Christine Kickels

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Professor/Reference Librarian
SRC 3132
(630) 942-2313

Liaison to Academic Programs

Business Law
Paralegal Studies
Real Estate
Culinary Arts
Hospitality Management

Liaison to Special Collections

Career & College Information


Master Online Teacher Certificate, University of Illinois and the Online Network, 2009.
Blackboard Certified Trainer, Blackboard, 2009.
M.S. in Library Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1990.
B.A. in Psychology, St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, 1989.

Work Experience

Faculty Development Coordinator, College of DuPage, 2007-2009
Reference Librarian, College of DuPage, 1998-Present
Reference Librarian, Elmhurst Public Library, 1998
Assistant Director, Homer Township Public Library, 1997-1999
Circulation and Technical Services, Department Head, Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library, 1992-1997
Reference Librarian, Lemont Public Library, 1991-1992
Cataloger, Champaign Public Library, 1990-1991


"Illinois Veterans and Libraries; How Do We Intersect? ", in a panel at the Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference, October 18-20, 2016. Rosemont, IL.
"Meeting in the Middle: Academic Librarians and Student Veterans", in a panel at the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) Conference, March 18, 2016. Chicago, IL.
"How to Gain Career Services Staff without Recruiting, Hiring or Housing Them" in a panel at the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Conference, June 9, 2014. San Antonio, TX.
"Picture Pretty Presentations, Posters & Promos: Creative Design for the Creatively Challenged", Information Literacy Summit, Moraine Valley Community College, May 4, 2011. Palos Hills, IL.
"Become the Host of Your Own Blackboard Training Webinar Series", Supporting Learning and Technology in Education (SLATE) Conference, October 9-10, 2008. Chicago, IL.
"Less is More: Methods to Engage Learners During Training" in a panel at BbWorld Conference, July 14-17, 2008. Las Vegas, NV.
"Sending a Message in a Bottle: How Classroom and Library Faculty Can Positively Affect Life on the Island", Two-Year College English Association - Southwest Chapter Conference, October 26-28, 2006. Galveston, TX.
"Marketing is Everybody's Business", Poster Session at Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference, October 16-17, 2003. Springfield, IL.

Volunteer Experience

Project HELP at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Advisory Board Member, 2018-Present
Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL) Conference Planning Committee, 2014
Giving DuPage, Board Member, 2012-2017
LOEX Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2008
Habitat for Humanity, 2002-2003
Lemont Public Library District, Board Member, 1993-1998

Special Interests

Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy
Social Media Use in Libraries and Teaching
Virtual Meeting Logistics
Stock Analysis
Team Building
Active Learning Techniques
Information Literacy
Marathon Running