Get to Know Heather Hummons and Matt Krause

Whether working remotely or on campus at the John T. Richardson and Loop Library locations, DePaul Library staff are here to help! Read on and get to know the newest members of the Library team, who both joined the Library in 2020.

Heather Hummons, Access Services Coordinator
Heather joined us in March 2020 from DePaul’s Rinn Law Library, where she previously served as the Head of Access Services with 19 years of prior experience working in academic law librarianship and public services. In her current role, she facilitates access to the Library’s collection and also serves as a Liaison to the Department of Modern Languages, African and Black Diaspora Studies Department, and the Critical Ethnic Studies program.

Heather Hummons, Access Services CoordinatorHeather holds a MLIS from Dominican University with a certificate in Digital Curation; a MS in Cinema Production with an Animation Concentration from DePaul University; and a BA in Multimedia Arts and Japanese Studies from DePaul University. Recent accolades include 2020 AALL Minority Leadership Development Award, 2018 DePaul University Staff Quality Service Award, 2015 ALA Spectrum Scholar (ProQuest), 2015 ILA Sylvia Murphy-Williams Award, and 2012 DePaul Women of Spirit and Action Honoree.

Heather’s areas of interest in research and librarianship include social justice, law & legal research, cultural heritage, Japanese studies, multimedia, and transmediation and its relation to popular culture.

Matt Krause, Director of Business and Administration
Matt was absolutely thrilled to return to DePaul in May 2020 as the Library’s Director of Business and Administration, having worked previously at The Theatre School and Driehaus College of Business. In his role, he is charged with the Library’s fiscal planning and management, as well as coordinating various contractual, HR, facilities and compliance-related matters.

Matt Krause, Director of Business and AdministrationMatt completed DePaul’s MBA program in 2014 and has been teaching graduate and undergraduate accounting courses in the Driehaus College of Business since. He spends his free time with his wife, Maureen, and two tweens, Oliver and Alex, playing games, music and, when they’re willing, sailing on the lake. Until 2008 BC (Before Children), Matt was active in Chicago’s theatre scene, having appeared on stages large and small, as well as with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as a featured actor in its Beyond the Score series.

Having received his undergraduate degree in music, Matt adores classical music and especially choral – but alternately indulges in the band Rush, whom he has seen live three times (RIP Mr. Peart).

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