staff members to contact.

Anne M. Kozak, Director of the Library

kozak@fordlibrary.org
Anne, Director of the Library since 1986, is a graduate of the School of Library Science at Rosary College (now Dominican University). Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Library policies
  • Library governance
  • Gifts and bequests to the library
  • Library relations with the community of Western Springs

Kat Lewandowski, Administrative Aide

kathleen@fordlibrary.org
Kat joined the Library’s Administration in October 2012. Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Meeting room reservations
  • Items for posting on the Community Bulletin Board
  • Library Board of Trustee agenda items
  • Building issues

Sandy Frank, Head of the Circulation Department

frank@fordlibrary.org
Sandy has been the Head of the Circulation Department since 1996. Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Library cards
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Overdues and fines
  • Lost books

Uma Nori, Head of Youth Services

uma@fordlibrary.org

Uma, Head of Youth Services since 2008, is a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois. She also has a MS in Life and Plant Sciences from the University of Hyderabad in India. Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following

  • Library materials for children
  • Reserving library materials for children
  • Reference questions for children
  • Library events and programs for children
  • The parent-teacher collection
  • School assignments for elementary students K-5
  • Content for children and parents on the website
  • Library visits and outreach activities for children

Dana Folkerts, Youth Services Librarian

dana@fordlibrary.org

Dana, a Youth Services Librarian at the Library since December 2008, received her library degree from Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She also has a BA in English and journalism. Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Library materials for children
  • Reserving library materials for children
  • Reference questions for children
  • Library events and programs for children
  • School assignments for elementary students K-5
  • Content for children and parents on the website

Rick Roche, Adult Services Librarian

rick@fordlibrary.org

Rick, Head of Adult Services since 2002, is a graduate of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Texas at Austin. Contact him with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Library materials for adults
  • Reserving library materials
  • Library events and programs for adults
  • Reference and information services
  • Book-a-Librarian (half-hour librarian consulting)
  • Public computers at the Library

Rachel Hoover, Reference Librarian

rachel@fordlibrary.org

Rachel, a Reference Librarian at the Library since May 2011, received her library degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Library and Information Studies. Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Reference and information services
  • Library materials for adults
  • Reserving library materials
  • Library events for adults
  • The library website
  • Book-a-Librarian (half-hour librarian consulting)

Matthew Wenslauskis, Reference Librarian

matthew@fordlibrary.org

Matthew, a Reference Librarian at the Library since March 2012, received his library degree from the Indiana University’s School of Library and Information Science. Contact him with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Reference and information services
  • Library materials for adults
  • Reserving library materials
  • Library events for adults
  • Library displays
  • Book-a-Librarian (half-hour librarian consulting)

Nancy Long, Reference Librarian

long@fordlibrary.org

Nancy, a Reference Librarian at the Library since 1998, received her library degree from the Rutgers University Graduate Program in Library and Information Science. She also holds a BA in Art and History from Valparaiso University. Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Reference and information services
  • Library materials for adults
  • Reserving library materials
  • The monthly Thomas Ford Library Book Discussion Group

Heather Booth, Teen Services Librarian

heather@fordlibrary.org

Heather, Teen Services Librarian since June 2008, received her library degree from University of Illinois’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She also has a BA in English and Spanish from Kalamazoo College in Michigan. Contact her with your questions or concerns about the following:

  • Library materials for teens
  • Library events or programs for teens
  • Library visits for middle and high school
  • Teen content on the Library website