Faculty Engagement

The ILS faculty develop libraries in remote areas of India, run outstanding YA programs in local libraries, conduct research on elearning and eteaching. We are also artists, archivists, college librarians, part-time farmers, gardeners… and ALWAYS learning!

Most importantly, the ILS Faculty have a grounded, and practical hands-on approach to teaching and learning. We support our students in developing the knowledge, skills and confidence to enter the field of library and information services as specialized paraprofessionals. UMA’s ILS program is a certified provider of courses meeting the ALA Library Support Staff Certification requirements.


Program Coordinator

Jodi WilliamsJodi W. Kosakowski

Title: Associate Professor of Information and Library Science
Phone: 207.621.3341
Email: jodi.williams@maine.edu


Information & Library Science Faculty

David Anderson

David Anderson

Part-Time Faculty
I grew up on the coast of Maine where the sea and sailing ships were a part of my everyday life. They sparked a sense of mystery and adventure in me. I had learned to read at an early age and so became very interested in adventure stories and faraway lands. That is probably why … Read More
Donna Bancroft

Donna Bancroft

Part-Time Faculty
A member of the ILS faculty for over 10 years, Donna has worked as a medical librarian in the past (13 years) and has also been the director of four different libraries. Currently she works with a non-profit organization called The Sunshine Ladies Foundation as the Educational Coordinator and the Academic Librarian for the college … Read More
Jill Hooper

Jill Hooper

Lecturer I - Part Time
Jill, a school librarian, has experience working on public library boards, the YSS Lupine Committee, and collaborating with public libraries. When not in libraries or schools, Jill can be found in her garden, camping, or in a theater working with students on a new production. Education MLS Southern Connecticut State University.
Jodi Williams

Jodi W. Kosakowski

Associate Professor of Information and Library Science
When I was an undergraduate student at a state school in Connecticut, I learned something that our UMA students continue to reinforce as one of the most basic truths of learning: It’s not just the education; it’s what you do with it! As an online instructor here at UMA, helping students to connect with each … Read More
Lena Michaud

Lena Michaud

Student Services Coordinator

Program Liaison for: Information & Library Science, Veterinary Technology

UMA Bangor Campus
Phone:
207.262.7810
Email:  lmichaud@maine.edu

Schedule an academic advising meeting with Lena

Dan Norton

Daniel Norton

Lecturer I - Part Time
I'm a first-generation college student of Irish-American heritage. I live and work in Boston. I've earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Maine at Augusta, and I'm pursuing a graduate degree from Drexel University. I have experience working in urban public libraries, private membership libraries, and special corporate libraries. My library heroes include Charles … Read More
Melissa Orth

Melissa Orth

Lecturer III - Part Time
A member of the ILS faculty since 2001, Melissa M. Orth serves teens full time as the teen librarian in the Youth Services Department at Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick, ME. When not teaching online, hosting fandom club or a Nerf night, or book talking at local schools, she enjoys traveling with her husband, playing … Read More
Anastasia Weigle

Anastasia Weigle

Assistant Professor of Information and Library Sciences (ILS)
Anastasia has a diverse background in archives management in museums, historical societies, and libraries. Anastasia's research interests are in materials experience as information gathering, particularly for users in the studio arts and material culture. When she is not teaching, she runs a small bookbinding studio (In A Bind) as a book conservator, bookbinder, and artist. … Read More