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RCL: About Us


The Rebecca Crown Library (RCL) is an integral part of the culture and community of Dominican University. Its mission is in harmony with the Dominican University Mission: to pursue truth, give compassionate service, and contribute to a more just and humane world. The mission of the Rebecca Crown Library mandates the academic support of students, faculty, and staff for resources and services. In addition to supplying print and electronic materials, services such as reference, circulation, interlibrary loan and instruction provide means through which the Dominican University Mission may be realized.


Acquisitions (708) 524-6882
Archives (708) 524-5929
Circulation (708) 524-6876
Government Docs (708) 524-6872
Innovation Lab (708) 524-6500
Interlibrary Loan (708) 524-6877
Periodicals (708) 524-6882
Reference (708) 524-6875
Reserves (708) 524-6877


Faculty Librarians and Library Staff
Diane Anderson, MAT, MLIS Part-Time Instruction Librarian (708) 524-6886
Beronica Avila, MLIS Learning Commons Librarian (708) 524-6958
Jill Bambenek, MLIS Access Services Librarian (708) 524-6874

David Banas

Weekend Circulation Coordinator (708) 524-6876
Harrison Bruch Circulation Coordinator (708) 524-6881
Eric Currie, MA, MLIS Part-Time Reference Librarian (708) 524-6875
Stephanie Fletcher, MA, MLIS

Technical Services & E-Resources


(708) 524-6872
Cathy Geers, MA, MLIS Part-Time Reference Librarian (708) 524-6875
Allison Liesz Acquisitions Coordinator (708) 524-6882
Molly Mansfield, MLIS

Instructional Services & Online

Learning Librarian

(708) 524-6870
Estevan Montano University Librarian 708-524-6873
Sabrena Robinson, MAEA, MLIS Part-Time Reference Librarian (708) 524-6875
Ricardo Rodriguez, MLIS Circulation Coordinator (708) 524-6877
Steven Szegedi, MLIS Archivist & Special Collections Librarian (708) 524-5929
William Waites, MLIS Part-Time Instruction Librarian (708) 524-6886
Joy Wilder Library Operations Coordinator (708) 524-6880


Dominican University's first library, containing the collections brought from St. Clara College in Sinsinawa, was located in what is now the Phyllis Skiffington Noonan Reading Room on the second floor of Lewis Hall.  Sister Mary Reparata Murray, who established the School of Library Science in 1930, was the first librarian.

The current Library, named after Rebecca Kranz Crown, the wife of Colonel Henry Crown, Chicago philanthropist, and the library's principal benefactor, opened in 1972. Major renovations, which created the light, open spaces one sees today, were completed in 2002.