Library Staff

Kristy Raine

Kristy Raine
Director of Library Services

Kristy joined the Busse Library staff in 1999 and served as reference librarian and archivist through 2017. She is the new director of library services and is responsible for all facets of library operations, as well as promoting the library’s role on campus. In addition to these duties, she also serves as the liaison to the business department and offers library instruction. Kristy received her bachelor’s degree in English from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, an MA in English from Iowa State University, and her MLIS from the University of Iowa. She currently serves on the executive board of the state’s ACRL chapter, as president of Iowans for International Adoption, and is known nationally as a Grant Wood scholar, thanks to her research project on the Stone City Art Colony.
Nadia Gillitzer, Academic Technology Librarian Nadia Gillitzer
Academic Technology Librarian
Nadia started working at Mount Mercy in January 2014. As the academic technology librarian, she administers Brightspace, our learning management system, and helps faculty, students, and staff with questions about Brightspace and other technology tools. She received her MLIS at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Macalester College in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Anna Schmall
Anna Schmall
Evening Reference Librarian
Anna has served as the evening reference librarian at Busse Library since 2012. She provides reference assistance, answers citation questions, assists with interlibrary loan, and is the library liaison to the nursing department. Anna also catalogs and maintains the library’s collection of periodicals. Working at Mount Mercy is her first library job since earning an MA in library science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She also has an undergraduate degree in English and economics from the University of Notre Dame.
Kate Johnson, Circulation and Cataloging Librarian Kate Johnson
Circulation and Cataloging Librarian
Kate joined the library staff in 2015. She previously worked at the University of Iowa Law Library and as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Sidney-Richland County Public Library in Montana. She holds an MLIS from the University of Iowa and a BA in history from Clarke University.
Robyn Clark-Bridges

Robyn Clark-Bridges
Evening Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Specialist

Robyn joined the Mount Mercy library staff in 2003 after serving as a staff member within three private, academic libraries. She completed her MLIS from the University of Iowa and is responsible for the landscaping in front of the library (“Robyn’s Garden”), achieved through transplanting irises and hostas from her home. She is a 2017-18 master gardener intern who hopes to pursue a monarch butterfly project on campus.  Robyn is a grassroots political volunteer and active in her local Lutheran congregation.


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