Business Services Staff

Shannon Distel - Business and Specialty Services Manager

Shannon has worked in public libraries for over 13 years, her professional background includes reference, library programming, interlibrary loan services, social media marketing and technology training. She specializes in assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs with using the library’s resources and frequently presents on social media and technology. Shannon is active with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and local business and professional groups. She earned an MLIS from Dominican University and is active in public library organizations. 
Likes: Rare books, travel and vintage clothing. 
Dislikes: Mean people and discrimination. 

Julie Kittredge - Business Services Specialist

With 15 years of experience, Julie is no stranger to the unique world of the small business owner. She established her husband’s landscaping and home improvement business as an S-Corporation and maintained all of the bookkeeping, payroll, marketing, and communications for 12 years. She is also a professional photographer, and has worn every hat of the entrepreneur for the last five years. Julie is passionate about supporting small businesses, teaching and encouraging the local entreprenuer with local resources and marketing tips based on personal experience. 
Likes: Supporting the arts, authentic people, anything outdoors
Dislikes: Negativity and an over-packed schedule
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6.012 Patron-Generated Content

The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy